On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law "unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court authority." This...Show More Summary
With a vote upcoming any day now in Springfield and a Supreme Court decision that is likely to be less than an all-out victory for equal marriage, the issue won't be going away as some have hoped.
It seems I’m Justice Stephen Breyer. [humor, Kyle Graham] Tweet Tags: humor, Supreme Court Personality Quiz: Which Supreme Court Justice Are You? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to hear a case involving a New York town's policy allowing the presentation of prayers before public meetings. The town of Greece had, since 1999, allowed clergy- or individual-led prayer from town residents at the opening of town meetings. Show More Summary
Under both the influence of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and corporate spending in state courts around the country, procedural wins have imposed new onerous hurdles on individuals aiming to hold businesses accountable for their wrongdoing. Two new analyses out this week point to the real costs of these losses for individuals. In [...]
The Georgia Supreme Court yesterday issued a legal reprimand against Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Mike Berlon following two ethics rules he broke while representing a former client. The Loganville lawyer, who chalks the matter...Show More Summary
(Eugene Volokh) From today’s Ferguson v. Secretary (11th Cir. May 21, 2013) (thanks to How Appealing for the pointer). Here’s a longer excerpt: The Supreme Court has decided that a convicted murderer cannot be executed unless he has a rational understanding of the fact that he is going to be put to death and of the reason [...]
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court struck down an Arizona law on Tuesday that bans abortions from 20 weeks gestation, saying it violated "unalterably clear" U.S. Supreme Court rulings that women have a right to terminate pregnancies until a fetus is v...
For the first time in thirty years, and despite recent opportunities to do so, the Supreme Court will address one of the touchiest of all subjects: prayer in public meetings. Greece, New York begins its town meetings with an invocation. Though there is no official policy deciding who can open......
The relationship between government and religion will once again become a point of discussion at the U.S. Supreme Court, as the Justices agreed to consider whether a New York town could open meetings with a prayer. Two residents sued Greece, New York, in 2008, saying it was endorsing Christianity, a......
A federal appeals court has struck it down. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco said in a unanimous ruling that the measure violates controlling U.S. Supreme Court precedent under the court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. “While the state may regulate the mode and manner of abortion prior [...]
A very interesting guest post today by Lise Gelernter (Buffalo) on the potential impact of yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision involving administrative law and the FCC, which could have some impact on the NLRB's power to interpret the jurisdictional bounds...
By a 6-3 vote yesterday, the Supreme Court decided that agencies deserve deference in determining the scope of their own jurisdiction. Bad move, argues Ilya Shapiro at Cato: …why should courts defer to agency determinations regarding their own authority? … Whether a government body uses its power wisely or not, it cannot possibly be the [...]Show More Summary
By Shubha Ghosh Without any surprise, even to those who wrote amici in support of the farmer in Bowman v. Monsanto, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Monsanto last week. During oral arguments in February, the Court made it...
As America waits with bated breath for the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, one Ohio church became the target of gay marriage supporters after it advertised an event celebrating biblical marriages that promised to reward husband and wife couples with free $25 Chick-fil-A gift cards.
Just over a year ago, I was celebrating a major court victory that put a stop to virtually non-stop Christian prayers at the city council meetings in Greece, New York. Now, that decision is back up in the air. Here's the story (pretty...Show More Summary
Plus: Advanced malware uses tweets to defeat security measures, a cryptography luminary says we need a new way to keep data secure, your ISP might shut down your online service for copyright infringement, and the U.S. Supreme Court dismisses a challenge to the government’s cybersnooping
AP Last week, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous decision that was hailed by some as a major victory for intellectual property rights. Others worried about the implications for agriculture, the very foundation of civilization; and...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) At the moment I am listening to the ostentatiously liberal Judge Mark Bennett of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa summarize the Supreme Court’s employment law decision of the past year. Show More Summary
Waller v James  NSWSC 497 (6 May 2013) – read judgment So-called “wrongful birth” cases – where parents claim for the costs of bringing up a child that has been born as a result of the hospital’s alleged negligence – have long been the subject of heated debate. Since 1999 (MacFarlane v Tayside Health Board) […]