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  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Political and Legal 09/11/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Political and Legal 09/06/2018

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters.Trump's strategy aims...

  • Driver in British Parliament crash appears in court

    Driver in British Parliament crash appears in court

    Political and Legal 08/20/2018

    A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has appeared in court on charges of attempted murder.The Metropolitan Police force says 29-year-old Salih Khater faces two charges — attempting to kill...

  • Court tosses challenge to Virginia's 'habitual drunkard' law

    Court tosses challenge to Virginia's 'habitual drunkard' law

    Political and Legal 08/08/2018

    A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated by courts as "habitual drunkards" if they are caught with alcohol.The unanimous ruling Thursday by a three-judge panel...

  • Congressional Dems take Trump to court over foreign favors

    Congressional Dems take Trump to court over foreign favors

    Political and Legal 06/03/2018

    Lawyers representing nearly 200 Democrats in Congress plan to argue in federal court Thursday that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign state favors without first seeking congressional approval.The case argues tha...

  • Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg at court for grand jury

    Former Trump campaign aide Nunberg at court for grand jury

    Political and Legal 03/10/2018

    A former Trump campaign aide appeared for hours before a federal grand jury Friday, after he defiantly insisted in a series of news interviews just days earlier that he intended to defy a subpoena in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigat...

  • Russian court: ex-minister guilty of taking $2 million bribe

    Russian court: ex-minister guilty of taking $2 million bribe

    Political and Legal 12/18/2017

    Russia's former economics minister was handed an eight-year prison sentence Friday after being convicted of accepting a $2 million bribe from one of President Vladimir Putin's top associates. The high-profile trial of Alexei Ulyukayev has been widely...

  • Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Political and Legal 11/10/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating home was a house, not a boat subject to easier government seizure under laws t...

  • Trump nominates White House lawyer to important court seat

    Trump nominates White House lawyer to important court seat

    Political and Legal 09/08/2017

    President Donald Trump has tapped one of his own White House attorneys for a judgeship on one of the most important federal appeals courts, opening the door for confirmation hearing questions about the legal controversies that dominated the first sev...

  • France: Court finds topless photos violated royal’s privacy

    France: Court finds topless photos violated royal’s privacy

    Political and Legal 09/07/2017

    A French court ruled Tuesday that photographers and gossip magazine executives violated the privacy of Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge by taking and publishing photographs of the former Kate Middleton sunbathing topless.The court in a Paris subu...

  • Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Political and Legal 08/23/2017

    A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system.Presiding Judge Stephen McCarville signed an administrative order last month calling...

  • Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

    Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

    Political and Legal 08/23/2017

    A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled...

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