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  • Wisconsin election investigator warns of subpoenas

    Wisconsin election investigator warns of subpoenas

    US Legal News 09/21/2021

    The retired conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election released a video Monday threatening to subpoena election officials who don’t comply and saying the intent wa...

  • 1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

    1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

    US Legal News 09/14/2021

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden’s nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the ...

  • Oklahoma court declines to bar duo from death penalty case

    Oklahoma court declines to bar duo from death penalty case

    US Legal News 09/12/2021

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request to remove two members of the state’s Pardon and Parole Board from a high-profile death penalty case. The court’s brief ruling on Friday denied a prosecutor’s request to remove Adam L...

  • Supreme Court hanging up phone, back to in-person arguments

    Supreme Court hanging up phone, back to in-person arguments

    US Legal News 09/08/2021

    The justices are putting the “court” back in Supreme Court. The high court announced Wednesday that the justices plan to return to their majestic, marble courtroom for arguments beginning in October, more than a year and a half after the ...

  • Court rules Catholic school wrongfully fired gay substitute

    Court rules Catholic school wrongfully fired gay substitute

    US Legal News 09/06/2021

    A gay substitute teacher was wrongfully fired by a Roman Catholic school in North Carolina after he announced in 2014 on social media that he was going to marry his longtime partner, a federal judge has ruled.   U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn r...

  • Bajrami beats FIFA in court, can switch to play for Albania

    Bajrami beats FIFA in court, can switch to play for Albania

    US Legal News 08/30/2021

    In a win over FIFA at sport’s highest court, Empoli midfielder Nedim Bajrami won the right Monday to switch national teams from Switzerland to Albania. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said its panel upheld an appeal by Bajrami and the Albani...

  • Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    US Legal News 08/27/2021

    Maryland’s highest court has agreed to take up the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region. Malvo’s lawyers argue that his punishment goes ag...

  • Judge tells prison to seize Nassar’s money for victims

    Judge tells prison to seize Nassar’s money for victims

    US Legal News 08/22/2021

    A judge ordered the government to take money from the prison account of a former Michigan sports doctor who owes about $58,000 to victims of his child pornography crimes. Larry Nassar has received about $13,000 in deposits since 2018, including $2,00...

  • Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal

    Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal

    US Legal News 08/16/2021

    An appellate court in Poland on Monday rejected a lawsuit brought against two Holocaust scholars in a case that has been closely watched because it was expected to serve as a precedent for research into the highly sensitive area of Polish behavior to...

  • Federal judge leaves CDC evictions moratorium in place

    Federal judge leaves CDC evictions moratorium in place

    US Legal News 08/13/2021

    A federal judge is refusing landlords’ request to put the Biden administration’s new eviction moratorium on hold, though she made clear she thinks it’s illegal. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich on Friday said her “hands ar...

  • Court tosses ruling against Pennsylvania COVID-19 measures

    Court tosses ruling against Pennsylvania COVID-19 measures

    US Legal News 08/11/2021

    A federal appeals court has dismissed a judge’s ruling that threw out Gov. Tom Wolf’s sweeping COVID-19 restrictions, saying the issue is now moot because statewide mitigation measures have expired and Pennsylvania voters have since const...

  • Order: Mississippi judges have discretion for COVID safety

    Order: Mississippi judges have discretion for COVID safety

    US Legal News 08/07/2021

    Mississippi judges have the power to delay trials, limit the number of spectators in courtrooms or take other steps to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, the leader of the state Supreme Court says in an emergency order. Chief Justice Michael Randolp...

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