May 31, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Friday that Missouri's ban on desecrating the American flag is unconstitutional. On October 20, 2009, Frank Snider was arrested for violating Missouri Revised Statute 578.095 by shredding an American flag and tossing the remnants in the street, ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Missouri filed a lawsuit on Monday in the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri on behalf of eight same-sex couples seeking recognition for their marriages, which were all performed out of state. Currently, Missouri's ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Max Slater
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Thursday alleging that the Highland Park School District has violated state and federal law by failing to ensure that students are reading at grade level. The lawsuit, filed in Wayne County Circuit Court on behalf of eight ...[read more]
June 9, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 9, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a permanent injunction against the display of the Ten Commandments in two Kentucky courthouses. The displays, called "Foundations of Law and Government," contained eight other documents in addition to the Ten Commandments, ...[read more]
April 19, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 19, 2011, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding whether electric utilities contributed to global warming in the case of American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had ruled in the same case that states can sue power companies ...[read more]
November 2, 2011
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Erick Posser, Villanova University School of Law Class of 2013, is a staff writer for the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal and an Executive Board member of the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Society. He writes on the implications of the Eight Circuit's ...[read more]
June 10, 2010
by Erin Bock
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a permanent injunction against the display of the Ten Commandments in two Kentucky courthouses. The displays, called Foundations of Law and Government, contain eight other documents in addition to the Ten Commandments, in... ...[read more]
November 3, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has struck down a City of Pittsburgh ordinance that created a layered zone structure to prevent protesters from gathering outside abortion facilities. The ordinance created a buffer zone, preventing protesters from coming within 15 feet of th... ...[read more]
September 22, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that states can sue power companies for emitting carbon dioxide, allegedly contributing to global warming. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by eight states California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermo... ...[read more]
February 20, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling that dismissed a suit resulting from Hurricane Katrina brought on behalf of the US against eight flood insurers. The original suit, brought by Realtor Branch Consultants under the qui tam provisions of the ...[read more]

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