Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

June 16, 2014

Your juice might not be juice, and the Supreme Court is worried. (Gawker)

One Silicon Valley entrepreneur is fighting to retain his right to sip some juice on his beach in peace, away from public visitors. His neighbors are less than pleased. (New York Times)

Reality isn’t reality when metaphors get involved. New research shows just how important diction is in shaping worldviews and policy decisions. (Slate)

How can a man be sentenced to death for his crimes in a state where the death penalty is illegal? Connecticut is finding itself between a rock and hard place, or more accurately, a prosecutor and the state’s constitution. (NPR)

It’s been twenty years since the case of the century, but the interest hasn’t waned. The OJ Simpson trial’s cast of characters are still living their lives, evidently. (CNN)

Meanwhile, disgraced NBA owner Donald Sterling is brewing up another court case for the ages. (Washington Post)

Camera-enforced intersections are now illegal in several counties in Florida, where it was determined that the municipalities unlawfully created and enforced traffic law. (ABA Journal)


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