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  • Shooting outside US court in Phoenix wounds federal officer

    Shooting outside US court in Phoenix wounds federal officer

    Bankruptcy Law 09/14/2020

    A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person was later taken into custody, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, according...

  • Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks

    Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks

    Criminal Law 09/10/2020

    Hoping to replicate a strategy long seen as key to his appeal among conservative voters, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he is adding 20 names to a list of Supreme Court candidates he's pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies ...

  • Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

    Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

    Business Law 09/01/2020

    A federal appeals court in Washington declined Monday to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn  prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump’s fo...

  • 1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    Criminal Law 08/27/2020

    The nomination of the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate.Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old attorney in private practice and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated by Democrati...

  •  DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    Criminal Law 08/27/2020

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis exceeded his authority by appointing a constitutionally ineligible person to the Florida Supreme Court, but the high court said in a ruling Thursday that it won't undo the appointment.State Rep. Geraldine Thompson asked the ...

  • India's top court lets off lawyer who criticized judiciary

    India's top court lets off lawyer who criticized judiciary

    Court Watch 08/23/2020

    In a surprise ruling Monday, India’s top court ordered a prominent lawyer only to pay a fine of 1 rupee (less than 2 cents) after his conviction in a highly watched criminal contempt case sparked a debate on freedom of speech in the world&rsquo...

  • Huawei, ZTE lose patent appeal cases at UK Supreme Court

    Huawei, ZTE lose patent appeal cases at UK Supreme Court

    Business Law 08/19/2020

    Britain’s Supreme Court has dismissed two appeals by Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE over mobile data patent disputes.The disputes center on the licensing of patented technology considered essential to mobile telecoms. The patents are mea...

  • Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

    Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

    Criminal Law 08/10/2020

    Landlord advocacy groups filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday seeking to invalidate as unconstitutional Gov. Doug Ducey's moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost...

  • UK court says face recognition violates human rig

    UK court says face recognition violates human rig

    Corporate Governance 08/05/2020

    The use of facial recognition technology by British police has violated human rights and data protection laws, a court said Tuesday, in a decision praised as a victory against invasive practices by the authorities.In a case trumpeted as the first of ...

  • 4 tribes sue over Oklahoma gambling compacts with 2 others

    4 tribes sue over Oklahoma gambling compacts with 2 others

    Criminal Law 08/01/2020

    Four Oklahoma tribes are asking a federal court to void gambling compacts between the state of Oklahoma and two other tribes ? agreements that the Oklahoma State Supreme Court recently invalidated.The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Citizen Potawato...

  • German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    Bankruptcy Law 07/24/2020

    A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was given a two-year suspended sentence.Bruno ...

  • The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    Criminal Law 07/15/2020

    A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc’s attempts to rein in multinationals’ ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries when it ruled that Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ...