What’s happening in the world of litigation? Sanctuary cities have good legal grounds for protecting immigrants. Melania Trump has sued a newspaper for libel, but the damages may be overblown. And the media got it all wrong on that McDonald’s hot-coffee lawsuit.
Lots to talk about in this episode of Legal Bits, including a new app that simplifies divorce, a finance company that abuses its customers in court, and a judge’s effort to dress up his courtroom.
It’s time for a new episode of Legal Bits, our occasional series on fascinating legal news and opportunities for pro se litigants. This week, we look at a novel use of citizen participation laws to force the prosecutor’s hand in the case of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland boy shot dead by police for playing with a toy gun. We also check out the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the appellate rights of undocumented immigrants, along with an international lawyer’s fresh take on the rights of extraterrestrials. Stay in the know with Legal Bits!