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  • Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

    Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

    Law Firm News 02/18/2019

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the ...

  • Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    Law Firm News 12/07/2018

    Rwanda’s high court on Thursday acquitted the country’s most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and...

  • Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Law Firm News 12/05/2018

    An Indian court on Wednesday ruled that officials may hold a British man while they investigate him for alleged bribery in a canceled $670 million helicopter deal between India and an Italian defense company.Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Briton Christia...

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case

    Law Firm News 11/04/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution's required separation of church and state, a case that could impact hundreds ...

  •  The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh 'will be' on court soon

    The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh 'will be' on court soon

    Law Firm News 09/17/2018

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling evangelical activists the Senate will "plow right through" and move to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.McConnell told the annual Values Voter conference Friday "in the very near fut...

  • EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    Law Firm News 09/12/2018

    The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc remains a staunch supporter of the International Criminal Court despite U.S. condemnation of the tribunal.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday that "we will continue to fully and str...

  • Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Law Firm News 08/12/2018

    Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging "gross mathematical errors" and calling for a fresh vote or a declaration that their candi...

  • Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Law Firm News 06/15/2018

    The Supreme Court says United States federal courts should consider statements from foreign governments about their own laws but do not have to consider them as binding.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that federal courts shoul...

  • Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Law Firm News 02/26/2018

    The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state.The justices did not comment Tuesday in reje...

  • Court extends house arrest for Russian theater director

    Court extends house arrest for Russian theater director

    Law Firm News 10/03/2017

    A court in Russia's capital ruled Tuesday to extend the house arrest of a widely revered theater and film director.Kirill Serebrennikov was detained and put under house arrest in August in a criminal case that sent shockwaves across Russia's art comm...

  • Supreme Court Overturns Billings Police Back-Pay Ruling

    Supreme Court Overturns Billings Police Back-Pay Ruling

    Law Firm News 08/26/2017

    The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a judge's ruling that the City of Billings owes 27 current and former police officers $2.7 million in back pay, costs and penalties in a dispute over how longevity pay should be calculated. District Judge Nels...

  • UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    Law Firm News 08/22/2017

    A transgender Singaporean and her friend facing a year in prison in the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way have seen their sentences reduced to a fine and deportation, an official said Monday. Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, a transgend...

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