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Tax-funded urban revitalization programs in California push laws punishing the homeless, study says

Many of California’s business improvement districts, which are private groups, violate the rights of homeless people, according to a recent study.

Conducted by University of California Berkeley Law’s Policy Advocacy…

Former Skadden partner may face charges related to Manafort-linked Ukraine report

Attorneys for former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Greg Craig say he did not circulate a report put together by the law firm and involving former Trump campaign…

Manafort pleads guilty in cooperation deal; Skadden report an issue in charging document
Updated: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty to reduced charges of conspiracy on Friday in a deal that requires cooperation in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Jury finds Manafort guilty on 8 counts; judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts
A jury has found former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud, the Washington Post, NBC and CNN reported Tuesday.
Amended suit by NRA says New York crackdown has led to financial hardship
The National Rifle Association has filed an amended lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that contends the state has caused financial hardship by discouraging banks and insurers from doing business with the organization.
9th Circuit permits lawsuit by Trump supporters over California rally violence to go forward
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that supporters of President Donald Trump may continue a lawsuit alleging police intentionally steered them into an “unruly mob” of protesters who injured them.
What would it mean to impeach a president? (podcast)
The authority to impeach and remove a U.S. president is one of the legislative branch's most powerful weapons. But in the country's history, despite many periods of open hostility between Congress and the executive branch, no president has been removed from office through the impeachment procedure. Why is that?
Supreme Court rules mandatory union dues violate free speech rights of public employees
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Wednesday that requiring public employees to pay union dues for collective bargaining violates their free speech rights under the First Amendment.
Supreme Court allows First Amendment suit by man who claimed city intimidation was reason for arrest
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Florida man arrested at a city council meeting to bring a First Amendment claim for retaliatory arrest—even though he conceded that police had probable cause to arrest him.
US Customs will return $57,330 seized at airport; immigrant says another $770 is due
An immigrant who is a U.S. citizen isn’t satisfied with the government’s offer to return $57,330 seized from him last October at a Cleveland airport.
Kids fined for lemonade stands get ‘Legal-Ade’ from Country Time

Children who are fined for lacking a permit for their lemonade stands are getting some help from Country Time.

The lemonade brand is paying up to $300 to cover the…

Another lawsuit challenges planned citizenship question on ‘20 census forms

Another lawsuit has been filed against the Commerce Department, asking the court to stop the agency’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The action was filed…

3 top lawyers in Rhode Island agencies didn’t have current state licenses
The Providence Journal’s reporting on a missed appeal deadline has uncovered three top lawyers in Rhode Island government who didn’t have current state licenses to practice law.
9th Circuit cites judge’s anti-government views in reassigning case
A federal appeals court has overturned two water rights cases and reassigned one of them because of concerns about the trial judge’s expressed views about the federal government and its lawyers.
10th Circuit grants immunity to social workers in child abuse case
When the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a case of child abuse it called “horrific,” it stressed that it wasn’t pleased with its own ruling.

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