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  • UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    Lawyer Blogs 10/19/2021

    A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group’s argument that affirmative action disadvantages white an...

  • Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

    Appellate court sets hearing in South Carolina abortion case

    Lawyer Blogs 10/12/2021

    An appellate court is set to debate a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s abortion law about a week after the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar measure in Mississippi. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively calendared the S...

  • Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

    Commissioner sought to oversee 3 Ohio redistricting suits

    Lawyer Blogs 10/04/2021

    Attorneys in one of three lawsuits brought against Ohio’s newly drawn maps of legislative districts asked the state’s high court Monday to appoint a master commissioner to oversee the disputes. Lawyers for voters represented by the Nation...

  • Arkansas court: State can’t enforce ban on mask mandates

    Arkansas court: State can’t enforce ban on mask mandates

    Lawyer Blogs 10/01/2021

    The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said it wouldn’t allow the state to enforce its ban on mask mandates by schools and other government bodies, while lawmakers clashed over efforts to prohibit businesses from requiring employees get the COV...

  • Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

    Federal judge delays vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

    Lawyer Blogs 09/27/2021

    New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect. Workers in the nation’s largest school system were to be ...

  • Wisconsin election investigator warns of subpoenas

    Wisconsin election investigator warns of subpoenas

    US Court Alerts 09/22/2021

    The retired conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election released a video Monday threatening to subpoena election officials who don’t comply and saying the intent wa...

  • 1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

    1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

    Lawyer Blogs 09/14/2021

    The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden’s nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the ...

  • Oklahoma court declines to bar duo from death penalty case

    Oklahoma court declines to bar duo from death penalty case

    Lawyer Blogs 09/12/2021

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request to remove two members of the state’s Pardon and Parole Board from a high-profile death penalty case. The court’s brief ruling on Friday denied a prosecutor’s request to remove Adam L...

  • Australia’s High Court intervenes in police shooting trial

    Australia’s High Court intervenes in police shooting trial

    Lawyer Blogs 09/10/2021

    Australia’s highest court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to a police officer using his law enforcement job as a defense against a charge of murdering an Indigenous man. Constable Zachary Rolfe could become the first police officer to be c...

  • Court rules Catholic school wrongfully fired gay substitute

    Court rules Catholic school wrongfully fired gay substitute

    US Court Alerts 09/06/2021

    A gay substitute teacher was wrongfully fired by a Roman Catholic school in North Carolina after he announced in 2014 on social media that he was going to marry his longtime partner, a federal judge has ruled.   U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn r...

  • Bajrami beats FIFA in court, can switch to play for Albania

    Bajrami beats FIFA in court, can switch to play for Albania

    US Court Alerts 08/30/2021

    In a win over FIFA at sport’s highest court, Empoli midfielder Nedim Bajrami won the right Monday to switch national teams from Switzerland to Albania. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said its panel upheld an appeal by Bajrami and the Albani...

  • Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Criminal Law 08/27/2021

    Maryland’s highest court has agreed to take up the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region. Malvo’s lawyers argue that his punishment goes ag...

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