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  •  Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

    Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

    Headline Legal News 07/12/2020

    The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination.In both ...

  • High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases

    High court won't hear abortion clinic 'buffer zone' cases

    Legal Review 07/02/2020

    The Supreme Court on Thursday turned away pleas from anti-abortion activists to make it easier for them to protest outside clinics, declining to wade back into the abortion debate just days after striking down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clin...

  • Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Focused Practice 06/27/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.Chief ...

  • What Supreme Court? Trump's HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

    What Supreme Court? Trump's HHS pushes LGBT health rollback

    Headline Legal News 06/20/2020

    The Trump administration Friday moved forward with a rule that rolls back health care protections for transgender people, even as the Supreme Court barred sex discrimination against LGBT individuals on the job. The rule from the Department of Health ...

  • UConn student fugitive in court on murder charge, police say

    UConn student fugitive in court on murder charge, police say

    Headline Legal News 06/12/2020

    A University of Connecticut student, who police say used a machete to kill a man, fatally shot a high school acquaintance, and then spent six days as a fugitive,  will be arraigned Friday on murder and other charges, authorities said.Peter Manfr...

  • Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Headline Legal News 06/07/2020

    The first of several Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday got underway against a backdrop of possible clashes between demonstrators and police in Sydney, after a court sided with police that the gathering posed too much risk for s...

  • Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    National News 06/02/2020

    A group of elected officials in southwest Virginia violated the state's open government law during meetings about dissolving a public library system, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case long delayed by a lawmaker's use of a privile...

  • Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    National News 05/24/2020

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lashing out at Israel’s justice system, saying his trial on corruption charges is an attempt to “depose” him. Prime Minister Benjamin spoke Sunday as he arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse ...

  • Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    Headline Legal News 05/24/2020

    An appeals court has upheld California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a split ruling that found that government’s emergency powers override what in normal times would be fundamental ...

  • Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    Headline Legal News 05/17/2020

    Lawyers for Indiana’s attorney general are arguing he has the legal right to remain in office even while serving a 30-day suspension of his law license for groping four women. The arguments filed Friday with the state Supreme Court come after R...

  • Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

    Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

    Practice Legal News 05/14/2020

    A young black man filmed by a security camera walking through a home under construction in December and in February may have stopped at the site for a drink of water, according to an attorney for the homeowner thrust into the investigation of the fat...

  • Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan

    Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan

    Lawyer News 05/07/2020

    Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright warned on Thursday that the U.S. lacks a plan to produce and fairly distribute a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. The nation could face “the darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act ...

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