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  • 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...

  • Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Law Firm News 08/07/2017

    A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system. Presiding Judge Stephen McCarville signed an administrative order last month callin...

  • Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

    Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

    Law Firm News 07/25/2017

    A federal judge says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has demonstrated a pattern of misleading the court about the facts and record in a voting rights case. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson refused Tuesday to reconsider a $1,000 fine and order...

  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Law Firm News 07/01/2017

    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wron...

  • Court: Ignorance about allergy medicine crime no excuse

    Court: Ignorance about allergy medicine crime no excuse

    Law Firm News 06/11/2017

    Just because a man previously convicted of methamphetamine-related crimes didn't know it was now illegal for him to buy over-the-counter allergy medicine given his criminal history doesn't mean his rights were violated, a divided North Carolina Supre...

  • 8 judges on Venezuela's Supreme Court hit with US sanctions

    8 judges on Venezuela's Supreme Court hit with US sanctions

    Law Firm News 05/19/2017

    The U.S. imposed a new round of sanctions on high-level Venezuelan officials, this time targeting eight Supreme Court judges that Washington accused of damaging their nation's democracy by steadily stripping the opposition-controlled congress of any ...

  • Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

    Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

    Law Firm News 05/15/2017

    For the second time in a week, government lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban — and once again, they can expect plenty of questions Monday about whether it was designed to disc...

  • Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Law Firm News 04/20/2017

    Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here, but instead by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conser...

  • 2 inmates seek execution stays from Arkansas high court

    2 inmates seek execution stays from Arkansas high court

    Law Firm News 04/13/2017

    The first two inmates facing lethal injection under Arkansas' unprecedented multiple execution plan are seeking a stay from the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for Don Davis and Bruce Ward asked justices Wednesday to block their executions, scheduled ...

  • Immigration courts: record number of cases, many problems

    Immigration courts: record number of cases, many problems

    Law Firm News 03/06/2017

    Everyone was in place for the hearing in Atlanta immigration court: the Guinean man hoping to stay in the U.S., his attorney, a prosecutor, a translator and the judge. But because of some missing paperwork, it was all for nothing. When the government...

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