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  • High court weighs compensation for business restrictions

    High court weighs compensation for business restrictions

    Criminal Law 01/13/2021

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments as it weighs whether the state must compensate businesses for losses due to temporary closures and other pandemic-related restrictions.Oral arguments were scheduled for Wednesday aftern...

  •  India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

    India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

    Practice Focuses 01/11/2021

    India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation.The S...

  • Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    Criminal Law 01/02/2021

    A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the only woman on federal death row to be executed before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.The ruling, handed down Friday by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Co...

  • International Women’s Day, March 8

    International Women’s Day, March 8

    Business Law 12/30/2020

    Women’s day is coming in a few months. Everyone prepares for it in advance: girls choose outfits, and men are looking for options for a gift. We know what question immediately pops up: “What to give on such a day?” Flowers for March...

  • Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson dies

    Longtime Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Abrahamson dies

    Political and Legal 12/20/2020

    Shirley Abrahamson, the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court justice in state history and the first woman to serve on the high court, has died. She was 87. Abrahamson, who also served as chief justice for a record 19 years, died Saturday after bei...

  • Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    Criminal Law 12/11/2020

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Muslim men who were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants can seek to hold federal agents financially liable.The justices continued a string of de...

  • High court rejects GOP bid to halt Biden’s Pennsylvania win

    High court rejects GOP bid to halt Biden’s Pennsylvania win

    Bankruptcy Law 12/09/2020

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Republicans’ last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground.The court without comment refused to call into question th...

  • Judge Calls Trump Request in Wisconsin Lawsuit 'Bizarre'

    Judge Calls Trump Request in Wisconsin Lawsuit 'Bizarre'

    Consumer Rights 12/04/2020

    A judge hearing President Donald Trump's federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Democrat Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin said Friday that the president's request to “remand” the case to the GOP-controlled Legislature to pick new electors was &l...

  • Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

    Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

    Criminal Law 12/01/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults...

  • Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump's census plan

    Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump's census plan

    Court Watch 11/30/2020

    The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot seats among the states in the House of Representatives.But it also appea...

  • Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

    Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

    Family Law 11/27/2020

    President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyer...

  • Judge halts further vote certification; Gov. Wolf appeals

    Judge halts further vote certification; Gov. Wolf appeals

    Criminal Law 11/25/2020

    A Pennsylvania appeals court judge ordered state officials on Wednesday to halt any further steps toward certifying election results, a day after Gov. Tom Wolf said he had certified Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in Pen...

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