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  • Court rules Puigdemont must return to Spain for re-election

    Court rules Puigdemont must return to Spain for re-election

    Criminal Law News 01/11/2018

    Spain's top court said Saturday that Catalonia's fugitive ex-president must return to the country and be present in the regional parliament to receive the authority to form a new government.The Constitutional Court ruled that a session of Catalonia's...

  • Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Criminal Law News 11/16/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating home was a house, not a boat subject to easier government seizure under laws t...

  • Connecticut Governor Will Get His 6th Supreme Court Pick

    Connecticut Governor Will Get His 6th Supreme Court Pick

    Criminal Law News 11/03/2017

    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy makes his pick for the next Connecticut chief justice, the Democrat will have nominated six of the seven people serving on the state's highest court — a rare feat in the history of the governorship.Lawyers and other l...

  •  With 2 in 3 months, Ohio executions could be back on track

    With 2 in 3 months, Ohio executions could be back on track

    Criminal Law News 09/30/2017

    Court rulings favorable to the state and the outcome of two executions in three months indicate Ohio could be on track to resume putting inmates to death regularly.The state executed child killer Ronald Phillips in July and double killer Gary Otte on...

  • Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

    Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

    Criminal Law News 06/24/2017

    The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government's ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process. The justices ruled unanimously in favor of an ethnic Serb from Bosnia who lied about her husband's m...

  • Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

    Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

    Criminal Law News 06/20/2017

    The Supreme Court will take up a momentous fight over parties manipulating electoral districts to gain partisan advantage in a case that could affect the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans across the United States. At issue is whether...

  • The Latest: Suspect in 36 fire deaths appears in court

    The Latest: Suspect in 36 fire deaths appears in court

    Criminal Law News 06/09/2017

    A man who leased the Oakland warehouse where 36 people died in a massive fire appeared briefly in court on charges of involuntary manslaughter. Derick Almena had been expected to enter a plea Thursday but his attorney asked to delay the arraignment. ...

  • Texas Trust and Estate Litigation Lawyer

    Texas Trust and Estate Litigation Lawyer

    Criminal Law News 06/03/2017

    The administration of trusts and estates can be complex and disputes frequently arise. Often, these disputes are among family members and can stretch family relationships to their breaking point. I have the experience to efficiently guide you through...

  • U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    U.S. high court ruling deals blow to patent trolls

    Criminal Law News 05/23/2017

    The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are incorporated. The issue is imp...

  • Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Criminal Law News 05/07/2017

    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit claiming that a North Carolina city discriminated against an African-American-owned television network. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower cour...

  • California court expands endangered-species removal powers

    California court expands endangered-species removal powers

    Criminal Law News 03/02/2017

    The California Supreme Court on Monday said petitioners seeking to remove a subset of coho salmon from the state's endangered species list could present new evidence to argue the listing was wrong. In a unanimous ruling, the court overturned a lower ...

  • Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Criminal Law News 03/01/2017

    Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in h...

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