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Former Milwaukee police officer is acquitted in shooting death of armed man lying on the ground

4 hours 13 min ago

A former Milwaukee police officer was acquitted of reckless homicide on Wednesday in the shooting death of an armed man who was lying on…

Categories: General Law

Judge seals settlement in Michael Brown wrongful death suit against Ferguson, cites safety concern

9 hours 53 min ago

A federal judge in St. Louis has approved a confidential settlement in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, whose 2014…

Categories: General Law

New York attorney general sues anti-abortion protesters

Tue, 2017-06-20 15:21

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued anti-abortion protesters for allegedly menacing patients and staff at a clinic in Queens.

The federal lawsuit

Categories: General Law

SCOTUS bans damages claim against Mueller, other former officials for Sept. 11 detentions

Mon, 2017-06-19 16:15

An implied right of action to sue federal officials for constitutional violations does not extend to a suit filed by immigrants who say they were…

Categories: General Law

Supreme Court limits jurisdictional reach of state courts in Plavix class action

Mon, 2017-06-19 13:19

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that California courts did not have specific jurisdiction to hear the claims of nonresidents in a Plavix class action…

Categories: General Law

Bill Cosby’s wife calls DA ‘heinously and exploitively ambitious’ after he announces retrial plans

Mon, 2017-06-19 09:00
Bill Cosby’s wife lashed out at Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney Kevin Steele on Saturday after the prosecutor announced plans to retry the comedian for…
Categories: General Law

Officer is acquitted in shooting death of black driver whose girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath

Fri, 2017-06-16 16:29

A Minnesota police officer has been acquitted in the shooting death last summer of a cafeteria supervisor, an incident that received widespread attention because the…

Categories: General Law

Woman is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging boyfriend’s suicide with texts

Fri, 2017-06-16 12:24

A Massachusetts judge has found a woman guilty of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide and then failing to tell him to…

Categories: General Law

Inmate attacks lawyer at one hearing, struggles with bailiffs at another

Thu, 2017-06-15 15:53

A Washington state inmate attacked his own lawyer during a sentencing hearing last Friday and then struggled with four bailiffs in a return court appearance…

Categories: General Law

Emoluments clause lawsuits against Donald Trump face uphill battle

Thu, 2017-06-15 08:45
One of the most obscure and least-litigated clauses in the U.S. Constitution is about to get a lot of scrutiny from the federal judiciary. And…
Categories: General Law

Nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to sue Trump over conflicts, claim standing under Constitution

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:51
Congressional Democrats claim in a suit to be filed on Wednesday that the emoluments clause gives them standing to challenge benefits received from foreign leaders…
Categories: General Law

In a theatrical closing, Bill Cosby’s lawyer argues sex was consensual; jurors begin deliberations

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:10

Jurors in the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby resume deliberations Tuesday after watching a theatrical closing argument by the actor and comedian’s lawyer on…

Categories: General Law

ABA opposes federal bill that would impose caps in med-mal cases

Tue, 2017-06-13 08:00

The ABA on Monday sent a letter to House lawmakers urging a no vote on a bill that imposes a federal cap of $250,000 on…

Categories: General Law

9th Circuit rules against revised travel ban, avoids establishment clause claim

Mon, 2017-06-12 13:29

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.

The 9th Circuit’s per…

Categories: General Law

Maryland and DC to file suit alleging Trump is violating the emoluments clause

Mon, 2017-06-12 10:10
Attorneys general for Maryland and Washington, D.C. are alleging in a lawsuit to be filed Monday that President Donald Trump is violating the emoluments clause…
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#AppellateTwitter is place for networking as well as commentary

Fri, 2017-06-09 14:10

When a federal appeals court heard oral arguments on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, #AppellateTwitter was a source for journalists and observers looking…

Categories: General Law

Appeals court rejects new habeas petition seeking chimpanzees’ release

Fri, 2017-06-09 12:20

A New York appeals court has turned down another habeas appeal filed on behalf of two caged chimpanzees, finding that new affidavits by Dr. Jane…

Categories: General Law

LexisNexis acquires case analytics firm Ravel Law

Thu, 2017-06-08 15:49

LexisNexis Legal & Professional has acquired legal research and litigation analytics firm Ravel Law, and will integrate Ravel’s data visualization and profiling technology into LexisNexis…

Categories: General Law

Does First Amendment protect augmented reality games like Pokémon Go? Suit raises the issue

Thu, 2017-06-08 08:00

A Wisconsin county is fighting a First Amendment lawsuit that challenges its attempt to regulate augmented reality games like Pokémon Go.

In a May 31…

Categories: General Law

Supreme Court lifts stay, allowing execution of Alabama inmate on Thursday

Wed, 2017-06-07 13:04

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday evening lifted a stay of execution granted to an Alabama inmate who joined with other inmates to challenge the…

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