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Access to Abortion Services Blocked or Limited by State Laws

A federal judge has indefinitely extended his injunction of a new Mississippi law that requires abortion clinic physicians to be board-certified OB-GYNs and to have patient-admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The law was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, and would have closed the state’s only abortion clinic, but U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III blocked it while he considered its constitutionality. The controversial Mississippi law is just one of the latest measures in an ongoing …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
In Michigan, You Can Tase Me, Bro

The Michigan Court of Appeals overturned a state ban on tasers and stun-guns last week, ruling that a blanket ban on openly carrying the weapons in public would also be unconstitutional. Appeals Court cited SCOTUS decision on D.C. handgun ban Tasers legal to own in Michigan for people with concealed pistol license 527 people killed by tasers in the U.S since 2001.   Ban Overturned The law was on the books: In Michigan, it was illegal to own or sell …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Josh Crank  
Gun-Toting Michigan Teen’s Arrest Angers Gun Rights Advocates

What does it mean to “brandish” a firearm? A Michigan jury will have to answer that question in next month’s trial of 18-year-old Sean Combs, who was arrested in April after being stopped by police while carrying a loaded M-1 Garand rifle strapped to his back. An armed Combs was walking with his girlfriend through downtown Birmingham, an affluent Detroit suburb with a popular nightlife district. It was about 10 p.m. on a Saturday and sidewalks were crowded when police …

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