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  • Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law

    Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law

    National Court News 06/12/2018

    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls.Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polli...

  • Supreme Court: Son can sue father over hunting accident

    Supreme Court: Son can sue father over hunting accident

    National Court News 06/06/2018

    A Minnesota man has taken a lawsuit against his father all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. And, dad is just fine with that.The Supreme Court this week clarified a state law on public access for hunting, clearing the way for Corey Ouradnik to ...

  • Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    National Court News 05/31/2018

    The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will go through Alaska's therapeutic court system in a criminal case accusing him of assaulting his father last year at the family home.State District Judge David Wallace on ...

  •  Court to consider fraud investigator in NFL concussion case

    Court to consider fraud investigator in NFL concussion case

    National Court News 05/30/2018

    A federal judge in Philadelphia is scheduled to hear arguments in the NFL's request for a special investigator to look into what the league says are fraudulent claims in a $1 billion concussion settlement.The league last month cited an independent st...

  •  Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    National Court News 05/28/2018

    A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife.The ruling released Friday means the Montana Departm...

  • Court program in Dona Ana County focuses on veterans

    Court program in Dona Ana County focuses on veterans

    National Court News 05/27/2018

    A new court program has opened in Dona Ana County that focuses on the substance abuse and mental health issues facing military veterans who have been charged with non-violent crimes.Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the first hearing in the 3rd Judici...

  • Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    National Court News 05/26/2018

    The court sided 8-1 Tuesday with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering his motorcycle, which turned out to be stolen. They acted without a warrant, relying on a line of Supreme Court cases ...

  • An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    National Court News 05/20/2018

    False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what persuasion. These tricks were on particularly egregious display in Epic Sys...

  • Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    Divided Supreme Court rules for businesses over workers

    National Court News 05/17/2018

    The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to dispute their pay and conditions in the workplace, an important victory for business interests.The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members i...

  • Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

    Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

    National Court News 05/16/2018

    Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian...

  • High court gambling ruling could aid sanctuary cities' fight

    High court gambling ruling could aid sanctuary cities' fight

    National Court News 05/12/2018

    The Supreme Court's decision striking down a federal law over sports betting could signal trouble for the Trump administration in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities.The justices backed a robust reading of the Constitution's...

  • Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    National Court News 05/10/2018

    The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary while justices consider whether the measure is unconstitutional sets up a test over Republican lawmakers' efforts to reinstate a law struck d...