Freedom of Religion Blocks Prosecution of Group Killing Chickens

In a showdown between a religious ritual that involves the sacrificial killing of chickens and the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom, religion has triumphed. On the day before Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year, some members of the Orthodox Jewish... Read More »

Gun Owners Who Want to Transfer Arms Have No Right of Privacy From Government

A group of gun-owning plaintiffs filed suit to challenge the constitutionality of several California laws and practices that require the State’s Department of Justice to gather and maintain records and personal information about gun and ammunition sellers and their potential transferees. In an effort to reduce gun violence, this information... Read More »

Wisconsin Animal Protection Group Claims DNR Ignored Science and Public Comments in 2023 Wolf Plan

The Madison, Wisconsin-based nonprofit animal activist group, Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance, has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) accusing the agency and its board of ignoring science and public comments while drafting and finalizing its wolf management plan. In developing the 2023 wolf management plan, staff... Read More »

Roommates File $16M Lawsuit After Prince George’s County, MD, Police Kill Pet Dog

Four Maryland roommates who say officers illegally entered their apartment and then shot and killed their pet dog, a boxer mix named Hennessy, are suing Prince George's County and the three involved officers for $16 million in damages. The plaintiffs include roommates Umana Erika, Erazo Sanchez, Dayri Amaya Benitez, and... Read More »

Prostitute Can Sue Her Pimp for Pilfered Earnings

Prostitution is a criminal offense in California. Yet, a new ruling by a California appellate court mandates that the pimp and human trafficker who forced the plaintiff to engage in prostitution must give restitution for her illegal labor. H.B., the prostitute and petitioner in this case, met her pimp Lamar... Read More »

Florida Judge Rules Lawsuit Accusing Tesla's Autopilot of Driver's Death Can Go to Trial

A Florida judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing Tesla of overpromising on its vehicle's Autopilot system can go to trial. The lawsuit was filed by Kim Banner when her husband, Jeremy Banner, was killed in 2019 after engaging the Autopilot system. Banner was traveling on a South Florida road... Read More »

Driver Who Passed A Stopped Car and Killed A Woman in the Crosswalk Is Guilty of Manslaughter

Defendant/Appellant Rohullah Hamidi passed a car that was stopped in an unmarked crosswalk at the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and Altadena Street in San Diego. He then struck and killed a pedestrian who was running in a different lane than the one in which the car was stopped. A... Read More »

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