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Archive September 2018

20
Sep
CourtTrax Resources: News...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

In addition to our comprehensive suite of search tools, CourtTrax also provides its users with several other resources for those interested in the legal goings-on in the world. The most active of these appear under “News Feed”. When you are logged into your CourtTrax account and want to see...

17
Sep
Washington State AG Pursu...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has filed a lawsuit against Richard Hosang, a former stock broker with known connections with the mafia, regarding a series of websites that falsely associate themselves with legitimate charitable organizations. From The Office of the Washington State Attorney General: “Hosang created six nonprofit...

13
Sep
Oregon Juvenile Sentencin...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

Lawyers and legislators in Oregon are arguing that the state’s sentencing guidelines regarding juveniles convicted of murder are in violation of the Constitution. From NPR: “Attorneys and lawmakers in Oregon say the state is violating the U.S. Constitution because of laws that require juveniles convicted of murder to be...

11
Sep
California Becomes First...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that, beginning in October 2019, will eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial. Each county will be responsible for creating their own procedures to determine who will and will not be released ahead of trial. Supporters of the new law...

5
Sep
Youth Climate Change Laws...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

A group of young activists filed a lawsuit to force Washington state to reduce greenhouse emissions has been dismissed. King County Superior Court Judge Michael Scott sided with the state in the matter, writing that while climate change is a legitimate concern, it should be addressed through legislative action,...