Home In-Depth Reporting Can anti-profanity laws and the fighting… National Pulse By David L. Hudson Jr. April 2018 Illustration by Sara Wadford In an age of declining civility and amplification of offensive speech via social media, it may seem strange, un-American or downright silly for people to be arrested for uttering profane speech. But it happens. People can, and have been, arrested for uttering profanity in public, cursing in a canoe, engaging in a toilet tirade in their own home, or cursing near a school or church. Anti-profanity laws remain on the books in some states with statutes that in many cases are relics of a bygone era, dating back to the 19th century but never erased. A 1962 South Carolina law prohibits cursing on a public highway or within hearing distance of a church or school. A Mississippi law, passed in 1848, prohibits using profane or vulgar language in the presence of two or more people. Those in violation can receive a $100 fine or up to 30 days in … [Read more...] about Can anti-profanity laws and the fighting words doctrine be squared with the First Amendment?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law April 1, 2018 7:46 pm Change Font Size Centre for Child Rights, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam invites submissions for the first issue of its Journal ‘Child Rights Law and Policy Review. ‘Child Rights, Law and Policy Review’ is a peer-reviewed Journal and will be published biannually henceforth by the Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam. It is an endeavour of the Centre for Child Rights to become a beacon in the field of “Law Relating to Children” by encouraging the synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across academia and research fraternity. Submission Category: Research articles – 5000 and 7000 words Book reviews – 2000 and 3000 words Notes/comments – 3000 and 5000 words Case comments – 2500 and 3000 words Submission Guidelines: Submissions must be emailed at [email protected] along with a covering … [Read more...] about Call For Papers: NLUJA, Assam; 1st Issue Of Its Journal ‘Child Rights Law and Policy Review’
Home In-Depth Reporting Rising law school tuitions prompt ideas for… MIDYEAR MEETING REPORT By Lee Rawles April 2018 Photography by The Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins Could reforming federal student-loan programs be a way to halt the skyrocketing cost of attending law school? At the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Foundation gathered a panel to discuss the issue in “The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability and Access in Legal Education: Has It Finally Hit the Fan?” Barry Currier of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at “The Perennial (and Stubborn) Challenge of Cost, Affordability and Access in Legal Education: Has It Finally Hit the Fan?” Photography by The Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins “If I have to put the blame for the title of this panel on any one place, I would put it on these student loan programs and the fact that they are basically unregulated, really, in terms … [Read more...] about Rising law school tuitions prompt ideas for federal student loan reform
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Akanksha Jain March 31, 2018 7:02 pm Change Font Size A law student and two young lawyers have filed a petition before the Supreme Court praying that the Mic system installed at the benches of the Judges be used as a norm. The petition also urges that the advocates be allowed to argue only from the places earmarked for the very purpose in every courtroom. The petition has been filed by law student Kapildeep Agarwal and two advocates –Kumar Shanu and Paras Jain. While impleading the Supreme Court, the petitioners say that they have raised the issue of use of already installed Mic system in the apex court for the protection of Freedom of Press i.e. the Right of media persons to report court proceedings of the apex court and the Right to Know of public at large which include interns and litigants, under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution of India. They also say that non-usage of mic negates the concept of open court. … [Read more...] about Mic-System In SC Courtrooms Be Mandatorily Used For Sake Of Lawyers, Litigants, Media And Public: Law student, Young Advocates Pray Before SC [Read Petition]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Ashok K.M March 31, 2018 10:26 am Change Font Size The Supreme Court, in M/s Lion Engineering Consultants v State of MP, has made an observation that the ‘public policy of India’ refers to law in force in India whether state law or Central law. A bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was dealing with an appeal related to proceedings of setting aside of award delivered by the arbitral tribunal in a dispute in the execution of a works contract was referred to the arbitrator. The question that arose was whether the objection, having not been raised under Section 16(2) of the Act before the arbitrator, could be raised under Section 34 of the Act. The court, referring to its earlier decision in MSP Infrastructure Ltd v Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd, observed that both stages were independent. “We do not see any bar to plea of jurisdiction being raised by way of an objection under Section 34 … [Read more...] about Public Policy Of India Refers To Law In Force In India, Whether State Law Or Central Law: SC [Read Order]