A federal appeals court has ruled that a former inmate who alleged that prison officials cut short his observance of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot doesn't have to show a “substantial burden” on his religious beliefs to prevail on his First Amendment free exercise claim.
Nov 28, 2023 12:10 PM CST
Murals that are deemed to be “offensive” can be covered up, despite an artist’s objections that such actions violate their rights, according to a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York.
Aug 21, 2023 12:08 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider the propriety of a bankruptcy plan for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that shielded the company’s current owners from future civil liability in exchange for a $6 billion payout.
Aug 10, 2023 4:23 PM CDT
A Connecticut law ending a religious exemption for required vaccinations does not violate constitutional guarantees, including the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, a federal appeals court has held.
Aug 9, 2023 8:41 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld a bankruptcy plan for Purdue Pharma that shielded the company’s owners from liability in civil opioid lawsuits in exchange for their agreement to contribute up to $6 billion to resolve the litigation.
Jun 1, 2023 1:35 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday accepted two cases that consider whether public officials may violate the First Amendment when they block people from personal social media accounts that discuss their government roles.
Apr 24, 2023 3:05 PM CDT
The top court for Washington, D.C., declined to say Thursday whether former President Donald Trump was acting within the scope of his presidential employment when he denied rape claims by writer E. Jean Carroll.
Apr 14, 2023 11:48 AM CDT
Two conservative justices are raising concerns about judge-appointed prosecutors in a dissent from the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case of disbarred environmental lawyer Steven Donziger.
Mar 27, 2023 11:56 AM CDT
A police officer’s confiscation of two signs reading “Cops Ahead” violated the First Amendment rights of the man who was holding them, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Mar 2, 2023 1:32 PM CST
Legal industry adds 2,400 jobs
The legal services sector added 2,400 jobs in January, according to preliminary and seasonally adjusted figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.…
Feb 3, 2023 3:09 PM CST
The ABA has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to support the argument that federal criminal statutes do not require a New York defendant who was convicted for his role in a murder related to drug trafficking to be sentenced to mandatory consecutive sentences.
Jan 30, 2023 12:58 PM CST
New York’s new concealed-carry restrictions remain in place during appeals as a result of an order Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jan 11, 2023 10:38 AM CST
Standing issues and a lack of notice have doomed a challenge to a transgender-inclusive sports policy. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York ruled Friday against four cisgender athletes in Connecticut who alleged that the policy deprived them of a fair shot at statewide track titles in high school.
Dec 19, 2022 10:50 AM CST
Alanna Smith (from left), Selina Soule and Chelsea Mitchell prepare to speak at a news conference in February 2020 outside the Connecticut State Capitol. They are three of four cisgender athletes who alleged that a transgender-inclusive sports policy deprived them of a fair shot at statewide track titles in high school. Photo by Pat Eaton-Robb/The Associated Press.
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering two cases in which the defendants argue that federal fraud law doesn't cover alleged bid rigging and payments to a nongovernment official to get state business.
Nov 28, 2022 10:25 AM CST
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that former President Donald Trump was a government employee when he denied rape claims by writer E. Jean Carroll, a decision that could shield Trump from personal liability in the woman’s defamation lawsuit.
Sep 29, 2022 12:33 PM CDT