Can a City Challenge the Constitutionality of State Monuments?

Photo Credit: https://www.al.com/news/2019/11/alabama-supreme-court-says-birmingham-violated-historic-monuments-law.html.

By: Nicki Lawsen
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Background

          In November 2019, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the Memorial Preservation Act is constitutional and reversed the lower court’s decision.[1] Continue reading “Can a City Challenge the Constitutionality of State Monuments?”

Heating Up: The Rise of Climate Change Litigation

photo of air pollution. several stacks of smoke can be seen. the photo is orange with the pollution.

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By: Bobby McNeill
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

On October 9, 2019, the Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Sinnok v. Alaska,which involves a civil suit brought by a group of teens alleging, among other things, that the state of Alaska has failed to protect its citizens from the effects of climate change.[1] Continue reading “Heating Up: The Rise of Climate Change Litigation”