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  • Court: Local Wisconsin heath departments can’t close schools

    Court: Local Wisconsin heath departments can’t close schools

    U.S. Court News 06/11/2021

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that local health departments do not have the authority to close schools due to emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic, delivering a win to private and religious schools that challenged a Dane County order....

  • Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    U.S. Court News 06/09/2021

    South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life, without prior judicial review, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous ruling, justices wrote that “requirement that sex offender...

  • Appeals court upholds guilty verdicts in NCAA bribes case

    Appeals court upholds guilty verdicts in NCAA bribes case

    U.S. Court News 06/04/2021

    The convictions of a sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach in a conspiracy to bribe top college coaches to get them to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers were upheld Friday by an appeals court. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. C...

  • Judge: Pretrial release OK for man accused in Capitol riot

    Judge: Pretrial release OK for man accused in Capitol riot

    U.S. Court News 05/14/2021

    A judge has ruled that one of two Oregon brothers accused in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be released from custody Friday to a third-party guardian, where he will be on home detention and GPS monitoring pending his trial. U.S. District J...

  • Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

    Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

    U.S. Court News 09/07/2020

    A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execut...

  • Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    U.S. Court News 07/01/2020

    The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender p...

  • Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    U.S. Court News 06/12/2020

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to resume publication of full COVID-19 data, including the cumulative death toll, following allegations the government was trying to hide the severity of the pandemi...

  •  Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    U.S. Court News 05/24/2020

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lashing out at Israel’s justice system, saying his trial on corruption charges is an attempt to “depose” him. Prime Minister Benjamin spoke Sunday as he arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse ...

  • Poland chamber penalizing judges must be suspended

    Poland chamber penalizing judges must be suspended

    U.S. Court News 04/05/2020

    Europe’s top court on Wednesday ordered Poland's government to immediately suspend a body it set up to discipline judges, saying the chamber did not guarantee independence or impartiality of its verdicts.The Disciplinary Chamber of Poland&rsquo...

  • Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

    Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

    U.S. Court News 03/10/2020

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, but the decision is not likely until after the 2020 election.The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states of a lower-court ruli...

  • Court ‘deeply troubled’ by woman’s jailing over unpaid fines

    Court ‘deeply troubled’ by woman’s jailing over unpaid fines

    U.S. Court News 02/16/2020

    pay a fine for driving without insurance.A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of Ziahonna Teagan’s claims that her civil rights were violated, but said she could pursue a false imprisonment claim ag...

  • Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    U.S. Court News 10/20/2019

    A historian’s effort to unseal grand jury records from the brazen 1946 lynching of two black couples on a Georgia riverbank prompted tough questions in a federal appeals court, but the judges also suggested there might be another way to win rel...