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Rick Scott Signs Abortion Restrictions Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed a law that cuts off state funding for preventive health services to clinics providing abortion and imposes abortion restrictions already being tested before the U.S. Supreme …

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Appeals court grants wrongfully convicted man more time to decide whether to accept jury award lowered by judge

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Alan Newton — whose $18 million jury award for a wrongful rape conviction was recently cut to $12 million — a stay on deciding whether to accept the reduced …

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Jury rejects law grad’s case over claim that Thomas Jefferson job stats were inflated

A California jury on Thursday rejected a claim by a 2008 graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law that she was entitled to damages because the San Diego institution inflated job-placement data concerning its alumni. …

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Fastcase improperly used electronic files and data, Casemaker says in new copyright suit salvo

After initially telling a law blogger last month that his company did not intend to fight a declaratory judgment action filed by a competing legal publisher, Casemaker CEO David Harriman apparently has had a change of …

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A Judge Just Publicly Called Out Prosecutors Who He Thinks May Have Cheated

Prosecutors are the most powerful government agents in the U.S. criminal justice system. And when they get caught cheating, they rarely face public scrutiny. But one judge took a radical step this week by naming …

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EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn judge dismisses $2B lawsuit filed by rabbit hoarder against city, animal rights activists

A rabid rabbit hoarder will be hopping mad — after a Brooklyn judge tossed her bizarre $2 billion lawsuit against the city and animal rights activists. Brooklyn Judge Lara Genovesi dismissed the lawsuit filed by …

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Indiana Bans Abortions Based On Gender, Race And Prenatal Diagnosis Of Disabilities

March 24 (Reuters) – Governor Mike Pence signed a bill into law on Thursday making Indiana only the second U.S. state to prohibit abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of disabilities such as Down syndrome. The …

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Gawker’s Season of Fear and Loathing

It would be going too far to declare Gawker Media’s Nick Denton the most hated man in America. But this week at least—after a Florida jury awarded an eye-popping $140.1 million in damages to Hulk Hogan (real name: …

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San Francisco Makes A Major Statement Against North Carolina’s Hateful New Law

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) is barring public funding for city employees’ travel to North Carolina in protest of the state’s new law prohibiting localities from passing legislation to protect LGBT rights. “We …

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Tennessee bathroom bill gets new life in House, advances in Senate

One day after a subcommittee halted a controversial bill that seeks to require students to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth, the bill was given new life in the House and advanced in the Senate. The …

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