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  • Tenino man pleads guilty to child pornography

    Tenino man pleads guilty to child pornography

    Legal World 12/30/2013

    The U.S. attorney's office says a Tenino man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Tacoma to possession of child pornography. As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors are recommending a four-year prison term when 47-year-old James Donald Mobley i...

  • Indian gay activists protest top court's ruling

    Indian gay activists protest top court's ruling

    Legal World 12/16/2013

    Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by India's top court to uphold a law that criminalizes gay sex. India's Supreme Court last week reversed a landmark 2009 ...

  • Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

    Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

    Legal World 11/22/2013

    A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state's clinics to stop providing abortions. The justices voted 5-4 to leave in effect a provisi...

  • Spain court rejects handing pedophile to Morocco

    Spain court rejects handing pedophile to Morocco

    Legal World 11/18/2013

    Spain's National Court has ruled against extraditing back to Morocco a convicted Spanish pedophile whose release triggered protests in the North African country. A court statement Monday said Daniel Galvan Vina would not be handed back because under ...

  • Ride Operator Due in Court Over NC Fair Injuries

    Ride Operator Due in Court Over NC Fair Injuries

    Legal World 10/29/2013

    A ride operator is due in court Monday to face criminal charges after five people were injured at the North Carolina State Fair. Ride operator Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow, 46, of Quitman, Ga., faces three criminal counts of assault with a deadly weapon ...

  • Petters returning to court, seeks less prison time

    Petters returning to court, seeks less prison time

    Legal World 10/23/2013

    Convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters returns to federal court this week to try to shorten his 50-year prison term. The attempt to get 20 years removed might be Petters' last chance to go after a lighter sentence for a $3.65 billion Ponzi schem...

  • Gov. Rick Scott seeks Supreme Court review of worker drug test

    Gov. Rick Scott seeks Supreme Court review of worker drug test

    Legal World 09/23/2013

    Gov. Rick Scott intends to take his fight for random drug tests of tens of thousands of state employees all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a lawyer for the Republican governor told a federal judge Thursday. But Charles Trippe, who was previously ...

  • Court asked to uphold BP settlement approval

    Court asked to uphold BP settlement approval

    Legal World 09/09/2013

    Plaintiffs' attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP following the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked a federal appeals court to uphold a judge's approval of the deal. Only a "paltry few objectors" have raised the "narrow...

  • Court sides with Yahoo in data collection case

    Court sides with Yahoo in data collection case

    Legal World 07/18/2013

    Yahoo has won a court fight that could help the public learn more about the government's efforts to obtain data from Internet users. The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which reviews government requests to spy on individuals, ruled Mond...

  • Pakistan court summons anti-corruption boss

    Pakistan court summons anti-corruption boss

    Legal World 02/01/2013

    Pakistan's top court has summoned the government's anti-corruption chief over a letter he wrote criticizing the tribunal's judges. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Thursday issued a court order for the anti-corruption chief, Fasih Bokhari, to appea...

  • Benefits fight brings lesbian couple to high court

    Benefits fight brings lesbian couple to high court

    Legal World 11/26/2012

    Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she applied to add her spouse to her employer-sponsored health care plan, a move that would save the couple thousands of dollars...

  • High court won't block early voting in Ohio

    High court won't block early voting in Ohio

    Legal World 10/18/2012

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for voters in the battleground state of Ohio to cast ballots on the three days before Election Day, giving Democrats and President Barack Obama's campaign a victory three weeks before the election. The cou...

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