63 ABA Journal Local Government articles.
Jul 1, 2019 9:35 AM CDT
How much does the Roberts Court care about precedent and stare decisis? Ultimately, this will be crucial as the U.S. Supreme Court reconsiders issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and gay and lesbian rights.
Jun 27, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
In a self-imposed Sisyphean task, the team at Measures for Justice travels the U.S. unearthing, collecting and publishing criminal justice data. Today, Christian Gossett, district attorney for Winnebago County, Wisconsin, says more people are being released quicker pretrial, and he’s working with researchers to improve equity in diversion, thanks to the initial data made available by Measures for Justice.
Jun 18, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday against two producers who argued that a public access TV channel violated their First Amendment rights when it stopped airing their video.
Jun 17, 2019 3:15 PM CDT
As part of the appropriately named “Operation Meltdown,” New York City seized 46 ice cream trucks June 5 for thwarting parking enforcement measures and evading millions of dollars of imposed…
Jun 10, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
Alaska Native leaders called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr for federal aid and greater authority for tribes to prosecute certain crimes, saying Wednesday that a dangerous lack of law…
May 31, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
A circuit clerk in Lincoln County, Missouri, who sued three local judges says she was literally ousted from her office Tuesday.
The clerk, Karla Allsberry, says in a statement that…
May 30, 2019 9:25 AM CDT
A cupcake entrepreneur has lost her constitutional challenge to Chicago’s food truck regulations before the Illinois Supreme Court.
The state high court rejected constitutional claims by Laura Pekarik, who operated…
May 23, 2019 3:51 PM CDT
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has upheld a Springfield, Missouri, ordinance that bans women but not men from exposing their nipples in public.
May 8, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
Apr 29, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
Apr 25, 2019 3:44 PM CDT
No more 2:30 a.m. pill calls, 4 a.m. breakfasts or noisy overnight maintenance in jails in one San Francisco Bay Area county, a federal judge ruled Monday.
In a preliminary…
Apr 24, 2019 12:32 PM CDT
Parking enforcement officers in Saginaw, Michigan, who use chalk to mark the tires of cars to track how long they have been parked are violating the constitution, a federal appeals…
Apr 23, 2019 12:17 PM CDT
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the city of Philadelphia can sever its contract with a Catholic foster care agency that refuses to place children with same-sex couples.
Apr 23, 2019 11:02 AM CDT
A proposed bill in Texas would provide a new security card to attorneys, so they can skip security lines in courthouses in any of the state’s 254 counties.
Texas Apr 23, 2019 7:15 AM CDT