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  • Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Legal Analysis 10/13/2020

    To hear Democrats tell it, a Supreme Court with President Donald Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett could quickly get rid of the law that gives more than 20 million Americans health insurance coverage. But that’s not the inevitable outcome...

  • Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    Legal Analysis 09/20/2020

    Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus.The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jol...

  • Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Legal Analysis 08/20/2020

    Less than 24 hours before a court order would have required five Seattle media companies to turn over unpublished protest photos and videos to police, the state Supreme Court has granted them a temporary respite. A Washington state Supreme Court comm...

  • Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Legal Analysis 08/08/2020

    A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian businessman wanted on suspicion of money laundering on behalf of Venezuela's socialist government, his lawyers said Tuesday.The court ma...

  • 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 ...