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  • Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

    Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

    Lawyer Blogs 12/08/2019

    The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. Enfo...

  • Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    US Court Alerts 12/01/2019

    The International Criminal Court opened a three-day hearing Wednesday at which prosecutors and victims aim to overturn a decision scrapping a proposed investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan’s brutal conflict.Fergal Gaynor, a lawyer re...

  • Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

    Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

    US Court Alerts 11/17/2019

    Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger Jill Karofsky suggested Tuesday that Justice Daniel Kelly is corrupt because he repeatedly rules in favor of conservative groups, saying it makes no sense that the law could be on their side all the time.Karofsky ma...

  • Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

    Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

    US Court Alerts 11/08/2019

    The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.All eyes will be on Chi...

  • Indian court rules in favor of Hindu temple on disputed land

    Indian court rules in favor of Hindu temple on disputed land

    Bankruptcy 11/07/2019

    India's Supreme Court on Saturday ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country's north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque ? a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immedia...

  • Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Bankruptcy 11/02/2019

    Authorities say a woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a messy situation in the courthouse parking lot in the town of Maricopa.Police say Tally Leto allegedly poured alcohol into the vehicle of a court client, let the air out...

  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Court Alerts 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  • Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Bankruptcy 09/22/2019

    A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.The Special Tribunal ...

  • Times Apologizes for Tweet, Revises Kavanaugh Article

    Times Apologizes for Tweet, Revises Kavanaugh Article

    Bankruptcy 09/14/2019

    President Donald Trump on Monday said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is under assault, following a New York Times story about a sexual misconduct allegation that was revised to reflect that the alleged victim couldn’t recall the incident...

  • Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

    Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

    Criminal Law 09/12/2019

    Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction.Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shoo...

  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

    Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

    Bankruptcy 09/10/2019

    Asylum seekers must pass an initial screening called a “credible fear” interview, a hurdle that a vast majority clear. Under the new policy, they would fail the test unless they sought asylum in at least one country they traveled through ...

  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

    Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

    US Court Alerts 09/08/2019

    The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ...

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