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

    More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

    Headline Legal News 07/03/2017

    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 ...

  • With court victory, hand of Brazil's president strengthened

    With court victory, hand of Brazil's president strengthened

    Headline Legal News 06/10/2017

    Fighting to save his job, Brazilian President Michel Temer has received a huge boost from a decision by the country's top electoral court to reject allegations of illegal campaign finance and keep him in office. The Superior Electoral Tribunal's 4-3 ...

  • High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies

    High court limits seizure of assets from drug conspiracies

    Headline Legal News 06/06/2017

    The Supreme Court is limiting the government's ability to seize assets from people who are convicted of drug crimes but receive little of the illegal proceeds. The justices ruled Monday that a Tennessee man convicted for his role selling iodine water...

  • Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    Headline Legal News 06/03/2017

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch acknowledged Friday that there is "a lot of skepticism about the rule of law" in the country but defended the United States judicial system as "a blessing" and "a remarkable gift" during a talk at Harvard University...

  • Finnish court releases Iraqi twins in IS-related killings

    Finnish court releases Iraqi twins in IS-related killings

    Headline Legal News 05/25/2017

    A Finnish court has thrown out charges against Iraqi twin brothers of taking part in Islamic State-related killings of at least 11 unarmed soldiers. The Pirkanmaa District Court says the two who were not identified, were set free on Wednesday. The co...

  • South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    Headline Legal News 05/14/2017

    The Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe is suing South Dakota over the state's interpretation that contractors working on an expansion of the Royal River Casino are required to pay contractor excise taxes to the state. The Argus Leader reported that the law...

  • Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying top court

    Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying top court

    Headline Legal News 05/12/2017

    India's top court on Tuesday found wanted tycoon Vijay Mallya guilty of disobeying its order barring him from transferring $40 million to his children. Mallya, who fled to London last year, is wanted in India on charges of money laundering and bank d...

  • Top Kansas Court to Revisit Death Penalty in Wichita Murders

    Top Kansas Court to Revisit Death Penalty in Wichita Murders

    Headline Legal News 05/04/2017

    The Kansas Supreme Court is considering for a second time whether to spare two brothers from being executed for four murders in what became known as "the Wichita massacre" after earlier rulings in the men's favor sparked a political backlash. The jus...

  • Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Headline Legal News 04/28/2017

    Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here, but instead by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conser...

  • Court blocks planned executions, prompting state challenge

    Court blocks planned executions, prompting state challenge

    Headline Legal News 04/25/2017

    On the eve of what Arkansas officials hoped will be the state's first executions in more than a decade, they faced off with death-row inmates in multiple legal battles over whether these lethal injections would take place as scheduled. At the heart o...

  • Venezuela court says it can take over congress' powers

    Venezuela court says it can take over congress' powers

    Headline Legal News 03/31/2017

    Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled it can take over the powers of congress in what opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro as well as foreign governments denounced as the latest step toward installing a dictatorship in this South American nation...

  • Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

    Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

    Headline Legal News 03/27/2017

    Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Comm...