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Legal news from Monday, May 4, 2015
by Bradley McAllister

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari and consolidated a pair of cases that concern the scope of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authority to regulate demand response technology based on its impact on wholesale electricity rates under the Federal Power Act (FPA). The cases are EnerNOC, Inc. v. …

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by Jacqueline Jones

An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for five members of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing policemen in 2013. The charges include attempted murder, weapons possession and violence stemming from an incident known as the "Kerdasa massacre," when supporters of the former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stormed a police …

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by Bradley McAllister

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank that a bankruptcy court's order denying confirmation of a debtor's proposed repayment plan is not a final order that the debtor can immediately appeal. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the opinion for a unanimous court. In the opinion, the court stressed the …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Sunday signed an executive order legalizing medical marijuana. The order refers to several US studies that show the therapeutic use of the plant in treating different medical conditions including pain associated with AIDS, glaucoma, migraines, Alzheimers, Parkinson's and other diseases. He further noted that …

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