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  • Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Recent Cases 01/14/2018

    A judge dropped an arrest warrant Thursday for a University of Hawaii professor who refused to respond in court to English and spoke Hawaiian instead.Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo was in court Wednesday facing a trial for charges connected to his participatio...

  • Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in wild bash

    Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in wild bash

    Recent Cases 01/11/2018

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a 2008 bash at a vacant home that had been turned into a makeshift strip club.The high court ruled that police had sufficient reason to make arrests at the rauco...

  • Brazilian court revives case against Olympian Ryan Lochte

    Brazilian court revives case against Olympian Ryan Lochte

    Recent Cases 10/28/2017

    Over the summer, it appeared Ryan Lochte had been cleared of criminal charges in Brazil after he was accused of fabricating a story about getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics. On Friday, a decision made by an appeals ...

  • Abortion clinic seeks to sue Ohio over budget restrictions

    Abortion clinic seeks to sue Ohio over budget restrictions

    Recent Cases 10/12/2017

    A Cleveland abortion clinic asked Ohio's high court on Tuesday to grant it legal standing to sue over abortion-related restrictions tucked into the state's 2013 budget bill.Preterm of Cleveland argued that the provisions impose added administrative a...

  • S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

    S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

    Recent Cases 08/31/2017

    South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against...

  • DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

    DJ says taking Taylor Swift to court was only option

    Recent Cases 08/17/2017

    The former radio host who lost a groping lawsuit to Taylor Swift in federal court this week said he realizes the case was in the pop star's favor, but he had no interest in backing down. David Mueller told The Associated Press on Tuesday that someone...

  • Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Recent Cases 08/12/2017

    Kentucky's Supreme Court justices have approved an open records policy to guide how the public accesses administrative records in the state court system. State officials say the first open records policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts ta...

  • North Carolina Court to Rule on Law on Gov's Elections Role

    North Carolina Court to Rule on Law on Gov's Elections Role

    Recent Cases 07/20/2017

    North Carolina's highest court is speeding up a final decision on whether Republican legislators could strip down the election oversight powers of the state's new Democratic governor. The state Supreme Court said Wednesday it will take up Gov. Roy Co...

  • Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    Recent Cases 07/19/2017

    The Idaho Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's contentious veto of legislation repealing the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries. The high court's decision comes after 30 state lawmakers filed a lawsuit claiming Otter took t...

  • Supreme Court deadline nears for suit over wetland loss

    Supreme Court deadline nears for suit over wetland loss

    Recent Cases 07/15/2017

    A Louisiana flood board is nearing a deadline for asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review its lawsuit seeking to make oil and gas companies pay for decades of damage to coastal wetlands. Federal district and appeals courts have rejected the lawsuit, ...

  • First Opioid Court in the U.S. Focuses on Keeping Users Alive

    First Opioid Court in the U.S. Focuses on Keeping Users Alive

    Recent Cases 07/09/2017

    After three defendants fatally overdosed in a single week last year, it became clear that Buffalo's ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis. Now the city is experimenting with the nation's first opioid crisis i...

  • D.C. on edge: rumors of new Supreme Court vacancy swirl

    D.C. on edge: rumors of new Supreme Court vacancy swirl

    Recent Cases 06/22/2017

    White House sources think Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court's ideological fulcrum, may announce his retirement today, as the justices gather on the bench for the last time this term. If that happens, Day 158 instantly becomes President Trump...