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  • Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    National Legal News 08/13/2018

    Federal regulators recently abandoned a proposed survey of Native American cultural resources at a planned uranium mine site in the southwest part South Dakota, just days before a judge decided the survey is required by federal law.The contradictory ...

  • Illinois high court: Woman can sue city over sidewalk fall

    Illinois high court: Woman can sue city over sidewalk fall

    National Legal News 08/06/2018

    The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who was injured after tripping on a poorly maintained sidewalk can move forward with a lawsuit against the city of Danville.The Champaign News-Gazette reports the state's high court ruled 7-0 on Thurs...

  • Officer involved in militia leader's death named in court

    Officer involved in militia leader's death named in court

    National Legal News 08/02/2018

    A state police officer has accidently revealed the name of one of the officers who fatally shot a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the officer's name slipped out this ...

  • Man charged with killing 5 in newsroom to appear in court

    Man charged with killing 5 in newsroom to appear in court

    National Legal News 07/30/2018

    A man charged with killing five people in The Capital newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to be in court.An initial appearance for Jarrod Ramos is set for Monday morning in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. A grand jury has indicted Ramos ...

  •  Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

    Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

    National Legal News 07/16/2018

    A judge has given prosecutors until Thursday to formally charge a man who's being held in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl.Fifty-nine-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill was arrested Sunday on preliminary murder, child molesting and crim...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    National Legal News 07/12/2018

    A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case.Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she ...

  • Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    National Legal News 07/03/2018

    President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.Eager to build suspense, Trump wou...

  • Prosecutor to press court to release church abuse report

    Prosecutor to press court to release church abuse report

    National Legal News 07/01/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court is being pressed to publicly release a major grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-ups in six of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses.Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro will ask the court...

  • Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    National Legal News 06/25/2018

    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...

  • Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

    Giant telescope project before Hawaii Supreme Court again

    National Legal News 06/22/2018

    The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in an appeal that could determine whether an embattled multi-nation telescope project can be built on a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred or have to move to a backup site in Spain's Canary Isl...

  • Court: Compliance reached in education funding case

    Court: Compliance reached in education funding case

    National Legal News 06/10/2018

    A long-running court case over the adequacy of education funding in Washington state has ended, with the state Supreme Court on Thursday lifting its jurisdiction over the case and dropping daily sanctions after the Legislature funneled billions more ...

  • Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    National Legal News 05/29/2018

    A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife.The ruling released Friday means the Montana Departm...