Court to Rule on Law Mandating Women on Corporate Boards ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed
Three years ago, then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first law requiring women on those boards even though he admitted that it might not survive legal challenges. So did an analysis by the state assembly, which concluded that a quota system "may be difficult to defend." That quota system is at the center of the legal challenge by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group claiming that the law violates the state constitution's equal-protection clause.Read more about "Court to Rule on Law Mandating Women on Corporate Boards ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed"
Is Charging Parents in High School Shooting a New Legal Strategy?
In Oxford Township, Michigan, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley allegedly shot 11 at his Oxford High School, killing four students and injuring six students and a teacher. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald is charging Crumbley as an adult. These developments likely come as a shock to no one. What is different about this case is that Crumbley's parents are now joining him in jail in what could be a new legal strategy for trying to curb deadly incidents like this.Read more about "Is Charging Parents in High School Shooting a New Legal Strategy?"
In Minnesota, a Big Fight Over a Little Gravel Road ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed
A judge ruled that a township board in Minnesota can't burden a family living on the end of a township road by not maintaining it. This may not sound like earthshaking news, but in Minnesota, the plight of the Crisman family in its legal fight with Hillman Township has captured broad public attention as a class quarrel between entrenched locals and newly arrived outsiders.Read more about "In Minnesota, a Big Fight Over a Little Gravel Road ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed"
Why Was Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted?
After several days of jury deliberation, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty last week of murdering two people and injuring another during racial justice protests last summer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This post attempts to cut through the noise and answer the question of why the jury found Rittenhouse not guilty.Read more about "Why Was Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted?"
Lawsuit Seeks to End Amazon's Avoidance of Liability in Delivery Crashes
Amazon has avoided responsibility for numerous traffic accidents, including fatal ones, involving delivery drivers who the company pressures to meet demanding schedules. The reason: Amazon doesn't employ the drivers. Third-party "delivery service providers" do.Read more about "Lawsuit Seeks to End Amazon's Avoidance of Liability in Delivery Crashes"
A Strange Cash Seizure in Kansas ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed
Legal experts are scratching their heads over a case involving the seizure of cash generated by an activity that is legal in one state and illegal in another. In May, a county sheriff in Kansas seized a cash-transport van containing $166,000 in cash generated by a medical marijuana dispensary in…Read more about "A Strange Cash Seizure in Kansas ... and Other Legal News You May Have Missed"