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  •  Unions in court over laws limiting Wisconsin governor, AG

    Unions in court over laws limiting Wisconsin governor, AG

    Court Watch 03/23/2019

    Laws passed by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature during a lame-duck session in December that weakened powers of the Democratic governor and attorney general were back before a circuit judge Monday, less than a week after another judge s...

  • Veterans court may be collateral damage in immigration fight

    Veterans court may be collateral damage in immigration fight

    Court Watch 03/16/2019

    Three decades ago, Lori Ann Bourgeois was guarding fighter jets at an air base. After her discharge, she fell into drug addiction. She wound up living on the streets and was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.But on a recent day, the former A...

  • Dominion to ask Supreme Court to hear pipeline appeal

    Dominion to ask Supreme Court to hear pipeline appeal

    Court Watch 02/26/2019

    Dominion Energy said Tuesday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal after a lower court refused to reconsider a ruling tossing out a permit that would have allowed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including pa...

  • High court rules for retired US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

    High court rules for retired US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

    Court Watch 02/18/2019

    The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state of West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against a retired U.S. marshal when it excluded him from a more generous tax break given to onetime state law enforcement officers.The court ruled unanimously f...

  • Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court Watch 02/12/2019

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine started making its case in federal court on Monday against the ban on medication-assisted treatment in county jail amid the opioid crisis.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently lifted the Maine Department of ...

  • Changed Supreme Court weighing Louisiana abortion clinic law

    Changed Supreme Court weighing Louisiana abortion clinic law

    Court Watch 02/03/2019

    The outcome of a fight over a Louisiana law regulating abortion providers could signal whether a fortified conservative majority on the Supreme Court is willing to cut back on abortion rights.The high court is expected to decide in the next few days ...

  •  Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate defends blog posts

    Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate defends blog posts

    Court Watch 02/01/2019

    Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is defending blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago where he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a “wicked o...

  •  Court: Illinois mom can sue Six Flags for fingerprinting son

    Court: Illinois mom can sue Six Flags for fingerprinting son

    Court Watch 01/26/2019

    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Friday that a woman can sue Six Flags Great America for fingerprinting her child without telling her how the data would be used in violation of the state's biometric law, which privacy advocates consider to be the nat...

  • Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

    Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

    Court Watch 01/22/2019

    A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported.The Arizona Republic reported Friday that attorney John Micheaels said the 29-year-old woman has &l...

  • US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

    US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

    Court Watch 01/19/2019

    A federal attorney in South Texas said in court this week that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he only has been allowed to work on cases related to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.The Texas Civil Rights Project on ...

  •  Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of UN team

    Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of UN team

    Court Watch 01/08/2019

    Guatemala's highest court issued a ruling Wednesday blocking President Jimmy Morales' decision to unilaterally end a U.N. anti-corruption commission.The commission, known by its Spanish initials as CICIG, has angered Morales by investigating him, his...

  • Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    Court Watch 12/31/2018

    The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals.The ...

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