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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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @waller_matthew.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
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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 .
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.
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.
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.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Commenter data handed to judge by NOLA.com | 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.
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.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Courthouse News Service
'Fight Club' School Officers Can't Tank Suit
Administrators at the Texas school for the disabled where a "fight club" was discovered years back failed to persuade the 5th Circuit to dismiss claims over the firing of a whistle-blowing psychologist.
ACLU: Health Care Providers Ask Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals...
April 10 - The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Texas, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Center for Reproductive Rights have filed a petition asking the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reconsider the constitutionality of the provision of Texas' H.B. 2, which requires abortion providers to have hospital ... (more)
TX Executes Illegal for Murder, Rape
In 1996, Ramiro Hernandez Llanas was in a Mexican prison for bludgeoning a man to death.
Courthouse News Service
Dueling Coupon Websites See Lawsuit Revived
A coupon website may have a case against the print-based competitor that looked to the online market after an industry conference in Las Vegas, the 5th Circuit ruled.
'5th Amendment trumps 1st in prosecution involving unnamed commenters'
"5th Amendment trumps 1st in prosecution involving unnamed commenters": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report .