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  • Seoul court orders Japan to compensate 12 Korean sex slaves

    Seoul court orders Japan to compensate 12 Korean sex slaves

    Legal Compliance 01/09/2021

    A South Korean court on Friday ordered Japan to financially compensate 12 South Korean women forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese troops during World War II, a landmark ruling that’s set to rekindle animosities between the Asian neighbors....

  • Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

    Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

    Law Review 01/07/2021

    President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.In pi...

  • Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to ‘find’ him votes

    Trump, on tape, presses Ga. official to ‘find’ him votes

    Legal Compliance 01/05/2021

    President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election, repeatedly citing disproven claims of fraud and raising th...

  • Chief justice praises work of federal courts during COVID-19

    Chief justice praises work of federal courts during COVID-19

    Law Review 01/01/2021

    Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is praising federal courts nationwide for their flexibility in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, acknowledging in his annual year-end report the role technology has played in keeping courts running.The high...

  • China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

    China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

    Legal Compliance 12/28/2020

    A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble,” one of her lawyers said. The Pudong New Area Peo...

  • Trump made lasting impact on federal courts

    Trump made lasting impact on federal courts

    Legal Compliance 12/26/2020

    On this, even President Donald Trump’s most fevered critics agree: he has left a deep imprint on the federal courts that will outlast his one term in office for decades to come.He used the promise of conservative judicial appointments to win ov...

  • Trump plan to curb drug costs dealt setback in court

    Trump plan to curb drug costs dealt setback in court

    Legal Compliance 12/24/2020

    A late-term maneuver by President Donald Trump to use lower drug prices paid overseas to limit some of Medicare’s own costs suffered a legal setback Wednesday that appears likely to keep the policy from taking effect before the president leaves...

  • Senate confirms Barrett replacement on federal appeals court

    Senate confirms Barrett replacement on federal appeals court

    Legal Compliance 12/17/2020

    The Senate has confirmed an Indiana prosecutor to replace Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on a federal appeals court based in Chicago.Thomas Kirsch, who currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, will replace Barr...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

    Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit

    Law Review 12/13/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday rejected President Donald Trump’s lawsuit attempting to overturn his loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the battleground state, ending Trump's legal challenges in state court about an hour before the Electoral C...

  • Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuit

    Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuit

    National Legal News 12/10/2020

    A federal judge Thursday cast doubt on President Donald Trump’s lawsuit that seeks to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin, saying siding with Trump would be “the most remarkable ruling in the history of this court or the federal j...

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal to limit transgender students

    Supreme Court rejects appeal to limit transgender students

    Law Review 12/07/2020

    The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify, rather than their sex assigned at birth.The case came...

  • High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

    High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

    Legal Compliance 12/06/2020

    Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million.Over a steak dinner at a New York City restaurant in the 1990s he had asked h...