Welcome to News.LawReader.com

Rand Paul’s Brand of Judicial Activism – Lochner v. New York discussed

January 26th, 2015

JAN 26, 2015 8:00 AM EST By Cass R. Sunstein For many decades, the Supreme Court’s 1905 decision in Lochner v. New York has ranked among the most universally despised rulings in the history of American law. In that long-repudiated case, the court struck down a maximum-hours law for bakers. A week ago, Senator Rand Paul [...]

Read Story -->

Texas Used Junk Science to Restrict Abortion The state’s experts lied—and they got caught. By Kathryn Kolbert

January 23rd, 2015

Abortion rights activists protest outside a federal court in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 4, 2014, where a hearing started about restrictions on abortion clinics in the state. Photo by Jon Herskovitz/Reuters On Jan. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit heard oral arguments in a Texas case challenging the constitutionality of an abortion [...]

Read Story -->

COUNTY LAW LIBRARY PURSUING NEW COURT FEES in Texas

January 23rd, 2015

  Posted: January 23, 2015 – County Law Library fees in Kentucky have dropped.  Isn’t it time for the Legislature to increase court costs to allow proper funding of Kentucky’s County Law Libraries? Stan Billingsley, LawReader.com By MATT DOTRAY A-J MEDIA The shelves at the Lubbock County Law Library aren’t as full as they used to be. [...]

Read Story -->

Attorney: Lawmaker can’t be charged with DUI during session

January 23rd, 2015

BY ADAM BEAM Associated PressJanuary 22, 2015 FRANKFORT, KY. — A state senator is trying to have his DUI charge dismissed because the state constitution bans lawmakers from being arrested while the legislature is in session. Republican state Sen. Brandon Smith of Hazard was arrested and charged with DUI on Jan. 6, the first day of [...]

Read Story -->

GOVERNOR WENDELL FORD DIES AT AGE 90

January 22nd, 2015

Wendell Ford, the patriarch of Kentucky Democratic politics in the latter part of the 20th Century, died Thursday morning in Owensboro, his hometown. He was 90. Ford served 24 years in the U.S. Senate and was governor from 1971 to 1974. He was the first person in Kentucky history to be elected lieutenant governor, governor [...]

Read Story -->

U.S. Supreme Court: Citizens Have No Protection Against 4th Amendment Violations

January 21st, 2015

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a “reasonable” mistake about the law on the part of police.   Acting [...]

Read Story -->

Citizens United’s Legacy: Supreme Court Poised To Strike Down Another Key Campaign Finance Law

January 21st, 2015

BY IAN MILLHISER POSTED ON JANUARY 20, 2015 AT 9:01 AM UPDATED: JANUARY 20, 2015 AT 2:27 PM Imagine you are a lawyer representing one of your firm’s most important clients — a client that provides a huge chunk of your firm’s revenues and that allows you and your law partners to afford your mortgages. The client’s general counsel [...]

Read Story -->

Is the Supreme Court About to Gut Another Civil Rights Law?

January 21st, 2015

  First, it was voting rights. Now, the Roberts court takes on the Fair Housing Act. —By Pema Levy | Wed Jan. 21, 2015 6:15 AM EST In June of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, making it more difficult to enforce that landmark civil rights law. On [...]

Read Story -->

Take Advantage of Class Action Waiver Protections

January 20th, 2015

  Ronald L. Hicks, The Legal Intelligencer January 20, 2015   Companies have new protections against class action lawsuits, thanks to two recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court’s decisions in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 133 S. Ct. 2304 (2013), and Oxford Health Plans v. Sutter, 133 S. Ct. 2064 (2013), provide significant [...]

Read Story -->

SCOTUS Considers Major Energy Case From Western Energy Crisis

January 18th, 2015

  The Western energy crisis in 2000 and 2001 is finally getting its day in court – the U.S. Supreme Court, to be specific. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Oneok vs. Learjet. The lawsuit was brought by industrial companies in several Western states that purchase large quantities of natural gas for direct [...]

Read Story -->