Category: Legal Pulse

Muslim Organization Lacked Standing in Gun Store Battle

Muslim Organization Lacked Standing in Gun Store Battle

— by Nick Dwyer Case:  CAIR Florida, Inc. v. Teotwawki Investments, LLC, No. 15-cv-61541, 2015 WL 4571442 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 24, 2015).   Abstract: After a gun store owner made remarks that his store...

In re Jaynie S.

In re Jaynie S.

— by Sarah Ballard Case: In re Jaynie S., 2015 WL 8083037 (1st Dept. Dec. 8, 2015) Abstract: Respondent-father was “clearly informed” to stop sending letters to Petitioner-mother and child and thus committed the family offense...

Former Employee who was Fired for Falling Asleep at Work Alleges Discrimination

Former Employee who was Fired for Falling Asleep at Work Alleges Discrimination

by Adam Kuhn   Singh v. Covenant Aviation Sec., L.L.C., 131 A.D.3d 1158 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015). Abstract: A former employee alleged that he was wrongfully terminated on the basis of race or national...

International Child Custody Case at the Second Circuit

International Child Custody Case at the Second Circuit

by Dalya Bordman   Ermini v. Vittori, 758 F. 3d 153 (2d Cir. 2014). An Italian family, parents Emiliano Ermini, Viviana Vittori, and children Emanuele and Daniele, moved to the United States from Italy...

Mental Illness and Prison Reform

Mental Illness and Prison Reform

by Aaron Lawson Summary In New York State, “nearly one-third of…prisoners in solitary confinement have been diagnosed with either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.”[1] Mentally ill prisoners fall into a vicious cycle where they are...

New Developments in Assisted Suicide Legislation

New Developments in Assisted Suicide Legislation

by Shannon Crane   This month, the California legislature passed the “End of Life Option” bill into law. This makes California the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted death by either legislative action or court...