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  •  California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

    California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

    US Legal News 11/18/2019

    President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squa...

  • Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    US Legal News 11/11/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, w...

  • French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    US Legal News 10/25/2019

    A French court has postponed until Nov. 7 a decision on whether to uphold preliminary charges against French cement manufacturer Lafarge, including "complicity in crimes against humanity."The decision comes as the Paris appeal court on Thursday ruled...

  • High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    US Legal News 09/24/2019

    A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects.A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of...

  • Activist loses UK court case on police facial recognition

    Activist loses UK court case on police facial recognition

    US Legal News 08/30/2019

    A British court ruled Wednesday that a police force's use of automated facial recognition technology is lawful, dealing a blow to an activist concerned about its implications for privacy.Existing laws adequately cover the South Wales police force's d...

  • Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    US Legal News 07/29/2019

    The Kansas Supreme Court's chief justice plans to retire before the end of the year, allowing first-year Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to leave a bigger mark on the state's highest court than her conservative Republican predecessors.Chief Justice Lawto...

  • Meek Mill’s conviction thrown out, granted new trial

    Meek Mill’s conviction thrown out, granted new trial

    US Legal News 07/16/2019

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill’s conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform.The unanimous three-judge...

  • Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    US Legal News 07/13/2019

    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last we...

  • Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    US Legal News 07/11/2019

    President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to sile...

  • Supreme Court to decide if Trump can end 'dreamers' program

    Supreme Court to decide if Trump can end 'dreamers' program

    US Legal News 06/21/2019

    Adding a high-stakes immigration case to its election-year agenda, the Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether President Donald Trump can terminate an Obama-era program shielding young migrants from deportation.    The justice...

  • Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    US Legal News 06/12/2019

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute.The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a syst...

  • Washington Supreme Court weighing legislative records case

    Washington Supreme Court weighing legislative records case

    US Legal News 06/12/2019

    Washington Supreme Court justices had pointed questions Tuesday for lawyers representing the Legislature and a media coalition who argued that lawmakers have been violating the law by not releasing emails, daily schedules and written reports of sexua...

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