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  • Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    U.S. Court News 02/06/2019

    Candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court continue to grow with two or three seats on the ballot next year due to Chief Justice Mark Martin's impending resignation.Former state Sen. Tamara Barringer of Cary told supporters Tuesday she would see...

  • Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    U.S. Court News 02/03/2019

    A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in recent years.The court in Oryol found Dennis Christensen guilty...

  • High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    Law Journals 02/01/2019

    The involuntary manslaughter conviction of a young woman who encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself was upheld Wednesday by Massachusetts' highest court.The Supreme Judicial Court agreed with a lower court judge who ...

  • Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years'

    Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years'

    U.S. Court News 01/23/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.The court’s decision to hear th...

  • Congress to Probe Report that Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie

    Congress to Probe Report that Trump Directed Lawyer to Lie

    Latest News 01/20/2019

    The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress about negotiations over a real estate project in Moscow during the 2016 election.Hous...

  • No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    Latest News 01/17/2019

    Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.The Trump administration sought to allow more employers ...

  • California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    U.S. Court News 01/12/2019

    A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.Judge Haywood Gilliam previously blocked an interi...

  • North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    North Carolina Supreme Court throws 200th anniversary party

    Judiciary News 01/07/2019

    North Carolina's highest court is holding a "legal party" to observe the anniversary of its first meeting 200 years ago this month.The state Supreme Court scheduled a special session Monday in its downtown Raleigh courtroom to celebrate the court's b...

  • Court orders mediation in Maryland desegregation case

    Court orders mediation in Maryland desegregation case

    Legal Analysis 01/05/2019

    A federal appeals court has ordered a fourth attempt at mediation in a long-running dispute over the state of Maryland’s treatment of its historically black colleges.The black colleges say the state has underfunded them while developing program...

  • Gun law, hurricanes added to Florida courts' workload

    Gun law, hurricanes added to Florida courts' workload

    Legal Analysis 01/01/2019

    Florida's new gun law is keeping courts busy, and the state Supreme Court also says lawsuits over hurricane disputes could be on the rise.The Florida Supreme Court said Friday 100 petitions a month have been filed statewide to try to keep guns out of...

  • Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

    Legal Analysis 01/01/2019

    The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals.The ...

  • Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    U.S. Court News 12/26/2018

    The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer began in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes officers stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away by police.Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters we...