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  • Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    Law Review 11/17/2020

    A Colorado web designer should not have to create wedding websites for same-sex couples under the state's anti-discrimination law because it would amount to forced speech that violates her religious beliefs, a lawyer told an appeals court Monday.Kris...

  • High Court Won't Take up Ex-Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis' Case

    High Court Won't Take up Ex-Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis' Case

    Law Review 10/05/2020

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that allowed a lawsuit to move forward against a Kentucky clerk who was jailed in 2015 after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.The high court said Monday it would not take the cas...

  • 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...

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    Less than 24 hours before a court order would have required five Seattle media companies to turn over unpublished protest photos and videos to police, the state Supreme Court has granted them a temporary respite.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

  • What Supreme Court? Trump's HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

    What Supreme Court? Trump's HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

    Law Review 06/19/2020

    The Trump administration Friday moved forward with a rule that rolls back health care protections for transgender people, even as the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. The rule from the Department of Health ...

  • Senate panel advances McConnell ally for DC appeals court

    Senate panel advances McConnell ally for DC appeals court

    Law Review 06/03/2020

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a federal appeals court, despite Democrats’ objections that he’s inexperienced and biased aga...

  • Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

    Texas court: Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting

    Law Review 05/28/2020

    Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus doesn't qualify someone to cast a ballot by mail.The decision w...

  •  Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury materi

    Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury materi

    Law Review 05/20/2020

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administ...

  • 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...