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  • Town court in southern Nevada closes due to coronavirus

    Town court in southern Nevada closes due to coronavirus

    Court Watch 07/07/2020

    A town court in southern Nevada was closed Tuesday after officials said several workers were exposed to a person who tested positive for the new coronavirus.The two judges in the Nye County community of Pahrump issued an order saying all staff member...

  • LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    Court Watch 06/16/2020

    LGBT-rights activists are elated by a major Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances.In most sta...

  • Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Court Watch 06/05/2020

    The first of several Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday got underway against a backdrop of possible clashes between demonstrators and police in Sydney, after a court sided with police that the gathering posed too much risk for s...

  • Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Court Watch 05/08/2020

    On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly see the justices but not his notes...

  • Kansas' high court rules for governor on religious services

    Kansas' high court rules for governor on religious services

    Court Watch 04/12/2020

    The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Saturday that a Republican-dominated legislative panel exceeded its authority when it tried to overturn the Democratic governor’s executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 people durin...

  • 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...

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