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Yesterday | Daily Record

4th Circuit: Better than average at high court

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from federal courts in Maryland, has an enviable record before the U.S. Supreme Court when the justices choose to review its decisions.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Tuesday | Hot Air

Louisiana Supreme Court orders priest to testify about confession

Many observers misunderstood the Hobby Lobby dispute and others like it as a First Amendment case, but it wasn't.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Prison

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Rinaldo Del Gallo: The right call for free speech

There has probably been no more an ardent fighter in Berkshire County for the First Amendment's freedom of speech provision than myself.


Related Topix: Berkshire County, MA, US News, Blog News, Abortion, US Supreme Court, Opinion

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

Walton teacher punished for incident involving student

A Walton Middle School teacher will face a three-day suspension during the 2014-15 school year because of actions taken during the previous one.


Related Topix: Walton County, FL, US News

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Could Portland repeal its abortion clinic buffer zone in aftermath of Supreme Court ruling?

Most people following national or regional news by now know that, last week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot no-protest zone around abortion clinics in the state was unconstitutional.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Abortion, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

For School Kids in California, A Fight is Just a Fight-Not a Crime

Great news out of California: An appeals court there just ruled that when two students get into a fight on school grounds, it isn't a crime for the courts to rule on- Bob Egelko in the SFGate has more on the specific details of the determination, which was reached by the First District Court of Appeals: The case comes from Ukiah, where 15-year-old ... (more)


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Ukiah, CA

Mon Jun 30, 2014


First Amendment in Mass.: Aggressive Panhandling and Buffer Zones

This week we examine a duo of First Amendment cases. The first garnered national media attention last week as the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts "buffer zone" law .


Related Topix: US News, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Antonin Scalia

Sat Jun 28, 2014

SF Sentinel

On Scene with Bill Wilson: Stewart Appointed Justice of 1st District Court of Appeals.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Associate Justice James M. Humes as presiding justice, Division One and Therese M. Stewart to Division Two of the First District Court of Appeal.


Related Topix: US News, One & Co, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

JD Supra

Supreme Court Decides McCullen v. Coakley

In response to disorder outside a Boston clinic where abortions are performed, Massachusetts enacted a statute making it illegal to "knowingly enter or remain on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health care facility within a radius of 35 feet of any portion of an entrance, exit or driveway of [the] facility" .


Related Topix: US News

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Grand Jury Transcripts in Kidnap-Murder of Sierra LaMar Ordered Released by Judge

A judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court today ordered the release of thousands of pages of transcripts from proceedings by a county grand jury that indicted a man in the 2012 murder-kidnapping of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar. Judge Griffin Bonini ruled that the transcripts of the secret grand jury that charged Antolin Garcia-Torres of ... (more)


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Morgan Hill, CA, US News

Housing Wire

U.S., Mass. courts rule in favor of MERS in foreclosures

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Massachusetts Superior Court affirmed dismissals of wrongful foreclosure lawsuits, which challenged the validity of MERS as the mortgagee and its subsequent assignment of the mortgage.


Related Topix: Foreclosures, US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Bank of New York, Banking, Financial Services

Courthouse News Service

'Aggressive Panhandling' Ban Survives Appeal

A ban on "aggressive panhandling" in Worcester, Mass., can stand, the 1st Circuit ruled, finding no evidence that the content of the speech factors into the restrictions.


Related Topix: US News

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The Post-Standard

What Obama's drone memos reveal: Nothing but contempt

Finally, after intense negotiation between the Obama administration and senators including drone-strike stalwart Rand Paul, the government released the much discussed memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, which was written by David Barron when he was the acting head of the Office of Legal Counsel.


Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinion


City declines to continue with Dutra appeal

The City of Petaluma's final chance to appeal the incoming Dutra asphalt plant has passed, but some private plaintiffs are still awaiting the chance to contest Dutra's upcoming permit applications.


Related Topix: Petaluma, CA

Washington Times

Unanimous court strikes down abortion a buffera for protesters

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law creating 35-foot "buffer zones" around abortion clinics, saying it violated the First Amendment rights of protesters who gathered near the clinics.


Related Topix: US News, Abortion, John G. Roberts

American Thinker

The Drone Kill Memo: Obama's Murderous 'Logic'

The Second Circuit has just compelled the release of a memo , prepared by then Acting Assistant Attorney General David J. Barron that purports to outline the legal rationale for President Obama's summary execution of American citizens on foreign soil.


Related Topix: US News, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

Wed Jun 25, 2014

The American Prospect

Important 4th Amendment Victory on Warrants and Smart Phones

The precedent was in fact clear enough that all nine members of a Court with a notably dubious record on Fourth Amendment rights agreed with the judgment.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, US News, John G. Roberts

Tue Jun 24, 2014

US News & World Report

Israeli Court Ruling Cited in al-Awlaki Drone Assassination Memo

David Barron grins during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 20, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Barron was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate on May 22 to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, George Washington University

Democracy Now

Headlines for June 24, 2014

A federal court has released a heavily redacted memo that outlines the Obama administration's legal rationale for killing U.S. citizens overseas.


Related Topix: US News, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Israel

Mon Jun 23, 2014

JD Supra

The Plaintiff Who Knew Too Much: First Circuit Dismisses Effort to Toll Statute of Limitations

On June 3, 2014, the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action filed by a group of former workers in a French luggage factory against Bain Capital, LLC in the District of Massachusetts.


Related Topix: US News, Startups, Bain Capital