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Yolo Co. Concealed Weapons Policy: A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an unpublished memorandum that overturns the concealed weapons permit policy for Yolo County. The decision reads in part, “Yolo County policy impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.” Read about it in the Sacramento Bee .
Chevron Ruling: In a 497 page opinion , U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled for Chevron saying that the $19 billion Ecuadorean Court judgment against Chevron for environmental pollution was marred by fraud and corruption. Judge Kaplan did not dispute that pollution occurred in the Ecuadorean rain forest, but he did support Chevron’s assertion that the plaintiff and his litigation team engaged in conspiracy and criminal conduct. Read articles in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle .
International Child Abduction: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Lozano v. Alvarez that the one-year period to file a petition seeking a child’s return under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction cannot be equitably tolled . In this case, a woman fled an allegedly abusive partner in London with their 8-year old daughter. More than 16 months after she left, the girl’s father petitioned for her return under the International Child Abduction Remedies Act . He claimed that he was unable to file the petition sooner because the mother had concealed the child’s location and he believed the one-year period should not begin until he knew of their whereabouts. The 2nd Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Lozano’s petition, and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their decision saying that the treaty does not allow the deadline to be extended. Read articles in the Washington Post and Courthouse News Service .