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  • Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Legal Business News 09/22/2018

    White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.But as Kavanaugh's nomination hung in the balance, Trump ...

  • Missouri court lets redistricting initiative go to voters

    Missouri court lets redistricting initiative go to voters

    Legal Business News 09/20/2018

    A Missouri appeals court panel cleared the way Friday for voters to decide a November ballot initiative that could shake up of the state Legislature by requiring districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness" and imposing new lobbying limits.Th...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    U.S. Court News 09/18/2018

    The wife of a gunman killed after he opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building Wednesday said in a social media post that she was OK but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting.Crystal Dowdell, 39, posted on her Facebook accou...

  • The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh 'will be' on court soon

    The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh 'will be' on court soon

    Civil Rights 09/17/2018

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling evangelical activists the Senate will "plow right through" and move to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.McConnell told the annual Values Voter conference Friday "in the very near fut...

  •  The Latest: Bolton says international court 'dead to us'

    The Latest: Bolton says international court 'dead to us'

    Legal Business News 09/14/2018

    The United States is pledging to use "any means necessary" to protect American citizens and allies from International Criminal Court prosecution. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, says the court is "illegitimate" a...

  • Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

    Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

    U.S. Court News 09/09/2018

    A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing.A Santa Barbara County jury...

  • Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    U.S. Court News 09/08/2018

    Senators began the fourth and final day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, but with the nominee finished answering questions the day they seemed unlikely to alter his path to confirmation.Senate Democrats worked into the...

  • Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

    Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

    Legal Business News 09/08/2018

    Students accused of sexual misconduct at public universities have the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings, a federal appeals court said Friday in a sweeping decision that will extend to public schools in four states.The Universit...

  • Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

    Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

    U.S. Court News 08/30/2018

    A court in Cambodia has extended by six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, the leader of the now-dissolved main opposition party who already has been held for a year on a treason charge.One of Kem Sokha's lawyers says the court ruled Thursd...

  • Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Legal Business News 08/30/2018

    The question of whether Washington voters will have their say on a measure designed to make it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings might not be over after all.One day after ruling that Initiative 940 should appear on the November ballo...

  • Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virgi

    Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virgi

    U.S. Court News 08/27/2018

    The current chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia has been elected to a second term in that role.The court said in a news release Tuesday that the justices re-elected Donald W. Lemons as chief justice. His second term will begin Jan. 1, 2019...

  • Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    U.S. Court News 08/25/2018

    Israel's Supreme Court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to three years in prison for securities fraud.The court ruled Wednesday that former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner will begin serving his pr...