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  • Ohio to U.S. Supreme Court: Keep signature rules in place

    Ohio to U.S. Supreme Court: Keep signature rules in place

    Law Journals 07/02/2020

    The state of Ohio continued Monday to defend its right to impose normal signature requirements on ballot issue campaigns amid the global pandemic.Uncertainty over the question prompted a voting-rights campaign to suspend its ballot effort last week, ...

  • Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    U.S. Court News 07/02/2020

    The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender p...

  • Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

    Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

    U.S. Court News 06/21/2020

    An extraordinary standoff between the Justice Department and Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman ended Saturday when the prosecutor agreed to leave his job with an assurance that his investigations into allies of President Donald Trump would n...

  • Court to weigh state’s request to close Carlisle auto show

    Court to weigh state’s request to close Carlisle auto show

    U.S. Court News 06/20/2020

    The state Health Department’s effort to shut down a large auto show in central Pennsylvania over claims it represents a risk to the public will be the subject of an emergency hearing, a state court said late Wednesday.The order from Commonwealt...

  • Trump administration takes Keystone dispute to Supreme Court

    Trump administration takes Keystone dispute to Supreme Court

    U.S. Court News 06/18/2020

    The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a permit program that would allow the disputed Keystone XL pipeline and other new oil and gas pipelines to cross waterways with little review.Earlier this year, a Montana judge suspe...

  • Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    U.S. Court News 06/11/2020

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to resume publication of full COVID-19 data, including the cumulative death toll, following allegations the government was trying to hide the severity of the pandemi...

  • Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    U.S. Court News 06/07/2020

    The first of several Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday got underway against a backdrop of possible clashes between demonstrators and police in Sydney, after a court sided with police that the gathering posed too much risk for s...

  • Court to hear arguments on Dayton gunman's school records

    Court to hear arguments on Dayton gunman's school records

    Law Journals 06/05/2020

    The Ohio Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case filed by news media groups seeking school records about the man who gunned down nine people in Dayton last August.The media groups, including The Associated Press, argue the stu...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear voter purge case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear voter purge case

    U.S. Court News 06/02/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case seeking to purge about 129,000 voter registrations from the rolls ahead of the November presidential election after previously deadlocking on whether to get involved.Democrats oppose the vot...

  • Italy court rules Uber food delivery riders were exploited

    Italy court rules Uber food delivery riders were exploited

    Legal Analysis 06/01/2020

    A court in Milan has ordered the appointment of a judicial administrator to oversee Uber Italy for one year after determining the company’s food delivery service exploited workers, according to Italian news reports.The decision on Friday came a...

  • Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Legal Analysis 05/29/2020

    A group of elected officials in southwest Virginia violated the state's open government law during meetings about dissolving a public library system, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case long delayed by a lawmaker's use of a privile...

  • Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    U.S. Court News 05/24/2020

    An appeals court has upheld California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a split ruling that found that government’s emergency powers override what in normal times would be fundamental ...