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  • Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Litigation Regulations 08/28/2018

    Judges in Austria say a lower court's authorization for police to raid the offices of the country's domestic intelligence agency was illegal.The regional court in Vienna said Tuesday that the search of the BVT spy agency on Feb. 28 wasn't justified b...

  • S. Korea court extends ex-leader Park's lengthy prison term

    S. Korea court extends ex-leader Park's lengthy prison term

    Legal Compliance 08/24/2018

    A South Korean high court has extended the lengthy prison sentence of former President Park Geun-hye for corruption in office.In April, a district court sentenced Park to 24 years in jail over bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other charges. She...

  • Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    U.S. Court News 08/19/2018

    Lawyers for the two men charged in the Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people said Friday they are now preparing for a trial where they will try to shift blame for the blaze from their clients to others, including the building's own...

  • Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    Litigation Regulations 08/19/2018

    The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago.The court denied Moore's request to have the case heard in Etowah County in...

  • Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

    Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

    National Court News 08/15/2018

    A federal appeals court says a Louisiana court rightly dismissed a deputy's lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter and several leaders of inciting violence that led to a deadly 2016 attack on law enforcement officers.The Advocate reports a three-judge p...

  • N Carolina Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

    N Carolina Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

    National Court News 08/06/2018

    having his party listed on November ballots is returning to court.A judge scheduled a Wake County hearing Monday to consider requests by candidate Chris Anglin and a lower-court candidate also fighting the law finalized by GOP legislators earlier thi...

  • Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Litigation Regulations 07/19/2018

    British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, wh...

  • Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    Litigation Regulations 07/19/2018

    Maine's high court is weighing whether to allow the LePage administration to continue to block federal funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion.    Justices on Wednesday heard the administration's arguments against a court order r...

  • Wisconsin court to rule on conservative professor's firing

    Wisconsin court to rule on conservative professor's firing

    U.S. Court News 07/06/2018

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on whether Marquette University was correct to fire a conservative professor who wrote a blog post criticizing a student instructor he believed shut down discussion against gay marriage.John McAdams sued the...

  • Schumer rallies opposition to Trump anti-abortion court pick

    Schumer rallies opposition to Trump anti-abortion court pick

    National Court News 07/04/2018

    The Senate's top Democrat tried Monday to rally public opposition to any Supreme Court pick by President Donald Trump who'd oppose abortion rights, issuing a striking campaign season call to action for voters to prevent such a nominee by putting "pre...

  •  McConnell touts Thapar for Supreme Court seat

    McConnell touts Thapar for Supreme Court seat

    Litigation Regulations 07/04/2018

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he has touted fellow Kentuckian Amul Thapar to fill a looming vacancy on the Supreme Court, but acknowledged he has "no idea" who President Donald Trump will choose.McConnell told reporters he has ...

  • Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    U.S. Court News 06/28/2018

    Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officia...