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Anthony Graves, 48, who spent 18 years in US jail, including 16 years on death row, for a crime he didn't commit After surviving 18 years in prison and avoiding execution twice for murders he was eventually exonerated of, Anthony Graves of Texas is now going after the prosecutor who originally convicted him.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower-court ruling that knocked down the ordinance as unconstitutional.
In Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice , Nos. 12-79, 12-86 and 12-88, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 1644 , the Supreme Court of the United States resolved a split in the circuits regarding whether alleged misrepresentations were made "in connection with the purchase or sale of a covered security" for purposes of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of ... (more)
Sen. Kirk Watson celebrates U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia 's Feb. 26 ruling that Texas' ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
The last two abortion clinics outside of big Texas cities will close Thursday because they can't meet the restrictions placed on facilities under the state's new abortion law.
On Jan. 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit became the most recent circuit court of appeals to address whether "make-whole" or prepayment premiums may form part of a creditor's allowed claim in a chapter 11 proceeding.1 Specifically, in In re Denver Merchandise Mart , the Fifth Circuit affirmed an order from the U.S.
In Carl E. Woodward, L.L.C. v. Acceptance Indem. Ins. Co ., 2014 WL 535726, No. 1260561 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that, when analyzing coverage under an additional insured endorsement that excludes completed operations, the focus of the inquiry is when the additional insured's liability arose, not when the damage occurred.
He finds the rationale for denying the fundamental right to marry unpersuasive and that it demeans the dignity of same-sex couples for no legitimate reason.
On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 the Supreme Court will hear argument in Halliburton Co.
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court limited the scope of the preemption of state law class actions afforded by the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 in Chadbourne & Parke LLP v.
The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a Jan. 31 ruling , said inmate Tavares Flaggs hadn't shown that the factual predicate of his proposed claims could not have been discovered previously through the exercise of due diligence; nor did he show that those facts would establish by clear and convincing evidence that, but for the ... (more)
Supporters say the bill would reinforce the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom and could have practical applications, such as helping churches that encounter problems with local zoning rules.
You can't, absent a handsfree kit, talk on a phone while driving. You can't text or email .
A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc's bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster.