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  • Idaho Judicial Council accepting applications for high court

    Idaho Judicial Council accepting applications for high court

    Bankruptcy 04/29/2017

    An opening on the Idaho Supreme Court won't be filled through an election but through an application process. Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann announced earlier this year he will retire in August — 16 months before the end of his current six-year...

  • Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    Bankruptcy 03/20/2017

    A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established religion, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the...

  • Ohio court considers privacy rights in backpack search

    Ohio court considers privacy rights in backpack search

    Bankruptcy 03/02/2017

    The state Supreme Court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of an Ohio student's backpack search that authorities say led first to the discovery of bullets and later a gun. At issue before the high court is whether a second search of the b...

  • Delaware County creates domestic violence court

    Delaware County creates domestic violence court

    Bankruptcy 11/11/2016

    The Indiana Supreme Court has approved the creation of a domestic violence court in Delaware County. Delaware County Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold tells The (Muncie) Star Press all felony domestic battery cases now will be filed in Delaware Circuit Court...

  • Moscow court orders paper to refute a report on Rosneft CEO

    Moscow court orders paper to refute a report on Rosneft CEO

    Bankruptcy 10/12/2016

    A court in Moscow has ordered a leading independent newspaper to retract an article about a luxury yacht allegedly owned by the chief of Russia's top state-controlled oil company. retract The Basmanny District Court ruled Monday that the Novaya Gazet...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court affirms Maui solar telescope permit

    Hawaii Supreme Court affirms Maui solar telescope permit

    Bankruptcy 10/09/2016

    Hawaii's Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a permit to build a solar telescope on a Maui mountain. The ruling denies a challenge by a group seeking to protect the sacredness of the summit of Haleakala (hah-leh-AH'-ka-lah). The University of Hawaii f...

  • USC football player accused of rape appears in Utah court

    USC football player accused of rape appears in Utah court

    Bankruptcy 10/01/2016

    A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah and facing allegations involving the same woman in California was ordered Friday not to contact the alleged victim. Making his first court appearance for the Utah...

  • High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    Bankruptcy 04/25/2016

    The Supreme Court won't step into a dispute between Michigan gaming officials and a group of harness racing drivers over allegations of race-fixing. The drivers had refused to speak to state investigators without a grant of immunity from prosecution....

  • Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains

    Despite court ruling, China gay rights movement makes gains

    Bankruptcy 04/15/2016

    For years, Chen Tiantian could only read about the gay rights movement in faraway places. She knew that there were activists in Beijing and a vibrant community in Shanghai, and that in San Francisco, a distant mecca, gay pride parades took up entire ...

  • Passport mark for sex offenders law challenged in court

    Passport mark for sex offenders law challenged in court

    Bankruptcy 03/30/2016

    A judge in Northern California is set to hear arguments over whether to block a new federal law that requires sex offenders to have "unique identifiers" in their passports. U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton has scheduled a hearing Wednesday ...

  • Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists

    Attorney: Court orders release of anti-nuclear activists

    Bankruptcy 05/16/2015

    A federal appeals court has ordered the immediate release of an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists who vandalized a uranium storage bunker, their attorney said Friday.   The order came after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of App...

  • Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case

    Court hearings resume in Jefferson bankruptcy case

    Bankruptcy 01/05/2012

    Court hearings in Jefferson County's record-setting bankruptcy filing are scheduled to resume Thursday. The Birmingham News reports that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett is expected to consider a variety of motions. Jefferson County filed the lar...

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