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  • Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    Legal Outlook 12/26/2018

    The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer began in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes officers stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away by police.Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters we...

  • Mississippi chief justice: Time for another to lead court

    Mississippi chief justice: Time for another to lead court

    Legal Outlook 12/25/2018

    After 21 years on the Mississippi Supreme Court and 10 years as chief justice, Bill Waller Jr. says it's time for someone else to take the helm.Waller's court has at times questioned problems with forensic evidence, but passed when asked to rule on t...

  • Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban

    Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban

    Legal Outlook 12/14/2018

    The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow enforcement of a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.Two federal courts have temporarily blocked the policy President Donald Trump announced in Nove...

  •  Supreme Court hopeful had DWI charge in 2009

    Supreme Court hopeful had DWI charge in 2009

    Legal Outlook 10/20/2018

    A candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court pleaded guilty more than nine years ago to trespassing and driving while impaired.The Charlotte Observer reports Republican Chris Anglin was stopped by police in Greensboro in January 2009 and charged ...

  • Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Legal Outlook 08/19/2018

    Lawyers for the two men charged in the Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people said Friday they are now preparing for a trial where they will try to shift blame for the blaze from their clients to others, including the building's own...

  • Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    Legal Outlook 07/19/2018

    Maine's high court is weighing whether to allow the LePage administration to continue to block federal funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion.    Justices on Wednesday heard the administration's arguments against a court order r...

  • The Latest: Trump promises 'great' pick for Supreme Court

    The Latest: Trump promises 'great' pick for Supreme Court

    Legal Outlook 07/05/2018

    President Donald Trump is promising to select a "great" Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of retiring Justice Anthony KennedyThe president said Tuesday at a "Salute to Service" dinner in West Virginia that he "hit a home run" with Justice Nei...

  • Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    Legal Outlook 06/22/2018

    Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officia...

  • Gamers in court for first time after Kansas 'swatting' death

    Gamers in court for first time after Kansas 'swatting' death

    Legal Outlook 06/16/2018

    Two online gamers whose alleged dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man not involved in the argument will make their first appearances in court Wednesday in a case of "swatting" that h...

  • Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Legal Outlook 06/13/2018

    The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters' inactivity to trigger a process that c...

  •   An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    Legal Outlook 05/16/2018

    False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what persuasion. These tricks were on particularly egregious display in Epic Sys...

  • 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 ...