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  • 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...

  • Court says Baltimore police could fire officer in force case

    Court says Baltimore police could fire officer in force case

    National Legal News 05/11/2018

    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has ruled the Baltimore Police Department followed procedure when it fired an officer accused of excessive force. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports Serge Marcien Antonin was fired for repeatedly slapping a de...

  •  Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    National Legal News 05/06/2018

    The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary while justices consider whether the measure is unconstitutional sets up a test over Republican lawmakers' efforts to reinstate a law struck d...

  • Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion pastor's appeal on noise

    Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion pastor's appeal on noise

    National Legal News 04/16/2018

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a pastor who challenged a state law's noise limit that was used to restrict his anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Maine.The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecti...

  • Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

    Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

    National Legal News 04/15/2018

    The Supreme Court for the second time has refused to hear an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his corruption convictions.The justices didn't comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term the 61-ye...

  • Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    National Legal News 04/10/2018

    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.Steve Schmitz was ...

  • Court lifts order blocking Arkansas abortion pill law

    Court lifts order blocking Arkansas abortion pill law

    National Legal News 11/28/2017

    A federal appeals court panel has lifted an order blocking restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered in Arkansas, saying a judge didn't estimate how many women would be burdened by the law's requirements.The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appe...