Legal news from Sunday, September 26, 2010
15:09 EDT

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that the state of California can move forward with plans to execute a convicted rapist and murderer later this week. Albert Brown was convicted [NYT report] of raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl in 1982 and is scheduled to be executed on [read more]

13:09 EDT

[JURIST] Thirteen state attorneys general have joined in an amicus curiae brief [text, PDF] urging the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a federal court decision [JURIST report] striking down California's ban on same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive]. The brief argues that the district court exceeded [read more]

11:09 EDT

[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia [Oyez profile] on Friday stayed [order, PDF] a Louisiana appeals court ruling awarding $241.5 million to the plaintiffs in a class action suit against several tobacco companies. The ruling, issued by Scalia in his role as Circuit Justice [28 USC § 2101(f)] for [read more]

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