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  • Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Labor & Employment 12/12/2018

    A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.A three-judge panel of ...

  • The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    Criminal Law 12/09/2018

    Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced for crimes including a hush-money payment to the performer.Michael Avenatti represented Daniels in a legal dispute with Cohen in which she sought to be released from the non-disclosure agreement.Avenatti has...

  •  The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    Legal World 12/06/2018

    The Supreme Court seems very likely to rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The outcome could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth o...

  • Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Criminal Law 12/03/2018

    charitable foundation to further his business and political interests.Trump's lawyer Alan Futerfas said a judge's decision to reject his bid to have the lawsuit thrown out "means only that the case goes forward."State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Sc...

  •  Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

    Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

    Criminal Law 11/21/2018

    Poland's ruling party has submitted a draft law to parliament that would reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced into early retirement. The development comes a month after the European Union's top court ordered Poland to immediately s...

  • European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    Legal News Feed 11/19/2018

    The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention. Turkey's president responded by claiming his country was not bound by the court's rulings.In its ruling on Tu...

  •  New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Headline News 11/18/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  • Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Class Action News 11/05/2018

    A Shiite cleric who was a central figure in Bahrain's 2011 Arab Spring protests was sentenced to life in prison Sunday on spying charges.The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals came after Sheikh Ali Salman was acquitted of the charges by a lower c...

  •  Trump visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

    Trump visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

    Lawyer Blogs 10/31/2018

    The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday, as some members of the Jewish community and others objected to President Donald Trump’s plans to visit, accusing him of contributing to a toxic ...

  • Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Lawyer News 10/27/2018

    In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The l...

  • Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Legal News Center 10/22/2018

    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New Y...

  • Supreme Court wrestles with case on detention of immigrants

    Supreme Court wrestles with case on detention of immigrants

    Lawyer Blogs 10/12/2018

    The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a case about the government’s ability to detain certain immigrants after they’ve served sentences for committing crimes in the United States. Several justices expressed concerns with the governmen...