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  • Suit seeks to have mail-in votes lacking dates counted

    Suit seeks to have mail-in votes lacking dates counted

    US Court Alerts 11/05/2022

    Several Pennsylvania groups represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed suit in federal court seeking to have votes from mail-in or absentee ballots counted even if they lack proper dates on their return envelopes.The suit filed Frid...

  • India’s top court split on school ban on Muslim headscarves

    India’s top court split on school ban on Muslim headscarves

    US Court Alerts 10/11/2022

    Two judges on India’s top court on Thursday differed over a ban on the wearing of the hijab, a headscarf used by Muslim women, in educational institutions and referred the sensitive issue to a larger bench of three or more judges to settle.Just...

  • Court rejects request to rehear gender dysphoria case

    Court rejects request to rehear gender dysphoria case

    US Court Alerts 10/05/2022

    A federal appeals court on Friday denied a request to rehear a case that found that gender dysphoria is a condition covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.In August, a three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

  • Biden taps Montana law professor to be 9th Circuit judge

    Biden taps Montana law professor to be 9th Circuit judge

    US Court Alerts 09/02/2022

    President Joe Biden nominated has nominated a University of Montana law professor to be a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Anthony Johnstone is a former solicitor for the state of Montana who has taught at the University of Montana sinc...

  • Thai court asked to rule if prime minister must step down

    Thai court asked to rule if prime minister must step down

    US Court Alerts 08/28/2022

    Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Monday received a petition from opposition lawmakers seeking a ruling on whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reached the legal limit on how long he can remain in office.The petition, signed by 171 mem...

  • Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

    Court sets fall arguments on trans youth treatment ban

    US Court Alerts 08/04/2022

    A federal appeals court will hear arguments in November over Alabama’s efforts to outlaw the use of gender-affirming medications to treat transgender minors.Alabama is asking a federal appeals court to lift an injunction and let it enforce a la...

  • South Carolina’s 6-week abortion ban can continue for now

    South Carolina’s 6-week abortion ban can continue for now

    US Court Alerts 07/27/2022

    South Carolina can continue enforcing its six-week abortion ban after a judge on Tuesday denied a request to temporarily block it amid a legal battle that is now headed to the state Supreme Court.Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended the federal right t...

  • Pakistani court orders probe into ex-minister’s arrest

    Pakistani court orders probe into ex-minister’s arrest

    US Court Alerts 05/22/2022

    A court in Pakistan’s capital has ordered an investigation into the controversial arrest of a former human rights minister over a decades old land dispute.Chief Justice Ather Minallah of the Islamabad High Court late Saturday ordered the probe ...

  • New lawsuit seeks reinstatement of NY congressional maps

    New lawsuit seeks reinstatement of NY congressional maps

    US Court Alerts 05/03/2022

    A group of New York voters asked a federal court Monday to reinstate Congressional district maps tossed out by state judges last week because they were gerrymandered to favor Democrats.The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan, argued that even if those maps w...

  • Live updates: NATO leader rules out no-fly zone over Ukraine

    Live updates: NATO leader rules out no-fly zone over Ukraine

    US Court Alerts 03/16/2022

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has categorically ruled out any role for the military organization in setting up and policing a no-fly zone over Ukraine to protect against Russian airstrikes. Stoltenberg says “NATO should not deploy for...

  • Court: Mask rule OK at Iowa schools with disabled students

    Court: Mask rule OK at Iowa schools with disabled students

    US Court Alerts 01/29/2022

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed the state of Iowa to enforce a law that prevents local schools from imposing mask mandates, except for schools attended by students whose disabilities make them more vulnerable to severe illness if they get ...

  • Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

    Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

    US Court Alerts 01/26/2022

    An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. The Republican’s positive test was announced in court just as jury selection ...

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