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  • Australian highest court to rule on Cardinal’s appeal later

    Australian highest court to rule on Cardinal’s appeal later

    Court Watch 03/15/2020

    Australia’s highest court on Thursday said it will deliver a verdict at a later date on whether to overturn the convictions of the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of child sex abuse.Cardinal George Pell’s lawyer, Bret Walker, told...

  • Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

    Supreme Court will decide fate of Obama health care law

    Court Watch 03/01/2020

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, but the decision is not likely until after the 2020 election.The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states of a lower-court ruli...

  •  Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    Court Watch 02/19/2020

    For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues.The court is poised to issue campaign-season decisions in the full bloom of spring in cases dealing with President Donald Trump’s ta...

  • Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    Court Watch 02/07/2020

    A Missouri man at the heart of a state Supreme Court case that overturned what critics called modern-day debtors’ prisons is back in jail and suing the local officials who put him there. Warrensburg resident George Richey, 65, is one of two Mis...

  • Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    Court Watch 01/22/2020

    A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans.A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit...

  • German court may reject appeal to remove anti-Semitic relic

    German court may reject appeal to remove anti-Semitic relic

    Court Watch 01/21/2020

    A court in eastern Germany indicated Tuesday that it will likely reject a Jewish man’s bid to force the removal of an ugly remnant of centuries of anti-Semitism from a church where Martin Luther once preached.The Naumburg court's senate said, a...

  • Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Court Watch 01/03/2020

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of a Texas man on Nebraska’s death row for killed two Grand Island men in 2007.Marco Torres Jr., formerly of Pasadena, Texas, had sought post-conviction relief for a third time after bei...

  • Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website

    Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website

    Court Watch 12/24/2019

    The Connecticut court system will usher in the new year by moving required public notices to its website and out of newspapers, citing lower costs and the potential to reach a wider audience.Media representatives, however, believe the move will resul...

  • Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

    Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

    Court Watch 12/21/2019

    A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose grisly slaying in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul drew international condemnation and cast a clo...

  • Mississippi man freed months after court rules racial bias

    Mississippi man freed months after court rules racial bias

    Court Watch 12/15/2019

    A Mississippi man whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias was released from custody Monday for the first time in 22 years. Curtis Flowers walked out of the regional jail in the central town of Louisville hours...

  • Court sides with Congress in battle for Trump’s bank records

    Court sides with Congress in battle for Trump’s bank records

    Court Watch 12/01/2019

    A federal appeals court in New York on Tuesday upheld the legality of congressional subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump’s banking records but said sensitive personal information should be protected.A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circu...

  • EU Court slams Bosnia over 11-year election gap in Mostar

    EU Court slams Bosnia over 11-year election gap in Mostar

    Court Watch 10/30/2019

    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of a Bosnian politician who has sued the state because local elections in the central city of Mostar have not been held since 2008 over a legal problem.The court in Strasbourg on Tuesday gave Bosn...

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