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  • Ohio Republicans defending state congressional map in court

    Ohio Republicans defending state congressional map in court

    Legal Events 03/10/2019

    Attorneys for Ohio Republican officials will call witnesses this week to defend the state's congressional map.A federal trial enters its second week Monday in a lawsuit by voter rights groups that say the current seats resulted from "an unconstitutio...

  • Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

    Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

    Legal Events 02/23/2019

    The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court.Texas-based Energy Transfer Partne...

  • Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

    Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

    Legal Events 02/22/2019

    A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.The ruling will not be made until May 24 because some judges had been busy, Justice Chaacha Mwita of the H...

  • French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

    French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $5.1 billion penalty

    Legal Events 02/16/2019

    A French court ordered Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in fines and damages for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, sending a stern warning to tax dodgers and the banks that aid them.Th...

  • Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    Legal Events 02/06/2019

    Candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court continue to grow with two or three seats on the ballot next year due to Chief Justice Mark Martin's impending resignation.Former state Sen. Tamara Barringer of Cary told supporters Tuesday she would see...

  • Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote

    Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote

    Legal Events 01/27/2019

    Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career after she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.The Ba...

  • Freed by court, Pakistani Christian woman still a prisoner

    Freed by court, Pakistani Christian woman still a prisoner

    Legal Events 01/14/2019

    Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy, still lives the life of a prisoner, nearly three months after her release from death row, awaiting a final ruling on her fate.She spends her days in seclusion for fear of being targeted by ang...

  • New justice to be sworn in on North Carolina Supreme Court

    New justice to be sworn in on North Carolina Supreme Court

    Legal Events 01/03/2019

    A civil rights attorney elected to North Carolina's highest court is taking office.Anita Earls is being sworn into office as a state Supreme Court associate justice on Thursday. The Democrat defeated Republican incumbent Justice Barbara Jackson in No...

  • Chief justice details efforts to combat workplace misconduct

    Chief justice details efforts to combat workplace misconduct

    Legal Events 01/01/2019

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is using his annual report on the federal judiciary to highlight the steps the branch has taken to combat inappropriate conduct in the workplace.In December 2017, Roberts asked that a working group be put toge...

  • Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days

    Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days

    Legal Events 12/29/2018

    Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11, the Tokyo District Court said Monday, as the once revered auto industry figure faces allegations that have marked a stunning downfall.Ghosn, who led Nissan Motor Co. for t...

  • Man accused of killing tourist appears in New Zealand court

    Man accused of killing tourist appears in New Zealand court

    Legal Events 12/09/2018

    A man accused of killing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane made his first appearance in a New Zealand court Monday.The 26-year-old man stared at the ground while a judge addressed him during the brief appearance at the Auckland District Court...

  • European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    Legal Events 11/20/2018

    The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention. Turkey's president responded by claiming his country was not bound by the court's rulings.In its ruling on Tu...

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