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  • 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...

  • Federal judge sends suit over pipeline back to state court

    Federal judge sends suit over pipeline back to state court

    Legal Compliance 05/06/2019

    A federal judge has sent back to North Dakota state court a lawsuit alleging the environmental group Greenpeace conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.The two sides had agreed to the move, and U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland recently sig...

  • EPA reaffirms glyphosate safe for users as court cases grow

    EPA reaffirms glyphosate safe for users as court cases grow

    Legal Compliance 05/01/2019

    The Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed Tuesday that a popular weed killer is safe for people, as legal claims mount from Americans who blame the herbicide for their cancer.The EPA’s draft conclusion Tuesday came in a periodic review of ...

  • 6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    Legal Compliance 04/15/2019

    Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Monday on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to busin...

  • South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

    South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban

    Legal Compliance 04/12/2019

    In a major reversal, South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country's decades-old ban on most abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world.Abortions have been largely illegal in South Korea since 1953, thou...

  • Parkland sheriff removal case heads to Florida Supreme Court

    Parkland sheriff removal case heads to Florida Supreme Court

    Legal Compliance 04/06/2019

    A lawsuit claiming Florida's governor improperly suspended a county sheriff for failing to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting is going directly to the Florida Supreme Court.The Fourth District Court of Appeal transferred the case to the sta...

  • After shocking NY arrest, Avenatti faces court in California

    After shocking NY arrest, Avenatti faces court in California

    Legal Compliance 04/01/2019

    A week after Michael Avenatti’s shocking arrest in New York, the attorney famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump will be back in federal court Monday to face fraud charges in California....