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US Supreme Court Takes Up First Amendment Challege to California Abortion Law

Posted Nov 16, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court, has granted cert to review a California law that requires pregnancy clinics to post information about the availability of birth control and abortion services. For more, See, Mother Jones, L.A. Times.


Law Bars Purchase of Guns by Domestic Abusers, Databases Not Updated

Posted Nov 16, 2017

The Lautenberg Amendment, passed in 1996 is supposed to prevent domestic abusers from buying guns. Unfortunately, the databases consulted to rule out offenders are not always updated. For more, see ABA Journal, NCIC.


Supreme Court Electronic Filing Begins November 13

Posted Nov 16, 2017

Although other courts have been accepting electronic filing for years, the U.S. Supreme Court has finally put it into place in November. Copies of filings will be available to the public without charge. For more discussion, see Bloomberg, Filing Guideline