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  • Philippine gov't asks Supreme Court to expel chief justice

    Philippine gov't asks Supreme Court to expel chief justice

    Practice Focuses 03/03/2018

    The Philippine government's legal counsel asked the Supreme Court on Monday to expel the chief justice for allegedly not declaring her assets, in a new attempt to remove the nation's judicial leader.Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who President R...

  • Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Practice Focuses 02/25/2018

    A lawyer seeking a court order to enforce a Nevada gun buyer screening law that has not been enacted despite voter approval in November 2016 blamed the state's Republican governor and attorney general on Friday for stalling the law."For either person...

  • Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

    Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

    Practice Focuses 02/20/2018

    Two prominent Catalan politicians are testifying before a Supreme Court judge for their roles in holding a banned independence referendum and making an illegal declaration of independence based on its results.Judicial police have identified left-repu...

  • The Gorka Security Clearance Incident

    The Gorka Security Clearance Incident

    Practice Focuses 09/10/2017

    Dr. Sebastian Gorka, the newly appointed Deputy Assistant to President Trump, was charged with a misdemeanor for carrying a weapon in an airport terminal on January 31, 2015.  Gorka, who had been practicing with his 9mm pistol at the range ...

  • Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Practice Focuses 09/03/2017

    A military equipment dealer was convicted Thursday of scheming with soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to steal sensitive material for sale to buyers in Russia, China and Mexico.John Roberts, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was found guilty of conspirac...

  • Federal judge throws out Texas voter ID law

    Federal judge throws out Texas voter ID law

    Practice Focuses 08/23/2017

    A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over ...

  • Top EU court moves to restore Hamas terror listing

    Top EU court moves to restore Hamas terror listing

    Practice Focuses 07/23/2017

    The European Union’s top court ruled Wednesday that Islamic militant group Hamas should stay on the EU terror list, saying a lower court should not have ordered the group removed from the EU’s terror list, and sent the case back to the lo...

  • Connecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentiality

    Connecticut court takes up doctor-patient confidentiality

    Practice Focuses 06/23/2017

    The Connecticut Supreme Court will be deciding an issue that most people may think is already settled — whether medical providers have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential.A trial court judge in Bridgeport, Richard Arnold, rule...

  • Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

    Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

    Practice Focuses 03/23/2017

    Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Comm...

  • High EU court: workplace headscarf ban not discriminatory

    High EU court: workplace headscarf ban not discriminatory

    Practice Focuses 03/23/2017

    Private businesses in Europe can forbid Muslim women in their employ from wearing headscarves if the ban is part of a policy of neutrality within the company and not a sign of prejudice against a particular religion, the European Court of Justice sai...

  • UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful

    UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful

    Practice Focuses 03/09/2017

    Britain's Supreme Court says the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure immigrants won't draw on public welfare funds. But the court says the...

  • Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house

    Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house

    Practice Focuses 01/23/2017

    The Supreme Court will hear a case in which people arrested for having a party in a vacant house sued police for violating their constitutional rights and won. The justices said Thursday they will review lower court rulings in favor of 16 people who ...

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