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  • Spanish court nixes terrorism accusation in Basque incident

    Spanish court nixes terrorism accusation in Basque incident

    Legal Events 06/03/2018

    Spain's National Court has sentenced seven men and a woman to between two and 13 years in prison for beating up two police officers and their girlfriends, but rejected the prosecutors' argument that the defendants should face terror charges.The call ...

  • Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    Legal Events 03/26/2018

    The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain.The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Republicans in Mary...

  • Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

    Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

    Legal Events 03/22/2018

    The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.The arguments justices will hear Wednes...

  • Organized labor case goes in front of Supreme Court

    Organized labor case goes in front of Supreme Court

    Legal Events 02/16/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could deal a painful financial blow to organized labor.All eyes will be on Justice Neil Gorsuch Monday when the court takes up a challenge to an Illinois law that allows unions representing govern...

  • Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

    Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

    Legal Events 02/01/2018

    Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam.M.Indira Gandhi became caught in a high-profi...

  • Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

    Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

    Legal Events 01/19/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines.The justices anno...

  • Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Legal Events 10/30/2017

    A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1.The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicago...

  • Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

    Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

    Legal Events 10/11/2017

    Thousands of protesters stood firm outside a Spanish court in Barcelona after night fell Thursday, continuing to shout demands for the release of a dozen regional officials arrested in connection with a planned vote on Catalan independence.Spanish au...

  • Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Legal Events 08/28/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday temporarily halted enforcement of a lower-court ruling that required two Texas congressional districts to be redrawn. Responding to an appeal by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Alito halted action ...

  • South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    Legal Events 08/24/2017

    A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a...

  • Nevada pot regulators back in court as supplies dwindle

    Nevada pot regulators back in court as supplies dwindle

    Legal Events 08/21/2017

    Nevada's marijuana regulators are headed back to court in a turf battle with liquor wholesalers over exclusive rights to distribute pot products to the state's new recreational retailers. Nevada's Taxation Department says the protracted legal fight h...

  • Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Legal Events 08/20/2017

    Kentucky's Democratic attorney general warned the state's highest court on Friday that the accreditation of the state's public colleges and universities would be at risk if they don't take his side against the Republican governor. But an attorney for...