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Supreme Court redefines government corruption

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent at Slate, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Supreme Court overturning former Virginia governor Bob...

Abortion Supporters Celebrate Return to the Back Alley

Women’s health has come a long way since 1973. In the days of Roe v. Wade, the abortion-rights crowd was demanding legal and wide access to abortion, and all in the name of safety.  The back alleys, the quack abortionists, the butchered procedures…these were the bogeymen that the abortion rights movement was built on.  Back [...]

Abortion Ruling Could Create Waves of Legal Challenges

7 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Supreme Court required that regulations must be based on medical evidence that the rules can withstand judicial scrutiny.

FAA Emergency Revokes Pilot's License For Flying 7 Pound Drone. But Was FAA's Revocation Legal?

A precedent-setting FAA enforcement case is being fought beforea National Transportation Safety Board administrative law judge over the emergency revocation of private pilotRalph Rebayafor his allegedly improper commercialoperation ofa7 pound drone. Until the FAA's newly announced small UAS rules go into effect in August,a commercial drone operatoris required to hold [...]

Suge Knight sues Chris Brown over nightclub shooting

Death Row Records co-founder Marion 'Suge' Knight is suing Chris Brown, singer Pia Mia Perez and the owners of the 1 Oak nightclub where he was shot seven times at a party in 2014, according to legal documents obtained by Mashable. In...Show More Summary

McDonnell may be in the clear with the Supreme Court, but the public is another story

The former governor’s transgressions go beyond the legal implications for the average worker.

Euthanasia Lobby Sues to Expand Euthanasia in Canada to Healthy People, Not Just Terminally Ill

The BC Civil Liberties Association has wasted no time in launching the first legal challenge to Canada’s recently passed euthanasia and assisted suicide law. Globe and Mail reporter Laura Stone informs us that the BC Civil Liberties Association is launching a court case to “strike down” as unconstitutional the provision in the euthanasia law that […]

SolarCity Forms Special Committee to Review Tesla Offer

SolarCity Corp. said it has hired outside legal and advisory counsel and formed a special board committee to evaluate an acquisition offer made by Tesla Motors Inc.

GOOD: Police: Legally armed bystanders break up Walmart shooting. Augusta Police say two bystand…

GOOD: Police: Legally armed bystanders break up Walmart shooting. Augusta Police say two bystanders, legally armed with handguns, stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta. Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart. The suspects involved were […]

Mississippi Clerks Can’t Deny Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples Because of Religious Beliefs, Federal Judge Says

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A federal judge in Mississippi has ruled that county clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs as a valid legal reason to deny issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The ruling guts part of Mississippi’s HB 1523, one ofShow More Summary

Where Do I Need an Adventure Pass in Southern California?

8 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Modern Hiker

Southern California’s ubiquitous Adventure Pass system was dealt another blow this week, as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced a long-awaited settlement in an ongoing legal battle between the U.S. Forest Service and Arizona hikers that was first heard in 2012. According to the settlement, the Forest Service will no longer charge access fees…

Brilliant Music Video Shows Why Weed Should Be Legal

9 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Barack Obama has roughly six months left in office. Will he end the country's war on marijuana before the clock runs out? Probably not. But rapper Prince Ea isn't ready to stop trying. In his latest video, he's created a 10-minute magnum...Show More Summary

Brexit - What Happens Now?

Now that a majority of voters in the very (Dis)United Kingdom have voted in favour of leaving the European Union, what happens? The Canadian Bar Association's National offers some insight in an article on The legal implications of Brexit.The UK House of Commons Library has published a few research notes on the topic. Show More Summary

Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

9 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much $10,000 under a $14.7 billion legal settlement.

Volkswagen reaches $14.7-billion emissions settlement

 A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7-billion legal settlement stemming from its emissions-cheating scandal. The person said Monday that the deal sets aside $10 billion to repair or buy back...

Do We Even Need Legal Tech Journalists? A Response To Bob Ambrogi

Okay, so the market is light on legal tech journalists, but does that matter?

Judge Calls Out Malibu Media For Its Attempt To Cut And Run When Faced With Challenge To Its Infringement Claims

9 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

IP trolls are about 90% cardboard facade. They puff themselves up with blustery legal threats written on serious-looking legal letterhead, but it's really no different than the defensive mechanisms of many creatures found on the lower end of the food chain. Show More Summary

Sovereign Virtue or False Foundation?

Is it a mistake to think that equality is the foundation of a just legal system?

Here’s What Really Goes On At Planned Parenthood Every Day

For many, Planned Parenthood is synonymous with one thing: legal abortion. But nationally, abortion makes up only 3 percent of the services the health care provider performs — and clinical services represent only a portion of the organization’s overall work. Show More Summary

Minnesota judge won't make quick decision on who will inherit Prince's multimillion estate

 A Minnesota judge overseeing the legal proceedings surrounding Prince's estate said Monday that there will be no quick decisions on who should be allowed to inherit from the late megastar.  Prince died in late April of an accidental drug overdose, with no known will or children. A sister and five...

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