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  • Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair

    Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair

    National Court News 04/11/2018

    A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his chambers has damaged the public's faith in the judicial system and can no longer command the respect necessary to remain on the bench, the head of the state's Commission on ...

  • SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Diabetes, decisions and justice math

    SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Diabetes, decisions and justice math

    National Court News 04/07/2018

    Visitors attending Supreme Court arguments surrender their electronics on entering the courtroom. So if something rings, chimes or buzzes, it's likely the device's owner is dressed in a black robe.Last year, a justice's cellphone went off. But last m...

  • Indian court grants bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan

    Indian court grants bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan

    Legal Compliance 04/06/2018

    A court on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who will be allowed to remain free while he appeals his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago.Khan was convicted Thursday and sentenced ...

  •  Michigan's top court hearing cases over guns, schools

    Michigan's top court hearing cases over guns, schools

    U.S. Court News 04/06/2018

    A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as the Michigan Supreme Court considers whether the state's public schools can trump the Legislature and adopt their own restrictions on firearms.The c...

  • Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    Litigation Regulations 04/06/2018

    Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chief revealed that he didn’t know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.With congressional h...

  • Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    National Court News 04/06/2018

    Thousands of fired-up Michigan Democrats endorsed Dana Nessel on Sunday in a hotly contested race for state attorney general, backing the former prosecutor-turned-civil rights lawyer to wrest back control of an office the party last held 16 years ago...

  • Trump administration backs PLO in victims' high court appeal

    Trump administration backs PLO in victims' high court appeal

    Legal Compliance 03/30/2018

    Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more tha...

  • Court: Government can't block immigrant teens from abortion

    Court: Government can't block immigrant teens from abortion

    National Court News 03/30/2018

    A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can't interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.A judge issued an order Friday evening barring the gove...

  • Court hears case alleging unconstitutional 6th District gerrymander

    Court hears case alleging unconstitutional 6th District gerrymander

    Legal Compliance 03/26/2018

    U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed frustration with partisan gerrymandering on Wednesday as they heard arguments in a case challenging Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.The case, which alleges a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland at the ...

  • Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Litigation Regulations 03/26/2018

    Neil Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions a...

  • Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

    Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

    National Court News 03/16/2018

    Bolivia made an emotional appeal Monday for the International Court of Justice to order Chile to enter talks over granting the landlocked South American nation access to the Pacific Ocean, saying the dispute will remain a source of conflict if it's n...

  • Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Litigation Regulations 03/16/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.The case being argued Tuesday involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide client...