Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

April 7, 2014

Owners of exotic pets may have to let their animals go as states enact strict requirements for ownership. (National Geographic)

Brazil’s new internet laws promote net neutrality and online privacy, but some contend that the laws are extraterritorial in their reach. (The Economist)

Did a Second Circuit judge violate the code of conduct for judges by commenting on a pending Supreme Court case? (National Review)

Same-sex marriage is now officially legal in England and Wales. (Mother Jones)

Woman’s habeas motion alleging a violation of her Sixth Amendment right to effective counsel is successful due to the fact that her attorney was a fake; however, this doesn’t prevent the government from retrying her. (United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit)

Trial commences regarding gun restrictions in Colorado. (Wall Street Journal)

Florida court upholds contempt charge of attorney who mumbled profanities during a proceeding. (Florida Third District Court of Appeal)

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