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  • Georgia court officials eye March for jury trial resumption

    Georgia court officials eye March for jury trial resumption

    Family Law 02/06/2021

    Georgia court officials say they are hopeful jury trials will resume in March given the recent decline in coronavirus cases along with the rollout of vaccines.State Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton signed an order on Sunday extending for ...

  • Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

    Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

    Family Law 11/27/2020

    President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyer...

  • Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

    Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

    Family Law 11/20/2020

    Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assa...

  • Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

    Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

    Family Law 11/14/2020

    Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania ...

  • Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

    Supreme Court issues flurry of last-minute election orders

    Family Law 10/31/2020

    North Carolina, yes. Pennsylvania, yes. Wisconsin, no. That’s how the Supreme Court has answered questions in recent days about an extended timeline for receiving and counting ballots in those states. In each case, Democrats backed the extensio...

  • Supreme Court pick Barrett draws on faith, family for Senate

    Supreme Court pick Barrett draws on faith, family for Senate

    Family Law 10/12/2020

    Supreme Court  nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to cement a conservative court majority before ...

  • Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks

    Trump releases list of 20 new possible Supreme Court picks

    Family Law 09/10/2020

    Hoping to replicate a strategy long seen as key to his appeal among conservative voters, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced he is adding 20 names to a list of Supreme Court candidates he's pledged to choose from if he has future vacancies ...

  • Judge improperly removed mother's rights to children

    Judge improperly removed mother's rights to children

    Family Law 03/24/2020

    A Tennessee judge who recently came off probation for mishandling cases improperly stripped a mother’s parental rights without proper notice or a hearing, a state court said.The Tennessee Court of Appeals described the father as abusive to the ...

  •  Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

    Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

    Family Law 02/26/2020

    The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other fed...

  • Colorado baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

    Colorado baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

    Family Law 01/29/2020

    The Colorado baker whose refusal to design a wedding cake for a gay couple led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and made him a conservative hero now has a book deal.Jack Phillips' memoir, currently untitled, will be released this summer by Salem Bo...

  • High court to consider state role in prosecuting immigrants

    High court to consider state role in prosecuting immigrants

    Family Law 10/15/2019

    Donaldo Morales caught a break when federal prosecutors declined to charge him after he was arrested for using a fake Social Security card so he could work at a Kansas restaurant. But the break was short-lived. Kansas authorities stepped in and obtai...

  • Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

    Analysis: Louisiana figures in 2 major Supreme Court cases

    Family Law 10/11/2019

    Among cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket for the term that began this month, two Louisiana cases stand out — one because of its implications for criminal justice in the state, the other because of what it portends for abortion rights and ac...

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