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  • Baltimore financier pleads guilty to prostitution charge

    Baltimore financier pleads guilty to prostitution charge

    Civil Litigation News 04/09/2021

    A Baltimore financier accused of spending at least $90,000 for sex with women, including some of whom he supplied with drugs, has pleaded guilty to a prostitution charge, according to federal prosecutors.Charles “Chuck” Nabit, 64, faces a...

  • Biden could change course in high court health care case

    Biden could change course in high court health care case

    Civil Litigation News 01/30/2021

    The pending Supreme Court case on the fate of the Affordable Care Act could give the Biden administration its first opportunity to chart a new course in front of the justices.The health care case, argued a week after the election in November, is one ...

  • Meghan's privacy case against tabloid heard at UK Court

    Meghan's privacy case against tabloid heard at UK Court

    Civil Litigation News 04/25/2020

    A preliminary hearing opened Friday at Britain’s High Court in the Duchess of Sussex’s legal action against a British newspaper that published what she describes as a “private and confidential” letter she wrote to her father.M...

  • 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...

  • Georgia Supreme Court overturns 2015 murder conviction

    Georgia Supreme Court overturns 2015 murder conviction

    Civil Litigation News 11/01/2019

    Georgia's Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of a man found guilty of intentionally running over a woman with his car.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the court reversed 28-year-old Dewey Calhoun Green's 2015 malice and felon...

  • 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...

  • Court rules Italy's Berlusconi can run for office again

    Court rules Italy's Berlusconi can run for office again

    Civil Litigation News 05/13/2018

    A court in Italy has ruled that former three-time Premier Silvio Berlusconi is eligible to run for office again, nearly five years after a tax fraud conviction forced him to surrender his Senate seat and prevented him from being a candidate in nation...

  • Father testifies in Australian court cardinal abused son

    Father testifies in Australian court cardinal abused son

    Civil Litigation News 03/14/2018

    A father testified in an Australian court Thursday that his son said he was sexually abused by Vatican Cardinal George Pell during a waterskiing outing years ago. When a defense lawyer accused him of lying, the father told the court it was an insult....

  • Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Civil Litigation News 07/26/2017

    The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation.The justices ruled that Republicans who controlled the state legislature and governor's office in 2011 placed to...

  • Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Court revives black TV network's discrimination lawsuit

    Civil Litigation News 07/23/2017

    A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit claiming that a North Carolina city discriminated against an African-American-owned television network.A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court...

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Civil Litigation News 07/13/2017

    The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.The justices agr...

  • 5 who protested inside Supreme Court plead guilty

    5 who protested inside Supreme Court plead guilty

    Civil Litigation News 05/11/2017

    Five protesters have pleaded guilty to causing disruptions in the U.S. Supreme Court. Online court records show the pleas were entered Thursday in federal court in Washington. Sentencing is set for July 24. The group had argued a law under which they...

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