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1 hr ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Supreme Court refuses to hear case of former cop cleared in wife's death

A former Akron police captain freed in his ex-wife's death appears headed to prison -- or a new trial -- after a divided Ohio Supreme Court refused today to hear his appeal.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News

6 hrs ago | World Magazine

ACLU: No need to protect baby girls from abortion

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on July 14 seeking an injunction against an Arizona law that prohibits sex and race-selective abortions, claiming the law intended to protect women is a form of racial discrimination.


Related Topix: Abortion, ACLU, Prison, US News, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

10 hrs ago | WBTV

First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Prison, State Prisons, Death Penalty

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Ninth Circuit Rejects Objections to Nutella Settlement

A federal appeals court panel has brushed off objections to a settlement between a class of consumers and the maker of Nutella, ruling that an award of about $1 million for plaintiffs' counsel was proper even though it was double the amount available to allegedly wronged consumers.


Related Topix: US News

The Modesto Bee

Bio of court nominee Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

Bachelor's degree, Harvard College; Juris Doctor degree, Yale Law School; Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science, Stanford University.


Related Topix: Startups, Stanford University, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, US News

The Modesto Bee

Law professor nominated to California high court

Brown on Tuesday nominated 41-year-old Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to be an associate justice of the state's highest court.


Related Topix: US News, UC Berkeley

JD Supra

Federal Miller Act Rights Trump State Statute Precluding Claims by Non-Licensed Contractors

In a recent decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held, for the first time, that California's contractor licensing requirement cannot be used to bar a federal subcontractor from pursuing a claim under the miller Act, 40 U.S.C. A 3131, for payment in connection with a federal government contract.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court

Housing Wire

Judge shoots down FHFA bid to limit discovery, keep docs secret

Judge Margaret Sweeney handed Fairholme Funds a huge victory late last week when she ruled in favor of broad access in discovery to FHFA records going back years, rather than the narrow period in 2012 that the FHFA wanted to limit discovery to.


Related Topix: US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Courthouse News Service

9th Circuit Puts Killer's Execution on Hold

Arizona cannot kill a man who murdered his ex-girlfriend and her father until the state reveals the source of the drugs it will use and the qualifications of its executioners, the 9th Circuit ruled.


Related Topix: US News, Medicine, Nembutal, Pentobarbital (generic), Death Penalty

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Ninth Circuit denies rehearing in lethal injection case over 11-judge dissent

I blogged over the weekend about the Ninth Circuit's puzzling new case stopping an execution to allow for First Amendment litigation over right to access the details of how the execution will be carried out.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, 9, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KHOU-TV Houston

Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the drugs intended for his lethal injection, a decision that prompted state officials to say they will take their case to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Violent Crime, Death Penalty

Stars and Stripes

Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal

Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

Idaho woman appeals NSA surveillance lawsuit

Anna Smith of Coeur d'Alene sued the NSA last year, contending that the agency's collection of the data amounts to an illegal search and seizure, prohibited under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


Related Topix: Cellphones, Coeur d'Alene, ID, US News, US Supreme Court, ACLU

Eric Goldman

TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn't liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn't adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell's agent .


Related Topix: US News, Simon & Schuster


Federal appeals court postpones execution until drug source revealed

Joseph Wood's attorneys argued [AP report] that their client's First Amendment rights were violated by the prison officials withholding detailed information on the drugs used for his lethal injection.


Related Topix: Prison, US News, Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty

Sun Jul 20, 2014

New York Magazine

Court Delays Arizona Execution Over Drug Source

Across the country death row inmates have been suing to force states to reveal information about the drugs that will be used to put them to death, and for the first time a circuit court has ruled in an inmate's favor.


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Washington Post

Becket Fund law firm gaining a reputation as powerhouse after Hobby Lobby win

The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals.


Related Topix: US News, Prison, Liberal Political News

The Washington Post


I'm delighted to say that Profs. Glen Whitman and Jim Dow will be guest-blogging this coming week about the new book that they co-edited, "Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science" : Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market ... (more)


Related Topix: Cal State Northridge, Blog News, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics

Daily Mail

Lethal injection halted by court until Arizona provide details the...

Graveyard of desecration: Grave robbers. Ghoulish tourists taking pictures on their mobiles.


Related Topix: US News

Amy Ridenour

NAACP, ACLU Sue Again to Make it Legal to Abort Babies Because of Race, Sex

Having been thrown out of one court already, the NAACP is once again suing to make it legal to abort babies in the state of Arizona solely on the basis of the race or sex of the unborn.


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