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  • Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Recent Cases 11/14/2018

    Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normali...

  •  Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Recent Cases 10/30/2018

    India's top court on Wednesday ordered the government to provide pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France.The court said the government must bring details of the decision-making process of the deal into the public domain, ex...

  • EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    Recent Cases 10/20/2018

    The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges ...

  • Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Recent Cases 09/06/2018

    A Philippine senator who has taken refuge in the Senate to avoid an arrest order by President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to declare the order illegal and called on the military to defy it.Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Duterte's ...

  •  Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

    Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

    Recent Cases 08/26/2018

    India's top court ordered Wednesday that five prominent rights activists arrested for alleged Maoist links be kept under house arrest instead of police custody until it rules next week on a petition challenging their detention.Police, meanwhile, brok...

  • Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    Recent Cases 08/07/2018

    Federal regulators recently abandoned a proposed survey of Native American cultural resources at a planned uranium mine site in the southwest part South Dakota, just days before a judge decided the survey is required by federal law.The contradictory ...

  •  Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

    Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

    Recent Cases 07/01/2018

    A deeply divided Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the nation's public employee unions Wednesday that likely will result in a loss of money, members and political muscle.After three efforts in 2012, 2014 and 2016 fell short, the court's conservativ...

  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    Recent Cases 06/21/2018

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sa...

  • Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Recent Cases 05/25/2018

    A plaster cast used to create a sculpture of President Warren G. Harding found at the Ohio Supreme Court is on display in the building's visitor education center.The likeness was donated by the former president's family.It was used to create the scul...

  • Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort

    Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort

    Recent Cases 04/16/2018

    Facebook says it will stop spending money to fight a proposed California ballot initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their data.The measure, known as the "California Consumer Privacy Act," would require companies to disclose upon re...

  • Supreme Court hearing case about online sales tax collection

    Supreme Court hearing case about online sales tax collection

    Recent Cases 04/11/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet.The case on Tuesday focuses on businesses' collection of sales tax on online pur...

  • Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

    Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

    Recent Cases 04/10/2018

    A Russian court on Friday ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app, Telegram, after it rejected to share its encryption data with authorities.The Moscow court on Friday ruled in favor of the Russian communications watchdog, which had demanded ...