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6 hrs ago | News Journal

School zone dealer loses appeal

A 40-year-old man convicted in early 2013 of trafficking in heroin within a school zone in Shelby has lost a bid to have his conviction overturned.


Related Topix: Drugs, Shelby, OH, US News

11 hrs ago |

Texas among 5 states with pending same-sex marriage appeals

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Rick Perry, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Federal judge refuses to grant restraining order to keep El Paso abortion clinic open

A federal judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order against a portion of the state's new abortion law Wednesday that would allow an El Paso abortion clinic to remain open.


Related Topix: Abortion, US News

18 hrs ago | KWTX

Texas Man Who Killed 2 Women, Child Faces Execution Wednesday

An appeal was pending Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court for Texas death row inmate Jose Villegas, 38, who was convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend, her 3-year-old son, and her mother 13 years ago in Corpus Christi.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US News, US Supreme Court, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

19 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Condemned killer of off-duty Dallas police officer gets go-ahead for appeal

A federal appeals court is allowing the convicted killer of an off-duty Dallas police officer to move forward with an appeal that contends his trial attorneys failed to provide evidence of a troubled childhood that could have swayed jurors from sending him to death row.


Related Topix: Dallas, TX, US News

Yesterday | Best of New Orleans

Louisiana House kills anti-sodomy bill

Following its narrow passage in committee last week , House Bill 12 - which aims to remove language in Louisiana's crimes against nature statute criminalizing consensual oral and anal sex - failed to pass in the Louisiana House, where it was voted 27-66.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, New Orleans, LA

Yesterday | FindLaw

Law Firm Partnership Agreement Dooms Partner's Tax Deductions

Running a law practice costs money, and business expenses are often deductible from one's taxes.


Related Topix: US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Abortion law fight focuses on access

Matthew Waller covers state news for Scripps Newspapers and works in Austin. Contact him at, or follow him on Twitter @waller_matthew.


Related Topix: Abortion, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, US News, Texas

DA Taps Dewey Prosecutor To Be Tax Crimes Chief

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Peirce Moser, who is heading the team prosecuting four former Dewey & LeBoeuf lawyers for financial fraud, has been appointed as chief of the office's Tax Crimes Unit.


Related Topix: University of Virginia, US News

Meth conviction stands in Miss. case

Christopher Carl Brown argued to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that a Mississippi judge erroneously determined he was the leader of the drug ring and gave him a longer sentence for it.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Drugs, US News

World Magazine

Vital Signs: Abortion appeals climb steps in court system

Court action. Abortion providers filed a petition April 10 requesting the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its March 27 decision to uphold new abortion laws in Texas.


Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Texas, Food and Drug Administration, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US Governors, Mike Pence

JD Supra

Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra: The Hercules Removal Jurisprudence Sprouts Yet Another Head

In yet another twist in the tortured labors of the Hercules jurisprudence regarding removal of general maritime law claims under 28 U.S.C. A 1441 , the Eastern District of Louisiana has generated a new, divergent "head" on the body of prior decisions that have attempted to resolve the developing law on this issue.


Related Topix: US News

Mon Apr 14, 2014

JD Supra

District Court Extends Fifth Circuit's Naquin Decision to Barge Cleaning/Repair Employee

As previously reported , the Fifth Circuit recently expanded the scope of Jones Act seaman status to include a shipyard worker who spent 70% of his time working aboard vessels , and the remaining 30% of his time working in a fabrication shop or on a land-based crane.


Related Topix: US News, Louisiana, MO

The Heritage Foundation

Over DOJ Objections, Parents Allowed to Intervene in Louisiana School Choice Case

Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned a federal district court ruling in a victory for school choice in Louisiana .


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Education, School Vouchers

Courthouse News Service

Parents May Intervene in School Voucher Fracas

As Louisiana's school-voucher program faces litigation to ensure its compliance with desegregation orders, a federal judge has allowed parents to intervene.


Related Topix: School Vouchers, Education, Education Etc., US News

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Appeals Judge Will Hear Ohio Traffic Camera Case

A veteran northeast Ohio appellate judge will sit in when the Ohio Supreme Court decides in a lawsuit against traffic camera enforcement.


Related Topix: Ohio, US News

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Ohio school board member gets meetings help

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Common Cause Ohio and the League of Women Voters of Ohio filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fifth District Court of Appeals to support overturning a Delaware County judge's ruling.


Related Topix: US News

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Ashland Times-Gazette

Appeals judge speaks on the 'State of the Courts'

Judge Craig Baldwin was the guest speaker of the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce's Friday Focus Luncheon at Ashland University's Convocation Center.


Related Topix: Ashland University, US News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Commenter data handed to judge by | The Times-Picayune contains no names

The Times-Picayune handed over to a judge about two anonymous online commenters did not reveal their names, according to court records.


Related Topix: US News

Texas Billionaire Beal And Feds Reach Deal On DAD-dy Of All Tax Refunds

Have you been checking Where's My Refund? impatiently for the status of your 2013 tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service? Then maybe you'll have some sympathy for Texas billionaire banker Andrew Beal who is still dancing with the Feds over $152 million in refund claims for 2002 through 2009.


Related Topix: Tax, US News, Financial Services