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
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
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.
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.
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?...
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
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:
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.
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‘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
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
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'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.
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
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
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
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 […]
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
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.
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