In an unusual Family Court case, a Webster teen has successfully petitioned to force her father to provide support after he claimed she was “constructively emancipated” because she voluntarily moved out of his home without cause and was capable of ...Read More »
If Neil Gorsuch wins confirmation to the Supreme Court, he could cast the deciding vote on President Donald Trump’s travel ban against immigrants from certain countries. But it’s far from certain how he would vote. According to an Associated Press ...Read More »
ATLANTA — In a setback for gay rights advocates who had hoped for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation. A ...Read More »
Despite perennial inaction by lawmakers, the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has once again recommended three reforms related to the Commission’s duties. The 290-page annual report included a call for the state Legislature to allow the state Court ...
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Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, said he was fired Saturday after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the ...Read More »
The Justice Department on Monday laid out its first significant legal defense of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing in a court filing that the harms opponents say it causes are “speculative” and that the president was well within ...Read More »
Legislation passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday could drastically reduce the number of class-action lawsuits if it’s passed in the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump. Lawmakers approved the Republican-sponsored Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of ...
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SEATTLE — Some of the states that helped derail President Trump’s first travel ban are mounting efforts to block his second one, saying that while the new order applies to fewer people, it’s infected with the same legal problems. Hawaii ...Read More »
BERKELEY, Calif. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday that she is saddened to see that many people have lost confidence in judges and believe they are political. Sotomayor made the comments while taking questions from law students ...Read More »
SEATTLE — In stepping up legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, Democratic attorneys general are trying to use the court system to thwart the executive branch in the same way their GOP counterparts did under President Barack ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — When Justice Antonin Scalia backed out of a book project with writing partner Bryan Garner, the justice recommended who might take his place. Neil Gorsuch was first on this list. Experts who spend time examining the writing of ...Read More »