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  • Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Criminal Law News 08/05/2018

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to stay Thursday's scheduled execution of a convicted child killer while the state's new lethal injection protocol continues to be challenged on appeal.The order brings Tennessee within days of killing Billy Ra...

  • Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Criminal Law News 07/16/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and d...

  • Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Criminal Law News 03/11/2018

    The Supreme Court is putting limits on the ability of police to search vehicles when they do not have a search warrant.The court sided 8-1 Tuesday with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering...

  • 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...

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