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  • California is overdue in adopting rule on exculpatory evidence

    California is overdue in adopting rule on exculpatory evidence
    More than half a century ago, the Supreme Court established a rule that requires prosecutors to turn over to defense attorneys any evidence pointing to a defendant's innocence. It's known as the Brady rule, and violations of it occur far too often and can...
  • Why Pam Bondi's efforts to block gay marriage in Florida are better spent elsewhere

     Why Pam Bondi's efforts to block gay marriage in Florida are better spent elsewhere
    The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to strike down Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's emergency appeal to block gay marriage. Bondi argues that same-sex marriage will "impose significant public harm" in her state, and wants the nation's top court to...
  • Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law

    Sandy Hook Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Will Test Federal Law
    The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally...
  • Orange County makes public records 'molehill' into 'mountain'

    Orange County makes public records 'molehill' into 'mountain'
    We owe a debt of gratitude to a spunky little dog and her tenacious owner. If it wasn't for Delila, a white Jack Russell terrier-springer spaniel mix, the Fifth District Court of Appeal would not have issued an opinion last week that was a victory for...
  • $7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts

    $7 Million Verdict In Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts
    WATERBURY — A Superior Court jury handed up a $7 million verdict against the Boy Scouts of America on Friday, finding that the organization was liable for sexual abuse committed by a scout leader in New Fairfield in the 1970s. Court records show...
  • Players union files suit against NFL to reinstate Adrian Peterson

    Adrian Peterson's fight with the NFL continued Monday, as the players union filed suit in federal court on behalf of the Vikings star. As expected, the NFL Players Association filed suit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, arguing that Peterson was...
  • Ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable defense, even for police

    It's already too easy for police to stop motorists they consider suspicious using the pretext of a minor violation of traffic laws. Law enforcement will enjoy even more leeway under Monday's misguided Supreme Court decision upholding the legality of stops...
  • German family-owned businesses fear losing tax breaks

    Germany's Constitutional Court will rule this week whether it is legal to grant family-run firms inheritance tax breaks, in a decision that could deal a heavy blow to "Mittelstand" firms that form the backbone of the economy. Around 90 percent of...
  • Supreme Court turns down Arizona appeal to limit abortion drugs

    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down Arizona's bid to limit how doctors prescribe drugs that are commonly used in early abortions. The justices in an unsigned order dismissed an appeal from Arizona state lawyers and let stand a lower court ruling...
  • Supreme Court permits 'reasonable mistakes' by police in searches

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a North Carolina car search, in an 8-1 decision that provides more wiggle room for law enforcement officers who make a "reasonable" mistake about the law. With conservative and liberal justices all but...
  • High court to weigh Arizona denial of some immigrants' driver's licenses

    The Supreme Court is set to decide Tuesday whether Arizona must issue driver's licenses to young immigrants who were brought to this country illegally and then shielded from deportation by President Obama. The justices have before them an emergency...