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  • Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    Headline Legal News 11/21/2019

    A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend.The High Court granted the temporary...

  • Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

    Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

    Legal Events 11/20/2019

    Myanmar said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head the legal team contesting a genocide case filed against it in the International Court of Justice over the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims two years ago that set off their exodus to Bangladesh...

  •  California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

    California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

    US Legal News 11/18/2019

    President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squa...

  • Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Headline Legal News 11/13/2019

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems prepared to allow the Trump administration to end a program that allows some immigrants to work legally in the United States and protects them from deportation.There did not appear to be any suppo...

  • Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    US Legal News 11/11/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, w...

  • As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    Criminal Law News 11/10/2019

    A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump’s attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.Martin Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff ...

  • Supreme Court considering whether Trump must open tax returns

    Supreme Court considering whether Trump must open tax returns

    Headline Legal News 11/06/2019

    California’s Supreme Court is considering Wednesday whether President Donald Trump must disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state’s primary election next spring.The high court is hearing arguments even though a f...

  • Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Legal Events 11/02/2019

    Authorities say a woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a messy situation in the courthouse parking lot in the town of Maricopa.Police say Tally Leto allegedly poured alcohol into the vehicle of a court client, let the air out...

  • Georgia high court affirms dismissal of election challenge

    Georgia high court affirms dismissal of election challenge

    Legal Events 11/01/2019

    Georgia's highest court on Thursday affirmed a lower court dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the outcome of last year's race for lieutenant governor in a case that put a spotlight on the outdated voting machines the state is in the process of replac...

  • French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    US Legal News 10/25/2019

    A French court has postponed until Nov. 7 a decision on whether to uphold preliminary charges against French cement manufacturer Lafarge, including "complicity in crimes against humanity."The decision comes as the Paris appeal court on Thursday ruled...

  • Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

    Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

    Headline Legal News 10/25/2019

    Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court Friday for a retrial on corruption allegations linked to a 2016 scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea's then-president to prison.  "I feel deeply sorry for worr...

  • A 1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy

    A 1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy

    Breaking Stories 10/20/2019

    A historian’s quest for the truth about a gruesome mob lynching of two black couples is prompting a U.S. appeals court to consider whether federal judges can order grand jury records unsealed in decades-old cases with historical significance.Th...

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