Government Law

3755 ABA Journal articles on Government Law.

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.
Arizona county can be held liable for discriminatory policing by ex-Sheriff Arpaio, court rules

Maricopa County, Arizona, can be held liable for racial profiling by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

The opinion by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit…

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with Philadelphia for $1 each and $200K donation

Two black men arrested last month at a Starbucks in Philadelphia while waiting for a business associate have agreed to release the city from any legal claims in exchange for…

California leads multistate coalition in challenge to EPA’s planned rollback of auto emissions rules

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia are challenging a Trump administration plan to roll back auto emissions rules.

California is leading the multistate coalition in the petition for…

Lance Armstrong to pay $5M to settle suit claiming he defrauded US Postal Service-sponsored team

Lance Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million settle a whistleblower suit joined by the federal government that alleged he violated a cycling sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Postal Service…

7th Circuit upholds nationwide injunction barring grant holdbacks for sanctuary cities
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction that barred the U.S. Justice Department from withholding public safety grants from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate in immigration enforcement.
Kris Kobach is held in contempt for failing to tell some would-be voters of eligibility

A federal judge has held Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for failing to follow court orders after she barred enforcement of a law that required…

Seeking to side with plaintiffs suing New York, city council sues for right to file amicus briefs

The New York City Council has sued the city’s law department for the right to file amicus briefs in court cases—including cases in which plaintiffs are suing the city.

The…

Family, probing lawyer’s death, plans to appeal ruling shielding prosecutor from answering questions
The family of a Connecticut lawyer found shot to death in his overturned Mercedes SUV plans to appeal a federal magistrate judge’s decision shielding a prosecutor from answering questions about his decision-making in the case.
Justice Department sues California over ‘extreme’ law restricting federal land transfers

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Monday that contends a state law restricting federal land transfers violates the supremacy clause.

The federal government…

California suit says census citizenship question violates enumeration clause

Some state attorneys general reacted quickly after the Trump administration announced late Monday that it was adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra…

Couple wrongly accused of hoax in kidnapping by Harvard law grad settle suit for $2.5M

A couple who sued the city of Vallejo, California, for wrongly labeling their kidnapping claim a hoax have settled the case for $2.5 million.

Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn announced…

White House counsel has central role in controversies as he seeks to ‘mollify and protect’ Trump

White House counsel Don McGahn is again at the center of controversy amid revelations that he was told of domestic abuse allegations against Rob Porter, even as the now-former…

Trump praises Gorsuch and highlights judicial picks in his State of the Union speech
President Donald Trump acknowledged Justice Neil M. Gorsuch as he touted his judicial picks in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
Justice Department threatens subpoenas in showdown with sanctuary cities and states
The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday demanded documents from 23 sanctuary jurisdictions and threatened subpoenas if they fail to comply.

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