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Minnesota top court finds part of disorderly conduct law unconstitutional

October 6, 2017

Via: Jurist

The Minnesota Supreme Court overruled part of a state disorderly conduct statute on Wednesday, saying that it violated the First Amendment because it is “overbroad.” Minnesota Statues 609.72, subd. 1(2) makes it a crime for a person to disrupt a […]


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Can You Be Fired for Having Your Period at Work?

September 13, 2017

Via: FindLaw

‘Every woman dreads getting period symptoms when they’re not expecting them,’ said Alisha Coleman, but I never thought I could be fired for it.’ It’s not a legal question often asked, but Coleman should know better than most. She was […]


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Federal appeals court rules Wyoming data-trespassing law subject to First Amendment

September 11, 2017

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Thursday that Wyoming Statute § 6-3-414(c) and Wyoming Statute 40-27-101(c) are subject to First Amendment protections of free speech. The statutes, referred to as data-trespassing laws, define the crime of “civil trespass to access […]


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What Are the Penalties for Looting?

September 7, 2017

Via: FindLaw

In the wake of a natural disaster, or large protest or assembly gone wrong, looters and other opportunistic thieves can make matters much worse. Looting is stealing, which is never legal (though in matters of life or death, it might […]


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Here’s the Latest on Trump Immigration Reform Efforts

September 6, 2017

Via: FindLaw

It’s not untrue to say that Donald Trump has had a ‘busy’ presidency — the Twitterer-in-Chief has been as active on social media as he has been with executive orders. But many of those orders have been met with litigation […]


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Apple and Nokia settle ongoing patent dispute

September 5, 2017

Via: Jurist

After a six-month legal dispute over the right to use patents and other intellectual property, Apple and Nokia reached a settlement Tuesday that covers all ends of the lawsuits filed. The suit came as a result of Apple stating that […]


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Texas governor signs bill loosening voter ID laws

August 30, 2017

Via: Jurist

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law Thursday night that significantly loosens voter identification requirements. Senate Bill 5 is intended to salvage portions of a 2011 law that was found to be discriminatory against minority voters by a federal judge […]


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Supreme Court Limits Government’s Power to Seize Property

August 30, 2017

Via: FindLaw

Most Americans hadn’t heard of civil forfeiture before John Oliver did a deep dive on the practice two years ago. And it seems like his critique and others like it have gotten not just the attention of citizens, but of […]


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U.S. Companies Outspend Everyone on Legal

August 30, 2017

Via: FindLaw

It’s a scene from a zombie apocalypse movie, but with thousands of undead attorneys walking the streets, arms out-stretched, grabbing at anyone in their way. It’s not that hard to image in the United States, which has more lawyers than […]


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How to Get out of a Commercial Lease Early

July 5, 2017

Via: FindLaw

Maybe you’re expanding and you want more space. Or maybe you found a better deal closer to customers or clients. Or maybe you just got stuck with a deadbeat landlord. Whatever the reason, your small business is looking to change […]