2 hrs ago
Can Police Search a Seized Cell Phone Without a Warrant?
Seized cell phones are safe from a warrantless search by police, the First Circuit recently held.
6 hrs ago
The National Law Journal
First Circuit Revives Claim for Faulty Foreclosure
A federal appellate court ruled that Wells Fargo Bank must face a Massachusetts consumer protection law claim that entails possible triple damages, plus additional claims, for its conduct toward a homeowner under a federal loan modification program.
10 hrs ago
The White House
President Obama Nominates Three to Serve as District Court Judges
Today, President Obama nominated Judge Landya B. McCafferty, Justice Brian Morris, and Judge Susan P. Watters to serve as district court judges.
Wed May 22, 2013
WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
Appeals court agrees to shield legislators
A Florida appeals court is ruling that state legislators and legislative staff don't have to answer questions in a contentious lawsuit.
Tue May 21, 2013
The Providence Journal
Today in RI history: Judge shot, killed in his home
A year ago today: The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to delay the transfer of Jason Wayne Pleau from state prison to federal authorities for prosecution in a murder case.
Mon May 20, 2013
Council prayers to get high court review
The Supreme Court will consider the constitutional limits on prayers during legislative sessions, accepting an appeal from a New York town that starts most council meetings with a Christian invocation.
Sat May 18, 2013
Bulger girlfriend loses bid to reduce prison sentence for helping gangster
The girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger has lost her bid to reduce her eight-year prison sentence for helping the reputed gangster during his years as a fugitive, The Associated Press reported May 17.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Miami Herald
Filing seeks criminal checks in Boston Bulger case
Federal prosecutors asked the court Thursday to allow criminal background checks on potential jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
First Circuit Permits Insurer to Retain Policy Premiums Despite Rescission
Courts often require insurers to return premiums when rescinding an insurance policy.
Fri May 10, 2013
Criminal enticement charge dismissed as unconstitutional
A decision by Judge Carol Robb last week to dismiss a criminal enticement charge against a Salem man was based on the current law being deemed unconstitutional.
State high court rejects Martin County environmental groups' lawsuit
An appeal challenging Martin County's Land Protection Incentives Amendment has officially been rejected by the Florida Supreme Court, nearly five years after original lawsuit was filed.
Judge Hunter cannot hire private lawyers
To help your budget, we've lined up a bunch of fun stuff to do this weekend that will not break the... Maestro James Levine is gearing up to return to the podium after a two-year absence due to a spinal... An appeals court ruled Friday that Judge Tracie Hunter cannot hire private lawyers to represent her in a lawsuit filed against the judge even if ... (more)
Same-sex couple in JP sues IRS for tax refund
Vickie Henry and Claire Humphrey yesterday sued the IRS, alleging rules that prohibit them from filing tax returns as a married couple unconstitutionally taxes them at a higher rate than other married people.
Thu May 09, 2013
The Privatopia Papers
Religion Clause: Puerto Rico Federal Court Issues Opinion Explaining...
Religion Clause: Puerto Rico Federal Court Issues Opinion Explaining Its Prior Order On Proselytizers' Access To Gated Communities "In a long-running free-exercise/ free-speech case, in March a the federal district court in Puerto Rico, on remand from the 1st Circuit, ordered neighborhood homeowners' associations that allow entry into the ... (more)
Northwest Florida Daily News
Chavers' murder conviction overturned
Timothy Chavers, the reported triggerman in the killing of fellow teenager Christopher Pitcock in Fort Walton Beach in 2010, will get a new trial.
WJHG-TV Panama City
Panhandle Drug Killing
A Florida appeals court is tossing out a conviction and life sentence in a Panhandle murder case.
The Miami Herald
Fla. court tosses murder conviction against teen
The 1st District Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Timothy Chavers did not properly waive his rights to an attorney prior to police questioning.
Wed May 08, 2013
Chicago: State Court Ruling May Erode Right to Walk in Unmarked Crosswalks
Photo: Oak Lawn Public Library. A recent decision by Illinois's 1st District Court of Appeals could make it harder to hold city governments and individual drivers accountable for pedestrian safety.
Tue May 07, 2013
The Providence Journal
Today in RI history: Court orders Chafee to surrender accused killer
A year ago today: The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Governor Chafee must surrender Jason Wayne Pleau to federal custody to be tried for the murder of a gas-station manager outside a Woonsocket bank in September 2010.
Mon May 06, 2013
Southeastern Louisiana University issues commencement traffic advisory
Motorists and visitors planning to attend Southeastern Louisiana University 's commencement ceremonies on May 18 should anticipate heavy traffic and route changes affecting University Avenue between Interstate 55 and North Cherry Street.