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  • Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    U.S. Court News 07/19/2018

    A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it.The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean...

  • Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    Court questions whether Maine has money to expand Medicaid

    U.S. Court News 07/18/2018

    Maine's high court is weighing whether to allow the LePage administration to continue to block federal funding for voter-approved Medicaid expansion.    Justices on Wednesday heard the administration's arguments against a court order r...

  • Trump enjoys 'suspense' ahead of Supreme Court announcement

    Trump enjoys 'suspense' ahead of Supreme Court announcement

    U.S. Court News 07/09/2018

    President Donald Trump is going down to the wire as he makes his choice on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, but he says with his final four options "you can't go wrong."Trump spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon before...

  • Pennsylvania court to hear objections to church abuse report

    Pennsylvania court to hear objections to church abuse report

    U.S. Court News 07/08/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court on Friday decided against immediately releasing an investigative grand jury's report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, instead saying it would hear arguments from priests an...

  • Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    U.S. Court News 06/24/2018

    The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones. The justices’ 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for...

  • Court makes no ruling in resolving partisan redistricting cases

    Court makes no ruling in resolving partisan redistricting cases

    U.S. Court News 06/17/2018

    The Supreme Court will consider whether the purchasers of iPhone apps can sue Apple over allegations it has an illegal monopoly on the sale of the apps. The court said Monday that it will take a case from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th...

  • Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    U.S. Court News 05/30/2018

    The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will go through Alaska's therapeutic court system in a criminal case accusing him of assaulting his father last year at the family home.State District Judge David Wallace on ...

  • Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Justices allow Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    U.S. Court News 05/22/2018

    The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put in effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state.The justices did not comment Tuesday in reje...

  •  Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    U.S. Court News 05/19/2018

    The Supreme Court is putting limits on the ability of police to search vehicles when they do not have a search warrant.The court sided 8-1 Tuesday with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering...

  • An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    U.S. Court News 05/16/2018

    False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what persuasion. These tricks were on particularly egregious display in Epic Sys...

  • Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

    U.S. Court News 05/12/2018

    In President Donald Trump's former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered Monday's ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events.But the Trump admi...

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    U.S. Court News 04/29/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the case of a Missouri death row inmate who says his rare medical condition could cause him to choke on his own blood during an execution.The justices said they would hear the appeal of inmate Russell Bucklew...