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  • Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

    Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

    Legal Compliance 08/11/2019

    California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings.How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern amo...

  • Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

    Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

    Legal Compliance 07/19/2019

    Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair....

  • Public unions see only modest decline after court ruling

    Public unions see only modest decline after court ruling

    Legal Compliance 07/13/2019

    Anticipating that the U.S. Supreme Court might end mandatory union fees for public employees, some labor-friendly states enacted laws last year to protect membership rolls while unions redoubled their recruitment efforts.Those steps appear to have pa...

  • Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Legal Compliance 07/11/2019

    President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to sile...

  • Swedish court detains rapper A$AP Rocky on assault charge

    Swedish court detains rapper A$AP Rocky on assault charge

    Legal Compliance 07/05/2019

    U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm.Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court th...

  • The Latest: Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question

    The Latest: Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question

    Legal Compliance 06/29/2019

    The Supreme Court is forbidding President Donald Trump’s administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now. The court says the Trump administration’s explanation for wanting to add the question was “more o...

  • High court strikes down ‘scandalous’ part of trademark law

    High court strikes down ‘scandalous’ part of trademark law

    Legal Compliance 06/25/2019

    The Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law Monday that prevented businesses from registering trademarks seen as scandalous or immoral, handing a victory to California fashion brand FUCT.The high court ruled that the century-old provision ...

  • Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Legal Compliance 06/14/2019

    Brazil's supreme court officially made homophobia and transphobia crimes similar to racism on Thursday, with the final justices casting their votes in a ruling that comes amid fears the country's far-right administration is seeking to roll back LGBT ...

  • Washington Supreme Court weighing legislative records case

    Washington Supreme Court weighing legislative records case

    Legal Compliance 06/12/2019

    Washington Supreme Court justices had pointed questions Tuesday for lawyers representing the Legislature and a media coalition who argued that lawmakers have been violating the law by not releasing emails, daily schedules and written reports of sexua...

  • Kenya's Judges Uphold Laws That Criminalize Gay Sex

    Kenya's Judges Uphold Laws That Criminalize Gay Sex

    Legal Compliance 05/26/2019

    Kenya's High Court has chosen to uphold colonial-era laws that criminalize gay sex, dashing the hopes of activists who believed the judges would overturn sections of the penal code as unconstitutional and inspire a sea change across the continent.Thr...

  • DeVaney sworn in to South Dakota Supreme Court

    DeVaney sworn in to South Dakota Supreme Court

    Legal Compliance 05/24/2019

    Patricia DeVaney has been sworn in as South Dakota's newest Supreme Court justice.DeVaney took her oath of office in the state's Capitol Rotunda in Pierre Thursday, steps away from the Attorney General's Office where she spent much of her career.Repu...

  • Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

    Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

    Legal Compliance 05/17/2019

    A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circ...