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  • Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Notable Attorneys 12/22/2018

    A divided Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling agains...

  • Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Notable Attorneys 12/11/2018

    A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.A three-judge panel of ...

  • The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    Notable Attorneys 12/08/2018

    Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced for crimes including a hush-money payment to the performer.Michael Avenatti represented Daniels in a legal dispute with Cohen in which she sought to be released from the non-disclosure agreement.Avenatti has...

  • EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    Notable Attorneys 09/12/2018

    The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc remains a staunch supporter of the International Criminal Court despite U.S. condemnation of the tribunal.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday that "we will continue to fully and str...

  • Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Notable Attorneys 08/12/2018

    Two drugmakers asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices take up an appeal about whether the state can use their products for an execution.The companies "and the citizens of Nevada have a subst...

  •  Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Notable Attorneys 08/09/2018

    Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging "gross mathematical errors" and calling for a fresh vote or a declaration that their candi...

  • Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Notable Attorneys 08/01/2018

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to stay Thursday's scheduled execution of a convicted child killer while the state's new lethal injection protocol continues to be challenged on appeal.The order brings Tennessee within days of killing Billy Ra...

  • US Supreme Court ruling in union dues impacts case in Oregon

    US Supreme Court ruling in union dues impacts case in Oregon

    Notable Attorneys 07/29/2018

    An Oregon state employee and a labor union have reached a settlement over her lawsuit seeking payback of obligatory union fees, marking the first refund of forced fees since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in late June that government workers can't be r...

  • Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Notable Attorneys 07/13/2018

    In a case that has attracted national attention, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that judges in the state have the authority to order people to remain drug free as a condition of probation and under some circumstances order a defendant jail...

  • India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

    India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

    Notable Attorneys 07/13/2018

    India's highest court on Tuesday asked the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in lynchings and mob violence fueled mostly by rumors that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef...

  • Congressional Dems take Trump to court over foreign favors

    Congressional Dems take Trump to court over foreign favors

    Notable Attorneys 06/05/2018

    Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court Thursday that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval.The case argues tha...

  • Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Notable Attorneys 05/26/2018

    The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state.The justices did not comment Tuesday in reje...