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  • Giuliani shows at Trump camp lawsuit hearing in Pennsylvania

    Giuliani shows at Trump camp lawsuit hearing in Pennsylvania

    Political and Legal 11/19/2020

    A hearing on the Trump campaign’s federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results was set to begin Tuesday after a judge denied the campaign’s new lawyer’s request for a delay.Rudy Giuliani...

  • High court won’t extend Wisconsin’s absentee ballot deadline

    High court won’t extend Wisconsin’s absentee ballot deadline

    Political and Legal 10/26/2020

    The Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day. In a 5-3 order, the justices on Monday refused to reinstate a lower court order that called for mailed ballots to be ...

  • Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens

    Justices to weigh Trump census plan to exclude noncitizens

    Political and Legal 10/18/2020

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up President Donald Trump’s policy, blocked by a lower court, to exclude people living in the U.S. illegally from the census count that will be used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives. Neve...

  • Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    Political and Legal 09/21/2020

    A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump’s short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.The president said Monday that he does not personally know Barbara Lago...

  • 'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court

    'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court

    Political and Legal 09/17/2020

    A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.Rusesabagina declined to respond to all 13 charges, saying some did ...

  • Huawei, ZTE lose patent appeal cases at UK Supreme Court

    Huawei, ZTE lose patent appeal cases at UK Supreme Court

    Political and Legal 08/26/2020

    Britain’s Supreme Court has dismissed two appeals by Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE over mobile data patent disputes.The disputes center on the licensing of patented technology considered essential to mobile telecoms. The patents are mea...

  • Dutch court approves euthanasia in advanced dementia cases

    Dutch court approves euthanasia in advanced dementia cases

    Political and Legal 04/21/2020

    The Netherlands' highest court ruled Tuesday that doctors can carry out euthanasia in patients with advanced dementia if the patient has earlier made a written directive.The Supreme Court ruling solidifies in law a practice that already was being car...

  • Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

    Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl

    Political and Legal 04/01/2020

    A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the 2002 kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.Instead, the court found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the less...

  • Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    Political and Legal 12/03/2019

    The International Criminal Court opened a three-day hearing Wednesday at which prosecutors and victims aim to overturn a decision scrapping a proposed investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan’s brutal conflict.Fergal Gaynor, a lawyer re...

  • Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Political and Legal 11/11/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, w...

  • Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Political and Legal 11/04/2019

    A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard's flagship says he'll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his favor.John Masters of Florida-based...

  • Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

    Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

    Political and Legal 10/03/2019

    Two Ohio counties are telling a court to deny their state attorney general’s request to delay a major trial over the toll of opioids.Attorney General Dave Yost asked a federal appeals court in August not to let a district judge move ahead with ...

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