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Abortion Opponents Back Personhood Amendments; Effort Likely to Succeed in Miss., Prof Says

Mississippi voters will be asked to vote Nov. 8 on a “personhood” amendment, a new tack in the abortion fight that is splitting abortion opponents.

The proposed state constitutional amendment…

GOP Contenders Campaign Against the Federal Judiciary; One Candidate Wants to Ax the 9th Circuit

Six out of eight candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are backing limits on the federal judiciary, ranging from an end to lifetime tenure to impeachment to curbs on jurisdiction.

Scalia Lumps Kelo Decision with Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade

Justice Antonin Scalia predicted Monday that the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London will be overturned.

Speaking to students at the Chicago-Kent School of Law, Scalia…

Ethics Panel Recommends Indefinite Suspension for Ex-Kansas AG

Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline should be indefinitely suspended from practicing law for his alleged misconduct in the handling of criminal investigations of abortion providers in the mid-2000s, a…

Judge Refuses to Block Kansas Law Restricting Insurance Coverage for Abortions

A federal judge refused Thursday to block enforcement of a new Kansas law restricting insurance coverage for abortions.

The law, which took effect July 1, prohibits insurance companies from offering…

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Idaho Law Criminalizing Certain Abortions

A federal judge has temporarily barred Idaho from enforcing a decades-old state law prohibiting women from terminating their own pregnancy.

The law, enacted in 1972, criminalizes abortions not specifically authorized…

5th Circuit Chief Judge Tells Sparks His Caustic Orders Are Ill-Advised and Not Very Funny

A Texas federal judge in the news lately for his sarcastic orders chastising lawyers is now himself facing criticism from the chief judge of the New Orleans-based court that hears…

After Fierce Federal Judge’s Invitation to ‘Kindergarten Party,’ 2 Lawyers Settle Case

Updated: A federal judge known for not mincing words swiftly achieved the desired effect by inviting two apparently squabbling attorneys to a “kindergarten party” in his Austin, Texas, courtroom.

Following…

Judge Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law; Lawyer Responds to Earlier Benchslap

A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas law that required women seeking abortions to view sonograms of the fetus and listen to the heartbeat.

U.S. District Judge…

Love Hurts: Mich. Law Prof Explores Love and Heartache in Japanese Culture

Friendlier State Legislatures Lead to a Rise in Anti-Abortion Legislation

10th Circuit Nominee Is Derailed; Opposing Senator Cites Position on Health Care Law

The nomination of a former Kansas attorney general to a federal appeals court has been scuttled amid controversy over his stance on Obama’s health care law and an abortion clinic…

Lawyer Known as Patron Saint of Hopeless Cases Is Representing Whitey Bulger

Corrected: Alleged mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger is being represented at public expense by a well-known Boston lawyer known for taking on difficult cases.

He is J.W. Carney Jr., once…

Second Lives: For These Former Justices, Retirement Is No Day at the Beach

Whodunit? Kentucky Cops Probe Source of Leaked Abortion Opinion

Kentucky police are investigating a mystery involving a leaked Kentucky appeals opinion on minors’ abortion rights.

The once-secret opinion allows minor girls from other states to ask Kentucky judges for…

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