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  • Court frees acclaimed Russian director from house arrest

    Court frees acclaimed Russian director from house arrest

    Recent Cases 04/07/2019

    An acclaimed Russian theater and film director was freed from house arrest Monday, a verdict that follows longtime calls for his release from prominent cultural figures worldwide.The Moscow City Court overturned a district court’s decision to e...

  • Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    Recent Cases 03/17/2019

    Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.Three convictions were tossed out, and two other juries couldn't reach unanimous verdicts.This w...

  • N Carolina court: State retirees should pay health premiums

    N Carolina court: State retirees should pay health premiums

    Recent Cases 03/05/2019

    A North Carolina appeals court is throwing out a judge's ruling that a former Supreme Court chief justice and other retired state government workers can't be forced to pay part of their health insurance premiums.A state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday...

  • Pakistani court set to announce verdict against ex-PM Sharif

    Pakistani court set to announce verdict against ex-PM Sharif

    Recent Cases 12/22/2018

    An anti-corruption court is set to rule on two cases against Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.Sharif, who was removed from office last year after being disqualified from serving his third stint as prime minister, could be sentenced to pr...

  • 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...