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  • Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    U.S. Court News 07/15/2018

    A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it.The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean...

  • Court says convicted serial rapist should be released

    Court says convicted serial rapist should be released

    U.S. Court News 07/14/2018

    A convicted serial rapist should be allowed to be released into the community under supervision, the Minnesota state Court of Appeals ruled Monday, saying the state did not prove by clear and convincing evidence that Thomas Duvall should remain in tr...

  • California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    U.S. Court News 07/02/2018

    Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be ...

  • Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    U.S. Court News 07/02/2018

    It can start with a couple of traffic tickets. Unable to pay the tickets right away, a driver becomes saddled with late fees, fines and court costs. Soon, the driver may be taken off the road indefinitely.More than 40 states allow the suspension of d...

  • Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    U.S. Court News 06/23/2018

    A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.Immigratio...

  • Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg wins GOP attorney general nod

    Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg wins GOP attorney general nod

    U.S. Court News 06/22/2018

    South Dakota Republicans on Saturday chose Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg to run against Democratic former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler in the race for state attorney general.GOP delegates voted to nominate Ravnsborg at their state party convention, wh...

  • Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law

    Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law

    U.S. Court News 06/15/2018

    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that barred voters in the state from wearing a wide range of political hats, T-shirts and pins to the polls.Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polli...

  • Congressional Dems take Trump to court over foreign favors

    Congressional Dems take Trump to court over foreign favors

    U.S. Court News 06/06/2018

    Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court Thursday that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval.The case argues tha...

  • California high court to rule on social media access

    California high court to rule on social media access

    U.S. Court News 05/18/2018

    The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest compan...

  •  Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    U.S. Court News 05/16/2018

    Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,80...

  • Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    U.S. Court News 05/11/2018

    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an ...

  • Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret

    Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret

    U.S. Court News 04/26/2018

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration went to court this week to block requests for records of financial incentives it offered Amazon to build its second headquarters in Pennsylvania.An administration lawyer asked Commonwealth Court to reverse an...