Few First Amendment cases this term, but ...
By Tony Mauro Significant disputes involving campaign finance, religious displays and animal cruelty depictions slated for fall.
Wis. newspaper files open-records lawsuit against governor
The Capital Times alleges that Jim Doyle's office took too long to comply with request for information about finalists for judicial openings. 08.04.09
5th Circuit: City violated Santeria priest's religious rights
Euless, Texas, officials had claimed that sacrifices performed by Jose Merced jeopardized public health and violated its slaughterhouse and animal-cruelty ordinances. 08.03.09
Wis. man convicted in prayer-death case
Jury finds Dale Neumann guilty of reckless homicide same charge his wife was convicted on earlier in daughter's 2008 death from undiagnosed diabetes. 08.03.09
Fla. judge lifts gag order in middle school sexual-assault case
Emmett Battles had ordered story removed from Web site after prosecutors and defense attorneys argued that details shouldn't have been in court file and shouldn't be public. 08.03.09
Should schools ban teachers in religious garb?
By Charles C. Haynes New Oregon law accommodates those whose faiths require certain dress except for public school teachers. 08.02.09
Deputy learns Mom was wrong, words can hurt you
By David L. Hudson Jr. 7th Circuit agrees Wisconsin sheriff's retaliation against Michael Schuh may have been 'childish,' but it was legal. 07.30.09
How a 'facial challenge' could play out in animal-cruelty case
By Rachel Seeman Collins High court hostility to practice of challenging a law as unconstitutional on its face means the justices might prune the doctrine even further. 07.28.09
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 | 04:00:03