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  • Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    US Legal News 02/08/2018

    U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled.The ruling was a major setbac...

  • The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    US Legal News 11/20/2017

    Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code.At the Tax Foundation's 80th annual dinner in Washington, Pence said, "The next few we...

  • Ohio crime victims' rights issue could face court challenge

    Ohio crime victims' rights issue could face court challenge

    US Legal News 11/06/2017

    A civil rights group is weighing a legal challenge to the crime victim rights amendment passed by Ohio voters.An ACLU of Ohio spokesman said Wednesday the organization is watching to see how Marsy's Law is implemented across Ohio. Issue 1 amends the ...

  • Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    US Legal News 08/27/2017

    North Carolina's highest court on Monday tackled the question of how far the Republican-led legislature can go to minimize new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's ability to pursue goals that helped him get elected last year by reshaping state government. T...

  • Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    US Legal News 08/20/2017

    Court documents say an 8-year-old girl accused of killing a toddler at a home daycare in western Michigan earlier this year suffers from "serious mental health" issues, including hearing a demon's voice. The Department of Health and Human Services fi...

  • Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

    Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

    US Legal News 08/18/2017

    A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director.   Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski must return to C...

  • Missouri Supreme Court rejects request to stop execution

    Missouri Supreme Court rejects request to stop execution

    US Legal News 08/16/2017

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision. Attorneys for Marcellus Williams had asked the state Supreme Court and Gov. Eric ...

  • Former Pakistan PM challenges disqualification by court

    Former Pakistan PM challenges disqualification by court

    US Legal News 08/15/2017

    A Pakistani official says former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has filed petitions with the Supreme Court to challenge his disqualification and removal from office. Environment Minister Mushahidullah Khan, who is in Sharif's party, said Tuesday that th...

  • Hailey attorney named to Idaho District Court bench

    Hailey attorney named to Idaho District Court bench

    US Legal News 08/14/2017

    Central Idaho attorney Ned Williamson has been named the new judge in Idaho's 5th District Court. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter selected Williamson, a Hailey resident, to replace recently retired Judge Robert Elgee in Blaine County. The Times-News newspape...

  • Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    US Legal News 08/11/2017

    Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the survey as unacceptable. The mail ballot is not binding,...

  • Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    US Legal News 08/09/2017

    A Northwestern University microbiologist suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man is due in a California courtroom. Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University financial officer, Andrew Warren, were sought in a cross-country chase on fir...

  • Pakistan's opposition calls on court to oust prime minister

    Pakistan's opposition calls on court to oust prime minister

    US Legal News 07/18/2017

    Opposition parties in Pakistan on Monday called on the Supreme Court to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after an investigation found that he and his family possess wealth exceeding their known sources of income. The investigation is li...

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