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  • 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...

  •  Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    US Legal News 06/22/2018

    A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.Immigratio...

  • Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    US Legal News 02/15/2018

    Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,80...

  • Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    US Legal News 02/08/2018

    U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled.The ruling was a major setbac...

  • The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    US Legal News 11/20/2017

    Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code.At the Tax Foundation's 80th annual dinner in Washington, Pence said, "The next few we...

  • Ohio crime victims' rights issue could face court challenge

    Ohio crime victims' rights issue could face court challenge

    US Legal News 11/06/2017

    A civil rights group is weighing a legal challenge to the crime victim rights amendment passed by Ohio voters.An ACLU of Ohio spokesman said Wednesday the organization is watching to see how Marsy's Law is implemented across Ohio. Issue 1 amends the ...

  • Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    US Legal News 08/27/2017

    North Carolina's highest court on Monday tackled the question of how far the Republican-led legislature can go to minimize new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's ability to pursue goals that helped him get elected last year by reshaping state government. T...

  • Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    US Legal News 08/20/2017

    Court documents say an 8-year-old girl accused of killing a toddler at a home daycare in western Michigan earlier this year suffers from "serious mental health" issues, including hearing a demon's voice. The Department of Health and Human Services fi...

  • Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

    Judge refuses to end Roman Polanski sex assault case

    US Legal News 08/18/2017

    A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski's victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director.   Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski must return to C...

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