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  • Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    US Legal News 11/17/2020

    A Colorado web designer should not have to create wedding websites for same-sex couples under the state's anti-discrimination law because it would amount to forced speech that violates her religious beliefs, a lawyer told an appeals court Monday.Kris...

  • ‘Obamacare’ likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

    ‘Obamacare’ likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

    US Legal News 11/12/2020

    A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of mil...

  • German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdle

    German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdle

    US Legal News 10/24/2020

    A German arrest order for two Panamanian lawyers whose firm was at the center of an international tax evasion scandal faces a substantial obstacle: Panama’s constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens.Juergen Mossack and Ramón...

  • Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    US Legal News 09/29/2020

    President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effor...

  • Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    US Legal News 09/26/2020

    Courts in two rural counties were wrong when they dismissed lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.The decision meant the state can resume cases challenging operatio...

  • Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    US Legal News 09/22/2020

    A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump’s short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.The president said Monday that he does not personally know Barbara Lago...

  • Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    US Legal News 09/14/2020

    U.S. President Donald Trump announced at the White House on Wednesday a new list of 20 more candidates he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, which is widely seen as his latest effort to bolster support among conservative voters in the No...

  • German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    US Legal News 07/22/2020

    A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was given a two-year suspended sentence.Bruno ...

  • Given a chance, Trump would push court pick before election

    Given a chance, Trump would push court pick before election

    US Legal News 07/19/2020

    President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have tried to make it clear: Given the chance, they would push through a Supreme Court nominee should a vacancy occur before Election Day.The issue has taken on new immediacy with the ...

  • Ohio to U.S. Supreme Court: Keep signature rules in place

    Ohio to U.S. Supreme Court: Keep signature rules in place

    US Legal News 07/02/2020

    The state of Ohio continued Monday to defend its right to impose normal signature requirements on ballot issue campaigns amid the global pandemic.Uncertainty over the question prompted a voting-rights campaign to suspend its ballot effort last week, ...

  • Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    US Legal News 07/02/2020

    The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender p...

  • Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court

    Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court

    US Legal News 06/17/2020

    Organizers of a Michigan ballot drive to prohibit discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people said Monday they were evaluating whether to continue following a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.Fair and Equal Michigan launched the...

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