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Free speech! Ohio Supreme Court strikes down Cincinnati’s billboard excise tax

September 24, 2021

Via: LexBlog

The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that Cincinnati’s billboard excise tax is unconstitutional because the tax violated the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, finding that Cincinnati’s need to raise revenue by imposing the tax solely on a small […]


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Do Parents Have ‘Rights’ to Ignore School Mask Mandates?

September 21, 2021

Via: FindLaw

Battles continue to rage in schools throughout the country on whether students should be required to wear face masks. As of mid-September, eight states – mostly in the South – have banned mask mandates by schools. Elsewhere, angry anti-mask parents […]


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Trauma-informed lawyering is crucial in obtaining medical benefits for healthcare workers with PTSD

September 20, 2021

Via: Law Times

Medical front liners are leaving the medical profession because of prolonged trauma caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says Rupa Karyampudi, a partner at MK Disability Lawyers LLP. Karyampudi says healthcare workers need more understanding and support in processing the “relentless” […]


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Dershowitz: Texas abortion bounty approach could be adopted in states that want to ban handgun ownership

September 16, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, is suggesting a political response to the Texas abortion law that offers $10,000 to private citizens who sue those who help secure abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. In an […]


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Should federal officers get immunity for lies and beatings? SCOTUS is asked to decide

September 14, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Three cert petitions ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal law enforcement officers and those who serve with them on joint task forces were not entitled to absolute immunity for violating constitutional rights of three people. The Institute […]


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DOJ sues to block Texas abortion law, cites conflict with federal constitutional duties

September 9, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state of Texas on Thursday in a bid to block its law that bans abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the filing of the lawsuit in […]


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How could the DOJ counter Texas abortion restrictions? Law prof suggests prosecution

September 8, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

How can U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland challenge Texas’ new restrictive abortion law when the state isn’t charged with enforcing it and there is no state defendant to sue? Some abortion-rights supporters say the answer is for the Department of […]


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DOJ explores ways to challenge Texas abortion law; judge grants TRO against anti-abortion group

September 7, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has said the U.S. Department of Justice will use a federal law to protect the safety of women seeking abortions in Texas as the department “urgently explores all options” to challenge a law restricting abortions […]


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SCOTUS formally rejects request to block Texas abortion ban

September 2, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday officially denied an emergency request from abortion providers to block a controversial Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks, before many women know that they are pregnant. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., […]


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Chemerinsky: The Supreme Court has done a poor job protecting against police abuse of power and racism

September 2, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Following the death of George Floyd, the nation focused attention on the enormous problems of police violence and racism in law enforcement, but there is a failure to put blame where much belongs: on the United States Supreme Court. Many […]