Washington is one of the few states in which it is legal for Planned Parenthood to perform an abortion on a minor.
Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), dismissed calls for pot legalization on Thursday, citing a recent study by his agency to claim that marijuana is the drug most commonly linked to crime....Show More Summary
According to a May 24, 2013 article entitled "Third Circuit Keeps Ciavarella Behind Bars" in The Legal Intelligencer by Saranac Hale Spencer, former Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr.’s appeal of his 28-year sentence for his involvement in the “kids-for-cash” scandal has been almost entirely rejected by the U.S. Show More Summary
Larry Conners is speaking out about getting fired from St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV on a rival station. Conners, who is planning on exploring legal action against KMOV, sat down with KTVI anchor Charles Jaco in an interview that will air on the St. Show More Summary
Julian Sanchez Declaring that “journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs,” President Obama announced Thursday that he had directed Attorney General Eric Holder to review the Justice Department’s guidelines for spying...Show More Summary
X-Men: Days of Future Past may be gaining some legal issues over the casting of Quicksilver. Yesterday when Fox cast Evan Peters as Quicksilver in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel Studios obviously had a problem with it. Joss Whedon, the director of The Avengers and the upcoming The Avengers 2, had already [...]Show More Summary
On May 7th, Delaware became the eleventh state to legalize same-sex marriage. On May 14th, Minnesota became the twelfth. While that leaves thirty-eight states that haven't redefined marriage, we shouldn't deceive ourselves. As Rod Dreher recently pointed out in "The American Conservative," historians will one day remember our time as "a cultural revolution."
As reported by the Times earlier this month, new legislation in California could make that state the first to legally guarantee the rights of transgender high school athletes. California has already joined a group of more than half a...Show More Summary
NBA superstar Tim Duncan has filed legal docs in his divorce case, asking the judge to put the brakes on the dissolution of his marriage until the San Antonio Spurs clinch the NBA championship.TMZ has obtained legal docs filed in Bexar County,…
Courts have been more willing to defend the right to publish news than the right to gather it.
Microsoft and Motorola have been continuing to trade legal blows over the last few months, and Microsoft recently scored a victory in the long-running patent war. The International Trade Commission ruled yesterday that the Xbox did not violate Motorola's wireless communications patent. Show More Summary
Whether you’re looking to join the legal profession or currently practicing law, you should read this book. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Advice, Alison Monahan, ATL Career Center, Books, Career Advice, Career Center, Law Students, pre-law students, Prospective Law Students, Reading, Richard Susskind, Tomorrow's Lawyers
This month, a couple of fringe New York Jets -- Cliff Harris and Claude Davis -- were arrested for marijuana possession. The Jets swiftly cut both players without hesitation and without letting the legal system run its course. Last week, potential starting running back Mike Goodson also was arrested on drug and weapons charges. Show More Summary
Thanks to John Grisham and Scott Turow legal thrillers have become a staple of popular fiction. In her first book, This Case Is Gonna Kill Me, Phillipa Bornikova attempts to add a new genre to the paranormal aisle by fusing urban fantasy...Show More Summary
Following the announcement that Quicksilver has been cast for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," Fox and Marvel are said to be in a 'legally negotiated stand-off' over the character, who’s also set to appear in "Avengers 2."
Nokia is targeting HTC's latest slate of smartphones, including the HTC One, with new legal action in the U.S. that demands the Taiwanese company cease the alleged patent infringement. Nokia is accusing the HTC One, and several other HTC phones, of infringing three Nokia patents, according to a lawsuit filed by the Finnish handset maker on Thursday. Show More Summary
For years, it’s been legal for women to go au natural (from the waist up) in New York. But the NYPD’s level of tolerance for this court-protected behavior has been less than stellar. This year, they’ve pledged to step up their efforts to not enforce a non-existent code of decency. Show More Summary
Randal O’Toole doesn’t share the concerns of Greg Beato and others. Tweet Tags: autos, Google, privacy, technology Driverless cars: a privacy/surveillance threat? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
The New York legal case over Argentina's debt poses a deep challenge to all future sovereign debt restructurings. ||| Washington - The New York legal case over Argentina's debt poses a deep challenge to all future sovereign debt restructurings, the International Monetary Fund said in a report Thursday. Show More Summary
In 2008 the American Issues Project released an ad tying Barack Obama to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. “Barack Obama launched his political career with the direct assistance of Bill Ayers.” The Obama camp used the DOJ to demand an investigation … Continue reading ?