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  • Court blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy on part of US border

    Court blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy on part of US border

    Legal Analysis 03/15/2020

    In the latest twist on a key Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court said it will prevent the government from making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings starting next week unless the Supreme Court steps in s...

  •  Spanish court: Google search must show man's acquittal first

    Spanish court: Google search must show man's acquittal first

    Legal Analysis 03/08/2020

    A Spanish court has partially accepted Google's appeal against a ruling that ordered it to erase news articles about a man accused of sexual abuse, but the new judgement said the company had to display the man's acquittal at the top of any search res...

  • Arkansas candidate's political ties targeted in court race

    Arkansas candidate's political ties targeted in court race

    Latest News 02/22/2020

    The race for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court is technically nonpartisan, but the close ties of one of the two main candidates to the state Republican Party — she's married to its leader — highlight just how partisan such campaigns ha...

  • Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

    Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

    Legal Analysis 02/20/2020

    Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.Prime Minister Thomas Thaban...

  • Court ‘deeply troubled’ by woman’s jailing over unpaid fines

    Court ‘deeply troubled’ by woman’s jailing over unpaid fines

    Legal Analysis 02/12/2020

    Federal appeals court judges said they were “deeply troubled” that a Georgia municipal court jailed a woman when she couldn’t pay a fine for driving without insurance.A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals uph...

  • Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    U.S. Court News 02/06/2020

    A Missouri man at the heart of a state Supreme Court case that overturned what critics called modern-day debtors’ prisons is back in jail and suing the local officials who put him there. Warrensburg resident George Richey, 65, is one of two Mis...

  • Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    Legal Analysis 02/01/2020

    A  key accuser in the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein broke down in tears on the witness stand on Monday during an exhaustive cross-examination over the nature of her relationship with the once-powerful movie mogul.The drama, which ...

  • Colorado baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

    Colorado baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

    U.S. Court News 01/31/2020

    The Colorado baker whose refusal to design a wedding cake for a gay couple led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and made him a conservative hero now has a book deal.Jack Phillips' memoir, currently untitled, will be released this summer by Salem Bo...

  • Wood County commissioner reprimanded by Supreme Court

    Wood County commissioner reprimanded by Supreme Court

    U.S. Court News 01/25/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday reprimanded a part-time Wood County circuit court commissioner for not removing himself from hearing a case involving an attorney who was a personal friend.The court reprimanded part-time commissioner Kenneth G...

  • Man Stirs the Pot by Lighting Joint in Court

    Man Stirs the Pot by Lighting Joint in Court

    U.S. Court News 01/24/2020

    The rapper Afroman famously sang about how getting high on marijuana prevented him from going to court. A Tennessee man decided to combine the two when he lit a marijuana cigarette in the courtroom, authorities said.Spencer Alan Boston, 20, was arres...

  • Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

    Supreme Court allows enforcement of new green card rule

    Latest News 01/21/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers.Under the new policy, immigration officials...

  • Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

    Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

    U.S. Court News 01/15/2020

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a central portion of a 2016 voter identification law that it said had required a “misleading” and “contradictory” sworn statement from people lacking a photo ID.The 5-2...