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Alabama governor signs chemical castration law; it’s not the first state to authorize it

June 12, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed into law a bill that requires sex offenders whose victims were younger than age 13 to receive chemical castration as a condition of parole. The Alabama law requires parolees to pay […]


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Texas governor signs landmark legislation to reform school finance system

June 12, 2019

Via: Jurist

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday landmark legislation to reform Texas’ long-beleaguered school finance system. The key provisions of House Bill 3 are increased teacher pay and property tax relief. In addition, the bill put an end to […]


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Supreme Court rejects case challenging ‘In God We Trust’ motto on nation’s currency

June 11, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the motto “In God We Trust” being displayed on American currency. The motto was called into question by Michael Newdow, who stated that the inclusion of the phrase violated the […]


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Supreme Court rules government not a ‘person’ who can challenge patents

June 11, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal agencies are not “persons” who may take advantage of administrative procedures for challenging patents. The agency in question, the US Postal Service (USPS), attempted to use administrative procedures from the America Invents […]


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Supreme Court adds cases on Hague Convention, EPA, race discrimination in media, declines to hear Guantanamo appeal

June 10, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court’s Monday orders added five new cases on a range of topics from the EPA to race discrimination in media, but denied a case filed by a current Guantanamo prisoner. A Yemeni national, al-Alwi, has been held […]


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Program cuts for unaccompanied immigrant children could violate settlement, lawyer says

June 5, 2019

Via: ABA Journal

Unaccompanied immigrant children living in U.S. shelters will no longer receive English instruction, legal aid and recreational programs that had been funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed […]


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Connecticut governor signs gun safety bills into law

June 5, 2019

Via: Jurist

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed several bills into law Tuesday, including three bills on gun safety. PA 19-5 (Ethan’s Law), states that no person may keep a gun on a premises where a minor may have access to it, where […]


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Supreme Court applies civil contempt standard to bankruptcy creditors

June 4, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that a creditor may be held in civil contempt for violating a bankruptcy court’s discharge order if there is no fair ground of doubt as to whether the order barred the creditor’s conduct. The […]


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Supreme Court adds 3 new cases on copyright, fraud, post-sentence objection

June 3, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court issued orders Monday adding three new cases to the docket for next term on subjects including copyright, fraud and post-sentence objections. The Supreme Court granted certiorari in Allen v. Looper, which asks whether Congress can remove […]


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Texas bans red light cameras

June 3, 2019

Via: Jurist

Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday signed into law a bill that prohibits the use of red light cameras by local authorities. House bill 1631, sponsored by state state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, was approved by the House and Senate in […]