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Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child abuse case, court rules

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Home Daily News Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:40 pm CST The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a $35 million judgment against Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to report that one of its members had been sexually abusing children for years. In its 7-0 decision, the … Continue reading “Jehovah’s Witnesses not negligent in $35M child abuse case, court rules”

California Court of Appeal Aligns with Ninth Circuit on ADA Website Accessibility Standards

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When plaintiffs sue companies alleging that their websites do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), courts start by answering two threshold legal questions. Does the ADA apply to websites? And if it does, which websites does it apply to? At least seven federal circuit courts have answered these questions and have reached … Continue reading “California Court of Appeal Aligns with Ninth Circuit on ADA Website Accessibility Standards”

Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct

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Home Daily News Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving… Corporate Law By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 9:39 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, who recently came under fire for his relationships with women who worked at the company, announced Friday that he will retire at the … Continue reading “Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct”

Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules

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Home Daily News Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve,… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:08 pm CST The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an airshow in 2007. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. An appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Air Force from discharging two airmen because of … Continue reading “Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules”

Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law

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Home Daily News Appeals court directs all California cities… Immigration Law By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:13 pm CST Image from from Shutterstock.com. All California cities must follow the “sanctuary state” law, which restricts local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, an appeals court ruled Friday. California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal said … Continue reading “Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law”

NYC bar calls for investigation into AG Barr over conduct that threatens ‘impartial administration of justice’

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Home Daily News NYC bar calls for investigation into AG Barr… Attorney General By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 10:02 am CST U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. In a rare move, the New York City Bar Association has asked Congress to investigate U.S. Attorney General William Barr for recent conduct that … Continue reading “NYC bar calls for investigation into AG Barr over conduct that threatens ‘impartial administration of justice’”

Some leaders in this state want to reform bail reform

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Home Daily News Some leaders in this state want to reform… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss January 10, 2020, 10:27 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Some political leaders in New York are calling for changes to a new law that bars cash bail requirements for many nonviolent criminal defendants. Among those who would like … Continue reading “Some leaders in this state want to reform bail reform”

Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend

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Home Daily News Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying… Criminal Justice By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 2:25 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer. Oliver Jason Brown, 40, who practices criminal, family and … Continue reading “Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend”

It’s too late to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, DOJ says in legal opinion

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Home Daily News It’s too late to ratify the Equal Rights… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss January 9, 2020, 12:21 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The Equal Rights Amendment can’t become part of the U.S. Constitution because Congress’ deadline for ratification has expired, according to a legal opinion by the Department of Justice’s Office … Continue reading “It’s too late to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, DOJ says in legal opinion”

Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers ‘Bridgegate’ prosecutions

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Home Web First Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers ‘Bridgegate’… U.S. Supreme Court By Mark Walsh January 9, 2020, 1:18 pm CST The George Washington Bridge connects Manhattan and Fort Lee, New Jersey. Photo from Shutterstock. “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” That was the now-infamous 2013 email that launched “Bridgegate,” when three officials schemed … Continue reading “Crosstown traffic: SCOTUS considers ‘Bridgegate’ prosecutions”

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