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  • Detroit-area couple in court over control of frozen embryos

    Detroit-area couple in court over control of frozen embryos

    Civil Rights 06/03/2018

    A Detroit-area woman seeking custody of as many as 10 frozen embryos is asking a judge to appoint a guardian over them while she clashes with her former partner for control.Gloria Karungi and Ronaldlee Ejalu have a daughter who has sickle cell diseas...

  • High Court Rules in Dispute Over Immigrant Teen's Abortion

    High Court Rules in Dispute Over Immigrant Teen's Abortion

    Legal Business News 06/02/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping away a lower court decision for the teen but rejecting a suggestion her lawye...

  • The Latest: Colorado governor announces Supreme Court pick

    The Latest: Colorado governor announces Supreme Court pick

    Civil Rights 06/01/2018

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has named Carlos Samour to the Colorado Supreme Court, filling a vacancy left by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's imminent retirement.Samour, a judge in the 18th Judicial District in Arapahoe County, is best known for presiding over ...

  • Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Civil Rights 05/28/2018

    The Supreme Court is putting limits on the ability of police to search vehicles when they do not have a search warrant.The court sided 8-1 Tuesday with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering...

  • California high court to rule on social media access

    California high court to rule on social media access

    U.S. Court News 05/18/2018

    The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest compan...

  •   An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    Legal Outlook 05/16/2018

    False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what persuasion. These tricks were on particularly egregious display in Epic Sys...

  •  Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    U.S. Court News 05/16/2018

    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...

  • Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Legal Business News 05/16/2018

    A plaster cast used to create a sculpture of President Warren G. Harding found at the Ohio Supreme Court is on display in the building's visitor education center.The likeness was donated by the former president's family.It was used to create the scul...

  • Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    U.S. Court News 05/11/2018

    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an ...

  • High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    Civil Rights 05/10/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining.The state has had a ban on uranium mining in place since 1982, soon after the discovery of a massive uranium deposit in the state's Pittsylvania Count...

  • New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    Legal Business News 05/06/2018

    A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case ...

  •  Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds bail for opposition leader

    Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds bail for opposition leader

    Civil Rights 05/01/2018

    Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a High Court’s decision to grant bail to opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who was jailed for five years on a corruption conviction.Lawyers from both sides said the rul...