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  • 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...

  • Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

    Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court

    Business Law 12/03/2016

    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court. After announcing Stein and recount supporters were dropping their case in state court, lawyer Jon...

  • China court clears man 21 years after his execution

    China court clears man 21 years after his execution

    Business Law 12/02/2016

    China's supreme court ruled Friday that a young man executed 21 years ago for rape and murder had been innocent, in a case that has drawn attention to problems in the legal system as well as the frequent application of the death penalty. Nie Shubin w...

  • Supreme Court rejects church's appeal over marijuana laws

    Supreme Court rejects church's appeal over marijuana laws

    Business Law 11/24/2016

    The Supreme Court won't take up an appeal from a Native American church in Hawaii that wants to be exempt from federal marijuana laws. The justice on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said laws banning the possession and distribution of cann...

  • Justice Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government

    Justice Thomas: Honor Scalia by reining in government

    Business Law 11/18/2016

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is calling fellow conservatives to continue the work of the late Justice Antonin Scalia to keep the power of the courts and other branches of government in check. Thomas tells 1,700 people at a dinner in honor of...

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