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  • Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    U.S. Court News 04/14/2018

    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.Steve Schmitz was ...

  • Constitutionality of murder conviction upheld by high court

    Constitutionality of murder conviction upheld by high court

    Latest News 04/14/2018

    The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a man's conviction for killing his 4-year-old son.Forty-four-year-old Chris Miller was sentenced to life in prison for the death of his son, Jacob Miller, and an additional 50 years f...

  • Judge fights for job after admitting to courthouse affair

    Judge fights for job after admitting to courthouse affair

    Law Journals 04/14/2018

    Massachusetts' highest court will decide the fate of a judge who admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters at the courthouse.The Commission on Judicial Conduct is asking for Judge Thomas Estes to be su...

  • Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

    Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting

    Legal Analysis 04/14/2018

    The Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.The justices heard arguments in the latest round of court action over Texas el...

  • Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Legal Analysis 04/12/2018

    Neil Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions a...

  •  Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

    Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

    U.S. Court News 04/12/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a woman's use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law.The Supreme Court recently took up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time ...

  • Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

    Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case

    Law Journals 04/12/2018

    Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in a state where they don't have a store or other building.If the c...

  • Lawyer tells Australian court Geoffrey Rush barely eating

    Lawyer tells Australian court Geoffrey Rush barely eating

    Law Journals 04/11/2018

    Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has become virtually housebound, barely eats and wakes each morning with a "terrible sense of dread" since a Sydney newspaper alleged inappropriate behavior toward an actress, his lawyer swore in an affidavit.Lawyer ...

  • Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

    Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

    Latest News 04/11/2018

    A Russian court on Friday ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app, Telegram, after it rejected to share its encryption data with authorities.The Moscow court on Friday ruled in favor of the Russian communications watchdog, which had demanded ...

  • Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    Legal Analysis 04/11/2018

    Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chief revealed that he didn’t know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.With congressional h...

  • Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair

    Court weighs punishment for judge for courthouse affair

    U.S. Court News 04/11/2018

    A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his chambers has damaged the public's faith in the judicial system and can no longer command the respect necessary to remain on the bench, the head of the state's Commission on ...