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  • Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    Headline Legal News 01/11/2020

    The southern Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday became the first to legally challenge a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide demonstrations.In a petition to the Supreme Court, the state government said the law violates the secular nature ...

  • Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Legal Events 01/02/2020

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of a Texas man on Nebraska’s death row for killed two Grand Island men in 2007.Marco Torres Jr., formerly of Pasadena, Texas, had sought post-conviction relief for a third time after bei...

  •  Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Legal Issues 12/27/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that commercial fishermen oppose.Fishing groups sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons ...

  • Court: Airline’s workers can’t sue as class in pay dispute

    Court: Airline’s workers can’t sue as class in pay dispute

    Analysis on Litigation 12/22/2019

    American Airlines workers at Newark’s airport who claim in a lawsuit they’ve been shorted on overtime pay can’t sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week.The three-judge panel’s decision published Tuesday reverse...

  • Judge criticized by abortion foes named to top Kansas court

    Judge criticized by abortion foes named to top Kansas court

    Analysis on Litigation 12/17/2019

    Kansas' Democratic governor on Monday named a veteran trial-court judge who is opposed by the state's most influential anti-abortion group to the state Supreme Court ? an appointment that's likely to further stoke conservatives' efforts to change how...

  • Fallen rights icon at UN court for Rohingya genocide case

    Fallen rights icon at UN court for Rohingya genocide case

    Legal Events 12/10/2019

    Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend her countr...

  • Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    Legal Issues 12/01/2019

    The Supreme Court considered Monday whether to dismiss the first gun rights case it has heard in nearly 10 years, an outcome that would come as a huge relief to gun-control advocates.The justices heard arguments in a dispute over New York City restri...

  • Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

    Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

    Analysis on Litigation 11/22/2019

    Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger Jill Karofsky suggested Tuesday that Justice Daniel Kelly is corrupt because he repeatedly rules in favor of conservative groups, saying it makes no sense that the law could be on their side all the time.Karofsky ma...

  • Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against Rohingyas

    Myanmar rejects court probe into crimes against Rohingyas

    Legal Events 11/16/2019

    Myanmar’s government rejected the International Criminal Court’s decision to allow prosecutors to open an investigation into crimes committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority.Government spokesman Zaw Htay said at a Friday night press ...

  • Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

    Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

    Analysis on Litigation 11/13/2019

    President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations.The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has ...

  • As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    Legal Issues 11/10/2019

    A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump’s attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.Martin Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff ...

  • Gambia takes Myanmar to top UN court over Rohingya campaign

    Gambia takes Myanmar to top UN court over Rohingya campaign

    Legal Events 11/09/2019

    Gambia filed a case Monday at the United Nations’ highest court accusing Myanmar of genocide in its campaign against its Rohingya Muslim minority and asking the International Court of Justice to urgently order measures “to stop Myanmar&rs...