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  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

    Criminal Law 07/09/2020

    The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935. The justices will decid...

  • Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Family Law 06/27/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.Chief ...

  • Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court

    Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court

    Civil Litigation News 06/16/2020

    Organizers of a Michigan ballot drive to prohibit discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people said Monday they were evaluating whether to continue following a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.Fair and Equal Michigan launched the...

  • UConn student fugitive in court on murder charge, police say

    UConn student fugitive in court on murder charge, police say

    Criminal Law 06/10/2020

    A University of Connecticut student, who police say used a machete to kill a man, fatally shot a high school acquaintance, and then spent six days as a fugitive,  will be arraigned Friday on murder and other charges, authorities said.Peter Manfr...

  • Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

    Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

    Criminal Law 05/20/2020

    The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.Douglas Wigdor said in a ...

  • Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    Bankruptcy Law 05/16/2020

    Lawyers for Indiana’s attorney general are arguing he has the legal right to remain in office even while serving a 30-day suspension of his law license for groping four women. The arguments filed Friday with the state Supreme Court come after R...

  • Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

    Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

    Bankruptcy Law 05/12/2020

    A young black man filmed by a security camera walking through a home under construction in December and in February may have stopped at the site for a drink of water, according to an attorney for the homeowner thrust into the investigation of the fat...

  •  Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Criminal Law 04/23/2020

    On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly see the justices but not his notes...

  • Texas clinics ask Supreme Court to abortions during pandemic

    Texas clinics ask Supreme Court to abortions during pandemic

    Criminal Law 04/12/2020

    Abortion clinics in Texas on Saturday asked the Supreme Court to step in to allow certain abortions to continue during the coronavirus pandemic.The clinics filed an emergency motion asking the justices to overturn a lower-court order and allow aborti...

  • Court lifts part of order blocking Texas abortion ban

    Court lifts part of order blocking Texas abortion ban

    Bankruptcy Law 04/10/2020

    A federal appeals court on Friday partially rescinded a lower-court order that had largely blocked the enforcement of an abortion ban in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.By a 2-1 vote, the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appea...

  • Wisconsin’s pandemic election puts focus on state’s court

    Wisconsin’s pandemic election puts focus on state’s court

    Corporate Governance 04/02/2020

    Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than the lines of mask-wearing voters that stretched for hours in Milwaukee during an election held despite a stay-at-home order because of the coro...

  • Court denies Seattle’s bid for wealthy household income tax

    Court denies Seattle’s bid for wealthy household income tax

    Tax Law 03/28/2020

    Washington’s Supreme Court has denied Seattle’s bid to reinstate an income tax on wealthy households.In a majority decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review the city’s request to overturn rulings against the tax by ...