Category Archives: In The News This Week

In The News

This past week the United States Supreme Court held that a federal law banning the registration of disparaging trademarks violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.  Take a look at this interesting case– Matal v. Tam– at https://goo.gl/LJoD8k.

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Get Ready for Father’s Day

LAWSUIT!™ board game was created as a Father’s Day Gift.  It was created so a lawyer dad could have fun teaching his kids what he did every day when he left the house.  The game has since won several “Game … Continue reading

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Happy Law Day!

This year we’re celebrating the 14th Amendment.  If you want to learn more go to http://bcove.me/hzscwv75 and  https://goo.gl/EzNUly.

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In The News This Week

President Trump nominated Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court. This past week Judge Gorsuch testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senators questioned him about his qualifications, his views on Supreme … Continue reading

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Attorney General Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting to consider Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to serve as our next Attorney General of the United States. Tune into C-Span now. These hearings will provide an outstanding opportunity to learn about our laws, legal … Continue reading

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This Week in the News

Two high school students had a heated argument over Twitter after a shooting. Their Twitter exchange led to one of the students being adjudicated delinquent. The student appealed the adjudication. This week the Colorado Court of Appeals reversed the lower … Continue reading

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In the News This Week

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held this week in the case of ACLU of North Carolina v. Tennyson that the state government can refuse to issue “Pro-Choice” license plates, even though it distributes “Choose Life” … Continue reading

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Trump University

During the Republican debate last week U.S. Senator Marco Rubio drew attention to “Trump University,”which is now closed. For those unfamiliar with the “scam” he was referring to, there are three pending lawsuits against Donald Trump and his former University. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Yesterday United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away. Aptly referred to as a “legal giant,” he was a well-respected jurist with a remarkable intellect. He’ll be most remembered for his view as an originalist and textualist. As an … Continue reading

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Remembering Michael G. Oxley

Former Congressman (and attorney) Michael G. Oxley passed away yesterday. He’s probably best known for co-authoring the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Learn more about the Congressman and this Act by listening to a very informative lecture he gave at Berkeley Law in … Continue reading

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In The News This Week

Yesterday United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was interviewed on This Week.  You can listen to the entire interview at http://goo.gl/qpgrg5.

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Remembering Attorney Joe Jamail

Well-known Texas lawyer Joe Jamail has passed away.  He was known by many as the “King of Torts.”  Read about this renowned litigator at http://goo.gl/EwBT2y.

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The Movie “Suffragette”

Suffragette tells the story of how in the early 20th century British women took extraordinary steps to win the right to vote.  Women became militant after realizing their voices weren’t being heard. The storyline dramatizes certain actual events and the … Continue reading

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The Duty to Reveal Exculpatory Evidence

The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia held this week in Buffey v. Ballard that prosecutors violated Joseph Buffey’s constitutional rights when they failed to turn over exculpatory evidence at the plea bargaining stage of his case. Take a look … Continue reading

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On This Date in Legal History

On this day in 1992, oral arguments took place in the Church of Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah case at the United States Supreme Court. The question presented was- did the City of Hialeah violate the Church’s … Continue reading

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Today is United Nations Day

In celebration of the United Nation’s 70th anniversary, take a look at President Obama’s proclamation to commemorate the event @ https://goo.gl/cmMFF5.

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In the News

The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has given the okay for a lawsuit brought by New Jersey Muslims to go forward against the City of New York. The plaintiffs claim that after September 11 the City’s … Continue reading

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The American Museum of Tort Law

This past Saturday the first law museum–the American Museum of Tort Law– opened in Winsted, Connecticut. At the convocation Ralph Nader, who founded the museum, explained that we should celebrate the laws that ensure companies act responsibly.  He emphasized how … Continue reading

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Justice Stephen Breyer on The Late Show

Yesterday Justice Stephen Breyer appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch this fun interview at  https://goo.gl/LTBKP1.

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Judge Sides With Tom Brady

Today United States District Judge Richard M Berman vacated Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. You can read the judge’s entire Opinion at http://goo.gl/yqmE7d.

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