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  • Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    U.S. Court News 05/30/2018

    The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will go through Alaska's therapeutic court system in a criminal case accusing him of assaulting his father last year at the family home.State District Judge David Wallace on ...

  • Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    Court: Montana minimizes impact of mining near Yellowstone

    Legal Analysis 05/29/2018

    A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife.The ruling released Friday means the Montana Departm...

  • Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    U.S. Court News 05/22/2018

    The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state.The justices did not comment Tuesday in reje...

  • High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    Law Journals 05/19/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining.The state has had a ban on uranium mining in place since 1982, soon after the discovery of a massive uranium deposit in the state's Pittsylvania Count...

  •  Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    U.S. Court News 05/19/2018

    The Supreme Court is putting limits on the ability of police to search vehicles when they do not have a search warrant.The court sided 8-1 Tuesday with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering...

  • Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Legal Analysis 05/18/2018

    A plaster cast used to create a sculpture of President Warren G. Harding found at the Ohio Supreme Court is on display in the building's visitor education center.The likeness was donated by the former president's family.It was used to create the scul...

  • New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    Legal Analysis 05/16/2018

    A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case ...

  • An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    U.S. Court News 05/16/2018

    False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what persuasion. These tricks were on particularly egregious display in Epic Sys...

  • Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    U.S. Court News 05/12/2018

    In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events.But the Trump admi...

  • California high court to rule on social media access

    California high court to rule on social media access

    Latest News 05/12/2018

    The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest compan...

  • Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Legal Analysis 05/02/2018

    The Oregon Department of Justice has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of discrimination and mismanagement at the state's economic development agency, Business Oregon.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that in an anonymous letter to Gov. Kate...

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    U.S. Court News 04/29/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the case of a Missouri death row inmate who says his rare medical condition could cause him to choke on his own blood during an execution.The justices said they would hear the appeal of inmate Russell Bucklew...