Category: States

Global warming, fossil fuels focus of new wave of lawsuits

Fossil fuel producers could follow in the footsteps of tobacco companies, based on a new string of lawsuits targeting global warming, according to a Vox Media story. “In 1998, 46 states and the District of Columbia signed on… Read More

Supreme Court limits power of states and localities to impose fines, seize property

According to a recent Washington Post report, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, 2/20/19, that “the Constitution’s prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, limiting their abilities to impose financial penalties and seize property.”… Read More

Lawsuit Asserts Immigration Hearings by Videoconference is Unconstitutional

According to a report by the New York Times, a lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the Federal District Court in Manhattan, asserting that “detained immigrants could not fully communicate with their lawyers and participate in proceedings when their… Read More