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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal government’s criminal prosecution of a sales representative’s off-label promotion of a drug is unconstitutional under the First Amendment right of free speech, a panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Dec. 3 in a 2-1 ruling (United States of America v. Alfred Caronia, […]

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TweetA federal judge in Massachusetts is facing criticism after approving a request by a convicted murderer to undergo a sex-change operation while serving life in prison. The case highlights that breaking new ground in the law is sometimes extremely unpopular. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Robert Kosilek, who now goes by the name […]

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TweetThe First Circuit Court of Appeals last week held that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional because it denies married same-sex couples the same federal benefits granted to other married couples. This issue is now clearly headed to the United States Supreme Court which will likely have the final say on the […]

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