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  • Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    National Legal News 10/13/2020

    To hear Democrats tell it, a Supreme Court with President Donald Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett could quickly get rid of the law that gives more than 20 million Americans health insurance coverage. But that’s not the inevitable outcome...

  • Oklahoma high court: Governor overstepped with tribal deal

    Oklahoma high court: Governor overstepped with tribal deal

    National Legal News 07/23/2020

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he reached a casino gambling agreement with two Native American tribes, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.In a 7-1 decision, the high court determined the compacts Stitt signed with the Com...

  • Wolf asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold shutdown

    Wolf asks Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold shutdown

    National Legal News 06/13/2020

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday to intervene in his dispute with legislative Republicans who have voted to end pandemic restrictions he imposed in March to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.Republican majo...

  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

    Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

    National Legal News 05/31/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four mo...

  • Arkansas candidate's political ties targeted in court race

    Arkansas candidate's political ties targeted in court race

    National Legal News 02/22/2020

    The race for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court is technically nonpartisan, but the close ties of one of the two main candidates to the state Republican Party. Barbara Webb, chief administrative law judge for the Arkansas Workers Compensation Commi...

  • Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

    Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

    National Legal News 02/04/2020

    A Spanish court has raised the sentence against a former bank president found guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country.The Madrid court announced the decision Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined ex-Bankinter ...

  • Protests of Indian law grow despite efforts to contain them

    Protests of Indian law grow despite efforts to contain them

    National Legal News 12/18/2019

    From campuses along India’s Himalayan northern border to its southern Malabar Coast, a student-led protest movement against a new law that grants citizenship on the basis of religion spread nationwide on Wednesday despite efforts by the governm...

  • Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

    Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

    National Legal News 12/14/2019

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.Argume...

  • The Latest: EU Parliament to be flexible on ratifying Brexit

    The Latest: EU Parliament to be flexible on ratifying Brexit

    National Legal News 10/21/2019

    An influential Brexit expert at the European Parliament says the legislature might even meet in an extraordinary plenary next week if that is what is needed to push the Brexit deal through.The EU parliament is awaiting approval for the Brexit deal in...

  • Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    National Legal News 10/04/2019

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to plunge into the abortion debate in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign, taking on a Louisiana case that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to chip away at abortion rights.The justices wi...

  • The Latest: Ex-addict says Dallas cop helped her get sober

    The Latest: Ex-addict says Dallas cop helped her get sober

    National Legal News 10/02/2019

    LaWanda Clark told jurors Wednesday during Guyger's murder trial that she struggled with a crack cocaine addiction and that Guyger wrote her a ticket on the day of the drug bust. She says Guyger told her that the ticket could be the impetus to turn h...

  • Trial begins Monday in Kansas abortion stalking lawsuit

    Trial begins Monday in Kansas abortion stalking lawsuit

    National Legal News 09/30/2019

    A federal jury will decide whether the operator of a Wichita abortion facility had reasonable grounds to seek a protection-from-stalking order against an abortion protester.Jury selection begins Monday in the federal lawsuit filed by anti-abortion ac...