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  • Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

    Suu Kyi to lead Myanmar team contesting genocide court case

    Criminal Law 11/18/2019

    Myanmar said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head the legal team contesting a genocide case filed against it in the International Court of Justice over the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims two years ago that set off their exodus to Bangladesh...

  • Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Class Action 11/13/2019

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems prepared to allow the Trump administration to end a program that allows some immigrants to work legally in the United States and protects them from deportation.There did not appear to be any suppo...

  • As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    News 11/11/2019

    A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump’s attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.Martin Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff ...

  • Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

    Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

    Class Action 11/09/2019

    The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.All eyes will be on Chi...

  • UK leader condolences for 39 truck victims

    UK leader condolences for 39 truck victims

    Bankruptcy Law 11/01/2019

    The driver charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 39 people found in the back of his truck has made his first court appearance in Britain.Maurice Robinson appeared in Chelmsford Magistrates Court via a video link from prison Monday but was not re...

  • Court to hear arguments on Maryland political ads law

    Court to hear arguments on Maryland political ads law

    Criminal Law 11/01/2019

    After revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Maryland legislators passed a law that many believe has a laudable purpose: preventing foreign interference in local elections.But its sweeping scope sparked a First Amendment o...

  • French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    French court postpones ruling on cement firm Lafarge case

    Personal Injury 10/25/2019

    A French court has postponed until Nov. 7 a decision on whether to uphold preliminary charges against French cement manufacturer Lafarge, including "complicity in crimes against humanity."The decision comes as the Paris appeal court on Thursday ruled...

  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    Family Law 10/13/2019

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.But the mere fact...

  • Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit

    Alaska Supreme Court to Hear Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit

    Consumer Rights 10/08/2019

    The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate.Sixteen Alaska youths in 2017 sued the state, claiming that human-caused greenh...

  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    Criminal Law 10/04/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  • Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    Court Watch 10/02/2019

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to plunge into the abortion debate in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign, taking on a Louisiana case that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to chip away at abortion rights.The justices wi...

  • High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    Criminal Law 09/30/2019

    A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects.A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of...