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  • Kim Dotcom fights US extradition in New Zealand’s top court

    Kim Dotcom fights US extradition in New Zealand’s top court

    Family Law 06/04/2019

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues on Monday took their fight against being extradited to the U.S. to New Zealand’s top court.The Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the seven-year-old case after Dotcom and...

  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Family Law 11/17/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  • Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Family Law 10/22/2018

    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New Y...

  • 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...

  • NC appeals court restores man's lawsuit against wife's lover

    NC appeals court restores man's lawsuit against wife's lover

    Family Law 09/08/2017

    A jilted husband's lawsuit against a doctor accused of stealing his wife's love can proceed after a North Carolina appeals court ruled Tuesday that the husband can continue suing the spouse's lover, seeking damages.The state Court of Appeals decision...

  • India's top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

    India's top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

    Family Law 08/23/2017

    India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional.The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order ...

  • NJ Supreme Court Reverses Decades-Old Divorce Law

    NJ Supreme Court Reverses Decades-Old Divorce Law

    Family Law 08/23/2017

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed a decades-old law in a landmark decision that makes the child the focus of divorce relocation proceedings.The law centers on divorced parents who want to leave New Jersey with the child against the other pare...

  • In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    Family Law 07/23/2017

    Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched across the nation for sig...

  • Court grants full parental rights to unmarried gay woman

    Court grants full parental rights to unmarried gay woman

    Family Law 10/23/2016

    The same court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States ruled Tuesday that an unmarried gay woman whose former girlfriend gave birth to two children through artificial insemination has the same parental rights as their biological...

  • Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Family Law 08/23/2015

    Gov. Phil Bryant remains opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but he’s stopping his court fight against it. In a letter Wednesday, Bryant’s lawyer asks the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to ...

  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

    Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

    Family Law 08/23/2015

    The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to t...

  • Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Family Law 07/23/2015

    Gov. Phil Bryant remains opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but he’s stopping his court fight against it. In a letter Wednesday, Bryant’s lawyer asks the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to ...

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