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  • Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    Legal Compliance 09/29/2020

    President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effor...

  • Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    Legal Compliance 09/26/2020

    Courts in two rural counties were wrong when they dismissed lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.The decision meant the state can resume cases challenging operatio...

  • 'Justice Joan' Larsen emerges as finalist for Supreme Court

    'Justice Joan' Larsen emerges as finalist for Supreme Court

    U.S. Court Watch 09/22/2020

    One of the women on Donald Trump’s short list to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court got her first taste of politics as a college student stuffing envelopes for Democrat Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential run.But, by 1996, Jo...

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

    Legal Compliance 09/19/2020

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer...

  • Census Bureau must temporarily halt winding down operations

    Census Bureau must temporarily halt winding down operations

    Legal Compliance 09/06/2020

    The U.S. Census Bureau for now must stop following a plan that would have it winding down operations in order to finish the 2020 census at the end of September, according to a federal judge's order.U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California...

  • Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

    Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

    Law Review 09/04/2020

    The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday rejected as unconstitutional former Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to use bonding to pay Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit obligations. The court, in a written ruling, said the plan, which was approved by the...

  • 1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    1st Black woman confirmed to be justice on NJ high court

    U.S. Court Watch 08/28/2020

    The nomination of the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate.Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old attorney in private practice and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated by Democrati...

  • Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Law Review 08/21/2020

    Less than 24 hours before a court order would have required five Seattle media companies to turn over unpublished protest photos and videos to police, the state Supreme Court has granted them a temporary respite. A Washington state Supreme Court comm...

  • Int'l court: Hezbollah member guilty in Lebanon ex-PM death

    Int'l court: Hezbollah member guilty in Lebanon ex-PM death

    Legal Compliance 08/18/2020

    A U.N.-backed tribunal on Tuesday convicted one member of the Hezbollah militant group and acquitted three others of involvement in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.The Special Tribunal for Lebanon said Salim Ayya...

  • Court record in Colombia reveals Uribe's mounting legal bind

    Court record in Colombia reveals Uribe's mounting legal bind

    Legal Compliance 08/10/2020

    The frantic voice message to an inmate in Colombia’s notorious La Picota prison came days before powerful former President Alvaro Uribe was up against a court deadline to submit witness testimony in a potentially damaging case against him.&ldqu...

  • Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

    Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

    Legal Compliance 08/08/2020

    A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court was justified in blocking the suspension of a Maine high school student who posted a note in a bathroom to draw attention to sexual assault.Cape Elizabeth schools suspended Aela Mansmann, then a 15...

  • Court upholds health order fines for New Mexico businesses

    Court upholds health order fines for New Mexico businesses

    U.S. Court Watch 08/05/2020

    The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld the governor’s authority to fine businesses up to $5,000 a day for violating state emergency health orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.The court heard arguments from a group...