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  • Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    Legal Compliance 08/18/2018

    The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago.The court denied Moore's request to have the case heard in Etowah County in...

  • Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Legal Compliance 08/16/2018

    Lawyers for the two men charged in the Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people said Friday they are now preparing for a trial where they will try to shift blame for the blaze from their clients to others, including the building's own...

  • Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Legal Compliance 08/07/2018

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to stay Thursday's scheduled execution of a convicted child killer while the state's new lethal injection protocol continues to be challenged on appeal.The order brings Tennessee within days of killing Billy Ra...

  • Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's gun views are clear

    Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's gun views are clear

    Legal Compliance 07/30/2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence "has plagued all of us." Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime.As a federal appeals court ju...

  • Court: Release surveillance video in Florida school shooting

    Court: Release surveillance video in Florida school shooting

    Legal Compliance 07/25/2018

    An appeals court says news organizations are entitled to obtain surveillance video showing the law enforcement response to the Valentine's Day mass shooting at a Florida high school.The 4th District Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a lower court's...

  • Tennessee abortion change vote case appealed to high court

    Tennessee abortion change vote case appealed to high court

    Legal Compliance 07/23/2018

    Opponents of a state constitutional amendment that passed in 2014 to allow tougher abortion restrictions are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court after a circuit appellate court denied a recount.The appeal in the Amendment 1 case was filed earlier thi...

  • Florida school shooting suspect's statement issue in court

    Florida school shooting suspect's statement issue in court

    Legal Compliance 07/16/2018

    How much of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's statement to investigators should be made public is an issue going before a judge.A hearing is set Monday on whether any or all of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect's ...

  • Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Legal Compliance 07/12/2018

    In 2016, Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts was looking for office space for newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright. They got two offers: One would cost more than $59,000 a year and require extensive renovations. The other space w...

  • Pennsylvania court to hear objections to church abuse report

    Pennsylvania court to hear objections to church abuse report

    Legal Compliance 07/07/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court on Friday decided against immediately releasing an investigative grand jury's report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, instead saying it would hear arguments from priests an...

  • Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Legal Compliance 07/04/2018

    It can start with a couple of traffic tickets. Unable to pay the tickets right away, a driver becomes saddled with late fees, fines and court costs. Soon, the driver may be taken off the road indefinitely.More than 40 states allow the suspension of d...

  • Supreme Court upholds Trump administration travel ban

    Supreme Court upholds Trump administration travel ban

    Legal Compliance 06/27/2018

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority. The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’...

  • Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Legal Compliance 06/24/2018

    The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones. The justices’ 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for...