Category: Civil

Falsified Autopsy Lawsuit Revived

A woman 70-year-old, wrongly accused of murder in the death of her husband, will have the opportunity to pursue her lawsuit against the Los Angeles medical examiner who wrongly classified the man’s accidental death as a homicide. Lois Goodman, 70,…

Initiative to Speed Executions Upheld

The California voter-approved measure intended to speed up executions survived a state Supreme Court challenge Thursday but the court rejected the mandatory five-year deadline for resolving capital appeals. The California Supreme Court, by a 5-2 vote, upheld the key provisions…

Texas Voter ID Law Blocked

A federal judge blocked a controversial Texas voter ID law holding it violated the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitutional because it knowingly imposed disproportionate burdens on black voters and was “enacted with discriminatory intent.” U.S. District Judge Nelva…