Andrew Rausa and some friends were sitting on the steps of a New York City brownstone drinking beer and soda and celebrating July 4 when some cops pulled up. They cited the group for drinking in public. Rausa, a law student, quickly pulled up the state code on his iPhone and showed the cops that the law defines a public place as one in which "the public or a substantial group of persons has access." He argued that didn't cover a piece of gated private property. The cops still issued citations, which the group plans to fight.
Sandy Martinez says that fine, along with another $63,500 for driveway cracks and a downed fence, violates Florida's constitution.
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The justice weighs in during oral arguments in Lange v. California.
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Angelo Quinto's family has filed a wrongful death claim.
A nationwide ban on evictions is well outside the congressional power to regulate interstate commerce, ruled U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker on Thursday.
The proposed bill from Assembly Members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia would require stores to have one unisex section for children's products and apparel.