Mississippi Abortion Law Blocked by Appeals Court

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that would have had the effect of closing the state’s only remaining abortion clinic.

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  • David Ogden Presses Changes to False Claims Act

    By Todd Ruger

    A former top U.S. Department of Justice official under Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. on Wednesday pressed his call for changes to the False Claims Act, telling lawmakers that one of the law's provisions is "completely irrational."

  • Class Action Challenges Metro Background Check Policy

    By Zoe Tillman

    A civil rights class action filed on Wednesday accuses the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority of having a criminal background check policy that is “unduly harsh” and discriminatory.

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  • Full D.C. Circuit Upholds Meat Labeling Rule

    By Jenna Greene

    Meat producers must disclose where an animal is born, raised and slaughtered, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday, holding that the congressionally mandated disclosure requirement does not violate commercial free speech protections.

  • Oversight Committee Questions FTC Data Case

    By Jenna Greene

    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Thursday jumped in the middle of the Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing data security trial against medical testing facility LabMD, holding a three-hour hearing that questioned whether the agency’s case is appropriate or fair.

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  • Clippers Trust Precedents Leave Probate Attorneys Buzzing

    By Amanda Bronstad

    Monday’s tentative ruling in the battle over the Los Angeles Clippers centered on two arcane provisions of California probate law. Attorneys who specialize in trusts and estates said the precedents that resulted would prove useful even when billions of dollars aren’t at stake.

  • 'The Tide is Going Out on the Death Penalty'

    By Tony Mauro

    Austin Sarat talks to Tony Mauro about the recent spate of flawed executions and their significance in the debate over capital punishment.

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