© WikiMedia (Tom Arthur)

The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit threw out a lawsuit Wednesday that sought to roll back a Florida law that would put President Donald Trump’s name first on the Florida ballot in the 2020 election. A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida struck down the law [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Moira Brown)

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Thursday that the federal government has failed to protect the North Atlantic right whale in accordance with the Endangered Species Act. The North Atlantic right whale was one of the first animals to be protected under the act, and the current population [...]

READ MORE

The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Babb v. Wilkie that the federal-sector provision of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) “demands that personnel actions be untainted by any consideration of age.” The Court heard oral arguments in January and had to decide whether the ADEA prohibitS age from being the “but-for [...]

READ MORE

The Canadian legislature passed emergency legislation on Wednesday that will allow the Minister of Health to circumvent patent laws for supplies that are necessary to combat the COVID-19 public health emergency. The bill requires payment of renumeration for the patentees in the “amount that the Commissioner considers to be adequate renumeration in the circumstances.” “These [...]

READ MORE
©Wikimedia (formulanone)

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Monday, in what has been called a “largely symbolic” move. The bill defines being “born alive” as “the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of the fetus, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a [...]

READ MORE

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance, the Campaign for Southern Equality and the South Carolina Equality Coalition, Inc. filed a lawsuit Wednesday for injunctive and declaratory relief against South Carolina over an anti-LGBTQ sex education state statute. The law in question “provides that local public school districts may not include in their health education any ‘discussion [...]

READ MORE
© WikiMedia (Daderot)

The Supreme Court held Tuesday that state appellate courts may conduct a Clemons reweighing of aggravating and mitigating circumstances, and may do so in collateral proceedings as appropriate and provided under state law. James McKinney received two death sentences in 1992 following his conviction of two counts of first-degree murder for the murders of Christine [...]

READ MORE