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Ice ages, the atmosphere and what Trump thinks: Climate change judge questions it all

By John O'Brien | Mar 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has big questions regarding global warming for the private lawyers pushing lawsuits on behalf of California cities and counties – and about how President Donald Trump feels about blaming the energy industry for climate change.

Lawsuit: Apple misrepresented iPhone 4s technology

By Shaun Zinck | Mar 14, 2015

A lawsuit alleges Apple misrepresented the network capabilities of its older iPhones. Patrick Jones and Kyle Stirnaman allege in their lawsuit, filed on March 6, that Apple didn’t switch over the iPhone 4 from a 3G network even though the company said it did.

Texas AG prepared to sue if U.N. Arms Trade Treaty ratified by U.S. Senate

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 27, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will take legal action if the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty is ratified by the U.S. Senate.

EPA's popularity possibly waning

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Apr 2, 2012

Rahall WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - President Barack Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has managed to antagonize not only its foes but now might also be alienating its friends.

Federal appeals court hears challenges over EPA finding

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Feb 29, 2012

Cuccinelli WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - A federal appeals court heard challenges this week from more than a dozen states and a government watchdog group over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas "endangerment" finding.

Three nations file amicus brief in Kiobel

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Feb 17, 2012

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Department of State and the governments of Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom are on opposite sides of the issue of corporate liability in the Supreme Court case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.

Motives questioned in Texas AG's Google inquiry

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 10, 2010

Abbott SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - A Seattle-based blogger and Google's general counsel are questioning whether Microsoft is pulling the strings in the Texas attorney general's office.

Ten with famous fathers

By Legal News Line | Jun 25, 2010

Surely, fathers around the country received a countless number of ties, new fishing rods and electronic gadgets they will never figure out how to use this past Sunday on Father's Day. Legal Newsline looks at 10 state attorneys general whose fathers had already given them a very special gift -- a famous last name.

Two AGs want EPA to reopen greenhouse gas hearings

By John O'Brien | Apr 19, 2010

Cuccinelli WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - State attorneys general Ken Cuccinelli and Troy King say the federal government did not take recent findings into account when it issued its first pronouncement on the dangers of greenhouse gases.

Obama bypasses Senate, sneaks labor lawyers onto board

By Chris Rizo | Mar 27, 2010

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- President Barack Obama said Saturday he will make recess appointments of 15 of his pending nominees, including his controversial pick to the National Labor Relations Board.

Judge sets hearing for challenge to McCain's candidacy

By Chris Rizo | Aug 23, 2008

John McCain (R) SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-A federal judge has ordered expedited briefing in a case that contends that John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, cannot become president because he was not born on U.S. soil.

Calif. lawsuit challenges McCain candidacy

By Chris Rizo | Aug 13, 2008

John McCain (R) SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-A John McCain presidency would be illegal because the Arizona senator was not born in the United States, says a lawsuit filed this week by the American Independent Party.

Brazen Web scam uses AG's likeness and logo

By Chris Rizo | Jul 3, 2008

Greg Abbott (R) AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)-An email scam, using the photograph and Web site banner of the Texas attorney general office is targeting consumers, his office said Thursday.

First black La. Supreme Court justice dies

By Chris Rizo | Jun 22, 2008

Revius Ortique Jr. NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Civil rights lawyer Revius Ortique Jr., who became the first black justice on the Louisiana Supreme Court, died Sunday of complications from a stroke. He was 84.

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