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  •  Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court Watch 10/27/2018

    In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The l...

  • EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    Recent Cases 10/20/2018

    The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges ...

  • Georgia high court won't stop vote on creation of new city

    Georgia high court won't stop vote on creation of new city

    Ethics 10/17/2018

    Georgia's highest court on Monday declined to stop voting in a referendum on whether a new city of Eagle's Landing should be created from part of the existing city of Stockbridge.The General Assembly passed two acts that were signed by the governor e...

  • Court picks prosecutor to defend ruling on Arpaio's pardon

    Court picks prosecutor to defend ruling on Arpaio's pardon

    Law Firm News 10/11/2018

    A Los Angeles attorney has been appointed to defend a ruling by a lower court judge who refused to erase the criminal record of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio after he was pardoned by President Trump.The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monda...

  • New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

    New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

    Breaking Legal News 10/07/2018

    A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign to build support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices in 2021.The campaign, calling itself the 1.20.21 Project and being launched Wednesday, also wants to...

  • Supreme Court term amid starts in shadow of Kavanaugh

    Supreme Court term amid starts in shadow of Kavanaugh

    Headline Legal News 09/27/2018

    It's the storm before the calm at the Supreme Court. Americans watched Thursday's high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. The televised spectacle was filled with disturbing allegations of sexual assault and Kavanau...

  • Nominee's attack on Democrats poses risk to Supreme Court

    Nominee's attack on Democrats poses risk to Supreme Court

    Bar Associations 09/26/2018

    Brett Kavanaugh's angry denunciation of Senate Democrats at his confirmation hearing could reinforce views of the Supreme Court as a political institution at a time of stark partisan division and when the court already is sharply split between libera...

  • Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Legal Issues 09/16/2018

    An Arkansas attorney told state's highest court on Thursday it should strike down a law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, saying the measure circumvents a 2014 ruling against a nearly identical voter ID requir...

  • EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    Notable Attorneys 09/12/2018

    The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc remains a staunch supporter of the International Criminal Court despite U.S. condemnation of the tribunal.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday that "we will continue to fully and str...

  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Ethics 09/11/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • Nebraska’s top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

    Nebraska’s top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

    Breaking Legal News 09/10/2018

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that voters will decide in November whether to expand Medicaid in the state.The court’s rejection of a Republican-led lawsuit Wednesday is a victory for advocates who say a vote favoring expansion would ensu...

  • Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Legal Issues 09/08/2018

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters.Trump's strategy aims...