Tag Archives: separation of powers

Should there be caps on damages in medical malpractice cases?

The Illinois Supreme Court struck down a 2005 law that capped damages in medical malpractice cases, saying the law violated the separation of powers doctrine. The Illinois law, passed in 2005, capped damages against individual doctors at $500,000 and $1,000,000 for…

Can Congress keep sex offenders in prison past their sentence?

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law that permits the Justice Department to hold "dangerous" sex offenders past their sentences is Constitutional. The law was passed in 2006 and allows the Justice Department to hold sexually violent or…

AZ sheriff under grand jury investigation for abusing power

An Arizona sheriff is under grand jury scrutiny for allegedly abusing his power by conducting unauthorized searches, questioning county employees in their homes, and threatening county employees with investigations. The sheriff was embroiled in a controversy with county officials after…