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  • Court okays grand jury probe in school sex assaults

    Court okays grand jury probe in school sex assaults

    Headline Legal News 09/02/2022

    An attempt by the Loudoun County School Board to shut down a grand jury investigating the school system’s handling of two sexual assaults was rejected Friday by the Supreme Court of Virginia.The high court upheld a ruling in July by a circuit c...

  • Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

    Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

    Headline Legal News 08/05/2022

    A federal appeals court will hear arguments in November over Alabama’s efforts to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender minors.Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to lift an injunction and let it enforce a la...

  • Zimbabwe students scoop international awards for moot court

    Zimbabwe students scoop international awards for moot court

    Headline Legal News 07/17/2022

    A history-making team of Zimbabwean high school students that became world and European moot court competition champions has been widely praised in a country where the education system is beset by poor funding, lack of materials and teachers’ s...

  • Man charged with killing mother at sea seeks freedom

    Man charged with killing mother at sea seeks freedom

    Headline Legal News 07/11/2022

    The man charged with killing his mother at sea in a plot to inherit millions of dollars has asked a federal court Wednesday to authorize his release from custody pending trial.The attorneys for Nathan Carman filed a motion in U.S. District Court in B...

  • Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

    Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

    Headline Legal News 06/28/2022

    Scotland’s leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland’s independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn’t the right time for...

  • North Carolina repeat offender pleads guilty to wire fraud

    North Carolina repeat offender pleads guilty to wire fraud

    Headline Legal News 06/08/2022

    A North Carolina man has admitted stealing mail from residential mailboxes and using stolen information to commit wire fraud, a federal prosecutor said.Soheil Akhavan Rezaie, 37, entered his guilty plea Tuesday before a U.S. magistrate judge in Charl...

  • No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

    No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

    Headline Legal News 05/28/2022

    The South Dakota attorney general’s office has declined to file charges against billionaire T. Denny Sanford following an investigation into possible possession of child pornography, saying it found no “prosecutable offenses” within...

  • Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map

    Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map

    Headline Legal News 05/18/2022

    Kansas’ highest court on Wednesday upheld a Republican redistricting law that makes it harder for the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation to win reelection in a big victory for the GOP.The state Supreme Court declined fo...

  • Arizona judge nixes suit that wants Trump backers off ballot

    Arizona judge nixes suit that wants Trump backers off ballot

    Headline Legal News 04/23/2022

    A judge in Phoenix has dismissed lawsuits seeking to disqualify three Republican lawmakers from this year’s ballot because they participated in or helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington that led to an unprecedented attack on Cong...

  • VMI to change honor system said to expel Blacks more often

    VMI to change honor system said to expel Blacks more often

    Headline Legal News 02/10/2022

    The Virginia Military Institute says it will change its student-run honor court to make it more fair to cadets as part of a response to a state-ordered investigation into racism and sexism at the school. VMI detailed the reforms in a progress report ...

  • Palestinians reject offer to delay their Jerusalem eviction

    Palestinians reject offer to delay their Jerusalem eviction

    Headline Legal News 11/05/2021

    Palestinian families on Tuesday rejected an offer that would have delayed their eviction by Jewish settlers in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood, where protests and clashes helped ignite the 11-day Gaza war in May. The four families in the Sheikh Jarrah...

  • UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    Headline Legal News 10/19/2021

    A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group’s argument that affirmative action disadvantages white an...