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  • Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Family Law 05/23/2019

    A majority in Brazil's supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains.Six of the Supreme Federal Tribunal's 11 judges have...

  • High court declines to take Pennsylvania rap artist’s case

    High court declines to take Pennsylvania rap artist’s case

    Family Law 04/13/2019

    The Supreme Court is declining to take the case of a Pennsylvania rapper who was convicted of threatening police officers in one of his songs.The high court declined on Monday to take the case of Jamal Knox, known as Mayhem Mal. In 2012, he and rappe...

  • Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

    Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

    Family Law 02/22/2019

    The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court.Texas-based Energy Transfer Partne...

  • Donald Trump Jr., wife due in court for divorce hearing

    Donald Trump Jr., wife due in court for divorce hearing

    Family Law 07/27/2018

    Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife Vanessa are expected to appear before a judge in New York City for a hearing in their divorce case.They're due in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. Vanessa Trump filed for divorce in March. Afterwar...

  • Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case

    Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case

    Family Law 01/03/2018

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government's ability to track Americans' movements through collection of their cellphone information.The justices heard 80 minutes of arguments in a case at the intersection of privac...

  • NC appeals court restores man's lawsuit against wife's lover

    NC appeals court restores man's lawsuit against wife's lover

    Family Law 09/08/2017

    A jilted husband's lawsuit against a doctor accused of stealing his wife's love can proceed after a North Carolina appeals court ruled Tuesday that the husband can continue suing the spouse's lover, seeking damages.The state Court of Appeals decision...

  • India's top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

    India's top court: Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful

    Family Law 08/23/2017

    India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional.The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order ...

  • NJ Supreme Court Reverses Decades-Old Divorce Law

    NJ Supreme Court Reverses Decades-Old Divorce Law

    Family Law 08/23/2017

    The New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed a decades-old law in a landmark decision that makes the child the focus of divorce relocation proceedings.The law centers on divorced parents who want to leave New Jersey with the child against the other pare...

  • In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    Family Law 07/23/2017

    Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched across the nation for sig...

  • Court grants full parental rights to unmarried gay woman

    Court grants full parental rights to unmarried gay woman

    Family Law 10/23/2016

    The same court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States ruled Tuesday that an unmarried gay woman whose former girlfriend gave birth to two children through artificial insemination has the same parental rights as their biological...

  • Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Family Law 08/23/2015

    Gov. Phil Bryant remains opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but he’s stopping his court fight against it. In a letter Wednesday, Bryant’s lawyer asks the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to ...

  • Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

    Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

    Family Law 08/23/2015

    The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to t...

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