Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: City of Milwaukee files lawsuit against alleged reckless driver, claiming nuisance.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Program held at UW Law School trains nonlawyers to advocate in tribal court.
Unlike state and federal courts, most tribal courts do not require law degrees or state bar membership to represent clients. That opens up opportunities for people like (Louise) Padron to handle cases on tribal lands, where nonexistent or inadequate legal assistance remains typical.
Padron and 27 others just graduated with certificates in tribal court legal advocacy from the National Tribal Trial College. They’re now scattered across the country to litigate cases ranging from divorce to domestic violence to child support.
Slate: Understanding the proposed federal Respect for Marriage Act.
In short, this bill goes as far as today’s Supreme Court could conceivably allow. If it passes and Obergefell falls, states can resume denying marriage licensing to same-sex couples. They might even be able to nullify the same-sex marriage licenses it provided under Obergefell. But couples who face such discrimination can travel to another state, obtain a new license, and compel their home state to recognize it, along with the rights and privileges it provides. And their marriage will receive full protection under federal law. As far as backstops go, it doesn’t get much better than the RFMA.
Associated Press: Russian court in Brittney Griner trial hears testimony on medicinal use of cannabis.
During Tuesday’s court session, a Russian neuropsychologist testified about worldwide use of medicinal cannabis.
“The Russian public has to know, and the Russian court in the first place has to know, that it was not used for recreational purposes in the United States. It was prescribed by a doctor,” (defense) lawyer (Alexander) Boykov said.
Associated Press: Testimony begins in trial to determine damages Alex Jones owes Sandy Hook families.
Jones arrived at the courthouse wearing a piece of silver tape over his mouth with the message “Save the 1st” printed on it — a reference to the First Amendment right to free speech. He removed it before entering the courtroom.
To take his seat at the defense table, Jones walked directly behind Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was one of the 20 first graders and six educators who were killed at Sandy Hook. Heslin and Lewis were escorted by plainclothes security to the courthouse and to the courtroom.
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