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  • European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    Legal News Feed 11/19/2018

    The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention. Turkey's president responded by claiming his country was not bound by the court's rulings.In its ruling on Tu...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    Legal News Feed 09/17/2018

    Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from a hospital, officials said Thursday.The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, following Wednesday's shooting in s...

  • Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Legal News Feed 08/26/2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans.It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh...

  • Appeals court won't block ruling on candidate party label

    Appeals court won't block ruling on candidate party label

    Legal News Feed 08/22/2018

    North Carolina Republicans have been dealt another setback in their efforts to remove a state Supreme Court candidate's party affiliation from the ballot.The state Court of Appeals declined Monday to hear the request of GOP legislative leaders to blo...

  • Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer owes unpaid taxes

    Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer owes unpaid taxes

    Legal News Feed 07/03/2018

    The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made "misrepresentations" in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes.Avenatti's former firm, Eagan Avenatti LLP, had ag...

  • The Latest: Trump promises 'great' pick for Supreme Court

    The Latest: Trump promises 'great' pick for Supreme Court

    Legal News Feed 07/01/2018

    President Donald Trump is promising to select a "great" Supreme Court nominee to fill the vacancy of retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.The president said Tuesday at a "Salute to Service" dinner in West Virginia that he "hit a home run" with Justice Ne...

  • Kushner firm seeks court change to keep partners secret

    Kushner firm seeks court change to keep partners secret

    Legal News Feed 02/08/2018

    The family real estate company once run by presidential adviser Jared Kushner is shifting a federal court case to a new venue so it won't have to reveal the identities of foreign partners behind some of its real estate projects.With a deadline approa...

  • Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Legal News Feed 01/26/2018

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn't allowed to keep secret the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties.A U.S. district judge in the state rejected the argument that the privacy...

  • Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

    Thai court drops royal insult charges against academic

    Legal News Feed 01/11/2018

    A Thai military court on Wednesday dropped royal insult charges against an 84-year old historian who questioned whether a Thai king had actually defeated a Burmese adversary in combat on elephant-back over 500 years ago.Sulak Sivaraksa was charged in...

  • Brazilian court revives case against Olympian Ryan Lochte

    Brazilian court revives case against Olympian Ryan Lochte

    Legal News Feed 10/28/2017

    Over the summer, it appeared Ryan Lochte had been cleared of criminal charges in Brazil after he was accused of fabricating a story about getting robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics. On Friday, a decision made by an appeals ...

  • Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Legal News Feed 10/26/2017

    A federal appeals court handed the U.S. government a victory Tuesday in its fight against lawsuits opposing a decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan directed Bro...

  • Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Legal News Feed 10/16/2017

    For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name "5Pointz" — a place where all five New York City boroughs come together — but painters ...