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  • Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

    Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

    Recent Cases 01/21/2019

    A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown, issuing a ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the overall ex...

  • Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

    Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

    Recent Cases 01/20/2019

    Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule on a challenge to the presidential election, with the government on Friday dismissing an unprecedented request by the African Union continental body to delay releasing the final results because of "serio...

  • Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Supreme Court rejects Trump plea to enforce asylum ban

    Recent Cases 12/24/2018

    A divided Supreme Court won’t let the Trump administration begin enforcing a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues Friday in ruling agains...

  • Court: Man put clothes, ID on stand-in corpse in $2M scheme

    Court: Man put clothes, ID on stand-in corpse in $2M scheme

    Recent Cases 12/01/2018

    A Minnesota man accused of faking his own death seven years ago to collect a $2 million life insurance policy arranged for a stand-in corpse to be dressed in his clothes in Moldova, according to a judge’s detention order.Igor Vorotinov, 54, als...

  • Arguments in "Serial" case focus on lawyer, alibi witness

    Arguments in "Serial" case focus on lawyer, alibi witness

    Recent Cases 11/27/2018

    Roughly two years after a new trial was ordered, Maryland's highest court on Thursday heard arguments in their review of the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit "Serial" podcast that attracted millions of armc...

  •  Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Recent Cases 11/04/2018

    A Shiite cleric who was a central figure in Bahrain's 2011 Arab Spring protests was sentenced to life in prison Sunday on spying charges.The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals came after Sheikh Ali Salman was acquitted of the charges by a lower c...

  • Georgia high court won't stop vote on creation of new city

    Georgia high court won't stop vote on creation of new city

    Recent Cases 10/17/2018

    Georgia's highest court on Monday declined to stop voting in a referendum on whether a new city of Eagle's Landing should be created from part of the existing city of Stockbridge.The General Assembly passed two acts that were signed by the governor e...

  • Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

    Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

    Recent Cases 10/14/2018

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census.The court's actions, the attorney general said in a ...

  • US Supreme Court declines to hear Drew Peterson's appeal

    US Supreme Court declines to hear Drew Peterson's appeal

    Recent Cases 09/27/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson's appeal of his murder conviction in the drowning death of his third wife.The Chicago Sun-Times reports the high court refused Monday to take up Peterson's b...

  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Recent Cases 09/11/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • Nebraska’s top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

    Nebraska’s top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

    Recent Cases 09/09/2018

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that voters will decide in November whether to expand Medicaid in the state.The court’s rejection of a Republican-led lawsuit Wednesday is a victory for advocates who say a vote favoring expansion would ensu...

  • India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    Recent Cases 09/04/2018

    India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future."The 1861 law, a relic of Victori...

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