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Court Will Decide March 1 if Hospital Can Take Alfie Evans Off Life Support Without His Parents’ Consent

On March 1, Court of Appeal judges will hear a challenge by the parents of seriously ill Alfie Evans to Mr. Justice Hayden’s decision rendered Tuesday that doctors may remove the ventilator the 21-month-old boy has been on since December 2016. The ventilator could have been removed as early as today. The judge accepted testimony […]

Alabama’s aborted execution comes under court review

21 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. judge ordered Alabama on Friday to preserve death chamber evidence of an aborted execution and be ready to present it at court after lawyers for the condemned man warned his poor health left him with veins unusable for a lethal injection. Alabama was planning to execute Doyle Hamm, 61, on...

The right wing's 40-year attack on unions is coming to the Supreme Court, and this time it could win

For 40 years, right-wing activists and fronts for the 1% have had their knives out for a Supreme Court precedent that protects the ability of public employee unions to represent their members and even nonmembers, and to speak out on matter of public interest. That precedent faces a mortal threat...

A Silicon Valley billionaire is fighting to keep a beloved beach near his $37 million estate off-limits to the public — and he's taking his case to the Supreme Court

The battle between tech titan Vinod Khosla and California activists is heating up. This week, Khosla filed an appeal with the US Supreme Court to overturn a 2017 ruling that forced him to open public access to a California beach that...Show More Summary

Couple to make court appearance in captivity case

1 hour agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

David and Louise Turpin are accused of holding their 13 children captive for years

White Supremacist Jared Taylor Sues Twitter For Banning His Accounts

Jared Taylor, the weepy-eyed founder of white supremacist site American Renaissance, is suing Twitter, according to a document filed to the Superior Court of San Francisco. More »      

Federal Court Shuts Down IMDb-Targeting 'Anti-Ageism' Law Permanently

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In the annals of stupid legislation, California's attempt to fight ageism at Hollywood studios by targeting third-party websites and using the First Amendment as a doormat will secure a prominent place in infamy. Rising from the ashes...Show More Summary

Kentucky Governor Countersues Residents Challenging State's New Medicaid Work Rules

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has countersued in federal court in Frankfort, Kentucky, 16 of his residents who are challenging in Washington, D.C., federal court the state's newly approved Medicaid work requirements.       

Eugenie Bouchard wins court case against the USTA

The US Tennis Association (USTA) is facing a large compensation pay-out after a New York court ruled it bears most of the blame for Eugenie Bouchard's fall at the 2015 US Open.

Dean Returns as Professor After Alleged Sexual Harassment

Apparently, some law school deans have better job security than federal court justices. Last year, a former dean at UC Berkeley School of Law stepped down during a sexual harassment scandal, but continued on as a professor. The former Dean, Sujit Choudhry, settled the case and managed to stay......

Company's Loss Turns Into Lawyer's Nightmare

There is a sleepless night in every lawyer's career. For Donald J. McNeil, that night has probably lasted a long time. McNeil and company took the brunt of a heavy-handed slap in federal court. If the lawyers weren't awake during the trial and appeal, they should be now. The......

Court: No Tigers in California Backyard

If you thought your neighbor's dog was annoying, you don't know Irena Hauser. She is a tiger trainer, and she wanted to keep five tigers in her backyard. "No, thank you," said the neighbors -- 11,000 of them from miles around. Hauser sued, as if that would change anybody's......

Court Narrows Whistleblower Remedies

Contrary to popular opinion, liberal and conservative justices see cases the same way sometimes. In Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously threw out a whistleblower case against a company that allegedly violated securities laws. It wasn't about workers' rights v. big business; it was about......

Court: Manufacturer Not Liable for WaveRunner Injury

When you see youngsters racing by on motorcycles, you might wonder if they make it to adulthood. Chances are they do, but it helps if they have a helmet, boots and other protective clothing. Now think about those kids skimming across the ocean on those water motorcycles. They may......

Accomplice pleads guilty to hiding body in Arizona Realtor murder case

Alfredo Blanco was charged with the murder of Arizona Realtor Sid Cranston, Jr. Now, Blanco's accomplice, William Glenn Sanders, 55, has pleaded guilty before Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert for his role in Cranston's death, which includes tampering with physical evidence and the concealment of a dead body, according to court documents...

Marcia Coyle Reports: Union Fees Get Fresh Look at High Court

Marcia Coyle, chief Washington correspondent at The National Law Journal, walks through some of the issues in Monday's big arguments in the union-fee case.       

NEA Proposes “Fan Club” Membership Category Again

Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, which is widely assumed will result in the loss of agency fees to public sector unions all across America. With a significant drop in membership looming, some of these unions are redefining what it means to be a member – to … Continue reading "NEA Proposes “Fan Club” Membership Category Again"

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