A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh
advertisement
Legal news from Friday, August 11, 2017
by Elizabeth Lowman

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled against a state cigarette tax on Thursday. The plaintiffs—cigarette companies, distributors, and smokers—argued that the $1.50 tax violated the state constitution. The majority agreed, saying that since the tax was a revenue bill, it must originate in the House, be passed at least five days before the legislative session ended, …

[read more]
by Elizabeth Lowman

The Washington Supreme Court upheld Seattle's tax on guns and ammunition sales on Thursday. The two individual gun owners and organizations bringing the suit argued that the tax was actually a state regulation on guns, which is prohibited by a Washington state law. The six-justice majority affirmed the lower court's …

[read more]
by Lawrenz Fares

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that Judge Scott Silliman should have recused himself in a case concerning multiple defendants who were charged with aiding in the 9/11 attacks. The petitioner, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, argued that Silliman was biased in the matter and cited …

[read more]
by Lawrenz Fares

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Wednesday dismissed a case concerning Senate Bill 4, a bill intended to penalize so-called "sanctuary cities." The action was filled by the state of Texas seeking to have SB 4 declared constitutional before the bill was scheduled to take …

[read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.