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  • Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    U.S. Court News 12/13/2018

    Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza,...

  • Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Labor & Employment 12/12/2018

    A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.A three-judge panel of ...

  • The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    Criminal Law 12/09/2018

    Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced for crimes including a hush-money payment to the performer.Michael Avenatti represented Daniels in a legal dispute with Cohen in which she sought to be released from the non-disclosure agreement.Avenatti has...

  •  The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    Legal World 12/06/2018

    The Supreme Court seems very likely to rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The outcome could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth o...

  • Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Legal Analysis 12/04/2018

    Alec Baldwin appeared in a New York court on Monday after being accused of striking a man in the face over a parking space.The 60-year-old actor said nothing as he was arraigned on misdemeanor and violation-level charges. He has previously stated tha...

  • Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Criminal Law 12/03/2018

    charitable foundation to further his business and political interests.Trump's lawyer Alan Futerfas said a judge's decision to reject his bid to have the lawsuit thrown out "means only that the case goes forward."State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Sc...

  •  Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    Legal Analysis 12/01/2018

    The tiny balloon was supposed to stretch open a blocked artery on Charles Riegel's diseased heart. Instead, when the doctor inflated the balloon, it burst.The patient went on life support but survived. His lawsuit against the manufacturer of that art...

  • Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Legal Analysis 12/01/2018

    Quoting the Cincinnati Reds’ long-time play-by-play announcer, the Ohio Supreme Court declared Tuesday that “this one belongs to the Reds.”The state’s high court ruled 5-2 that the Major League Baseball franchise is exempt fro...

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

    European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    U.S. Court News 11/26/2018

    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...

  •  Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

    Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

    Criminal Law 11/21/2018

    Poland's ruling party has submitted a draft law to parliament that would reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced into early retirement. The development comes a month after the European Union's top court ordered Poland to immediately s...

  • 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...

  •  New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Headline News 11/18/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...