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The Hill, August 8, 2017

In May, President Trump released a budget that shaves $800 billion from Medicaid over a decade. Even if only some of these cuts are enacted, state Medicaid programs will be looking for replacement funds.

Delish, August 9, 2017

When you order a donut, you're probably not buying it because you think it's healthy. However, "fruit-flavored" donuts could be thought of as a better choice (I guess), and customers have not been happy to find out otherwise.

 
USA Today, March 29, 2015

Ignorance of the law, we are often told, is no excuse. "Every man is presumed to know the law," says a long-established legal aphorism. And if you are charged with a crime, you would be well advised to rely on some other defense than "I had no idea that was illegal."

The Advocate, August 7, 2017

Louisiana’s junior U.S. Senator John Kennedy has only been in office a few months, but he already has a chance to make his mark. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he will soon consider a bill that would help people — particularly veterans — struggling with asbestos-related illnesses, protect America’s businesses, and expose scam artists.

 
Wall Street Journal, August 9, 2017

We all know that there are discrepancies between the ideal of how institutions are supposed to work and their everyday reality. A recent paper explores one troubling problem of this sort in the judicial realm.

Southeast Texas Record, August 7, 2017

AUSTIN – The state of Texas was recognized as one of the most business-friendly in the country and tort reformers said capping how much a person can collect on a lawsuit is part of the reason.

Houston Chronicle, August 4, 2017

Big businesses and commercial building owners in Harris County have unleashed a growing number of lawsuits in recent years to knock millions of dollars off their property tax bills.

Governing, August 1, 2017

In the past few decades, the number of American jobs requiring a state license has exploded. Roughly one out of every four workers must seek a license to work. Now some institutions are starting to push back. Perhaps the most prominent -- or at least most fervent -- of these is the Texas Supreme Court. In 2015, the court struck down the state’s licensing requirement for eyebrow threaders (cosmetologists who remove unwanted facial hair using a thread), finding it unreasonable.

Southeast Texas Record, August 1, 2017

BEAUMONT – Fedex was recently hit with a $1 million lawsuit, brought by a man who allegedly tripped and fell over a package while exiting his home.

Forbes, August 2, 2017

Jelly Belly Candy Co. is again asking a federal judge to toss the lawsuit of a mother of six who now says she was tricked into buying its exercise jelly beans while trying to find a healthy snack for her family.

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