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  • New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    National Court News 05/10/2018

    A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case ...

  • Olivia de Havilland asks court to revive "Feud" lawsuit

    Olivia de Havilland asks court to revive "Feud" lawsuit

    National Court News 05/03/2018

    Olivia de Havilland has asked the California Supreme Court to revive her lawsuit against the FX Networks show "Feud: Bette and Joan."Lawyers for the 101-year-old actress filed the appeal Friday, asking the court to reverse an appeals court decision i...

  • Climate change lawsuit filed by Alaska youth goes to court

    Climate change lawsuit filed by Alaska youth goes to court

    National Court News 05/01/2018

    The state has argued in court that a climate change lawsuit filed by 16 young Alaska residents should be thrown out because climate policies must be decided by the state Legislature and the executive branch, not the courts.The state and plaintiffs ar...

  • Court won't reconsider making public family slain autopsies

    Court won't reconsider making public family slain autopsies

    National Court News 04/16/2018

    The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday once again rejected requests for unredacted autopsy reports from the unsolved slayings of eight family members.The court ruled 5-2 without comment against reconsidering its December decision that the Pike County co...

  • Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

    Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

    National Court News 04/11/2018

    The Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.The justices heard arguments in the latest round of court action over Texas el...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings

    High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings

    National Court News 02/26/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren't entitled by law to periodic bond hearings.The case is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who've spent long periods in custody. T...