I’m in Love with Mary Jane: Legalizing Marijuana in the United States

Nov 9, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

In 1976 former President Jimmy Carter proclaimed his support for the decriminalization of marijuana during his campaign. The idea has been debated

Prevailing Parties

Nov 7, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Civil Rights Attorney’s Fees Awards Act of 1976 allows for recovery of reasonable attorney’s fees to “prevailing parties” in certain civil

Law of the Undead, pt. 2

Oct 25, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

In our first installment, we looked at one of the possible legal implications under Texas law: in the event that you or a loved

Dixmoor Five

Oct 25, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

In 1991, five teens were tried and convicted of the rape and murder of fourteen-year-old Cateresa Matthews. After three of the five

The Eighth Amendment and a Prisoner’s Right to Sex Reassignment Surgery

Oct 24, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

On October 3, 2012, the Massachusetts Department of Corrections appealed the District Court of Massachusett’s decision in Kosilek v. Spencer, which required

Anti-discrimination and the First Amendment: Elane Photography v. Willock

Oct 16, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

On May 31, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Vanessa Willock, who sued photographer Elaine Huguenin for refusing

Back to Bakke: Are Racial-Conscious College Admissions Policies Doomed?

Oct 12, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon entertain arguments for a case involving race as a factor in college admissions. Abigail N. Fisher

First-sale doctrine revisited

Oct 11, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch brought light to what it described at a “little-known case” on the Supreme Court’s docket this

Spyware and Spouses

Sep 26, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

An Ohio woman, Catherine Zang, filed suit in the U.S. District, Southern District of Ohio after discovering her husband used microphones to

Searching for judge-made law

Sep 21, 2012 By: West Reference Attorneys

Thomson Reuters recently released Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Bryan Garner and Antonin Scalia.  Richard Posner’s controversial review in

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