Law

North Carolina Law Makes Facebook A Felony For Former Sex Offenders

In 2010, Lester Packingham was convicted of having a Facebook account. That's a crime in North Carolina, which bars registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether that law …

North Carolina

Queensland doctor in abortion case says 'vexatious' complaint shows laws need reform

David MacFarlane says he had to find work overseas after treating ‘Q’, a 12-year-old forced to seek court approval<p>A doctor says he has been forced to find work overseas in the fallout from a high-profile abortion case that sparked the current push for law reform in Queensland.<p>Obstetrician David …

Abortion

DJI Phantom 4 Pro, or DJI Mavic Pro? You Can't Go Wrong with Either of These Drones for Free

Terms of Service<p>THIS FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE (THE "TERMS OF SERVICE") CONSTITUTE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE OPERATOR OF THIS …

Net Neutrality

Quebec accused of heavy-handed bargaining by striking lawyers

Lawyers plead with Liberals to avoid passing back-to-work bill<p>Striking government lawyers are urging Treasury Minister Pierre Moreau to consider …

Canada

We Asked an Expert If You Can Really Make Catfishing Illegal

A British woman is calling on the government to criminalize catfishing—but is she going to have any luck?<p><i>(Top image: Screen shot from the trailer for 'Catfish' / Universal Pictures)</i><p>Since the early days of the internet, people have been tricked into falling in love with someone who turns out to be …

Saif Ali Khan

Neil Gorsuch’s philosophical mentor cites “natural law” to reject same-sex marriage and abortion

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is a gift to conservatives: Neil Gorsuch has a history of defending religious liberties and has written extensively on the value of human life with regards to euthanasia. But, while Gorsuch’s judicial history has been extensively discussed, it’s also …

Theology

Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. and the Absent Presumption Against Extraterritoriality

<i>Guest Post by Tim Holbrook, Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. Professor Holbrook has written extensively on the extraterritorial</i> …

Judge rules against dismissing charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

(CNN)A military judge has ruled against dismissing charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl despite his lawyers' claim that President Donald Trump violated their client's due-process rights.<p>Bergdahl faces charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers after he disappeared from his base in …

Bowe Bergdahl

Metro union: 2015 elections ‘slightly flawed,’ but ‘intent was honorable’

Metro’s largest union admitted that rules may not have been followed “to the letter” in its disputed 2015 officer elections, but argued that any violations were not committed with malicious intentions and that the $300,000 cost of conducting a new election would be an unjust punishment.<p>“While the …

Unions

Bill Cosby's Other Accusers Will Not Be Allowed to Testify at His Upcoming Criminal Trial for Sexual Assault

The Pennsylvania judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s criminal case and trial for sexual assault gave the defense a small pre-trial victory Friday and …

Misogyny

How Appealing

Saturday, February 25, 2017<p><b>"Legality of Legislator-Led Prayer Still Murky, Scholars Say":</b> Patrick L. Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report. <br>Posted …

Judiciary

Is the AR-15 a 'Weapon of War'?

A key court ruling this week may encourage more states to ban assault weapons.<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on the Trace.</i><p>Are AR-15s military weapons, designed for inflicting maximum damage to enemy troops? Or are they part of the American civilian gun owner's heritage, essential for …

Guns

Are undocumented immigrants committing a crime? Not necessarily

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump says he plans to crack down on illegal immigration.<p>But what exactly does "illegal" mean in this context?<p>Six barriers to Trump's border security plans<p>Under federal law, it is a crime for anyone to enter into the US without the approval of an immigration officer …

Immigration

State appeals court dismisses Plano officials from lawsuit | Plano

The court went on to say in its ruling that "the City Secretary's duty under section 7.03 is clear: the secretary must present the petition to the …

Texas

Twelve cases in Alberta dismissed since Jordan decision

A dozen cases have been dismissed since the Supreme Court of Canada’s Jordan decision last year and Alberta’s justice minister says measures are …

Supreme Court of Canada

House approves amended tort reform amendment; rejects compromise

The House today added an amendment to the<b> "tort reform" constitutional amendment</b> proposal to lift actual and punitive damage caps from $250,000 to …

Government

U.S. appeals court overturns judge's decision to halt Jefferson Parish's eviction of nonprofit healthcare provider

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a judge's decision last year to block a nonprofit health care provider's eviction from a pair of …

Health Care

The One Thing People Do To Successfully Leave The Law

For us unhappy lawyers, leaving the practice of law to find an alternative career is not actually hard.<p>Gaining the initial courage to face the fear …

Success

RBS CEO Criticizes Ex-Vice Chairman's Decision to Sue the Bank - Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Ross McEwan criticized the bank’s former vice-chairman, Angus Grossart, for looking to a …

Financial Services

Jackson County to appeal decision on meeting prayers

JACKSON — Jackson County says it will ask a full appeals court to consider a decision that halted a tradition of Christian-only prayers at public …

Detroit

Appeal court clears step-grandfather accused of child-sex crime

A man left reeling by a child-sex conviction has been cleared after his step-granddaughter recanted, saying she was forced to make up the story by …

Crime

Supreme Court Sides with Girl Denied Service Dog at School

The family of a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who was barred from bringing her service dog to school is hailing a Supreme Court ruling in their …

School Districts

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

<b>The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products.</b><p>Earlier this month a US court ruled that Oculus had used ZeniMax's code without permission.<p>If the ban is granted, it could limit the number of …

Virtual Reality

Zuma's decision on Jiba, Mrwebi 'hardly surprising' - DA

Jeanette Chabalala, News24<p>Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma’s decision to not suspend or institute an inquiry into the fitness to hold office of …

Jacob Zuma

President Trump, The Rule Of Law, And The Separation Of Powers

There seems to be a sound legal basis to prevent attempts at arbitrary government.<p><i>This was originally posted on Urban Lawyers, please follow this blog as I will be posting there as well.</i><p>Donald Trump has been all over headlines since the moment he began holding the office of POTUS (and before that …

Government

Law Grad Files Rambling Lawsuit Against Twitter And Her Law School

She missed some important lessons in law school...

Law School

Amazon argues Alexa data in murder case is protected by First Amendment

Amazon is currently battling the State of Arkansas, which wants Amazon to deliver any information that may have been collected by an Echo device …

First Amendment

Judge Blocks California Law Prohibiting IMDb From Publishing Actors’ Ages

After nearly two months of refusing to comply with a recently enacted California law that requires it remove information about actors’ ages and …

Consumer Protection

Lynn Tilton suffers setback in fraud case

Lynn Tilton suffered a minor setback at the hands of the New York State Supreme Court Thursday.<p>In a split (3-2) decision, judges for the court’s …

Fraud

Life Technologies wins Supreme Court patent case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Life Technologies in a lawsuit brought by rival Promega that alleged patent infringement.<p>The …

Patents