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  • High court allows bigger award in 1998 embassy bombing case

    High court allows bigger award in 1998 embassy bombing case

    Legal Business News 05/18/2020

    The Supreme Court is allowing a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings by al-Qaida of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Despite the court’s ruling, however, it’s unlikely the victims will ev...

  • Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Legal Outlook 05/08/2020

    Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection drugs, the state's highest court ruled Friday.In ordering the documents to be disclosed for public scrutiny, the Nebraska Supre...

  • Wisconsin court sets argument date for stay-at-home lawsuit

    Wisconsin court sets argument date for stay-at-home lawsuit

    Legal Business News 05/03/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear oral arguments early next week in a lawsuit seeking to block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order.The justices ruled 6-1 to accept the case and scheduled oral arguments fo...

  • Black robes or bathrobes? Virus alters high court traditions

    Black robes or bathrobes? Virus alters high court traditions

    Civil Rights 05/01/2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound Supreme Court. The justices will hear arguments this month by telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876.Audio of the arguments will b...

  • Court tosses NY case that could have expanded gun rights

    Court tosses NY case that could have expanded gun rights

    Legal Outlook 04/26/2020

    The Supreme Court sidestepped a major decision on gun rights Monday in a dispute over New York City’s former ban on transporting guns.The justices threw out a challenge from gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association’s Ne...

  • Court issues temporary restraining order on Gov. Kelly's order

    Court issues temporary restraining order on Gov. Kelly's order

    Legal Business News 04/19/2020

    A federal judge issued a limited temporary restraining order on Governor Kelly's order banning religious gatherings of ten or more people. The ruling was made by Judge John W. Broomes Saturday evening.Kelly responded, saying, "This is not about relig...

  • Hawaii Judiciary postpones state court trials amid pandemic

    Hawaii Judiciary postpones state court trials amid pandemic

    Legal Business News 04/15/2020

    Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald has announced an order to postpone all state court trials amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state Judiciary said.The order states all state trials in civil, criminal and family courts be postponed until May 29 o...

  • Kansas' high court rules for governor on religious services

    Kansas' high court rules for governor on religious services

    Legal Business News 04/12/2020

    The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Saturday that a Republican-dominated legislative panel exceeded its authority when it tried to overturn the Democratic governor’s executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 people durin...

  • Poland chamber penalizing judges must be suspended

    Poland chamber penalizing judges must be suspended

    U.S. Court News 04/05/2020

    Europe’s top court on Wednesday ordered Poland's government to immediately suspend a body it set up to discipline judges, saying the chamber did not guarantee independence or impartiality of its verdicts.The Disciplinary Chamber of Poland&rsquo...

  • Neville keeps seat in crowded primary for Supreme Court

    Neville keeps seat in crowded primary for Supreme Court

    Legal Business News 03/19/2020

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice P. Scott Neville Jr. has won the primary election to keep his seat on the state’s highest court, emerging from a field of a six other Democrats. No Republicans ran, making him the presumed winner in November for t...

  • Georgia high court election cancellation headed for appeal

    Georgia high court election cancellation headed for appeal

    Legal Business News 03/17/2020

    A would-be candidate for a seat on Georgia's highest court on Wednesday asked the state's lower appeals court to step in after a judge this week said the governor had the right to fill the position even though a judge who's resigning won't leave unti...

  •  Australian highest court to rule on Cardinal’s appeal later

    Australian highest court to rule on Cardinal’s appeal later

    Civil Rights 03/14/2020

    Australia’s highest court on Thursday said it will deliver a verdict at a later date on whether to overturn the convictions of the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse.Cardinal George Pell’s lawyer, Bret Walker, told...