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Alabama Supreme Court Decision Jeopardizes In Vitro Fertilization, Prompts Legislative Action

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Updated by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Since the first successful “test tube baby” in 1981, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become a beacon of hope for countless individuals and couples striving to overcome infertility. Over the years, the procedure has helped millions of people to become parents. Nearly half of Americans have had fertility treatments…

Parents' Use of Cannabis for Autism Treatment Leads to Legal Battle With Child Protective Services

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

A recent legal saga paints the difficult battle of two potentially well-intentioned sides: parents and child welfare agencies. The parents of an autistic child were recently in hot water when her teacher and social workers found out they were treating her with medical marijuana. After almost losing custody of…

Families' Lawsuits Over Harvard Morgue Scandal Are Dismissed

by Madison Hess, J.D. | Last updated on

Harvard Medical School’s former morgue manager is accused of stealing and selling human body parts donated to the school. The families of the deceased, understandably upset, sued Harvard to recover damages for their pain and suffering. However, a Massachusetts judge recently dismissed the lawsuits that the family members of…

Southern Lawyer's Scandal Deepens: Court Clerk Accused of Tampering in Murdaugh Trial

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

If you’re a true crime junkie, you may have caught the Netflix docuseries Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal. Or if you’re a lawyer, you may have heard the buzz in the legal community about one prominent lawyer who found himself on the other side of the attorney-client privilege when…

Alabama Carries Out First Nitrogen Gas Execution in the U.S. Amid Controversy

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

The state of Alabama just carried out the first execution in the country using nitrogen gas on inmate Kenneth Smith, even though the jury had voted to spare his life. The Supreme Court declined to intervene. How did this all come about? Let’s break down the history of Smith’s…

Death Penalty Sought for Buffalo Mass Shooter

By T. Evan Eosten Fisher, Esq. | Last updated on

In 2022, Payton S. Gendron entered a Buffalo supermarket armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and opened fire, gunning down thirteen Black victims and killing ten of them. Although he attempted to broadcast a live stream of the killings on Twitch, the streaming service shut down his stream within…

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