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MISSISSIPPI: Gov Uses Hate Group To Intervene In Gay Divorce Case

4 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has filed to intervene in a same-sex divorce case before the state Supreme Court. The high court said Monday that it would hear the case instead of assigning it to the Court of Appeals. Show More Summary

South Africa High Court rules in favor of BDS South Africa billboard

After a months long court battle BDS South Africa (BDS-SA) won a "precedent-setting" freedom of expression court case last Thursday, September 11. In October 2012 BDS-SA along with the Palestine Solidarity Alliance purchased advertisements on billboard's across South Africa. Show More Summary

Court Orders for Surveillance Hit Record High in 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice sought a record number of court orders last year for information about whom criminal suspects were communicating with by phone and email.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggests Circuit Court rulings on gay marriage will influence next High Court decision on topic

People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states’ gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.

In New Zealand, bloggers can be journalists in the eyes of the law

A New Zealand High Court judgment handed down on Friday will have far-reaching implications for journalists and bloggers, as courts around the world consider the rapidly changing definitions of journalism. At the center of the judgment was the question: How do New Zealand laws define who is a journalist and what is the news media?...

U.S. government threatened Yahoo over non-compliance with PRISM

On the heels of a heated legal battle between the U.S. government and the search engine Yahoo, court documents released Friday show that Yahoo was under extreme pressure by the Bush administration to comply with its highly controversial PRISM program, made infamous by noted NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Show More Summary

These Cheerleaders Are Leading Prayers Before Football Games Because Screw You, Atheists, That’s Why

Oneida High School in Tennessee used to announce prayers over the public address system before football games, in direct defiance of a Supreme Court decision banning such school-sponsored activities, but that's since changed after the ACLU and FFRF wrote letters to TN districts warning them of the legal problems:

High Stakes For Tribal Casinos In Court Fight Over Labor Rights

By Amanda Becker, Business Insider After the Saginaw Chippewa fired a housekeeper at the Soaring Eagle casino in 2010, the Michigan tribe found itself at the center of a national legal battle over the reach of U.S. labor law and the sovereign rights of Native American tribes.

Court puts same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court panel on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Indiana while the state appeals its ruling overturning a ban on gay nuptials to the U.S. Supreme Court. Indiana and Wisconsin both have asked the nation’s highest court to uphold their respective bans in appeals from a 7th...

Robin Thicke Admits To Abusing Vicodin & Norco — ‘I Didn’t Do A Single Interview Last Year Without Being High

Robin Thicke‘s hit “Blurred Lines” is no coincidence. The singer made shocking admissions during a deposition that was acknowledged in court on Monday — including bombshells about… READ ON

Robin Thicke: ‘I Didn’t Do a Single 2013 Interview Without Being High

Hollywood Reporter legal eagle Eriq Gardner dubs it the “rock ‘n’ roll defense.” And certainly, the unsealed deposition obtained by the trade backs up that great description. Beating TMZ to the court docket punch, Gardner has pulledShow More Summary

Race to Supreme Court Is Turning Into A Real Nail-Biter

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned into something like the most popular girl in high school, with over a dozen states jostling to invite it to the legal equivalent of senior prom in a few weeks. September 29 is the big date when the Justices return from their summer vacation, which we assume they spent […]

Washington High Court Holds Legislature in Contempt in School Funding Case

Washington's highest court on Thursday took the rare step of holding the state's Legislature in contempt for failing to come up with a plan to put billions of more dollars into the state's public education system as required by an earlier ruling.

“Take down those critical posts, we’ve got a court order”

But then the plot thickened… [Matt Haughey, Medium via Popehat] Tweet No tags for this post. “Take down those critical posts, we’ve got a court order” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Pistorius Groupies

Oscar Pistorius greeted with hugs, music and white balloons at trial Moral support: Members of a Facebook supporters' group hold a religious text and trophy as they wait for him to arrive at the high court in Pretoria Oscar Pistorius...Show More Summary

Week in pictures: 7 - 13 September

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 6:30am Description: THURSDAY, PRETORIA: Oscar Pistorius makes his way through the swarms of reporters and photographers outside the High Court in Pretoria to hear his verdict over the death of Reeva Steenkamp. Show More Summary

I am surprised this was admitted so quickly

The National Football League, which for years disputed evidence that its players had a high rate of severe brain damage, has stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at “notably younger ages” than in the […]

Is Backpage.com Liable for Their Rapes?

A case making its way through the courts in Washington State holds high stakes for trafficked children who have been waging a steep uphill battle against corporate behemoth Backpage.com for years. Three Washington State girls, seventh...Show More Summary

Disabled high school grad wants diploma invalidated, sues for do-over

A Newport Beach high school graduate is asking the court to invalidate her diploma, saying her teachers and administrators cheated her out of a quality education by boosting her grades and waiving assignments after she suffered a traumatic brain injury her senior year.

Texas reporters fight for access, public records

AUSTIN, TX — Over the summer months, Texas became a hothouse of media access issues surrounding some high profile stories—from Gov. Rick Perry’s travel records, to access to court proceedings and records of chemical stockpiles, to the right to visually record police activity. Show More Summary

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