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2011-06-29 18:36:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even though the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to overturn a California law that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors, there is growing sentiment among parents and legislators that something needs to be done to protect children from exposure to these disturbing images and experiences. Attorney Dylan Reeves of the law firm of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC, was published in the Alabama Law Review on this issue and...

2009-06-23 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Chief Counsel on the Judiciary Committee staff of Senator Tom Coburn, Mary Harned has joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Of Counsel to assist in spearheading America's oldest national pro-life organization through its efforts to counter the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sotomayor. Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO said: "I am very pleased to have Mary join our team. We are extremely fortunate to gain...

2009-05-01 12:05:00

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says a New York college professor should not have made him the focus of a student assignment on privacy. Scalia criticized Fordham University law school Professor Joel Reidenberg for having groups of his students create dossiers on the Supreme Court justice filled with as much personal information they could find, ABC reported Friday. It is not a rare phenomenon that what is legal may also be quite irresponsible. That appears in the First Amendment...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON Whales may simply have to pay the price as the Navy trains for war, Supreme Court justices suggested Wednesday. In a closely watched environmental case, justices on Wednesday repeatedly sounded sympathetic to Pentagon officials who want to run large-scale Navy exercises off the Southern California coast. While the resulting underwater sonar storm disturbs marine mammals, it helps prepare sailors for combat. "I thought the whole point of the armed...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

By Adam Liptak New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- On the one hand, there is "the potential for harm to marine mammals," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Wednesday at a Supreme Court argument over the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California. On the other, the chief justice continued, there is "the potential that a North Korean diesel electric submarine will get within range of Pearl Harbor undetected" if Navy personnel are not properly...

2008-10-08 18:00:15

National security and environmental concerns butted heads before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in a case challenging the U.S. Navy's sonar testing. The high court was asked to determine whether the Navy does enough to protect whales from underwater sonar tests during its annual training exercises off the Southern California coast. Winter vs. Natural Resources Defense Council asks whether the president can issue an executive waiver to allow the tests without filing an environmental...

2008-09-24 18:00:22

RICHMOND, Va. - A lawyer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the agency met all the legal requirements for issuing permits to a coal company to fill valleys with rubble from blasting the tops off West Virginia mountains. An attorney for an environmental group disagreed, arguing that a federal judge correctly ruled that the corps failed to adequately assess possible environmental damage before issuing mountaintop removal permits to four mines...

2008-09-12 21:00:14

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL) will celebrate "45 Years in the Relentless Pursuit of Justice" with an Annual Gala Celebration & Higginbotham Award Dinner in New York on September 15, 2008. The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination, will celebrate...

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