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  • Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

    Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

    Legal Compliance 04/07/2020

    Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ...

  • Court: Utilities cannot charge energy-making customers more

    Court: Utilities cannot charge energy-making customers more

    Legal Compliance 04/03/2020

    Utilities cannot charge customers who produce some of their own energy more than other customers, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday in a decision that strikes down proposed rates from two companies.The state's highest court found the proposals by...

  • Alabama’s virus cases top 940; abortion clinics win in court

    Alabama’s virus cases top 940; abortion clinics win in court

    Legal Compliance 03/31/2020

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Alabama neared 1,000 on Monday as reported deaths continued to climb and a federal judge ruled the state could not prohibit abortions during the outbreak.Total COVID-19 infections in Alabama stood near 950...

  • A Supreme Court Justice Visits Campus: A Look Behind The Scenes

    A Supreme Court Justice Visits Campus: A Look Behind The Scenes

    Legal Compliance 03/30/2020

    when they speak at public universities. But public and press access granted by the justices is idiosyncratic.Two justices — Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito — have limited access to their appearances, even on occasion forbidding recording of...

  • Court approves PG&E’s $23B bankruptcy financing package

    Court approves PG&E’s $23B bankruptcy financing package

    Legal Compliance 03/17/2020

    Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday won court approval to raise $23 billion to help pay its bills over destructive California wildfires after Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped his opposition to a financing package designed to help the nation’s largest...

  • Australia’s High Court hears what may be Pell’s last appeal

    Australia’s High Court hears what may be Pell’s last appeal

    Legal Compliance 03/13/2020

    The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse took his appeal to Australia’s highest court Wednesday in potentially his last bid to clear his name.Cardinal George Pell was sentenced a year ago to six years in prison for molesting ...

  • A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight

    A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight

    Legal Compliance 03/02/2020

    The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls every day from anxious pregnant women who ask if abortion is still legal and if the clinic, one of only three that provides abortions in the state, is still open.Despite the pr...

  • Regents win fees, costs in court case over real estate deal

    Regents win fees, costs in court case over real estate deal

    Legal Compliance 02/10/2020

    An Arizona judge has ordered one part of state government to reimburse another part for over $982,000 in attorney fees and other legal costs in a court case stemming from a real estate development.The ruling Wednesday by Tax Court Judge Judge Christo...

  •  Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    Legal Compliance 02/02/2020

    A  key accuser in the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein broke down in tears on the witness stand on Monday during an exhaustive cross-examination over the nature of her relationship with the once-powerful movie mogul.The drama, which ...

  • New Mexico court allows medical marijuana tax deduction

    New Mexico court allows medical marijuana tax deduction

    Legal Compliance 02/01/2020

    Medical marijuana producers in New Mexico can claim a tax deduction for prescription medication, a move that could affect prices for thousands of enrolled patients, according to a state Court of Appeals ruling.The 11-page ruling means lawmakers must ...

  • Man Stirs the Pot by Lighting Joint in Court

    Man Stirs the Pot by Lighting Joint in Court

    Legal Compliance 01/29/2020

    The rapper Afroman famously sang about how getting high on marijuana prevented him from going to court. A Tennessee man decided to combine the two when he lit a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom, authorities said.Spencer Alan Boston, 20, was arres...

  • Fewer candidates seek WVa Supreme Court seats after scandal

    Fewer candidates seek WVa Supreme Court seats after scandal

    Legal Compliance 01/27/2020

    A little over a year removed from an impeachment scandal that included pricey renovations of court offices, the West Virginia Supreme Court’s lineup is about to finish its own complete makeover, barring a last-second filing.There are far fewer ...