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  • No peeking, voters: Court keeps Trump taxes private for now

    No peeking, voters: Court keeps Trump taxes private for now

    Legal Business News 07/12/2020

    Rejecting President Donald Trump’s complaints that he’s being harassed, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a New York prosecutor’s demands for the billionaire president’s tax records. But in good political news for T...

  • High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases

    High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases

    Legal Business News 07/02/2020

    The Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside clinics, declining to wade back into the abortion debate just days after striking down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clin...

  • Supreme Court rules SEC can recoup money in fraud cases

    Supreme Court rules SEC can recoup money in fraud cases

    Legal Business News 06/23/2020

    The Supreme Court on Monday preserved an important tool used by securities regulators to recoup ill-gotten gains in fraud cases.By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission can seek to recover the money through a pro...

  • New Mexico high court rules on privacy for banking records

    New Mexico high court rules on privacy for banking records

    Legal Business News 06/20/2020

    Prosecutors can obtain a person’s banking records using a warrantless grand jury subpoena without violating the individual’s right to privacy under New Mexico’s Constitution, the state Supreme Court has ruled.In a unanimous decision...

  • Arena turned court for first felony jury trial in months

    Arena turned court for first felony jury trial in months

    Legal Business News 06/07/2020

    A city-owned arena in Batesville became a courtroom this week for the first felony criminal jury trial in Mississippi since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.More than 100 prospective jurors answered their summons to appear in court at the Civic ...

  • Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Legal Business News 06/04/2020

    The first of several Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday got underway against a backdrop of possible clashes between demonstrators and police in Sydney, after a court sided with police that the gathering posed too much risk for s...

  • Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board

    Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board

    Legal Business News 06/01/2020

    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...