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Federal Judge Declares California's Death Penalty System Unconstitutional
Posted on 24 Jul 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

In a bold and far-reaching opinion last week, California Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney upended California’s Death Penalty System, finding that it violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Judge Carney... Read More

ACLU Sues Feds For Shackling Immigrant Detainees
Posted on 18 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit i n San Francisco federal court seeking to stop a practice in which alleged illegal immigrants are shackled at the feet, waist and wrists while appearing in... Read More

Judge Dismisses Oklahoma City Bomber's Food Lawsuit
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DENVER - (AP) A judge in Denver has dismissed claims by Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that prison officials violated his constitutional rights by depriving him of a diet rich in whole grains, fiber, raw fruits and vegetables. U.S. District... Read More

Jail Inmate: Lack Of Porn Violates U.S. Constitution
Posted on 6 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - (AP) A Michigan jail inmate says he's being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can't have pornography. In a handwritten lawsuit, 21-year-old Kyle Richards claims his civil rights are being violated at the... Read More