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  • Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    Court eyes Massachusetts church-state dispute

    US Court Alerts 09/13/2017

    An attorney says a Massachusetts town should not be barred from giving public funds to support the restoration of a historic building just because it happens to be a church. Nina Pickering-Cook told Massachusetts' highest court on Thursday that commu...

  • S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

    S. Korean court says worker's rare disease linked to Samsung

    US Court Alerts 08/31/2017

    South Korea's Supreme Court said a former worker in a Samsung LCD factory who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should be recognized as having an occupationally caused disease, overturning lower court verdicts that held a lack of evidence against...

  • Dispute over rights to Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan goes to court

    Dispute over rights to Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan goes to court

    US Court Alerts 08/30/2017

    Tom Clancy's widow wants a court to rule that the author's estate is the exclusive owner of the rights to his famous character Jack Ryan. News media outlets report that Alexandra Clancy's lawsuit says that the author's estate should be the sole benef...

  • Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    Otter appoints new justice to Idaho Supreme Court

    US Court Alerts 08/28/2017

    Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed Twin Falls judge Richard Bevan to the state's highest court. Otter announced Tuesday that Bevan — currently the 5th Judicial District's administrative judge — will replace retiring Idaho Supreme Court Justi...

  • Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    US Court Alerts 08/28/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday temporarily halted enforcement of a lower-court ruling that required two Texas congressional districts to be redrawn. Responding to an appeal by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Alito halted action ...

  • Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    Top NC court weighs lawmakers stripping of governor's powers

    US Court Alerts 08/26/2017

    North Carolina's highest court on Monday tackled the question of how far the Republican-led legislature can go to minimize new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's ability to pursue goals that helped him get elected last year by reshaping state government. T...

  • Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    Court file: Michigan girl who killed toddler heard voices

    US Court Alerts 08/21/2017

    Court documents say an 8-year-old girl accused of killing a toddler at a home daycare in western Michigan earlier this year suffers from "serious mental health" issues, including hearing a demon's voice. The Department of Health and Human Services fi...

  • French Designer Wins Court Case in Dispute with Brad Pitt

    French Designer Wins Court Case in Dispute with Brad Pitt

    US Court Alerts 08/18/2017

    A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared. But designer Odile Soudant isn’t stopping there. She says her business wen...

  • A Supreme Court pharma case deals consumers a big loss

    A Supreme Court pharma case deals consumers a big loss

    US Court Alerts 08/14/2017

    In the war being waged by large corporations against individual rights — and, yes, it is a war — a potentially decisive battle was recently fought. It will come as little surprise to any informed observer of American society that it was not the littl...

  • North Carolina Court to Rule on Law on Gov's Elections Role

    North Carolina Court to Rule on Law on Gov's Elections Role

    US Court Alerts 07/21/2017

    North Carolina's highest court is speeding up a final decision on whether Republican legislators could strip down the election oversight powers of the state's new Democratic governor. The state Supreme Court said Wednesday it will take up Gov. Roy Co...

  • Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

    US Court Alerts 07/20/2017

    The Idaho Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's contentious veto of legislation repealing the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries. The high court's decision comes after 30 state lawmakers filed a lawsuit claiming Otter took t...

  • Pakistan's opposition calls on court to oust prime minister

    Pakistan's opposition calls on court to oust prime minister

    US Court Alerts 07/16/2017

    Opposition parties in Pakistan on Monday called on the Supreme Court to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office after an investigation found that he and his family possess wealth exceeding their known sources of income. The investigation is li...