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  • Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. SB270 failed Monday on a 37-33 vote that crossed party lines after an hour-long debate...

  • Law on genetically modified crops ruled invalid

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect in...

  • Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

    Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. Since 2011, the billion-dollar fantasy market has been infused with dozens of daily and weekly games. Those games allow players to win huge prizes quickly,...

  • Fight against militarized police is a culture war worth having

    Asked "whether it's proper to militarize the nation's city police forces," President Obama opined last week that "one of the great things about the United States has been our ability to maintain a distinction between our military and domestic law enforcement."

  • Class action filed against Walmart over Great Value fruit juices

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit has been filed against Walmart after class members claim it marketed its Great Value brand cranberry pomegranate juice as being composed of two fruits when it is made up of five fruit juices and contains very little pomegranate....

  • Guilty plea in California meat-recall case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge. Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his...

  • Seventh Circuit revives class action over payday loans, calls arbitration clause ‘unconscionable’ and process ‘a sham’

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An embattled provider of online payday loans who allegedly used his standing as a member of a Sioux Indian tribe to tailor loan agreement terms to skirt state and federal law will need to defend yet more of those loans in federal court after the Seventh Circuit...

  • N.J. appliance retailer will pay $1.5M in settlement after whistleblower complaint

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $1.56 million settlement on Friday with a New Jersey appliance retailer and its principal owner to resolve allegations of failure to pay New York taxes. Topline Appliance Center and Michael...

  • Ore. AG says Oracle overcharged for poorly trained personnel

    Rosenblum SALEM, Ore. (Legal Newsline) – Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a lawsuit on Friday against a hardware and software engineering company and multiple executives for allegedly defrauding Oregonians by failing to provide a functional health exchange website. Oracle...

  • Appeals panel weighing Occupy Nashville suit

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A special three-judge panel focused on issues of camping, protests, free speech and executive power on Monday during arguments in an appeal of a lawsuit brought by Occupy Nashville protesters arrested on War Memorial Plaza in October 2011. The panel hearing the case in at the...

  • Study: Patent law changes, high-volume plaintiffs make for more litigation

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A combination of a change in patent law and an increase in high-volume plaintiffs have caused a surge in patent litigation, a recent survey found. California-based Lex Machina, a now-private company initially set up by experts at Stanford University’s...

  • Rick Perry just hired someone from ... Bill Clinton's old office?

    Mark Fabiani, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, has joined the Texas Republican governor's efforts to push back against allegations that he abused his power and unlawfully coerced a district attorney.

  • Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Perry's attorneys filed the motion Monday in district court in Austin. They say the law being...

  • Inhale: Marijuana initiatives should keep Senate Democratic

    Having pro-marijuana initiatives on the fall ballot will draw younger, passionate Democrats to the polls and help Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keep his job, according to a Brookings expert.

  • Former New York judge appointed to U.N. Gaza inquiry

    GENEVA (AP) — The president of the United Nations' top human rights body has appointed a former New York Supreme Court judge to serve as the third member of a commission investigating possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza. Gabon Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella, who presides over the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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