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  • Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    Analysis on Litigation 09/23/2022

    A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware’s requirement for political balance on its courts.Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party&rd...

  • Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    Analysis on Litigation 09/19/2022

    An appeals court ruling could mean the end of a federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a Black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police in 2019.Police said 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis was naked whe...

  • Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    Analysis on Litigation 09/13/2022

    President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday.A lawyer for opponents of the vaccin...

  • Democrats: Abortion rulings may be ‘a blessing in disguise’

    Democrats: Abortion rulings may be ‘a blessing in disguise’

    Analysis on Litigation 08/28/2022

    Democratic candidates have decried North Carolina’s newly reinstated abortion restrictions after a federal judge allowed a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect.But some North Carolina Democrats sa...

  • Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Analysis on Litigation 08/12/2022

    Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil Gorsuch at a time of intense political polarization and rising skeptici...

  • Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

    Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

    Analysis on Litigation 08/04/2022

    A federal appeals court will hear arguments in November over Alabama’s efforts to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender minors.Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to lift an injunction and let it enforce a la...

  • Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

    Death penalty upheld for Ohio man who fatally shot couple

    Analysis on Litigation 08/01/2022

    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a man who shot and killed a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were away on vacation.Death row inmate George Brinkman pleaded guilty to the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta...

  • Japan high court rejects paternity harassment allegations

    Japan high court rejects paternity harassment allegations

    Analysis on Litigation 06/23/2022

    A Japanese High Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a former brokerage manager alleging on-the-job harassment and unlawful dismissal after he took parental leave while working at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley.The case of Glen Wood, a Canadian who...

  • Wisconsin’s high court broadens who can carry concealed guns

    Wisconsin’s high court broadens who can carry concealed guns

    Analysis on Litigation 05/18/2022

    A disorderly conduct conviction can’t disqualify someone from obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision could dramatically broaden who can carry hidden firearms, kniv...

  • European court declines to take pro-gay marriage cake case

    European court declines to take pro-gay marriage cake case

    Analysis on Litigation 01/02/2022

    A top European court declined Thursday to rule in a high-profile discrimination case centered on an activist’s request to have a cake decorated with the “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie and the words “Support Gay Marr...

  • Dinamo Zagreb coach quits after receiving prison sentence

    Dinamo Zagreb coach quits after receiving prison sentence

    Analysis on Litigation 04/28/2021

    Zoran Mamic quit as Dinamo Zagreb coach after Croatia’s Supreme Court confirmed his nearly five-year prison sentence for tax evasion and fraud, just days before the Croatian champions play a Europa League match against Tottenham. “Althoug...

  • Philippine Supreme Court slams killings of lawyers, judges

    Philippine Supreme Court slams killings of lawyers, judges

    Analysis on Litigation 03/28/2021

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the alarming number of killings and threats against lawyers and judges. One legal group has said these attacks are considerably higher under President Rodrigo Duterte compared to the past 50 years und...