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  • The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    Legal Analysis 07/18/2020

    The blockbuster Supreme Court term that just ended was a (nearly) unmitigated disaster for movement conservatives. Chief Justice John Roberts declined to overturn precedent on abortion rights. Conservative activist Justice Neil Gorsuch showed he woul...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Judges, past finalists among candidates for top Kansas court

    Judges, past finalists among candidates for top Kansas court

    Legal Analysis 12/29/2019

    Two members of the Kansas attorney general's staff who were finalists for a previous appointment and four lower-court judges are seeking to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court.A lawyer-led state nominating commission is scheduled to interview 1...

  • Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    Legal Analysis 06/16/2019

    The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison.The East Oregonian reports in a story on...

  • Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

    Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

    Legal Analysis 04/21/2019

    Ohio's Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal involving a defamation lawsuit that alleged a television station falsely labeled three siblings as "robbers."A Columbus family sued WBNS-TV in 2016 after the station reported on a hover ...

  •  Mosque massacre suspect to face 89 charges in court Friday

    Mosque massacre suspect to face 89 charges in court Friday

    Legal Analysis 04/11/2019

    The man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he makes his second court appearance, New Zealand police said Thursday.Police had earlier filed a single, representative ...