December 20, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that portions of Act 13 of 2012, a statute amending the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, are unconstitutional. Specifically, the court found that the act violated the Pennsylvania Constitution by placing zoning rights regarding hydraulic fracturing or... ...[read more]
September 10, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that the married owners of a prospective tattoo parlor could bring suit against the City of Mesa for violating the couple's constitutionally protected rights to freedom of expression in denying their business a zoning permit. In order to open their tattoo ...[read more]
July 29, 2012
by Keith Herting
The Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection filed an appeal on Friday challenging this week's Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruling that Pennsylvania's new oil and gas law violates the state constitution. The two agencies are questioning ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Max Slater
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled 4-3 on Thursday that Pennsylvania's new oil and gas law violated the state's constitution by placing zoning rights regarding hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" solely in the hands of state authorities. Fracking is the process of injecting a high pressured ...[read more]
June 14, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
US Department of Justice (DOJ) civil rights investigations in the Bush administration have focused on issues of religious freedom and discrimination at the expense of race, the New York Times reported Thursday. As an extreme instance, the Times pointed to DOJ intervention in a case helping a ...[read more]

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