State Government

92 ABA Journal State Government articles.

DA’s husband faces charges for pointing gun at protesters on their porch
The husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey is facing misdemeanor charges for pointing his gun at protesters on their porch.
Activists are fighting new voter suppression tactics in court

Despite legislative achievements, it wasn’t long until end runs were made around voter protection laws, and those efforts are alive and well, election law attorneys and voting rights advocates say.

In apparent first, teachers union sues Florida governor to stop schools from reopening during COVID-19 crisis
A teachers union sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state education commissioner on Monday in a bid to block the reopening of schools.
After lawyers charged for waving guns at protesters, Missouri attorney general plans to intervene
Husband and wife lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey were each charged with unlawful use of a weapon Monday for waving guns at protesters outside their St. Louis home last month. The Missouri governor and attorney general opposed the charges.
Oregon sues US agencies over protest arrests; what gave feds authority to intervene?
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum alleged in a lawsuit Friday that federal agencies dispatched to Portland, Oregon, demonstrations are violating protesters’ constitutional rights.
Afternoon Briefs: Governor sues over mask mandate; court openings paused

Georgia governor sues Atlanta to block mask mandate

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a mask mandate by the city of Atlanta. The July 16…

Afternoon Briefs: Protesters charged in state AG protest; Zoom comment aftermath

87 protesters charged with trying to intimidate prosecutor

Eighty-seven protesters arrested at the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron have been charged with felony intimidation for trying to influence…

Afternoon Briefs: Michael Cohen sent back to jail; former state chief justice’s suit against actor can proceed

Trump’s former personal lawyer returns to jail after refusing home confinement terms

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was returned to jail Thursday after refusing to sign a…

Courthouses in this state grapple with rise in judges and staff testing positive for COVID-19
Several courthouses across Georgia shut down this week as judges and staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Afternoon Briefs: PACER gets a redesign; SCOTUS turns down border wall case

PACER is redesigned to be easier to use

PACER, the federal judiciary’s website for electronic court filings, has gotten a redesign. The site has new navigational tools, simplified instructions…

Police union sues state attorney general over plans to publish names of disciplined cops
The union that represents New Jersey state troopers is suing New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to stop his plan to publicly release the names of troopers who have been disciplined.
Indiana attorney general is suspended for 30 days for inappropriate touching at party
Updated: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has been suspended from law practice for 30 days for the inappropriate touching of four women during a 2018 party at a bar.
Second lawmaker sues over Illinois stay-at-home order; first plaintiff won limited TRO
The co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in Illinois has filed a lawsuit that challenges the state’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, calling it “as broad as an ocean.”
Lawyer is accused of threatening governor in social media posts
A Kentucky lawyer was arrested Tuesday on a charge of terroristic threatening for comments that he made about the Democratic Kentucky governor on Facebook.
In new opinion, 5th Circuit halts medication abortions in Texas under nonessential surgery ban
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans reinstated a ban Monday on medication abortions in Texas under the governor’s order banning nonessential surgeries during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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