Appeals court panel takes up challenge to Obama’s immigration actions

A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers Friday about whether to lift a temporary stay on President Obama’s executive action, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation.
Nation – Los Angeles Times

Obama’s climate-change policy faces an early court challenge

The Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to battle climate change by forcing states to reduce greenhouse gases 30% over the next two decades faces an early and unexpected legal challenge Thursday, one that could halt the proposed rules for power plants before they can take shape.
Nation – Los Angeles Times

After conviction, many court cases left for Aaron Hernandez (Yahoo Sports)

Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and a lawsuit in Florida from a former friend who said he was shot in the face and left for dead after arguing with Hernandez. A jury on Wednesday found Hernandez guilty of the June 2013 killing of Odin Read more [...]

Japan court halts restart of two reactors in blow to nuclear sector

FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis. It is the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the country's most nuclear-reliant utility before Fukushima. The ruling is a snub to Japan's beefed up nuclear safety after Fukushima and threatens to Read more [...]

Are Long-Tenured Trusts Unconstitutional? No Says The Nevada Supreme Court

The Nevada Supreme Court rules that the legislature’s establishment of long-tenured trusts not only comports to the state’s constitution, it is a codification of the public policy expressed in the state’s constitution.
Forbes – Personal Finance

High court lets stand school’s ban on U.S. flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday.
Nation – Los Angeles Times