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  • No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    US Legal News 01/16/2019

    Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.The Trump administration sought to allow more employers ...

  • Freed by court, Pakistani Christian woman still a prisoner

    Freed by court, Pakistani Christian woman still a prisoner

    Legal Events 01/14/2019

    Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy, still lives the life of a prisoner, nearly three months after her release from death row, awaiting a final ruling on her fate.She spends her days in seclusion for fear of being targeted by ang...

  • Health isn't 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules

    Health isn't 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules

    Bar Associations 01/12/2019

    The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who control the Legislature to call for changing the law.In a victory for ...

  • Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

    Family's fight for liquor license leads to Supreme Court

    Breaking Stories 01/10/2019

    Doug and Mary Ketchum chose Memphis, Tennessee, as a place to live with their disabled adult daughter because it has clearer air than their former home in Utah.That was the easy part. Their decision to support themselves by buying a liquor store has ...

  • North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    US Legal News 01/07/2019

    North Carolina's highest court is holding a "legal party" to observe the anniversary of its first meeting 200 years ago this month.The state Supreme Court scheduled a special session Monday in its downtown Raleigh courtroom to celebrate the court's b...

  • The Latest: Man in California officer killing in court

    The Latest: Man in California officer killing in court

    Legal Blog Updates 01/04/2019

    The Modesto Bee reports Gustavo Perez Arriaga told the judge Wednesday his true name is Paulo Virgen Mendoza.His attorney questioned his mental competency, prompting the court to suspend the case until Perez Arriaga gets a mental evaluation.Perez Arr...

  • New justice to be sworn in on North Carolina Supreme Court

    New justice to be sworn in on North Carolina Supreme Court

    Legal Events 01/03/2019

    A civil rights attorney elected to North Carolina's highest court is taking office.Anita Earls is being sworn into office as a state Supreme Court associate justice on Thursday. The Democrat defeated Republican incumbent Justice Barbara Jackson in No...

  • GOP candidate asks North Carolina court to declare he won

    GOP candidate asks North Carolina court to declare he won

    US Legal News 01/03/2019

    The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional race asked a North Carolina court Thursday to require that he be declared the winner because the now-defunct state elections board didn't act.A lawsuit by GOP candidate Mark Harris claims th...

  • Chief justice details efforts to combat workplace misconduct

    Chief justice details efforts to combat workplace misconduct

    Legal Events 01/01/2019

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is using his annual report on the federal judiciary to highlight the steps the branch has taken to combat inappropriate conduct in the workplace.In December 2017, Roberts asked that a working group be put toge...

  • Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days

    Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days

    Legal Events 12/29/2018

    Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11, the Tokyo District Court said Monday, as the once revered auto industry figure faces allegations that have marked a stunning downfall.Ghosn, who led Nissan Motor Co. for t...

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

    Pakistani court set to announce verdict against ex-PM Sharif

    Breaking Stories 12/26/2018

    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...

  • Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Recent Cases 12/24/2018

    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...

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