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  • Supreme Court: Justices healthy and trying to stay that way

    Supreme Court: Justices healthy and trying to stay that way

    Law Review 03/21/2020

    The Supreme Court reported Friday that the nine justices are healthy and trying to stay that way.To that end, when the court held its regularly scheduled private conference Friday morning, some of the justices participated remotely, and those who wer...

  • Lawmakers slam Missouri Supreme Court over bail rules

    Lawmakers slam Missouri Supreme Court over bail rules

    Law Review 01/24/2020

    Dozens of Missouri lawmakers have asked the state Supreme Court to undo new rules limiting when judges can impose bail, a move that was aimed at reducing court costs that can derail the lives of low-income defendants. More than 80 legislators signed ...

  • Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    Law Review 11/22/2019

    A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend.The High Court granted the temporary...

  • EU court refers doubts on Polish judiciary to national court

    EU court refers doubts on Polish judiciary to national court

    Law Review 11/19/2019

    The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that there are reasons to question the independence of a new judicial chamber in Poland that monitors and potentially punishes judges.However, the European Court of Justice left it to Poland's highest cour...

  • Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight

    Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight

    Law Review 11/15/2019

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. Oracle says it wants nearly $9 billion from Google.The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Androi...

  • Supreme Court takes up case over quick deportations

    Supreme Court takes up case over quick deportations

    Law Review 10/19/2019

    The Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling in favor of a man seeking asylum and which the Trump administration says could further clog the U.S. immigration court system.The justices said Friday they will hear the administration's appeal of a ...

  • High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    Law Review 09/26/2019

    A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects.A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of...

  • Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    Law Review 07/29/2019

    The Kansas Supreme Court's chief justice plans to retire before the end of the year, allowing first-year Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to leave a bigger mark on the state's highest court than her conservative Republican predecessors.Chief Justice Lawto...

  • Supreme Court to review Montana school choice program

    Supreme Court to review Montana school choice program

    Law Review 06/28/2019

    The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state’s highest court had struck down the program because it violated the Montana constitution’s ba...

  • Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

    Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

    Law Review 06/24/2019

    The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census.Both decisions could affect the distr...

  • Option to undo some DUI convictions yet to be widely sought

    Option to undo some DUI convictions yet to be widely sought

    Law Review 06/19/2019

    Court officials and lawyers in North Dakota say few people have tried to undo convictions for refusing DUI blood tests in the year since a state Supreme Court opinion offered a narrow pathway for doing so.The North Dakota high court ruled in 2018 tha...

  • Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Law Review 06/10/2019

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute.The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a syst...