Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

January 20, 2014

The Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal from a Ninth Circuit decision, which held that an Arizona statute seeking to reduce the time frame in which a woman may have an abortion was unconstitutional. (Christian Science Monitor)

Be careful what you write on Yelp, because it may not be protected by the First Amendment. (Washington Times)

Although its load may be lighter than past years’ dockets, the Supreme Court continues to take on “high-visibility” cases. (Washington Post)

A-Rod faces an uphill legal battle. (Sports Illustrated)

Owners of the Empire State Building sue a photographer over topless photo shoot. (New York Post)

Marvin Gaye’s children reach a settlement with Sony over “Blurred Lines,” but the rest of the controversy between Robin Thicke and Gaye’s estate continues. (Time)

California appellate court upholds the conviction of Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor. (Rolling Stone)

The “tender years” doctrine may still be around, possibly to the detriment of all parties involved. (Al Jazeera)

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