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  • EU court says Poland's Supreme Court reforms unlawful

    EU court says Poland's Supreme Court reforms unlawful

    Business Law 06/22/2019

    The European Union's top court ruled Monday that a Polish law that pushed Supreme Court judges into early retirement violates EU law, a setback for Poland's right-wing government but a move welcomed by critics who worried the measure would cause a se...

  • Court tosses black man's murder conviction over racial bias

    Court tosses black man's murder conviction over racial bias

    Corporate Law 06/21/2019

    Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the court's majority opinion. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch dissented.In Flowers' sixth trial, the jury was made up of 11 whites and one African American. District Attorney Doug Evans struck five black prospe...

  • High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

    High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

    Civil Litigation News 06/17/2019

    Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.The 5-4 decision was perhaps telegraphed by the fact that the justice previously allowed election plan...

  • High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case

    High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case

    Political and Legal 06/17/2019

    The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.The justices' action Monday keeps the high-profile case off the court's election-year calendar and orders state judges to...

  • Murphy, Norcross tax-break dispute to be heard in court

    Murphy, Norcross tax-break dispute to be heard in court

    Tax Law 06/16/2019

    A dispute over business tax credits between New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and political powerbroker George Norcross is set to play out in a hearing before a Superior Court judge.Attorneys for the Democratic governor and insurance brokerage and hospital...

  • Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Regulation Of Gun Silencers

    Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Regulation Of Gun Silencers

    Business Law 06/08/2019

    The Supreme Court is rejecting a challenge to federal regulation of gun silencers, just days after a gunman used one in a shooting rampage that killed 12 people in Virginia.The justices did not comment Monday in turning away appeals from two Kansas m...

  • Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers

    Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers

    Court Watch 06/07/2019

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who argued they should be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping.The high court said that federal law applies to th...

  • Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case

    Kevin Spacey appears at court for hearing in groping case

    Breaking Legal News 06/03/2019

    Sporting a gray suit and glasses, Kevin Spacey appeared Monday at a Massachusetts courthouse where a judge is set to hold a hearing in the case accusing the disgraced actor of groping a young man at a Nantucket bar in 2016.Spacey’s appearance c...

  • Estranged husband, girlfriend in court for missing mom case

    Estranged husband, girlfriend in court for missing mom case

    Court Watch 06/01/2019

    A missing mother of five's estranged husband and his girlfriend are set to make their first court appearances in Connecticut after being charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution .Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis are scheduled to be ...

  • ACLU: JPMorgan Chase settles paternal leave class action

    ACLU: JPMorgan Chase settles paternal leave class action

    Class Action 05/30/2019

    A civil rights group says JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by male employees who say they were denied additional paid parental leave between 2011 and 2017.The settlement was announced Thursday by the ...

  • McConnell: ‘We’d Fill’ Any Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020

    McConnell: ‘We’d Fill’ Any Supreme Court Vacancy in 2020

    Legal Business 05/28/2019

    The Senate majority leader says if there’s a vacancy on the Supreme Court during next year’s election cycle, the Republican-controlled Senate would likely confirm a nominee selected by President Donald Trump.In an appearance Tuesday in Pa...

  • Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Family Law 05/23/2019

    A majority in Brazil's supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains.Six of the Supreme Federal Tribunal's 11 judges have...

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