The Legal Blog

Monthly Archives

French mayors refuse to lift burkini ban despite court ruling

A majority of mayors who have banned burkinis in about 30 French coastal resorts are refusing to lift the restrictions despite the country’s highest administrative court ruling that the bans are illegal, leaving the …

More »

Rapper goes to law school in pursuit of stability

A hip-hop artist whose 2015 albumUnorthodox made the iTunes hip-hop/rap Top 40 is now a first-year law student at University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Roosh Williams tells Law.com he chose law school …

More »

Police video shows ex-wife of slain law prof Dan Markel reacting to news of his shooting

The ex-wife of slain Florida State University law professor Dan Markel told a Tallahassee police officer that her brother had joked when he gave her a new TV that it was cheaper than hiring a hit man. ABC News obtained …

More »

Another judge is in the spotlight after athlete avoids prison in indecent assault case

A Massachusetts judge is being criticized for sentencing a high school athlete to two years of probation for the indecent assault of a classmate who was unconscious after a drinking party. The judge is Thomas Estes of …

More »

Arizona AG asks for mass dismissal of multiple ADA cases; calls lawyer’s tactics ‘systemic abuse’

In a move that concerns some in the disability community, the Arizona attorney general’s office on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss more than 1,000 cases focused on business parking lots, brought by a Phoenix …

More »

Chicago police have shot 262 people in 6 years; about 80% were black men, newspaper reports

Chicago police have been involved 435 shootings over the last six years, killing 92 and wounding an additional 170. And four out of five people shot by Chicago police officers have been African-American males. Those …

More »

Appeals court rules city can monitor taxis’ movements with GPS

It’s not un-fare for the city to track taxi drivers’ whereabouts with their cabs’ GPS systems, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. Cabbie Hassan El-Nahal had sued the city and the Taxi & …

More »

Brooklyn Supreme Court judge suing borough’s Democratic Party for dashing her re-election hopes

A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Brooklyn Democratic Party after she wasn’t approved for re-election by a screening committee. Ravi Batra, a lawyer representing Justice Laura …

More »

Maine Governor Uses Homophobic Slur While Challenging Lawmaker To Prove He’s A Racist

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) left a threatening voicemail for a Democratic state lawmaker on Thursday, using obscene language and challenging the lawmaker to prove the governor is racist. LePage believed that state Rep. …

More »

University Of North Carolina Is Barred From Enforcing So-Called ‘Bathroom Law’

A federal court on Friday barred the University of North Carolina from enforcing the “bathroom bill” portion of H.B. 2 against two transgender students and an employee who sued over its implementation. The law, …

More »
Page 2 of 1312345...10...Last »