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  • 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...

  • Supreme Court won’t get involved in Prophet Muhammad ad case

    Supreme Court won’t get involved in Prophet Muhammad ad case

    Law Review 06/04/2019

    The Supreme Court is declining to get involved in a dispute that began when a group tried to have Washington transit officials display an ad with a provocative cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.The justices said Monday they would not get involved in th...

  • University of Wyoming plans $10M law school expansion

    University of Wyoming plans $10M law school expansion

    Law Review 05/30/2019

    The University of Wyoming is planning a $10 million expansion to its law school that coincides with the college's centennial celebration next year.The Laramie Boomerang reported Thursday that the renovation to the College of Law is expected to be com...

  • Students in Colorado shooting face murder, other charges

    Students in Colorado shooting face murder, other charges

    Law Review 05/15/2019

    Two students suspected of opening fire at their school are charged with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well as theft and arson, prosecutors said Wednesday.The charges came on the same day a memorial service was being held for t...

  • Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts

    Supreme Court says 1 state can’t be sued in another’s courts

    Law Review 05/13/2019

    The Supreme Court decided Monday that one state cannot unwillingly be sued in the courts of another, overruling a 40-year precedent and perhaps, foreshadowing an argument over the viability of other high court decisions.The outcome left one dissentin...

  • Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

    Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

    Law Review 05/09/2019

    Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies, arguing that such injunctions are obstructing President Donald Trump&rsquo...

  • Roggensack Re-Elected as Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief

    Roggensack Re-Elected as Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief

    Law Review 04/29/2019

    Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack has been re-elected to a third, two-year term leading the court.The court announced her re-election by fellow justices Tuesday. The result was public, but the vote was done in secret and the b...

  • Kansas court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban

    Kansas court bolsters abortion rights, blocks ban

    Law Review 04/26/2019

    Kansas’ highest court ruled for the first time Friday that the state constitution protects abortion rights and blocked a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester method for ending pregnancies.The state Supreme Court’s ruling r...