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Summary: Law schools are beginning to offer marijuana legislation courses, allowing students to stay current on the status of legalization laws across the country. The debate about legalizing marijuana has been heating up in courtrooms nationwide, and it looks like…>read moreNo Comment December 22, 2014
Summary: The torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday could lead to international legal action. It is possible that new legal cases will be brought against American officials who took part in the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation program…>read moreNo Comment December 11, 2014
Summary: A case against UPS from an employee has reached the Supreme Court as Peggy Young battles to gain protections for pregnant workers. Peggy Young is an employee of the United Parcel Service who was placed on unpaid leave when she…>read moreNo Comment December 2, 2014
Summary: A teenage boy is facing two years in prison for posing inappropriately with a statue of Jesus and posting photos of the pose on the Internet. The prosecutor assigned to the case has stated the boy’s actions were offensive and has…>read more1 Comment September 17, 2014
Summary: Clayton Lockett was sentenced to death on April 29 of this year. After he received his lethal injection, he groaned and writhed on the gurney before he finally died 43 minutes later. Now, the ACLU, as well as some…>read moreNo Comment August 25, 2014
Summary: Lawyers who have traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to help protesters with their case, have been taken into custody multiple times this past week. King Downing, an attorney from New York, was walking the streets of Ferguson, Missouri this week. He…>read moreNo Comment August 21, 2014
Summary: Should the United States Supreme Court not intervene in Virginia’s battle against same-sex marriage, couples could begin to tie the knot as early as next week. If the United States Supreme Court does not intervene, same-sex marriages in the state…>read more1 Comment August 14, 2014
The federal government was sued on Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children who are involved in deportation hearings, according to NPR. The lawsuit, which is a class-action suit, was…>read moreNo Comment July 10, 2014
A Justice Department memo was released by a federal court on Monday that justifies the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki with the use of a drone, according to The Huffington Post. There were quite a few redactions by the government that…>read moreNo Comment June 24, 2014
A lawsuit has been filed against the Alameda County Sheriff that claims the department violated the rights of a woman and broke the law when ordering 72-year-old Susan Harman to take a pregnancy test, according to KTVU. The incident occurred…>read moreNo Comment June 3, 2014
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