89 ABA Journal State Government articles.amicus brief that sides with three lawyers who contend that mandatory membership in the State Bar of Texas violates their First Amendment right against coerced speech.
May 7, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is no longer welcome on the Pine Ridge Reservation because of her support for anti-rioting laws passed in response to protests of the Keystone XL…
May 3, 2019 3:20 PM CDT
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“Aloha” means hello and goodbye and signifies love, compassion and kindness. Since last year, the Hawaiian word also has been legally connected to poke, a bowl of diced raw fish.…
Apr 26, 2019 10:44 AM CDT
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A Florida Department of Corrections lawyer who made derogatory comments about black people on Facebook resigned Wednesday.
Eric Giunta, the department’s assistant general counsel since December 2017, wrote that…
Apr 25, 2019 9:16 AM 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 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
State attorneys general are increasingly banding together to challenge presidential actions by filing lawsuits.
The trend began during the Obama administration and accelerated after President Donald Trump took office, Apr 10, 2019 11:22 AM CDT
Understaffed and overcrowded men’s prisons in Alabama fail to protect prisoners from prisoner-on-prisoner sexual abuse and violence and fail to provide safe and sanitary conditions, according to a Department of…
Apr 4, 2019 9:27 AM CDT
A requirement that grade-school girls wear shorts, jumpers or skorts (which look like a skirt but include shortslike fabric underneath) at a public charter school violates the equal protection clause…
Apr 1, 2019 3:12 PM CDT
On Wednesday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., blocked work requirements imposed on Medicaid recipients in Kentucky and Arkansas.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in the Arkansas decision…
Mar 28, 2019 11:23 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the National Park Service did not have the authority to ban use of hovercrafts on Alaska’s Nation River.
The high court ruled on…
Mar 26, 2019 2:35 PM CDT
Purdue Pharma and its owners have agreed to a $270 million settlement with Oklahoma in the state’s lawsuit claiming OxyContin contributed to an opioid epidemic, according to multiple publications.
Mar 26, 2019 12:43 PM CDT