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  • Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Legal Issues 07/13/2019

    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last we...

  • Public unions see only modest decline after court ruling

    Public unions see only modest decline after court ruling

    Legal Events 07/13/2019

    Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court might end mandatory union fees for public employees, some labor-friendly states enacted laws last year to protect membership rolls while unions redoubled their recruitment efforts.Those steps appear to have pa...

  • Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Legal Events 07/10/2019

    A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled on Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, to the jubilation of international supporters who had championed for years the defendant...

  • Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Law Firm News 07/05/2019

    President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to sile...

  • Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    Legal Events 06/16/2019

    The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison.The East Oregonian reports in a story on...

  • Ohio high court won't hear challenge over bite-mark evidence

    Ohio high court won't hear challenge over bite-mark evidence

    Legal Issues 06/15/2019

    The Ohio Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a man sentenced to death for the 1985 rape, torture and slaying of a 12-year-old boy.Attorneys for 52-year-old Danny Lee Hill have unsuccessfully argued bite-mark evidence used against him was unreliab...

  •  Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Analysis on Litigation 06/12/2019

    Brazil's supreme court officially made homophobia and transphobia crimes similar to racism on Thursday, with the final justices casting their votes in a ruling that comes amid fears the country's far-right administration is seeking to roll back LGBT ...

  • Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Analysis on Litigation 06/10/2019

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute.The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a syst...

  • Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Notable Attorneys 06/06/2019

    A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday.“We basically just switched venues, but the ...

  •  Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

    Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

    Legal Events 06/04/2019

    Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.The court over...

  • US court weighs if climate change violates children’s rights

    US court weighs if climate change violates children’s rights

    Legal Issues 06/01/2019

    In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the use of fossil fuels.A Justice Department att...

  • Estranged husband, girlfriend in court for missing mom case

    Estranged husband, girlfriend in court for missing mom case

    Legal Issues 05/28/2019

    A missing mother of five's estranged husband and his girlfriend are set to make their first court appearances in Connecticut after being charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution .Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis are scheduled to be ...