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  • Czech top court delays alleged Russian hacker extradition

    Czech top court delays alleged Russian hacker extradition

    Legal Issues 03/11/2018

    The Czech Republic's top court said Tuesday it has delayed the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker until it deals with a last-ditch complaint filed by him.It means that the justice minister can't finalize Yevgeniy Nikulin's extradition until the...

  • Appeals court weighs resuming pipeline project in Louisiana

    Appeals court weighs resuming pipeline project in Louisiana

    Legal Issues 03/06/2018

    A company building a crude oil pipeline in Louisiana is asking a federal appeals court to allow it to resume construction work in an environmentally fragile swamp.A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arg...

  • California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    Legal Issues 02/22/2018

    A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse.David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft of other charges and ...

  • Supreme Court declines to take up 'Dreamers' case for now

    Supreme Court declines to take up 'Dreamers' case for now

    Legal Issues 02/16/2018

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration's highly unusual bid to bypass a federals appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation....

  • Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

    Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

    Legal Issues 01/21/2018

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's widely criticized congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who alleged the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans and setting off a scram...

  • Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    Legal Issues 01/11/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades ago.Justices issued a stay Thursday night, the same evening th...

  • Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Legal Issues 01/01/2018

    Charles Manson orchestrated murders in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, served time in a state prison in Corcoran and died in a hospital in Bakersfield.The legal battle for his body or possessions could land in any of three California counties wh...

  • Pakistan ex-PM criticizes judiciary for his disqualification

    Pakistan ex-PM criticizes judiciary for his disqualification

    Legal Issues 10/14/2017

    disqualification from office and vowed again to fight a legal battle to clear his name.In July, the Supreme Court barred him from office for concealing financial assets. Sharif has since been replaced by a member of his ruling party but has vowed to ...

  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Legal Issues 06/28/2017

    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wron...

  • Turkish protesters denounce alleged coup plotters at court

    Turkish protesters denounce alleged coup plotters at court

    Legal Issues 03/19/2017

    Turkish protesters on Monday demanded the death penalty, abolished in Turkey more than a decade ago, for 18 alleged coup plotters on trial for the killing of a military officer who resisted an effort to overthrow the government. The demonstrators jee...

  • High court: Israel must explain lack of access to holy site

    High court: Israel must explain lack of access to holy site

    Legal Issues 01/15/2017

    Israel's Supreme Court has given the government a month to explain why it prevents women from praying from a Torah scroll at a key Jewish holy site. In the court's ruling Wednesday, it also suggested that an alternative site for women to pray at Jeru...

  • Court denies asylum to 28 detained Latin American mothers

    Court denies asylum to 28 detained Latin American mothers

    Legal Issues 09/02/2016

    A legal ruling that would send 28 detained immigrant mothers and their children back to Latin America despite their claims they would be persecuted upon return was upheld on Monday by a federal appeals court. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...