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Nicole Johnson, JD

Nicole Johnson, JD

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  • Why The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Abortion Case Is Different

    Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, handle many important and controversial cases. As just one example, lawsuits challenging abortion rights are brought in federal court each year like clockwork. Considering the number of federal court decisions involving the pro-choice/pro-life debate in recent years, why is Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health, currently…

  • Walmart Sued by Temporary Workers for Wage and Hour Violations

    Walmart Stores Inc. has been sued by temporary workers in a Chicago federal court on charges of minimum wage and overtime violations. In the proposed class action, temporary workers, who have worked for the retail giant since early 2009, claim that Walmart and its temporary agencies required temp workers to begin work early, stay late to complete work, work through lunches or breaks and participate in trainings without compensation.

  • Sandusky Sentenced to 30 to 60 Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse

    Jerry Sandusky, a convicted child sex abuser from Pennsylvania, was formally sentenced on Tuesday to a minimum of 30 years in prison for his abuse of several young boys during his time as assistant football coach at Penn State. During the sentencing, Judge John Cleland stated that the "dangerous" Sandusky will not be eligible for parole for 30 years and will face no more than 60 years in prison, with credit for time served.

  • Mike McQueary Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Penn State

    Mike McQueary, a key witness in the trial that led to Jerry Sandusky's arrest for child molestation, has filed a lawsuit against Penn State for defamation, misrepresentation, and whistle-blower charges. The complaint alleges, among other things, that McQueary's cooperation with investigators back in 2001 led to the suspension and eventual firing of the former assistant football coach.

  • Pennsylvania Judge Halts Voter ID Law

    A Pennsylvania judge has halted enforcement of the state's new voter identification law in time for the upcoming November 6th election. At issue was whether the controversial law, which requires all voters to present a valid photo ID at the polls, would lead to "voter disenfranchisement," as argued by opponents.

  • How to Find a Case on FindLaw

    So you want to look up a case but not sure how to do it? Good news. You're already half-way there. FindLaw has just the resources you need to find a case in no time. Heading to traffic court? Pull up speeding cases in your area to see how a judge might rule in your case. Facing your ex in family court? Check out summaries of child-custody cases in your state to see what factors a court might consider in awarding child custody and visitation. You don't even have to be a lawyer to do it.

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