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  • Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Business Law 08/12/2017

    Kentucky's Supreme Court justices have approved an open records policy to guide how the public accesses administrative records in the state court system. State officials say the first open records policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts ta...

  • EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

    EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

    Business Law 07/17/2017

    The European Union is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's attempt to take control over the judiciary, a senior official warned Wednesday, but he said the bloc was still open to dialogue. European Commission Vice Preside...

  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Business Law 06/28/2017

    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wron...

  • Rhode Island high court vacates conviction in triple slaying

    Rhode Island high court vacates conviction in triple slaying

    Business Law 06/23/2017

    Rhode Island's highest court has overturned the conviction of a 21-year-old man serving two consecutive life sentences for a 2012 triple slaying at a housing complex. Authorities allege the then-16-year-old Quandell Husband had plotted with three oth...

  • Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower for stinky smells

    Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower for stinky smells

    Business Law 06/09/2017

    A pot farm's neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives a lawsuit between a Colorado horse farm and a neig...

  • Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension system

    Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension system

    Business Law 05/22/2017

    Puerto Rico's governor says he'll ask a court to restructure the debts of the U.S. territory's public pension system, which is projected to run out of money this year. Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the government has been unable to reach a deal with cre...

  • Man arrested near UK Parliament in court on terror charges

    Man arrested near UK Parliament in court on terror charges

    Business Law 05/11/2017

    Prosecutors say a British man arrested with several knives near Parliament last month is also accused of being an al-Qaida bomb-maker in Afghanistan. Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali appeared in court Wednesday to face one charge of preparing terrorist acts a...

  • Newest justice joins high court amid competing caricatures

    Newest justice joins high court amid competing caricatures

    Business Law 04/08/2017

    Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch. Largely unknown six months ago, Gorsuch has seen his ...

  • Political fights over Supreme Court seats nothing new

    Political fights over Supreme Court seats nothing new

    Business Law 03/31/2017

    Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago — when the Senate voted down George Washington's choice for chief justice. "We are in an era of extreme partisan energy right now. In such a moment, ...

  • California court expands endangered-species removal powers

    California court expands endangered-species removal powers

    Business Law 03/02/2017

    The California Supreme Court on Monday said petitioners seeking to remove a subset of coho salmon from the state's endangered species list could present new evidence to argue the listing was wrong. In a unanimous ruling, the court overturned a lower ...

  • Serbs warn Bosnian Muslim bid at UN court revives old wounds

    Serbs warn Bosnian Muslim bid at UN court revives old wounds

    Business Law 02/17/2017

    A decision by Bosnia's Muslim leader to revive a wartime genocide lawsuit against Serbia at the United Nations' top court has rekindled divisions that led to the 1992-95 war, the top leaders of Serbia and Bosnian Serbs warned on Wednesday. The bid to...

  • South African court rules against ICC withdrawal

    South African court rules against ICC withdrawal

    Business Law 02/15/2017

    A South African court has ruled that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was unconstitutional. A judge in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday instructed the government to revoke its notice of withdrawal f...