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  • Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

    Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

    Political and Legal 04/01/2020

    A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the less...

  • Trump cases are put on Supreme Court hold by virus

    Trump cases are put on Supreme Court hold by virus

    Class Action 03/29/2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has put on indefinite hold a major portion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s docket, including a multibillion-dollar clash between software giants Google and Oracle Corp. and cases that could affect President Donald Trump&rsq...

  • Court: UK shouldn’t give US evidence on pair of IS militants

    Court: UK shouldn’t give US evidence on pair of IS militants

    Civil Litigation News 03/25/2020

    A court on Wednesday barred the British government from providing U.S. prosecutors with evidence against two Islamic State militants suspected in the beheadings of Western hostages, citing the prospect the men could face the death penalty if tried an...

  • Judge improperly removed mother's rights to children

    Judge improperly removed mother's rights to children

    Family Law 03/24/2020

    A Tennessee judge who recently came off probation for mishandling cases improperly stripped a mother’s parental rights without proper notice or a hearing, a state court said.The Tennessee Court of Appeals described the father as abusive to the ...

  • Australian highest court to rule on Cardinal’s appeal later

    Australian highest court to rule on Cardinal’s appeal later

    Court Watch 03/15/2020

    Australia’s highest court on Thursday said it will deliver a verdict at a later date on whether to overturn the convictions of the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse.Cardinal George Pell’s lawyer, Bret Walker, told...

  • Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

    Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

    Bankruptcy Law 03/10/2020

    It was a blunt warning about the dangers of youth vaping: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced late last month that his state had joined 38 others to investigate whether Juul Labs, the nation’s largest electronic cigarette company, pro...

  • International court approves Afghanistan investigation

    International court approves Afghanistan investigation

    International 03/06/2020

    International Criminal Court judges authorized a far-reaching investigation Thursday of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Afghan government forces, the Taliban, American troops and U.S. foreign intelligence operatives.The ...

  • Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

    Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

    Court Watch 03/01/2020

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, but the decision is not likely until after the 2020 election.The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states of a lower-court ruli...

  • UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

    UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns

    Practice Focuses 02/27/2020

    Heathrow Airport’s plans to increase capacity of Europe’s biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved the projec...

  •  Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

    Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

    Family Law 02/26/2020

    The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other fed...

  •  Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    Court Watch 02/19/2020

    For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues.The court is poised to issue campaign-season decisions in the full bloom of spring in cases dealing with President Donald Trump’s ta...

  • India's top court grants equal rights to women in army

    India's top court grants equal rights to women in army

    Breaking Legal News 02/17/2020

    India’s top court on Monday ordered the federal government to grant permanent commission and command positions to female officers in the army on par with men, asserting that the government's arguments against the policy were based on gender ste...

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