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Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law

Home Daily News Appeals court directs all California cities… Immigration Law By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:13 pm CST Image from from Shutterstock.com. All California cities must follow the “sanctuary state” law, which restricts local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, an appeals court ruled Friday. California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal said …

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Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve, appeals court rules

Home Daily News Airmen who have HIV can continue to serve,… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 1:08 pm CST The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform an airshow in 2007. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. An appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Air Force from discharging two airmen because of …

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Under teach-out plan, Thomas Jefferson law school has ABA accreditation for 3 more years

Home Daily News Under teach-out plan, Thomas Jefferson law… Law Schools By Stephanie Francis Ward January 13, 2020, 11:43 am CST Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. A teach-out plan for Thomas Jefferson School of Law, allowing limited accreditation until the end of the spring 2023 term, has been …

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Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving amid claims of misconduct

Home Daily News Google parent company’s top lawyer leaving… Corporate Law By Amanda Robert January 13, 2020, 9:39 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The chief legal officer of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, who recently came under fire for his relationships with women who worked at the company, announced Friday that he will retire at the …

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New Zealand: Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019

January 13, 2020 New Zealand: The Regulatory Systems (Economic Development) Amendment Act 2019 entered into force on January 13, 2020. The Act amends, inter alia, the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006, the Trade Marks Act 2002, and the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987. The amendments include, inter alia: (i) establishing the “registered-past expiry date” status that replaces the “expired …

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Afternoon Briefs: Pelosi prepares impeachment articles for Senate; lawyer faces charges over deceased father’s pension

Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: Pelosi prepares impeachment… News Roundup By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 4:42 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Pelosi plans to send impeachment articles to Senate next week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats on Friday that she is preparing to send the impeachment articles to …

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Judge blocks ‘extensive and burdensome’ state law on ballot initiatives

Home Daily News Judge blocks ‘extensive and burdensome’ state… Election Law By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 4:03 pm CST Image from Shutterstock. A federal judge in South Dakota ruled Thursday that a new law requiring people who circulate ballot petitions to provide the state with their personal information is unconstitutional. In a 15-page ruling, …

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Appeals court rejects comptroller’s attempt to label bikini-latex clubs as ‘sexually oriented businesses’

Home Daily News Appeals court rejects comptroller’s attempt… Constitutional Law By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 3:22 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Bikini-latex clubs in Texas were handed a win Thursday, after a Houston court rejected an appeal arguing that latex-clad entertainers are considered nude under the law. Justice Peter Kelly, writing for a three-judge …

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Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend

Home Daily News Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying… Criminal Justice By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 2:25 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer. Oliver Jason Brown, 40, who practices criminal, family and …

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Federal appeals court approves diversion of military funds to border wall construction

Home Daily News Federal appeals court approves diversion… Constitutional Law By Amanda Robert January 10, 2020, 11:07 am CST The international border wall between San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico. Photo by Sherry V. Smith/Shutterstock.com. The Trump administration can now tap $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, …

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