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Judge Tosses Calorie-Posting Rule

A federal judge has ruled New York City did not have the authority to require fast-food restaurants to post calorie information.

The New York regulation, which applied to restaurants that…

LA ‘Health Zoning’ Would Limit Fast Food

Los Angeles is considering a two-year ban on new fast food restaurants in part of the city, in order to encourage residents to eat better food.

The approach, which the…

1940s Justice Influences Terrorism Cases

A justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1940s has had a major influence in several recent opinions, thanks to one of his former clerks—U.S. Supreme Court Justice John…

Explicit Web Site Justifies Cop Firing, Court Rules

The First Amendment does not protect an Arizona police officer fired for posting sexually explicit videos on a Web site, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 9th U.S. Circuit…

Law Prof Battled Bush at the White House

What many contend was an excessive use of executive power by President George W. Bush is suddenly the topic of the month. An insider who happens to be a law…

FL County Fires Attorney Over Land Deal

A longtime attorney for a county on Florida’s Gulf Coast has lost her job over her involvement as a legal adviser in a controversial land deal between Pinellas County and…

Defense Lawyers Give Terror Effort a D+

In an article that has sparked lively debate on the Internet, the ABA Journal discusses the results of a poll of 50 defense lawyers about the legal system’s response to…

Accounting for Lives

The 9/11 victim compensation fund worked. But what about the next time?

2 Men Wed, Then Iowa Ruling Suspended

Two gay men in Iowa persuaded a judge to approve an expedited wedding, paid an extra $5 fee and were married today, apparently becoming the first same-sex couple to wed…

Law Grad Wins Case, Keeps on Truckin’

A would-be lawyer with a green pickup has succeeded in overturning a Florida city ordinance that barred him from parking overnight in residential areas.

Lowell Kuvin, who is waiting for…

$307 K Fee Is Price of Foot-Dragging

California has been burned by a “scorched-earth” approach to litigation over pay policies for inmates who work for private employers on prison grounds.

A California appeals court affirmed an award…

Same-Sex Iowa Couples Can Marry

The judge’s ruling was so recent that one man was listed as the groom and the other was listed as the bride on their Polk County, Iowa, marriage license application.…

Gov’t Report Pans Law School Affirmative Action

In a controversial report, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights may not call for an outright ban on law school affirmative action. But by putting its weight behind a 2004…

Client Balks at Bare-Bones Bill

The school board for the Bethlehem, Pa., area wasn’t sure about paying a $60,670 charge by the board’s legal counsel until they actually saw the bill.

But they were even…

Fence-Building Crime Time: 6 Months

A California man with no prior record has been sentenced to six months in jail. His crime? Building a fence at his home on what the city of Torrance apparently…

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