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  • Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

    Court allows Pennsylvania to redraw GOP-favored district map

    Law Journal 02/05/2018

    Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency appeals from Pennsylvania, rejected the request from GOP legislative leaders and voters to put on hold an order from the state Supreme Court intended to produce new congressional districts in the coming two...

  • Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Law Journal 01/06/2018

    Charles Manson orchestrated murders in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, served time in a state prison in Corcoran and died in a hospital in Bakersfield.The legal battle for his body or possessions could land in any of three California counties wh...

  • Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Law Journal 10/24/2017

    A federal appeals court handed the U.S. government a victory Tuesday in its fight against lawsuits opposing a decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan directed Broo...

  • Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in court

    Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in court

    Law Journal 01/05/2017

    A man who escaped from a Rhode Island prison and was on the run for five days before being captured in Massachusetts is scheduled to make an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge. James Morales escaped from the Wyatt Detention Facility...

  • Judge approves tea party group's lawsuit against IRS

    Judge approves tea party group's lawsuit against IRS

    Law Journal 01/16/2016

    A federal judge in Ohio has approved class-action status for a tea party group's lawsuit stemming from IRS delays in approving nonprofit status for conservative groups seeking the tax-exemption classification.   The NorCal Tea Party Patriots sue...

  • Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-a-month Penn State pension

    Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-a-month Penn State pension

    Law Journal 11/10/2015

    The state must restore the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that was taken away three years ago when he was sentenced to decades in prison on child molestation convictions, a court ordered Friday. A ...

  • It’s Getting Easier for Harvard Law Students

    It’s Getting Easier for Harvard Law Students

    Law Journal 03/31/2008

    With the help of Harvard Law School’s new curriculum reforms and other university-wide changes, it’s getting easier for students to pursue more than one passion—and to become better lawyers.Promoting interdisciplinary study is a major goal of the rec...

  • 8-Year-Old Passes Law School Entrance Test

    8-Year-Old Passes Law School Entrance Test

    Law Journal 03/24/2008

    An 8-year-old boy with dreams of becoming a judge has passed a law school entrance exam -- shocking Brazil's legal profession and prompting a federal investigation. The Universidade Paulista, a multi-campus private university, issued a statement ackn...

  • Connerly to speak at Law School tomorrow

    Connerly to speak at Law School tomorrow

    Law Journal 03/07/2008

    Ward Connerly, an outspoken critic of affirmative action and a key player in the campaign to ban the practice in Michigan, will appear on campus tomorrow.This will be Connerly's first visit to campus since Proposal 2 passed in November 2006, banning ...

  • LSU law school boosts scholarships

    LSU law school boosts scholarships

    Law Journal 03/07/2008

    As the number of law school applicants decreases in Louisiana and nationwide, LSU is upping the ante on its scholarships for law students to keep the “best and brightest” in Louisiana.The LSU Board of Supervisors approved increasing the LSU Paul M. H...

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