September 18, 2014
by Addison Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Thursday delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Robert Chambers stated that the case, brought on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child of one couple, has issues ...[read more]
March 29, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday vetoed an abortion bill that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier. West ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The West Virginia House of Representatives on Saturday approved a bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier, and the legislation now ...[read more]
January 21, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
New legislation has been proposed to tighten regulations on chemical storage facilities following a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents. 7,500 gallons of coal-cleaning chemicals leaked from an above-ground storage tank in Charleston owned by ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
09/24/2012: Supreme Court reversed redistricting ruling 07/26/2012: Alabama asked federal court to approve new redistricting plan 02/28/2012: Federal court issued new Texas voting district maps 01/20/2012: Supreme Court rejected Texas redistricting maps 07/25/2008: Seventh Circuit held voting ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit in West Virginia on Tuesday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The suit was filed on behalf of three local same-sex couples who are seeking the right to marry as well as the child of one of the couples. The lawsuit alleges that the ban on same-sex ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. The first, Levin v. United States concerned whether the Gonzales Act properly immunizes government medical personnel against battery suits. The Gonzales Act allows that certain medical malpractice suits may only be brought against ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Missouri v. McNeely on whether the Fourth Amendment allows a police officer to take a warrantless blood sample to test for alcohol levels. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the exigency standard set in Schmerber v. California for ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission the court heard arguments on the statute of limitations under 28 USC 2462 and whether it begins tolling when the government can first bring an action against a penalty. The attorn... ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Bader, Saint Louis University School of Law Class of 2013, analyzes the US Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Missouri v. McNeeley and decide the scope of when a warrantless blood draw may be admissible evidence...Just in time for Halloween, the ...[read more]

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