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  • Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years'

    Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years'

    U.S. Court News 01/23/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.The court’s decision to hear th...

  • Russian court says bobsledder can keep Olympic titles

    Russian court says bobsledder can keep Olympic titles

    Legal Compliance 01/12/2019

    Russian bobsledder Alexander Zubkov won a Moscow court ruling on Friday that could make it harder for the International Olympic Committee to recover his gold medals.The Russian flagbearer at the 2014 Sochi Olympics was stripped of his two gold medals...

  • California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    Litigation Regulations 01/12/2019

    A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.Judge Haywood Gilliam previously blocked an interi...

  • North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    Litigation Regulations 01/07/2019

    North Carolina's highest court is holding a "legal party" to observe the anniversary of its first meeting 200 years ago this month.The state Supreme Court scheduled a special session Monday in its downtown Raleigh courtroom to celebrate the court's b...

  • Court orders mediation in Maryland desegregation case

    Court orders mediation in Maryland desegregation case

    U.S. Court News 01/05/2019

    A federal appeals court has ordered a fourth attempt at mediation in a long-running dispute over the state of Maryland’s treatment of its historically black colleges.The black colleges say the state has underfunded them while developing program...

  • Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    U.S. Court News 01/01/2019

    The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals.The ...

  • Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    Litigation Regulations 12/26/2018

    The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer began in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes officers stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away by police.Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters we...

  • Cancer the latest health woe for resilient Justice Ginsburg

    Cancer the latest health woe for resilient Justice Ginsburg

    National Court News 12/25/2018

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting in a New York hospital following surgery to remove two malignant growths in her left lung, the third time the Supreme Court’s oldest justice has been treated for cancer and her second stay in a hospital in...

  • NC court: Counties not responsible for school underfunding

    NC court: Counties not responsible for school underfunding

    Legal Compliance 12/21/2018

    North Carolina's top court says the state is responsible, not the counties, when schools are so underfunded that some children don't get the constitutionally required sound basic education.In a decision issued Friday, the state Supreme Court ruled ag...

  • Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores

    Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores

    Legal Compliance 12/19/2018

    The Netherlands’ highest administrative court has upheld an Amsterdam municipality ban on new stores in the city’s historic heart that sell goods specifically to tourists.The Council of State ruling Wednesday is a victory for the Dutch ca...

  • Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    U.S. Court News 12/13/2018

    Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza,...

  •  Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    U.S. Court News 12/01/2018

    The tiny balloon was supposed to stretch open a blocked artery on Charles Riegel's diseased heart. Instead, when the doctor inflated the balloon, it burst.The patient went on life support but survived. His lawsuit against the manufacturer of that art...