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  • Supreme Court greenlights driver rights in rental car case

    Supreme Court greenlights driver rights in rental car case

    Civil Rights 04/26/2018

    The Supreme Court said Monday that people who borrow rental cars from friends or family are generally entitled to the same protections against police searches as the authorized driver.The justices ruled unanimously that as a general rule someone who ...

  •  Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments

    Trump travel ban is focus of Supreme Court's last arguments

    Civil Rights 04/18/2018

    President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several mostly Muslim countries is the topic of arguments Wednesday at the Supreme Court, with a Trump administration lawyer facing questions during the first half of arguments.The travel ban case is the...

  • Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Legal Outlook 04/16/2018

    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.Steve Schmitz was ...

  • Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort

    Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort

    Legal Outlook 04/16/2018

    Facebook says it will stop spending money to fight a proposed California ballot initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their data.The measure, known as the "California Consumer Privacy Act," would require companies to disclose upon re...

  • Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

    Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

    Legal Business News 04/16/2018

    The Supreme Court on Monday gave its go-ahead for states to allow gambling on sports across the nation, striking down a federal law that barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states.The justices voted 6-3 to strike...

  • UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler

    UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler

    Civil Rights 04/12/2018

    Britain’s Supreme Court declined Friday to hear an appeal from a mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life support.The decision is another setba...

  • Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

    Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

    U.S. Court News 04/12/2018

    The Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.The justices heard arguments in the latest round of court action over Texas el...

  • Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    Legal Business News 04/11/2018

    The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain.The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Republicans in Mary...

  • Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

    Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

    Legal Outlook 04/10/2018

    Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in a state where they don't have a store or other building.If the c...

  • Court: Government can't block immigrant teens from abortion

    Court: Government can't block immigrant teens from abortion

    Legal Business News 04/06/2018

    A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can't interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.A judge issued an order Friday evening barring the gove...

  • Drug companies want Supreme Court to take eye drop dispute

    Drug companies want Supreme Court to take eye drop dispute

    Legal Business News 04/06/2018

    Eye drop users everywhere have had it happen. Tilt your head back, drip a drop in your eye and part of that drop always seems to dribble down your cheek.But what most people see as an annoyance, some prescription drop users say is grounds for a lawsu...

  • Trump administration backs PLO in victims' high court appeal

    Trump administration backs PLO in victims' high court appeal

    Legal Business News 04/03/2018

    Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more tha...