Defense attorneys in Fargo who have argued that unwarranted searches with drug-sniffing dogs are unconstitutional and unfair to lower-income people say an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling earlier this week backs their premise. The 8th Circuit says it was wrong for police in Iowa to bring a drug dog within inches of a resident's apartment window […]
Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass will no longer allow a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn, saying Wednesday the county will not appeal a federal judge's recent decision that the scene violated the First Amendment. In a prepared statement he read at the courthouse, Pendergrass said the county's risk management board -- which assesses costs […]
The pendulum may be swinging back toward favoring plaintiffs in wage and hour class actions in a case where statistics figure prominently, according to Mark Batten, an attorney with Proskauer in Boston who observed a case argued before the Supreme Court Nov. 10, 2015. More than 3,000 employees at an Iowa meat-processing facility are seeking overtime pay for […]
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