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  • South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

    South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

    US Legal News 05/20/2019

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes whe...

  • Arizona court says Costco can be sued over ED drug disclosure

    Arizona court says Costco can be sued over ED drug disclosure

    US Legal News 05/03/2019

    The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the Costco warehouse store chain can be sued for privacy violations by a Phoenix-area man because a pharmacist joked with his ex-wife about an erectile dysfunction prescription he had never picked up.The ru...

  • Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    US Legal News 04/05/2019

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president’s anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudic...

  • US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

    US revokes visa for International Court prosecutor Bensouda

    US Legal News 04/05/2019

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Friday that her U.S. visa has been revoked, in what appears to a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration.In a statement confirming the revocation, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda&...

  • Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota's high court

    Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota's high court

    US Legal News 03/29/2019

    An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the North Dakota Supreme Court.The National Parks Conservation Association argued in its Wednesday filing that an air quality...

  • DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

    DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

    US Legal News 03/19/2019

    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia’s plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.The justices said they...

  • Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    US Legal News 03/16/2019

    Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.Three convictions were tossed out, and two other juries couldn't reach unanimous verdicts.This w...

  • Case about indigent drivers and drivers' licenses in court

    Case about indigent drivers and drivers' licenses in court

    US Legal News 03/11/2019

    A federal court judge will hear motions in a lawsuit over a North Carolina law that mandates the revocation of drivers' licenses for unpaid traffic tickets even if the driver can't afford to pay.Advocacy groups sued in May, seeking to declare the law...

  • Japan court OK's Nissan ex-Chairman Ghosn's release on bail

    Japan court OK's Nissan ex-Chairman Ghosn's release on bail

    US Legal News 03/11/2019

    A Tokyo court approved the release of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on 1 billion yen ($8.9 million) bail on Tuesday, rejecting an appeal by prosecutors to keep him jailed, a lawyer for the auto executive said.He could be freed as soon as Wednes...

  • Demonstrators gather for Heathrow expansion court challenge

    Demonstrators gather for Heathrow expansion court challenge

    US Legal News 03/08/2019

    A challenge against British government plans to expand Heathrow Airport through the construction of a third runway has begun in one of the country's highest courts.A coalition of local councils, environmentalists and London residents claim the govern...

  •  Court raises concerns over power lines by historic Jamestown

    Court raises concerns over power lines by historic Jamestown

    US Legal News 03/01/2019

    A federal appeals court raised concerns Friday that power lines with towers nearly as high as the Statue of Liberty could spoil the view in one of the nation's most historically rich areas, a stretch of river in Virginia where England founded its fir...

  • Supreme Court seems inclined to retain cross on public land

    Supreme Court seems inclined to retain cross on public land

    US Legal News 03/01/2019

    The Supreme Court seemed inclined Wednesday to rule that a 40-foot-tall cross that stands on public land in Maryland is constitutional, but shy away from a sweeping ruling.The case the justices heard arguments in is being closely watched because it i...

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