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  • Idaho Supreme Court overturns tougher ballot initiative law

    Idaho Supreme Court overturns tougher ballot initiative law

    Legal News Feed 08/26/2021

    The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected a new law designed to make it harder for voters to get initiatives on the ballot, saying the legislation was so restrictive that it violated a fundamental right under the state’s constitution. The ruling iss...

  • Most virus-related restrictions lifted for Kentucky courts

    Most virus-related restrictions lifted for Kentucky courts

    Legal News Feed 05/18/2021

    Kentucky’s Supreme Court has ended most coronavirus-related restrictions for the state’s court system effective immediately, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. said Tuesday. The high court entered administrative orders eliminating most heal...

  • Kentucky court proceedings to be held remotely through May 1

    Kentucky court proceedings to be held remotely through May 1

    Legal News Feed 03/28/2020

    The Kentucky Supreme Court issued a new order closing judicial facilities to in-person services and postponing eviction filings.The changes strengthen the court's order a couple of weeks ago and restrict dockets, jury trials and jury service during t...

  • Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

    Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

    Legal News Feed 02/02/2020

    A Spanish court has raised the sentence against a former bank president found guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country.The Madrid court announced the decision Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined ex-Bankinter ...

  • WVa AG's help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal

    WVa AG's help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal

    Legal News Feed 01/03/2019

    Three months after a ruling halted the impeachment process involving most of West Virginia's Supreme Court justices, the state Senate president is seeking a second opinion.Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Friday at the annual Legislative Lookah...

  • 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...

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