Judge: Alaska Homeless Camp Raids Unconstitutional

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Anchorage's policy for raiding homeless camps is unconstitutional, an Alaska judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner issued his ruling late Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. The ACLU argued homeless people have the same...

10th Circuit Orders Feds To File In Property Rights Case

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit on Oct. 25 ordered the United States to respond to a motion by a Wyoming man who seeks to overturn a ruling by a Wyoming federal district court in favor of the U.S. Forest Service in a dispute over whether his land may...

Supreme Court Hears Patent Exhaustion, Soybean Seed Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) If allowed to stand, a 2011 Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling will threaten farmers by prioritizing "patent rights over personal property rights," something "that's never been done in 150 years,"an attorney for one such farmer told...

Williams Mullen: State Attorneys General Served ‘Home Cooking’ By The Supreme Court Of The United States

By Charles E. “Chuck” James Jr. and Brendan D. O’Toole On January 14, 2014, in Mississippi v. AU Optronics Corp. , the Supreme Court held that a parens patriae action (one brought by the state on behalf of its injured citizens) does not constitute a ‘mass action’ and...