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December 20, 2014  
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Tis the season for lawsuits over holiday displays

A Florida city began litigating in February over the expected holiday display extravaganza at the Plantation Acres home of Mark and Kathy Hyatt, who were… More


Obama plans to use executive power to help normalize relations with Cuba

President Barack Obama plans to use executive power to smooth the United States’ relationship with Cuba.

Obama plans to lift some restrictions on travel, trade… More


Legalization of pot in Colorado violates supremacy clause, two states argue in SCOTUS suit

Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide an original jurisdiction lawsuit that seeks to invalidate Colorado’s legalization of marijuana under the… More


Odor in the court! Another judge complains of ‘repugnant stench’ from filing by state AG’s office

It wasn’t the legal arguments made by the Indiana attorney general’s office that caused several state appeals judges to sniff out a problem with its… More


Top state court OKs $151M jury verdict against Wal-Mart over off-the-clock work by employees

Rejecting an argument that a Pennsylvania trial court should have required more than 187,000 plaintiff workers to testify individually about the damages they suffered due… More


Executions hit 20-year low in 2014; which seven states carried them out?

Thirty-five people were executed in the United States in 2014, the lowest number in 20 years.

The number of new death sentences imposed this year—72… More


Lawyer who filed nearly identical briefs in 31 appeals gets stayed suspension

An Ohio solo practitioner who filed nearly identical briefs in 31 criminal appeals following guilty pleas has received a stayed two-year suspension.

Lawyer Douglas Alan… More


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