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  • Czech top court delays alleged Russian hacker extradition

    Czech top court delays alleged Russian hacker extradition

    Legal Careers News 03/14/2018

    The Czech Republic's top court said Tuesday it has delayed the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker until it deals with a last-ditch complaint filed by him.It means that the justice minister can't finalize Yevgeniy Nikulin's extradition until the...

  • Court to decide on option to clean mercury from Maine site

    Court to decide on option to clean mercury from Maine site

    Legal Careers News 09/04/2017

    A court will decide the best option to clean up a former manufacturing plant where tons of mercury had been dumped into Maine's Penobscot River decades ago.Maine's highest court ruled in 2014 that the cleanup of the former HoltraChem Manufacturing Co...

  • Access to license-plate data may be possible, court rules

    Access to license-plate data may be possible, court rules

    Legal Careers News 08/25/2017

    It would violate people's privacy to publicly release raw data collected by automated license plate readers that police use to determine whether vehicles are linked to crime, but there may be ways to make the information anonymous that would require ...

  • Indiana high court hearing appeal in children's fire deaths

    Indiana high court hearing appeal in children's fire deaths

    Legal Careers News 08/25/2017

    The Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments in the appeal of a man sentenced to death for setting a fire that killed his fiancee's two children.A Clark County jury convicted 41-year-old Jeffrey Weisheit on murder and arson charges in 2013 for the 2...

  •  German court sends ECB challenge to European court

    German court sends ECB challenge to European court

    Legal Careers News 08/23/2017

    Germany's top court has declined to hear a series of challenges to the European Central Bank's bond-buying stimulus program, referring them instead to the European Court of Justice.The dpa news agency reports Tuesday that those against the program cl...

  • Texas Executes TaiChin Preyor, Who Said Lawyer Used Wikipedia

    Texas Executes TaiChin Preyor, Who Said Lawyer Used Wikipedia

    Legal Careers News 07/20/2017

    The state of Texas executed TaiChin Preyor on Thursday night after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a last-minute appeal. Preyor, 46, was put to death by lethal injection at a state corrections unit in Huntsville in the fatal stabbing of Jami T...

  • Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Legal Careers News 02/24/2017

    Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in h...

  • Reid predicts Clinton will choose Garland for Supreme Court

    Reid predicts Clinton will choose Garland for Supreme Court

    Legal Careers News 08/24/2016

    Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says he is convinced that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court if she is elected president.   Senate Republicans have blocked Garland's con...

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates set

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court candidates set

    Legal Careers News 09/09/2015

    Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court. Democrats nominated both of their endorsees — Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougher...

  • Seattle lawyer left $188 million charitable trust

    Seattle lawyer left $188 million charitable trust

    Legal Careers News 09/09/2014

    A Seattle lawyer who quietly amassed a fortune by investing his inherited family wealth has left a bequest of nearly $188 million to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital, the University of Washington School of Law and the Salvation Army. Hospital offi...

  • Ohio lawyer group stirs anger wading into politics

    Ohio lawyer group stirs anger wading into politics

    Legal Careers News 08/24/2013

    The Ohio State Bar Association, the state's largest professional organization of lawyers, usually stays above the fray of election politics. The group, which represents more than 26,000 lawyers and judges, generally keeps to such political activities...

  • Baker Donelson law firm acquires Houston practice

    Baker Donelson law firm acquires Houston practice

    Legal Careers News 10/24/2011

    A Memphis-based law firm with a large presence in Louisiana will expand into Texas through an acquisition announced today. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC will retain its name as it merges with Houston-based Spain Chambers. Ran...

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