The Law Library of Congress blog has a nice introduction to canon law. Read it here.
An Alabama man lost his four-year battle to keep his wife buried in his front yard. Read about it here.
When prosecutors in Williamson County tried to ban a defense attorney from referring to them as “the government” in court, defense attorney Drew Justice had a demand of his own:
From now on, call me “Captain Justice.”
A war of words broke out in an attempted aggravated burglary case in Williamson County Circuit Court between prosecutors and Justice, who is defending one of two people in the case.
Full story at USA Today
Read a nice article which pieces together comments by Paul Clement on his most recent Supreme Court appearances. Read it here.
The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated) contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based primarily on Supreme Court case law. This regularly updated resource is especially useful when researching the constitutional implications of a specific issue or topic.
Infamous trials help shape history, and for the city of Omaha, a trial in 1932 is now on display for everyone to learn about.
The takedown of Thomas Dennison is front and center at the federal courthouse.
“It inspires us to work hard and do what we do to ensure justice is fair for all, and I think it will inspire staff as well as the courthouse,” said Laurie Smith Camp, U.S. District Court judge.
Thomas Dennison was on trial for conspiracy to violate the National Prohibition Act. The trial brought an end to the political syndicate that controlled Omaha for decades.
Read more: http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/1932-political-trial-on-display-at-federal-courthouse/-/9674510/22641886/-/13lajujz/-/index.html#ixzz2ir48Gf6h
Google has unveiled an upgrade to the way it interprets users’ search requests.
The new algorithm, codenamed Hummingbird, is the first major upgrade for three years.
It has already been in use for about a month, and affects about 90% of Google searches.
At a presentation on Thursday, the search giant was short on specifics but said Hummingbird is especially useful for longer and more complex queries.
Google stressed that a new algorithm is important as users expect more natural and conversational interactions with a search engine – for example, using their voice to speak requests into mobile phones, smart watches and other wearable technology.
Read full article here.