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  • Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    National Legal News 03/29/2021

    Attorneys for the man sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.Oral arguments have been set for...

  • Mississippi told to pay $500K to wrongfully imprisoned man

    Mississippi told to pay $500K to wrongfully imprisoned man

    National Legal News 03/03/2021

    A judge is ordering the state of Mississippi to pay $500,000 to a Black man who was wrongfully imprisoned more than 22 years and was tried six times in a quadruple murder case.Curtis Flowers was released from prison in December 2019, months after the...

  • Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuit

    Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s Wisconsin lawsuit

    National Legal News 12/10/2020

    A federal judge Thursday cast doubt on President Donald Trump’s lawsuit that seeks to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin, saying siding with Trump would be “the most remarkable ruling in the history of this court or the federal j...

  • 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...