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  • Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Class Action 07/19/2018

    British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, wh...

  • India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

    India's top court calls for new law to curb mob violence

    Court Watch 07/12/2018

    India's highest court on Tuesday asked the federal government to consider enacting a law to deal with an increase in lynchings and mob violence fueled mostly by rumors that the victims either belonged to members of child kidnapping gangs or were beef...

  • Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Family Law 07/12/2018

    In 2016, Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts was looking for office space for newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright. They got two offers: One would cost more than $59,000 a year and require extensive renovations. The other space w...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Consumer Rights 07/11/2018

    A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case.Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she ...

  • Courts finds suspect in neo-Nazi trial guilty of 10 killings

    Courts finds suspect in neo-Nazi trial guilty of 10 killings

    Legal Business 07/09/2018

    A German court on Wednesday found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty over the killing of 10 people - most of them migrants - who were gunned down between 2000 and 2007 in a case that shocked Germany and prompted accusations of...

  • For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    Court Watch 07/01/2018

    Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor will have a chance over a likely decades-long career to tackle a host of big issues in the law and have a role in shaping the answers to them.Most court-watchers and interest groups are focused on abortion and whet...

  • Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Court Watch 06/28/2018

    South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the country must allow alternative social service for people who conscientiously object to military service, which is currently mandatory for able-bodied males.The ruling requires the government ...

  • Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    Corporate Law 06/27/2018

    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...

  • Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

    Court deals major financial blow to nation's public employee unions

    Court Watch 06/26/2018

    that likely will result in a loss of money, members and political muscle.After three efforts in 2012, 2014 and 2016 fell short, the court's conservative majority ruled 5-4 that unions cannot collect fees from non-members to help defray the costs of c...

  • Michigan court ends conflict over juvenile life sentences

    Michigan court ends conflict over juvenile life sentences

    Court Watch 06/21/2018

    Judges, not juries, have the sole power to decide whether someone under 18 gets life in prison without parole, the Michigan Supreme Court said Wednesday.The 4-2 decision settles a conflict at the state appeals court and clears the way for more than 2...

  • Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

    Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

    International 06/21/2018

    Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta.Abdurrahman, who poli...

  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    Tax Law 06/20/2018

    The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sa...

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