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  •  Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    U.S. Court News 02/24/2019

    The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertai...

  • Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

    Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

    U.S. Court News 02/21/2019

    A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.The ruling will not be made until May 24 because some judges had been busy, Justice Chaacha Mwita of the H...

  • Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

    Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

    Legal Outlook 02/16/2019

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the ...

  • Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court justice set for sentencing

    Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court justice set for sentencing

    Legal Business News 02/13/2019

    A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment scandal is due in federal court for sentencing for using his job for his own benefit.Allen Loughry is scheduled to b...

  • Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

    Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

    Legal Outlook 02/08/2019

    A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights.The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into e...

  • State high court to weigh appeal based on impulsivity issue

    State high court to weigh appeal based on impulsivity issue

    Legal Business News 02/07/2019

    The Arizona Supreme Court will consider if judges can allow evidence on whether defendants have brain damage making it more than likely a crime was committed impulsively rather than with premeditation.The court agreed Tuesday to consider the appeal o...

  • Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    Legal Business News 02/05/2019

    Candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court continue to grow with two or three seats on the ballot next year due to Chief Justice Mark Martin's impending resignation.Former state Sen. Tamara Barringer of Cary told supporters Tuesday she would see...

  • Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    Legal Outlook 02/04/2019

    A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in recent years.The court in Oryol found Dennis Christensen guilty...

  • Appeals court reopens case involving payment to law firm

    Appeals court reopens case involving payment to law firm

    Civil Rights 01/28/2019

    An appeals court on Friday ordered more proceedings in a legal fight involving Kentucky's governor and two of his political rivals over a $4 million payment to a law firm for negotiating a settlement on behalf of the state with the maker of OxyContin...

  • Weather, shutdown blamed for immigration courts backlog

    Weather, shutdown blamed for immigration courts backlog

    U.S. Court News 01/27/2019

    U.S. immigration officials blame the government shutdown and the extreme winter weather for confusion about immigration court hearings.In an emailed statement, the part of the Justice Department overseeing immigration courts said some immigrants with...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

    Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

    Legal Business News 01/23/2019

    With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain.Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a court in Madrid on Tuesday to plead guilty to tax fraud and agree to a fine...

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

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

    Legal Business 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 ...