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Local Government

66 ABA Journal Local Government articles.

Chalking tires constitutes unreasonable search, 6th Circuit rules

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…

Catholic foster care agency loses fight over refusing to place kids with same-sex couples

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.


A new bill in this state would allow attorneys to skip courthouse security

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.


Judge blocks parents’ move to quash measles vaccination order

A Brooklyn judge has upheld New York City’s mandatory measles vaccination order, rejecting arguments from parents of unvaccinated children that the current outbreak does not justify “drastic emergency measures” that…

Justice system helmed by black women serves community

In South Fulton, Georgia, black women account for the entirety of the municipal court staff. They bring a different perspective to implement innovative programming that can help ease often-strained community relationships.