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  • Griffis beginning 8-year term on Mississippi Supreme Court

    Griffis beginning 8-year term on Mississippi Supreme Court

    Legal Blog Updates 12/26/2021

    The Mississippi Supreme Court is holding a ceremony Monday for Justice Kenny Griffis to begin a new term of office. Griffis served 16 years on the state Court of Appeals. In February 2019, then-Gov. Phil Bryant appointed him to fill an open seat on t...

  • NC voter ID trial delayed as US Supreme Court examines case

    NC voter ID trial delayed as US Supreme Court examines case

    Legal Blog Updates 12/21/2021

    A federal trial set for January on litigation challenging North Carolina’s voter photo identification law has been delayed while the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether legislative leaders should be permitted to help defend the law in court. The ...

  • Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts

    Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts

    Legal Blog Updates 11/24/2021

    A few days after Tunisia’s president froze parliament and took on sweeping powers in July, a dozen men in unmarked vehicles and civilian clothes barged into politician Yassine Ayari’s family home overnight and took him away in his pajamas...

  • DESIGNING WEBSITES FOR START-UP LAW FIRMS

    DESIGNING WEBSITES FOR START-UP LAW FIRMS

    Legal Blog Updates 07/26/2021

    One of Law Promo’s primary services is web design for smaller start-up law firms. We understand the hard work involved in setting up your own practice. Often the majority of your time is spent on the day-to-day logistics of the law firm. By des...

  •  Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Legal Blog Updates 05/20/2021

    The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty to criminal drug and weapons charges Thursday, a day after a police search of the house he shares with the mayor. Timothy Granison appeared via video in Rochester City Court from the Mon...

  • Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

    Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

    Legal Blog Updates 12/01/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults...

  • US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

    US government executes man convicted of killing Texas teen

    Legal Blog Updates 11/20/2020

    Orlando Hall got stiffed on a drug deal and went to a Texas apartment looking for the two brothers who took his money. They weren’t home, but their 16-year-old sister was.Late Thursday, Hall was put to death for abducting and killing the teenag...

  • Court denies Seattle’s bid for wealthy household income tax

    Court denies Seattle’s bid for wealthy household income tax

    Legal Blog Updates 04/01/2020

    Washington’s Supreme Court has denied Seattle’s bid to reinstate an income tax on wealthy households.In a majority decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review the city’s request to overturn rulings against the tax by ...

  • The Latest: Man in California officer killing in court

    The Latest: Man in California officer killing in court

    Legal Blog Updates 01/04/2019

    The Modesto Bee reports Gustavo Perez Arriaga told the judge Wednesday his true name is Paulo Virgen Mendoza.His attorney questioned his mental competency, prompting the court to suspend the case until Perez Arriaga gets a mental evaluation.Perez Arr...

  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Legal Blog Updates 11/17/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  • EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    Legal Blog Updates 10/17/2018

    The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges ...

  • Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

    Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

    Legal Blog Updates 08/27/2018

    India's top court ordered Wednesday that five prominent rights activists arrested for alleged Maoist links be kept under house arrest instead of police custody until it rules next week on a petition challenging their detention.Police, meanwhile, brok...