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Mathematicians invent tool to judge when voting maps have been unfairly drawn

In 1812, the governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, approved a narrow and winding voting district for the state senate that curved from Marblehead around to Salisbury. It looked like a long-necked salamander, Federalist newspaper editors declared. Show More Summary

Mississippi's Extreme 15-Week Abortion Ban Has Been Blocked by a Judge

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Megan Burbank Unless you're a woman! Tiago Fernandez / Getty Here's Rewire, with the precedent: U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves granted plaintiffs’ temporary restraining order on Tuesday afternoon in a brief two-page order. Show More Summary

IN PLAIN SIGHT-Kathryn Casey

JUDGE. JURY. EXECUTIONER. On a cold January morning, the killer executed Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in broad daylight. Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. Two months later, a massacre. The day before Easter, the couple slept. Show More Summary

“Federal judge scolds Kobach for violating her trust at contempt hearing”

KC Star: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach could be facing a contempt order from a federal court after a judge on Tuesday tore into the Kansas Republican about repeatedly skirting her orders. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson chastised Kobach, … Continue reading ?

The Misplaced Attacks on Legal Cannabis Continue

America's drug laws are hopelessly stuck in the past. Sadly, but not surprisingly, a New York federal district court judge dismissed a lawsuit at the end of February against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice (DOJ)...Show More Summary

Opening arguments in the AT&T-Time Warner antitrust trial are delayed because of an expected snowstorm

Opening arguments in the antitrust trial to block AT&T Inc.’s planned purchase of Time Warner Inc. were delayed until Thursday because of a snowstorm forecast to hit Washington, D.C. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon announced the one-day delay Tuesday as he finished a hearing to hash out disputes...

A Federal Court Has Already Blocked Mississippi’s Unconstitutional 15-Week Abortion Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves wrote that Mississippi Republicans' 15-week abortion ban was of “dubious constitutionality.” The post A Federal Court Has Already Blocked Mississippi’s Unconstitutional 15-Week Abortion Ban appeared first on Rewire.News.

Judge temporarily blocks Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves granted a temporary restraining order requested by the state’s only abortion clinic.

Keep gang injunctions in L.A.'s crime-fighting toolbox

Just as Los Angeles officials were finally acknowledging, and correcting, their blunt misuse of gang injunctions, a federal court said in essence that the fixes were “too little, too late.” Chief U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips last week enjoined the city from enforcing its injunctions...

The GOP Effort to Block Pennsylvania’s New Map Is Dead

2 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Brendan McDermid A panel of three federal judges decided Monday to throw out a Republican challenge against the newly redrawn district map proposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last month. Shortly thereafter, the United States Supreme Court denied Republicans' request for a stay. Show More Summary

UTAH: Federal Court Dismisses Suit From Anti-Gay Nutjob Who Claims He Wants To Marry His Laptop

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man seeking the right to marry his laptop. In an order obtained by FOX 13 on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer rejected...Show More Summary

Federal Judge OKs Mississippi Requirement That Abortion Care Providers Be OB-GYNs

Meanwhile, U.S. District Judge Dan Jordan ruled against a medically unnecessary admitting privileges rule. The post Federal Judge OKs Mississippi Requirement That Abortion Care Providers Be OB-GYNs appeared first on Rewire.News.

A DIY Web Accessibility Blueprint

The summer of 2017 marked a monumental victory for the millions of Americans living with a disability. On June 13th, a Southern District of Florida Judge ruled that Winn-Dixie’s inaccessible website violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Show More Summary

Bill Cosby will face up to 5 other accusers at second trial, judge rules

Judge Steven O'Neill hands a victory to District Attorney Kevin Steele in advance of Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault.        

Punitive Damages Claim Allowed to Proceed Where Tractor Trailer Driver Allegedly Fell Asleep At Wheel

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Delamarter v. Couglar and Cargo Transporters, Inc., No. 3:16-CV-665 (M.D. Pa. July 21, 2016 Munley, J.), Judge James M. Munley of the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania...Show More Summary

NYPD School Safety Officer Headed To Prison For Role In Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

At the same time she was serving as a New York City police officer responsible for school safety, Tina Batista was helping her boyfriend sell more than a kilo of heroin. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Alison J. Nathan sentenced...Show More Summary

Opioid Judge Allows Some Discovery, Motions to Go Forward in MDL

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland told lawyers in the multidistrict litigation to come up with a plan by March 16 over the scope and timing of a “litigation track.       

Judge Mannion of Federal Middle District Court Addresses Punitive Damages Claims in Products Liability Context

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Dyvex Industries, Inc. v. Agilex Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., No. 12 - CV - 0979 (M.D. Pa. Feb. 12, 2018 Mannion, J.), Judge Malachy E. Mannion of the Federal Middle District Court of Pennsylvania addressed the current status of punitive damages law in the context of a products liability case. Show More Summary

Producer David Bergstein Convicted Of Defrauding Investors Out Of $26M

Film producer David Bergstein has been convicted in federal court in New York of seven counts related to defrauding investors of more than $26 million. He will be sentenced June 8 by US District Judge P. Kevin Castel, who presided over the four-week trial. Show More Summary

Start of trial on AT&T, Time Warner merger may be delayed by one day

2 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

The start date for the trial over whether wireless and pay TV provider AT&T Inc can buy Time Warner Inc may be delayed by a day to March 20, Judge Richard Leon said on Friday. Leon, who is on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said March 19 may be needed to hear final pre-trial motions so the trial start may be pushed back. Show More Summary

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