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  • Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Breaking Legal News 05/14/2018

    In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events.But the Trump admi...

  • Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Breaking Legal News 02/22/2018

    A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying th...

  • Michigan High Court to Hear Arguments on Guns in Schools

    Michigan High Court to Hear Arguments on Guns in Schools

    Breaking Legal News 12/24/2017

    Michigan's high court is expected to weigh in next year on whether school districts can ban anyone not in law enforcement from carrying guns onto school grounds.The Michigan Supreme Court last week invited school districts and gun rights groups in a ...

  • Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Breaking Legal News 11/10/2017

    An international human rights group says Guatemalan courts are foot- dragging on high-profile cases and threatening the work of the country's prosecutors and a U.N. anti-corruption commission.Human Rights Watch analyzed eight major cases that have bo...

  • Court: Cherokee Freedmen have right to tribal citizenship

    Court: Cherokee Freedmen have right to tribal citizenship

    Breaking Legal News 09/04/2017

    Descendants of black slaves, known as freedmen, who were once owned by members of the Cherokee Nation have a right to tribal citizenship under a ruling handed down by a federal court in Washington, D.C.U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan ruled Wednesday...

  • Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Breaking Legal News 09/01/2017

    Jerusalem residents woke to discover a surprising spectacle outside the country's Supreme Court — a golden statue of the court's president put up in protest by members of a religious nationalist group.Police quickly removed the statue of Miram ...

  • California Supreme Court ruling could fast-track executions

    California Supreme Court ruling could fast-track executions

    Breaking Legal News 08/23/2017

    California could take a giant step closer to resuming executions when the state Supreme Court issues a highly anticipated ruling on a ballot measure to speed up the state's dysfunctional death penalty system.The California Supreme Court will rule Thu...

  • Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Breaking Legal News 08/23/2017

    A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday.The statue of Roger B. Taney was l...

  • Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

    Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

    Breaking Legal News 07/23/2017

    The victim of Roman Polanski's sex assault 40 years ago is going to appeal directly to a judge to end the long-running case against the fugitive director, his lawyer said Thursday.Samantha Geimer, 13 at the time of the crime, has long supported Polan...

  • Court delay sought in $7B Obamacare subsidy case

    Court delay sought in $7B Obamacare subsidy case

    Breaking Legal News 07/20/2017

    Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments.At the federal courthouse, t...

  • West Virginia high court excludes inmates from workers' comp

    West Virginia high court excludes inmates from workers' comp

    Breaking Legal News 07/15/2017

    Inmates participating in work-release programs do not quality for workers' compensation benefits, the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled has ruled.The court on Thursday unanimously affirmed a Workers' Compensation Board of Review's 2015 decision to no...

  • Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Texas advances new abortion limits despite court defeats

    Breaking Legal News 07/13/2017

    Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature late Friday advanced tough new limits on abortion— hitting back at a U.S. Supreme Court decision last summer striking down most of the sweeping restrictions on the procedure that America's second-largest...

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