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  1. Alabama Department of Revenue Gets a Second Chance to Justify Diesel...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | jdsupra.com

    In the State of Alabama's and CSX Transportation's second trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court held in a 7-2 decision on March 4 that Alabama's sales tax on diesel fuel purchased and used by rail carriers - where motor and water carriers are exempt from the tax - discriminates against rail carriers only if Alabama cannot justify the differences in tax treatment between those similarly situated taxpayers. Alabama Dep't of Rev.

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  2. Gay Ala. Couples Act to Move Licensing AlongRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | Courthouse News Service

    Attorneys for several gay individuals and civil rights groups asked a federal judge to force probate judges across to state to resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. It has been nearly a week since the Alabama Supreme Court halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples, contending that Alabama law only allows marriage between one man and one woman.

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  3. Why the FTC Can Go After Companies For Insufficient Data Security AllegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | jdsupra.com

    The FTC seems more confident than ever in its authority to go after companies with insufficient data security measures. As of January 2015, it had settled 53 data-security enforcement actions, and FTC Senior Attorney Lesley Fair expects that number to increase.

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  4. Alabama AG opposes class action status of same-sex marriage lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is opposing efforts by same-sex marriage supporters who want to update a federal lawsuit to class action status, a move that could force the state's 68 probate judges to grant marriage licenses to homosexuals. Strange is asking U.S. District Judge Callie Granade to deny the motion by plaintiffs in the case of Strawser and Humphrey v.

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  5. Judge blocks effort to delay Lovett's prison sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    Former Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett must surrender to prison by 2 p.m. Tuesday. A federal judge has blocked Lovett's effort to have his surrender delayed until May 11. Lovett's lawyers had written that he needs the extra time, "to make personal arrangements for the well-being of his family."

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  6. Caustic Thomas Dissent in Gay-Marriage CaseRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | Courthouse News Service

    The Supreme Court refused Monday to let Alabama block a ruling against its ban on gay marriage, with two conservative justices opposed. It has been just over a month since U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade found Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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  7. Former Savannah-Chatham police chief Lovett's bid for sentence delay rejectedRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | SavannahNow

    A federal judge today again rejected efforts by convicted former Savannah-Chatham police chief Willie Lovett to avoid tomorrow's scheduled reporting to prison in his November convictions on charges of commercial gambling and conspiring with an admitted gambler and others to obstruct enforcement of criminal laws over a 13-year period. "After careful considerations, defendant's request is denied," U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. , said in a one-paragraph order.

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  8. Scathing Thomas Dissent in Gay-Marriage CaseRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | Courthouse News Service

    The Supreme Court refused Monday to let Alabama block a ruling against its ban on gay marriage, with two conservative justices opposed. It has been just over a month since U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade found Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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  9. Mobile probate judge violating same-sex couple's rights by 'indefinitely delaying'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Attorneys for a same-sex Mobile couple involved in an adoption case say that their lawsuit against a probate judge should not be dismissed because he has denied the couple's constitutional rights by directly defying a federal judge's order. Cari Searcy filed the suit last week against Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis after he indicated that he would not consider her second-parent adoption petition until June , when the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide whether same-sex marriages must be recognized.

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  10. Georgia Green Party Considers Attempting to Complete the Statewide Party Petition for 2016Read the original story

    Mar 6, 2015 | Ballot Access News

    The Georgia Green Party has never been on the ballot for statewide office. The law requires 51,912 valid signatures for 2016, and the petition can circulate from April 2015 to July 2016.

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  11. Eleventh Circuit defines "structural damage" under an...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | JD Supra

    Although commonly used in insurance policies, the term " structural damage " is typically an undefined term, leaving it to insurers, insureds, and sometimes the courts to define. In Florida, federal district courts had come to different conclusions as to the definition, and recently, the Eleventh Circuit weighed in on the debate.

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  12. Trust Attorney Did Not Owe Beneficiaries Fiduciary DutyRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2015 | Law Professor Blogs Network

    In a recent trust case from Florida and appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, life insurance trust beneficiaries brought a breach of fiduciary duty claim against the trustee's attorney. In Bain v McIntosh , the Eleventh Circuit held that the attorney did not have a fiduciary duty to the beneficiaries, reasoning that under the Florida Evidence Code and Rules of Professional Conduct the trustee and not the beneficiaries was the attorney's client.

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  13. Case Closed on Florida Welfare Drug TestingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Patch.com

    A lower court's determination that Florida's law requiring mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients is unconstitutional will likely stand. The state failed to file a request for a review from the U.S. Supreme Court by Tuesday's deadline, NBC is reporting.

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  14. Eleventh Circuit Refuses to Apply International Safety Management Code as Basis for Vessel NegligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | JD Supra

    In John Horton v. Maersk Line, Limited , Case No. 14-14450 the 11th Circuit issued an unpublished decision finding that the International Safety Management Code did not create vessel duties to a longshoreman over and above that established in Scindia .

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  15. Rick Scott Gives Up On Welfare Drug Testing PushRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | Broward-Palm Beach

    Uh. Maybe? In a first term that was filled with dickhead moves, Rick Scott's primo dickhead policy position was probably his push to drug test welfare recipients.

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  16. Fla. drops appeals in welfare drug testing caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | WPTV Local News

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott will not seek U.S. Supreme Court review of a law that would have required applicants for welfare benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing. The law, a top priority of the Republican governor's first term, was ruled unconstitutional by two federal courts.

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  17. A defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | TwinCities

    Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either -- and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.

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  18. Supreme Court rules against CSX on railroad taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries. The justices ruled 7-2 against CSX Transportation Inc., which had challenged the state's assessment of a 4 percent sales tax whenever the company purchased diesel fuel.

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  19. Q&A: In Alabama, state court vs. federal courts. Who wins?Read the original story

    Mar 4, 2015 | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

    The Alabama Supreme Court is in a showdown with a federal judge who ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The state's justices say they remain the authority on state law, at least until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the question of whether the U.S. Constitution gives gay couples nationwide a fundamental right to marry.

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    Mar 4, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The Alabama Supreme Court is in a showdown with a federal judge who ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. The state's justices say they remain the authority on state law, at least until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the question of whether the U.S. Constitution gives gay couples nationwide a fundamental right to marry.

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