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Florida Lawsuit: Can Doctors Ask Patients About Guns In The House?
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Doctors in Florida are fighting a first-of-its-kind law requiring them to have a legitimate safety concern before they start asking a patient about guns. The physicians contend the new law is too broad and they should be free to ask patients... Read More

Vince McMahon Sues Over WWE Garb At Connecticut Polls
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - (AP) World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon, the husband of U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop local election workers from asking WWE fans to cover up their wrestling garb... Read More

Conservatives Limit Consumer, Rights Class Action Lawsuits
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court's conservative majority made it harder for people to band together to sue the nation's largest businesses in the two most far-reaching rulings of the term the justices are wrapping up on Monday. The two... Read More

Court Rules On Jehovah's Witnesses Case In Puerto Rico
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - (AP) A federal appeals court in the United States has ordered gated communities across Puerto Rico to grant access to Jehovah's Witnesses so they can engage in their First Amendment right to proselytize. The ruling comes nearly... Read More

Supreme Court Limits State Rules On Campaign Spending
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court imposed new limits Monday on states trying to restrain the influence of money in politics, striking down a law that tied the amount of public funds a candidate receives to how much privately funded rivals spend... Read More

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and... Read More

Woman Arrested For Wearing Hijab Sues Georgia City
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - (AP) A Muslim woman who was arrested after she refused to remove her headscarf in a west Georgia courthouse filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Douglasville and the officers who arrested her, contending they violated... Read More

High Court Rules Against Banning Violent Video Sales To Kids
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) States cannot ban the sale or rental of ultraviolent video games to children, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, rejecting such limits as a violation of young people's First Amendment rights and leaving it up to parents and the... Read More

'Bigfoot' Lawsuit: N.H. Is Stomping On Civil Liberties
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - (AP) First there was a Bigfoot sighting. Now, there's a Bigfoot suing. A performance artist and amateur filmmaker who dressed as the mythical beast says New Hampshire park rangers didn't have the right to kick him off a mountain... Read More

Court's Decision Offers Some Clarity On Gun Laws
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A federal appeals court upheld a ban on gun possession for a domestic violence offender in a ruling that several anti-violence advocates applauded Wednesday for providing some clarity after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark decision... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments On Violent Video Games
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people. But justices seemed closely... Read More

Group Sues To Stop Texas Governor's Prayer Day
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

AUSTIN, Texas - (AP) A group of atheists and agnostics filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to stop an evangelical Christian prayer event next month that was proposed and is endorsed by Texas' governor. The Freedom from Religion Foundation... Read More

U.S. Government Suing More Abortion Activists
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WICHITA, Kan. - (AP) The Justice Department under President Barack Obama has taken a harder line against anti-abortion activists accused of trying to block access to clinics, suing at least a half-dozen of them under a federal law that lay mostly dormant... Read More

Chevron Asks Court To Block $9.5 Billion Award
Posted on 21 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) A Chevron Corp. lawyer said Friday that the company will not apologize for damage that an oil company it purchased is accused of causing to Ecuador's rainforest even though the refusal means a $9.5 billion judgment against it will... Read More