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  • Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Breaking Legal News 10/30/2018

    India's top court on Wednesday ordered the government to provide pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France.The court said the government must bring details of the decision-making process of the deal into the public domain, ex...

  • Condemned inmate's last meal includes pancakes

    Condemned inmate's last meal includes pancakes

    Breaking Legal News 10/26/2018

    A South Dakota inmate facing execution has received a last meal that included pancakes, waffles, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs and French fries.South Dakota's attorney general says the state Supreme Court has rejected two motions to stop the exec...

  • UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

    UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

    Breaking Legal News 10/02/2018

    The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety.The ruling by the International Court of Justice is...

  • German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

    German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

    Breaking Legal News 08/21/2018

    A German court has ruled that public broadcaster ZDF can’t be forced to post a specifically worded apology demanded by a Polish court for erroneously calling two World War II Nazi camps “Polish death camps.”ZDF used that wording in ...

  • Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Breaking Legal News 06/12/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law int...

  • 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...

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