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  • Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

    Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

    Analysis on Litigation 08/18/2017

    A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director.   Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski must return to C...

  • Missouri Supreme Court rejects request to stop execution

    Missouri Supreme Court rejects request to stop execution

    Analysis on Litigation 08/16/2017

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision. Attorneys for Marcellus Williams had asked the state Supreme Court and Gov. Eric ...

  • Former Pakistan PM challenges disqualification by court

    Former Pakistan PM challenges disqualification by court

    Analysis on Litigation 08/15/2017

    A Pakistani official says former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has filed petitions with the Supreme Court to challenge his disqualification and removal from office. Environment Minister Mushahidullah Khan, who is in Sharif's party, said Tuesday that th...

  • Hailey attorney named to Idaho District Court bench

    Hailey attorney named to Idaho District Court bench

    Analysis on Litigation 08/14/2017

    Central Idaho attorney Ned Williamson has been named the new judge in Idaho's 5th District Court. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter selected Williamson, a Hailey resident, to replace recently retired Judge Robert Elgee in Blaine County. The Times-News newspape...

  • Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    Analysis on Litigation 08/11/2017

    Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the survey as unacceptable. The mail ballot is not binding,...

  • Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Analysis on Litigation 08/09/2017

    A Northwestern University microbiologist suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man is due in a California courtroom. Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University financial officer, Andrew Warren, were sought in a cross-country chase on fir...

  • Pakistan's opposition calls on court to oust prime minister

    Pakistan's opposition calls on court to oust prime minister

    Analysis on Litigation 07/18/2017

    Opposition parties in Pakistan on Monday called on the Supreme Court to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after an investigation found that he and his family possess wealth exceeding their known sources of income. The investigation is li...

  • Hearing In San Diego Unified Suit Against The College Board

    Hearing In San Diego Unified Suit Against The College Board

    Analysis on Litigation 07/12/2017

    Judge Michael M. Anello will hear San Diego Unified's motion for a temporary restraining order in federal court 4 p.m. Friday, according to court records. The district filed a lawsuit Friday against the College Board and Educational Testing Services,...

  • Court: Detained immigrant children entitled to court hearing

    Court: Detained immigrant children entitled to court hearing

    Analysis on Litigation 07/08/2017

    Immigrant children who cross the border without their parents have the right to a court hearing to challenge any decision to detain them instead of turning them over to family in the U.S., a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit ...

  • Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court

    Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court

    Analysis on Litigation 07/05/2017

    Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois made his first appearance since being arrested last week. During the nine-minute hearing, 28-year-old ...

  • More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

    More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

    Analysis on Litigation 06/30/2017

    A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of ...

  • Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    Analysis on Litigation 06/27/2017

    The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years. Things look...