Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility


Jul 6, 2011

Court orders immediate halt to gay military ban

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court ordered the U.S. government on Wednesday to immediately cease enforcing the ban on openly gay members of the military, a move that could speed the repeal of the 17-year-old rule.

Jun 27, 2011

Court: California can’t ban violent video games from sale, rental

WASHINGTON , D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to “restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed” despite complaints about graphic violence.

Jun 27, 2011

Court: Calif. can’t ban violent video game sales

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court says California cannot ban the rental or sale of violent video games to children. The high court agreed Monday with a federal court's decision to throw out California's ban on the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.

Jun 21, 2011

Court lifts order against Indian cigarette tax

BUFFALO — New York's decades-old quest to tax the millions of cartons of cigarettes sold by Indian tribes to non-Native customers was revived on Tuesday after an appeals court lifted an order blocking collection of the $4.35-per-pack tax.

May 26, 2011

Lawmakers seek to ban mandatory arbitration clauses

Taking aim at a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say strips workers and consumers of their right to redress against powerful corporations, lawmakers in both houses have reintroduced the Arbitration Fairness Act, which would bar pre-dispute mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts and in civil rights disputes.

Dec 9, 2010

Lawmaker seeks energy drink ban

RIVERHEAD — A Suffolk county lawmaker on eastern Long Island wants to ban the sale of non-alcoholic energy drinks to anyone younger than 19. The proposal is believed to be the first in New York state.

Dec 9, 2010

Cuomo, lobbyist agree to pension ban

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he reached a settlement with one of Albany’s most influential lobbyists that would ban her from appearing before the state comptroller for five years.

Nov 30, 2010

Assembly passes temp ‘hydrofracking’ ban

ALBANY — The New York Assembly has approved a temporary ban on “hydrofracking” and plans to return for more action following an overnight session that ended at about 4 a.m. The measure would ban hydraulic fracturing ...

Nov 12, 2010

High Court allows gay military ban, for now

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue.

Sep 24, 2010

AT&T customers must arbitrate charge claims

Non-California residents must arbitrate claims alleging that AT&T improperly imposed certain monthly charges on its customers, the 10th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.

Jul 2, 2010

New York bill would ban BPA in children’s products

Children’s products that contain bisphenol A would be prohibited in the state of New York under a bill that has been approved by the state Legislature and is awaiting the governor’s signature.

Jun 21, 2010

Biotech alfalfa ban lifted

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said a federal judge went too far when he banned the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa seeds after claims that the plants might harm the environment.

Case Digests

See all Case Digests

Law News

See All Law News


How Is My Site?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...