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  • Supreme Court steps into case over consumer agency

    Supreme Court steps into case over consumer agency

    Corporate Governance 10/17/2019

    The Supreme Court is stepping into a yearslong, politically charged fight over the federal consumer finance watchdog agency that was created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.The justices agreed Friday to review an appeals court decision that ...

  • High court to consider state role in prosecuting immigrants

    High court to consider state role in prosecuting immigrants

    Family Law 10/15/2019

    Donaldo Morales caught a break when federal prosecutors declined to charge him after he was arrested for using a fake Social Security card so he could work at a Kansas restaurant. But the break was short-lived. Kansas authorities stepped in and obtai...

  • Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

    Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

    Family Law 10/11/2019

    Among cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the term that began this month, two Louisiana cases stand out — one because of its implications for criminal justice in the state, the other because of what it portends for abortion rights and ac...

  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    Bankruptcy Law 10/06/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  • Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

    Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

    Political and Legal 10/03/2019

    Two Ohio counties are telling a court to deny their state attorney general’s request to delay a major trial over the toll of opioids.Attorney General Dave Yost asked a federal appeals court in August not to let a district judge move ahead with ...

  • Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    Business Law 09/28/2019

    Sacramento Kings first-year coach Luke Walton says he is focused on his team and not worried about a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.Walton spoke publicly Friday at Kings media day for the first time since a former sportscaster filed a civil s...

  • Supreme Court ruling clear, but Brexit future still murky

    Supreme Court ruling clear, but Brexit future still murky

    International 09/24/2019

    The landmark British Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful did not deal directly with plans for Britain's anticipated departure from the European Union. Brexit will however be top of the agenda...

  • Top UK court: Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was illegal

    Top UK court: Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was illegal

    Legal Business 09/23/2019

    In a decision that badly undermines Boris Johnson’s authority, Britain’s highest court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the prime minister broke the law by suspending Parliament in a way that squelched legitimate scrutiny of his Brexit plan...

  • Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

    Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

    Intellectual Property 09/20/2019

    A federal judge has ruled that a liberal advocacy group has a First Amendment right to call a Christian ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 141-page decision issued late Thursday, threw o...

  • Iowa high court launches courthouse break-ins investigation

    Iowa high court launches courthouse break-ins investigation

    Court Watch 09/18/2019

    The Iowa Supreme Court says it has hired a law firm to conduct an independent investigation into the arrests of two cybersecurity workers who were found inside a closed central Iowa courthouse and say they were just doing their jobs testing courthous...

  • High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case

    High drama at UK Supreme Court in Brexit challenge case

    Corporate Law 09/16/2019

    The British government and its opponents faced off Tuesday at the U.K. Supreme Court in a high-stakes legal drama over Brexit that will determine whether new Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law by suspending Parliament at a crucial time ahead ...

  • Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Practice Focuses 09/13/2019

    A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.The Special Tribunal ...

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