Posted on: April 1, 2017

The Institute for Justice (“IJ”) recently filed a case challenging as unconstitutional a rental inspection law in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. From the IJ website:

Tag: Constitutional Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Real Estate / Real Property
Posted on: March 16, 2017

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Berger Harris has made a contribution to Albert Einstein Academy‘s “Pi-Day Challenge”.  The campaign, which runs for 24 hours beginning at 6 p.m. on March 13, 2017,  is supported by a group of generous donors who are matching all contributions made by a factor of 3.14, up to a maximum of $100,000.

Tag: Professional News
Posted on: March 16, 2017

This case summary was prepared in large part by Brooke Elmi.

In Frechter v. Zier, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a provision of the defendant corporation’s by-laws requiring a sixty-six and two-third percent (66 2⁄3%) vote to remove a director was invalid under the DGCL. Vice Chancellor Glasscock found that a corporate by-law requiring a vote by more than a simple majority of shares to remove a director was clearly inconsistent with the DGCL Section 141(k).

Tag: Corporations, Courts
Posted on: March 12, 2017

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) recently released its list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech in 2017. The winners are:

Northern Michigan University
California State University, Los Angeles
Fordham University
University of Oregon
California State University, Long Beach
Harvard University
University of South Carolina
Williams College
Georgetown University
DePaul University

Tag: Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Fiduciary Duties
Posted on: March 11, 2017

At the Library of Law and Liberty blog, John McGinnis argues that under the Take Care Clause of the US Constitution (i.e., to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”), the President may fire directors of independent federal agencies whom he believes are not following the law.

Tag: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Legal Theory