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  • Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

    Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

    Legal Issues 04/16/2019

    Japan's top court said Thursday it has rejected an appeal by former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers against his extended detention after his fourth arrest on allegations of financial misconduct.The decision upholds the extension of his detenti...

  • DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

    DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

    Legal Issues 03/19/2019

    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia’s plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.The justices said they...

  • Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Legal Issues 03/16/2019

    A court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the government has partial responsibility to ensure U.S. drone strikes controlled with the help of an American base on German territory are in line with international law, but judges stopped short of ordering the...

  • Japan court OK's Nissan ex-Chairman Ghosn's release on bail

    Japan court OK's Nissan ex-Chairman Ghosn's release on bail

    Legal Issues 03/01/2019

    A Tokyo court approved the release of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal by prosecutors to keep him jailed, a lawyer for the auto executive said.He could be freed as soon as Wednes...

  • High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    Legal Issues 02/01/2019

    The involuntary manslaughter conviction of a young woman who encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself was upheld Wednesday by Massachusetts' highest court.The Supreme Judicial Court agreed with a lower court judge who ...

  • High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

    High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

    Legal Issues 01/22/2019

    The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the...

  • Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Legal Issues 12/14/2018

    Lawyers for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, are suing to try to stop the state from taking action against him over the new discrimination allegation. They say the state is treating Phillips with hostility because of h...

  • USCIS to Continue Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear

    USCIS to Continue Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear

    Legal Issues 11/21/2018

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is continuing to implement the June 28, 2018, Policy Memorandum (PM), Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • North Carolina newspaper asks court to unseal lawsuit

    North Carolina newspaper asks court to unseal lawsuit

    Legal Issues 08/23/2018

    A North Carolina newspaper has asked a state appeals court to order the public release of a lawsuit involving a car dealership owner charged in South Carolina with molesting a 15-year-old boy during a NASCAR weekend at Darlington Raceway.The Fayettev...

  • California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    Legal Issues 08/17/2018

    The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.State judges cannot ...