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  • No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    US Legal News 01/16/2019

    Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.The Trump administration sought to allow more employers ...

  • North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    US Legal News 01/07/2019

    North Carolina's highest court is holding a "legal party" to observe the anniversary of its first meeting 200 years ago this month.The state Supreme Court scheduled a special session Monday in its downtown Raleigh courtroom to celebrate the court's b...

  • GOP candidate asks North Carolina court to declare he won

    GOP candidate asks North Carolina court to declare he won

    US Legal News 01/03/2019

    The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional race asked a North Carolina court Thursday to require that he be declared the winner because the now-defunct state elections board didn't act.A lawsuit by GOP candidate Mark Harris claims th...

  • NC court: Counties not responsible for school underfunding

    NC court: Counties not responsible for school underfunding

    US Legal News 12/22/2018

    North Carolina's top court says the state is responsible, not the counties, when schools are so underfunded that some children don't get the constitutionally required sound basic education.In a decision issued Friday, the state Supreme Court ruled ag...

  • Appeals court agrees to hear case involving Trump DC hotel

    Appeals court agrees to hear case involving Trump DC hotel

    US Legal News 12/20/2018

    A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to take up a case accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution, giving the president's legal team its first major victory in the case.The order issued by the U.S. ...

  • Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    US Legal News 12/16/2018

    Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his ...

  • Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

    Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

    US Legal News 12/14/2018

    A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets.Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications gia...

  • Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

    Court deadlines set stage for more Russia probe details

    US Legal News 12/12/2018

    Robert Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation on Friday as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump.The special counsel and federal prosecutors in New York are filin...

  • Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    US Legal News 11/07/2018

    Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement is leading a six-candidate field for two seats on the state's highest court. Nearly 95 percent of votes have been counted. The top two finishers get black robes.Justice Kurtis Wilder and appellate lawy...

  • Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    US Legal News 09/25/2018

    A group of judicial stand-ins representing West Virginia's Supreme Court was hearing challenges Monday to GOP Gov. Jim Justice's appointments of two Republican politicians to replace two departed justices.Democrats have called the impeachments that i...

  • Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    US Legal News 07/19/2018

    British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, wh...

  • For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    US Legal News 07/01/2018

    Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor will have a chance over a likely decades-long career to tackle a host of big issues in the law and have a role in shaping the answers to them.Most court-watchers and interest groups are focused on abortion and whet...

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