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  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Law Review 09/06/2018

    A Philippine senator who has taken refuge in the Senate to avoid an arrest order by President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to declare the order illegal and called on the military to defy it.Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Duterte's ...

  •  California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    Law Review 08/15/2018

    The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.State judges cannot ...

  • N Carolina Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

    N Carolina Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

    Law Review 08/11/2018

    A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate's lawsuit against Republican legislators over a law preventing him from having his party listed on November ballots is returning to court.A judge scheduled a Wake County hearing Monday to consider requests by ...

  • Filing period opens for West Virginia Supreme Court seat

    Filing period opens for West Virginia Supreme Court seat

    Law Review 08/05/2018

    The filing period has begun for a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court.The filing period for the unexpired seat of former Justice Menis Ketchum started Monday and runs through Aug. 21. The special election will be held concurrently wi...

  •  Chicago releases plan for court-monitored police reform

    Chicago releases plan for court-monitored police reform

    Law Review 07/28/2018

    Chicago and state officials released a plan Friday to carry out far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision more than a year after a U.S. Justice Department investigation found a longstanding history of civil rights violations by the ...

  • Top court: Social media posts violate no-contact order

    Top court: Social media posts violate no-contact order

    Law Review 07/24/2018

    Social media posts can represent a violation of a protection order, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, affirming the conviction of a man who made threats on Facebook.The Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected Richard Heffron III's arguments t...

  • Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Law Review 07/19/2018

    British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, wh...

  •  Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Law Review 07/15/2018

    In a case that has attracted national attention, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that judges in the state have the authority to order people to remain drug free as a condition of probation and under some circumstances order a defendant jail...

  • Conservatives close in on dream: Tipping court right

    Conservatives close in on dream: Tipping court right

    Law Review 07/13/2018

    President Donald Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a new Supreme Court nominee last Monday culminates a three-decade project unparalleled in American history to install a reliable conservative majority on the nation’s highest ...