Litigation

Trademark Law Restricting 'Scandalous' Speech Found Unconstitutional
Supreme Court
Trademark Law Restricting 'Scandalous' Speech Found Unconstitutional
2019-06-24 20:59:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a section of the federal trademark law that prohibited businesses from registering marks that some might see as scandalous or immoral. The ruling is a victory for the fashion brand FUCT, and... Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power
State News
Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Lame-Duck Laws Curbing Democrats Power
2019-06-21 20:09:15
by Dan McCue

Wisconsin's Supreme Court upheld lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Democratic Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, on Friday, a win for state Republicans, but one that might be only temporary. The victory was on procedural grounds only,... Read More

Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Says 40-Foot-Tall Cross on Public Land in Maryland Can Stay
2019-06-21 12:47:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A large, cross-shaped memorial to the dead of World War I that has stood in the grassy median of a local roadway for nearly a century, can stay right where it is, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.... Read More

Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District
Supreme Court
Virginia Election to Proceed With Redrawn District
2019-06-17 19:38:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters in Virginia will elect members of the state's House of Delegates in districts drawn on a map considered to be favorable to Democrats, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 5-4 ruling comes in a case... Read More

Attorneys General File Lawsuit to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
Litigation
Attorneys General File Lawsuit to Block T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
2019-06-13 16:03:18
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - The Attorneys General from ten states including New York and California filed a lawsuit this week to stop the proposed merger between telecommunications companies T-Mobile and Sprint. In a federal complaint filed in New York on Tuesday, the... Read More

Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality
Litigation
Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality
2019-06-07 21:35:36
by Tom Ramstack

A federal appeals court in Portland, Oregon heard arguments this week in a lawsuit that accuses the Trump administration of endangering the future of children by its environmental policies that do little to avoid climate change. The lawsuit was filed... Read More

Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
Law
Supreme Court to Wade Into Piracy's Murky Waters With Blackbeard Copyright Case
2019-06-04 19:56:06
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal involving both the 18th century pirate Blackbeard and the question of whether a state can be sued for using another's copyrighted work without permission. At the center of the case are... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office
Litigation
Lawsuit Claims Mississippi Employs Racist Means to Keep Blacks Out of Statewide Office
2019-05-30 20:27:42
by Dan McCue

A federal lawsuit filed in Jackson, Mississippi claims the state unlawfully continues to employ a racist provision inserted in its constitution in the 1890s to prevent African Americans from being elected governor or to any other statewide office. In a... Read More

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban
Civil Rights
ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban
2019-05-24 20:40:26
by Dan McCue

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Friday to block an Alabama law that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. The... Read More

Battle Over Trump Income Taxes Poised to Escalate As Congress Returns
Political News
Battle Over Trump Income Taxes Poised to Escalate As Congress Returns
2019-04-29 18:25:54
by Dan McCue

As lawmakers returned to Washington on Monday, a dominant question in the air was just how contentious things are likely to get as a number of House committees resume their investigations of President Donald Trump. Among those in a state... Read More

Momentum Builds In Wisconsin for an In-State Solution to Partisan Gerrymandering
Political News
Momentum Builds In Wisconsin for an In-State Solution to Partisan Gerrymandering
2019-04-26 20:36:04
by Dan McCue

As Wisconsinites await the outcome of two partisan gerrymandering cases heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, momentum is growing for in-state resolution to a very similar controversy. Earlier this month, three counties passed resolutions asking the state legislature... Read More

US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation
Litigation
US Court Allows Patent for Marijuana Formulation
2019-04-23 21:14:17
by Tom Ramstack

A federal court ruling last week set a precedent for property rights to cannabis products in the quickly growing marijuana industry. U.S. District Judge William Martinez, an Obama appointee who presides in Colorado, ruled that cannabinoid formulations can be considered... Read More

Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases
Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Take Up LGBT Job Discrimination Cases
2019-04-22 20:20:31
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up the question of whether provisions of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting employment discrimination applies to LGBT individuals. The justices said they would hear Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia,... Read More

Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
Litigation
Trump Sues Cummings to Block Subpoena of Financial Records
2019-04-22 20:13:50
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization on Monday sued the Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform to block a subpoena that seeks years of the president's financial records. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District... Read More

North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020
Voting
North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020
2019-04-15 21:52:13
by Dan McCue

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued by state colleges, universities and other institutions have to meet before they can be used as photo Voter ID in... Read More

Michael Avenatti Charged with Extortion, Bank and Wire Fraud
Law
Michael Avenatti Charged with Extortion, Bank and Wire Fraud
2019-04-11 22:54:21
by Dan McCue

Attorney Michael Avenatti, the longtime foe of President Donald Trump best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested in New York on Monday on charges of extortion and bank and wire fraud. Geoffrey S. Berman, U.S. Attorney for... Read More

Baltimore Sues To Force Second Jewel Of Triple Crown To Stay Put
Litigation
Baltimore Sues To Force Second Jewel Of Triple Crown To Stay Put
2019-03-20 21:34:55
by Dan McCue

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh sued the owners of Pimlico Race Course on Tuesday in a bid to block them from moving one of the city's signature sporting events, the Preakness Stakes, to another thoroughbred racing track in Maryland. Pugh, a... Read More

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