Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza appears in the following:

With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.


A Celebration Of Cheap Thrills At The Whitney

Sunday, July 27, 2014

There are no chairs to rest on in the galleries at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where the first-ever New York retrospective of the work of Jeff Koons is now on display. There are some benches by the elevators and they are crowded with people studying their ...


Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that individual retirement accounts (IRAs) that Americans inherit are not protected in bankruptcy proceedings.

When Heidi Heffron-Clark declared bankruptcy in October 2010, she and her husband claimed the IRA she inherited from her mother — then worth $300,000 — qualified as "retirement funds," meaning the ...


Supreme Court Rules Against Homeowners In Superfund Case

Monday, June 09, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal law seeking to improve accountability for environmental spills and pollution can be circumvented by certain kinds of state laws.

The federal Superfund law supersedes state statutes of limitations. Instead the federal law dictates that lawsuits alleging environmental injury need only be ...


Supreme Court Upholds Law Enforcement's Qualified Immunity

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In two decisions handed down Tuesday, the Supreme Court made it more difficult for citizens to sue law enforcement officers for their conduct. Both decisions were unanimous.

The central issue in both was the doctrine of "qualified immunity," which shields public officials from being sued for actions that fall short ...