Definitions of state law
the system of rules within a state
A new provision in state law could enable prosecutors to rely on prior statement instead of live testimony.
Phrase Bank for state law
The Court held that a criminal restitution award was in the nature of a tax, and that contrary state law does not apply to actions by the U.S. government to collect a tax.
The courts have been looking past state law to allow the U.S. government to collect on assets that might have been otherwise protected.
The 2002 state law at issue allows the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board to order mediation to achieve a labor contract for farm workers.
The Supreme Court said it would not take up the church’s challenge to the state law.
A New York-based immigrants rights group filed a lawsuit against the Nassau County Police Department, alleging the department violates state law by detaining people on warrants issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
State law dictates that police need a judicial warrant to detain someone or must have reasonable cause to believe that the individual committed a crime.
The lawsuit alleges that Nassau County police officers are taking people into custody solely on ICE detainers or warrants, which is a violation of state law.
“All of us, as residents of New York State, are bound by New York State law and must follow New York state law,” said Elise Damas.