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Impact still being studied months after federal sentencing act signed

By John Breslin | May 22, 2019

An El Paso criminal defense attorney believes a man he represented who was sentenced to 20 years for drug conspiracy should serve half the time because of a recently signed law.

Fifth Circuit refuses to abandon precedent, side with NLRB over individual arbitration agreements

By Jessica Karmasek | Sep 12, 2016

Soon after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s ruling, the Ninth Circuit went the other way, instead siding with the NLRB’s approach and ruling that individual arbitration waiver agreements are unenforceable under federal law. Other cases raising the same issue currently are pending before the Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.

Fifth Circuit deems gun rights more important than employer rights, attorney says

By Brent Zell | Aug 23, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court recently reinstated a lawsuit brought by an employee who alleged he was wrongly terminated for possessing a concealed weapon on company property.

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