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  • Poland: Top court judges return from forced retirements

    Poland: Top court judges return from forced retirements

    Legal Compliance 10/22/2018

    Several Supreme Court judges in Poland have returned from government-imposed retirements after the European Union's top court ordered their reinstatements.Dozens of supporters greeted the six judges as they headed into the Supreme Court building on M...

  • EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    Law Review 10/21/2018

    The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges ...

  • Court to hear case over ID of Texas execution drug supplier

    Court to hear case over ID of Texas execution drug supplier

    Legal Compliance 10/20/2018

    The Texas Supreme Court has reversed itself and granted the state's request to review a case dealing with the disclosure of an execution drug supplier that officials have fought for years to keep secret.The Texas Supreme Court on Friday approved the ...

  • Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care

    Court orders some fixes in Texas foster care

    Law Review 10/18/2018

    A federal appeals court says Texas must make improvements to abuse investigations within its foster care system and make sure workers have manageable caseloads, but the court also struck down dozens of other measures ordered by a judge.The 5th U.S. C...

  • Texas Supreme Court to hear sex offender law challenge

    Texas Supreme Court to hear sex offender law challenge

    Legal Compliance 10/10/2018

    The Texas Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the state's retroactive sex offender laws that some say unfairly stack new punishments on those convicted in plea deals.More than 2,800 sex offenders remain on the Texas registry despite being no l...

  • Cemetery case puts property rights issue before high court

    Cemetery case puts property rights issue before high court

    Legal Compliance 10/04/2018

    Rose Mary Knick makes no bones about it. She doesn't buy that there are bodies buried on her eastern Pennsylvania farmland, and she doesn't want people strolling onto her property to visit what her town says is a small cemetery.Six years ago, however...

  • US Supreme Court declines to hear Drew Peterson's appeal

    US Supreme Court declines to hear Drew Peterson's appeal

    Legal Compliance 10/01/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson's appeal of his murder conviction in the drowning death of his third wife.The Chicago Sun-Times reports the high court refused Monday to take up Peterson's b...

  • India's top court lifts temple's ban on women who menstruate

    India's top court lifts temple's ban on women who menstruate

    Legal Compliance 09/28/2018

    India's Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple's ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender.The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple that is one of t...

  • Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Legal Compliance 09/24/2018

    A group of judicial stand-ins representing West Virginia's Supreme Court was hearing challenges Monday to GOP Gov. Jim Justice's appointments of two Republican politicians to replace two departed justices.Democrats have called the impeachments that i...

  • Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    U.S. Court Watch 09/23/2018

    White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.But as Kavanaugh's nomination hung in the balance, Trump ...

  • States urge Supreme Court to hear Kennedy cousin case

    States urge Supreme Court to hear Kennedy cousin case

    Law Review 09/16/2018

    Eleven states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut's appeal in the murder case of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel and reinstate his conviction.The states filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Monday, saying a ruling in Connecticut's fav...

  • The Latest: Bolton says international court 'dead to us'

    The Latest: Bolton says international court 'dead to us'

    Legal Compliance 09/10/2018

    International Criminal Court prosecution. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, says the court is "illegitimate" and "for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us."Bolton delivered his remarks Monday to ...