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  • Town court in southern Nevada closes due to coronavirus

    Town court in southern Nevada closes due to coronavirus

    Court Watch 07/07/2020

    A town court in southern Nevada was closed Tuesday after officials said several workers were exposed to a person who tested positive for the new coronavirus.The two judges in the Nye County community of Pahrump issued an order saying all staff member...

  • Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Business Law 06/30/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.Chief ...

  • Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Bankruptcy Law 06/25/2020

    A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’...

  • Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container

    Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container

    Bankruptcy Law 06/24/2020

    An Irish truck driver appeared in an English court Wednesday, accused of the manslaughter of 39 people who were found dead in a container in southeastern England in an apparent people-smuggling tragedy.Ronan Hughes, 40, appeared by at Southend Magist...

  • Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court

    Simple math suggests complex back story at Supreme Court

    Criminal Law 06/17/2020

    Organizers of a Michigan ballot drive to prohibit discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender people said Monday they were evaluating whether to continue following a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court.Fair and Equal Michigan launched the...

  • LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    Court Watch 06/16/2020

    LGBT-rights activists are elated by a major Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances.In most sta...

  • International Criminal Court condemns US sanctions order

    International Criminal Court condemns US sanctions order

    Business Law 06/12/2020

    The International Criminal Court has condemned the Trump administration’s decision to authorize sanctions against court staff, saying it amounted to “an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law and the Court’s judicial...

  • UConn student fugitive in court on murder charge, police say

    UConn student fugitive in court on murder charge, police say

    Business Law 06/11/2020

    A University of Connecticut student, who police say used a machete to kill a man, fatally shot a high school acquaintance, and then spent six days as a fugitive,  will be arraigned Friday on murder and other charges, authorities said.Peter Manfr...

  • Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    Practice Focuses 06/09/2020

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to resume publication of full COVID-19 data, including the cumulative death toll, following allegations the government was trying to hide the severity of the pandemi...

  • Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Court Watch 06/05/2020

    The first of several Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday got underway against a backdrop of possible clashes between demonstrators and police in Sydney, after a court sided with police that the gathering posed too much risk for s...

  • Immigrants anxious as they await Court DACA decision

    Immigrants anxious as they await Court DACA decision

    Immigration Law 06/04/2020

    Reyna Montoya’s hands get sweaty and her throat feels like it’s closing just talking about the anxiety of every Monday this spring.The immigrant rights activist who's shielded from deportation and allowed to legally work in the U.S. under...

  • Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

    Big Oil loses appeal, climate suits go to California courts

    Breaking Legal News 05/26/2020

    Big Oil lost a pair of court battles Tuesday that could lead to trials in lawsuits by California cities and counties seeking damages for the impact of climate change.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by energy companies and rul...

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