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  • UK lawyer fined for defying Heathrow court ruling embargo

    UK lawyer fined for defying Heathrow court ruling embargo

    Legal News Center 05/11/2021

    A British lawyer and climate campaigner was fined 5,000 pounds ($7,070) on Monday after being convicted of contempt of court for a tweet which broke an embargo on a U.K. Supreme Court judgment over Heathrow Airport’s expansion.Tim Crosland, a d...

  • Flowers, homemade signs by high court in Ginsburg tribute

    Flowers, homemade signs by high court in Ginsburg tribute

    Legal News Center 09/21/2020

    Mourners dropped off bouquets and gathered outside the Supreme Court early Saturday in quiet tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Homemade cardboard signs and a collection of flowers blanketed the court's grounds.Hours earlier, hundreds o...

  • Brazil court overrules Rio mayor on gay kiss book ban

    Brazil court overrules Rio mayor on gay kiss book ban

    Legal News Center 08/22/2019

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has blocked efforts by Rio de Janeiro's conservative mayor to have a book fair remove a comic book showing two men kissing.Mayor Marcelo Crivella had ordered the Bienale to remove the "Avengers" comic that included t...

  • Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Legal News Center 03/15/2019

    A court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the government has partial responsibility to ensure U.S. drone strikes controlled with the help of an American base on German territory are in line with international law, but judges stopped short of ordering the...

  • 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...

  • Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    Legal News Center 05/05/2018

    The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary while justices consider whether the measure is unconstitutional sets up a test over Republican lawmakers' efforts to reinstate a law struck d...

  • Court error unmasks person of interest in Las Vegas massacre

    Court error unmasks person of interest in Las Vegas massacre

    Legal News Center 01/31/2018

    A court error publicly revealed the name of a man identified as a person of interest in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish acknowledged that a member of her court staff failed to black o...

  • Officials ask court to send Kennedy cousin back to prison

    Officials ask court to send Kennedy cousin back to prison

    Legal News Center 01/24/2018

    Connecticut officials are asking the state's highest court to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison, reminding justices it has been more than a year since they reinstated his murder conviction.The chief state's attor...

  • Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Judge to pick battlefield for court fight over Manson's body

    Legal News Center 01/11/2018

    Charles Manson orchestrated murders in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles, served time in a state prison in Corcoran and died in a hospital in Bakersfield.The legal battle for his body or possessions could land in any of three California counties wh...

  • Walker signs bill inspired by cabin-owners' court fight

    Walker signs bill inspired by cabin-owners' court fight

    Legal News Center 11/28/2017

    Just five months after an adverse ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court had her in tears, Donna Murr was celebrating Monday after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that gives Wisconsin property owners more rights. The Murr family fought for more ...

  • Court: State, Not Counties Accountable for Poor School Funds

    Court: State, Not Counties Accountable for Poor School Funds

    Legal News Center 09/19/2017

    A North Carolina appeals court says students and parents still fighting for sufficient school funding decades after they were guaranteed the right to a sound, basic education should make demands of the governor and legislators, not county officials. ...

  • High court won't hear appeal from former Qwest CEO

    High court won't hear appeal from former Qwest CEO

    Legal News Center 06/11/2017

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph Nacchio seeking an $18 million tax refund on money he gained from illegal stock sales. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling tha...

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