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  • Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Civil Litigation News 05/06/2018

    In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events.But the Trump admi...

  • Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    Civil Litigation News 03/16/2018

    Thousands of fired-up Michigan Democrats endorsed Dana Nessel on Sunday in a hotly contested race for state attorney general, backing the former prosecutor-turned-civil rights lawyer to wrest back control of an office the party last held 16 years ago...

  • Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Civil Litigation News 07/26/2017

    The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation.The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed to...

  • Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Civil Litigation News 07/23/2017

    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit claiming that a North Carolina city discriminated against an African-American-owned television network.A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court...

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Civil Litigation News 07/13/2017

    The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.The justices agr...

  • 5 who protested inside Supreme Court plead guilty

    5 who protested inside Supreme Court plead guilty

    Civil Litigation News 05/11/2017

    Five protesters have pleaded guilty to causing disruptions in the U.S. Supreme Court. Online court records show the pleas were entered Thursday in federal court in Washington. Sentencing is set for July 24. The group had argued a law under which they...

  • 2 inmates seek execution stays from Arkansas high court

    2 inmates seek execution stays from Arkansas high court

    Civil Litigation News 04/09/2017

    The first two inmates facing lethal injection under Arkansas' unprecedented multiple execution plan are seeking a stay from the state Supreme Court. Attorneys for Don Davis and Bruce Ward asked justices Wednesday to block their executions, scheduled ...

  • Court: Civil Rights Law Prohibits Discrimination of LGBT

    Court: Civil Rights Law Prohibits Discrimination of LGBT

    Civil Litigation News 04/09/2017

    A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme Court as gay rights advocates push to broaden the scope of th...

  • Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    Civil Litigation News 03/23/2017

    A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established religion, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the...

  • Manziel tries to reassure judge after missing court deadline

    Manziel tries to reassure judge after missing court deadline

    Civil Litigation News 03/23/2017

    After missing a court-ordered deadline, Johnny Manziel appeared before a judge Tuesday and promised to meet the stipulations required to get the troubled quarterback's domestic violence case dismissed while saying his distrust of the NFL played a par...

  • Fight over control of oldest US synagogue at appeals court

    Fight over control of oldest US synagogue at appeals court

    Civil Litigation News 03/09/2017

    A federal appeals court is wading into the battle over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and ownership of a set of ceremonial bells worth millions. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston will hear arguments Wednesday. The fight pits t...

  • Court filing details former Baylor football coach's conduct

    Court filing details former Baylor football coach's conduct

    Civil Litigation News 02/23/2017

    A new court filing detailed allegations that former Baylor University football coach Art Briles ignored sexual assaults by players, failed to alert university officials or discipline athletes and allowed them to continue playing. The filing is in res...

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