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  • 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...

  • Wisconsin court sets argument date for stay-at-home lawsuit

    Wisconsin court sets argument date for stay-at-home lawsuit

    Headline Legal News 05/03/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced Friday that it will hear oral arguments early next week in a lawsuit seeking to block Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order.The justices ruled 6-1 to accept the case and scheduled oral arguments fo...

  • Court issues temporary restraining order on Gov. Kelly's order

    Court issues temporary restraining order on Gov. Kelly's order

    Headline Legal News 04/19/2020

    A federal judge issued a limited temporary restraining order on Governor Kelly's order banning religious gatherings of ten or more people. The ruling was made by Judge John W. Broomes Saturday evening.Kelly responded, saying, "This is not about relig...

  • Kansas' high court rules for governor on religious services

    Kansas' high court rules for governor on religious services

    Headline Legal News 04/12/2020

    The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Saturday that a Republican-dominated legislative panel exceeded its authority when it tried to overturn the Democratic governor’s executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 people durin...

  • Arkansas candidate's political ties targeted in court race

    Arkansas candidate's political ties targeted in court race

    Headline Legal News 02/22/2020

    The race for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court is technically nonpartisan, but the close ties of one of the two main candidates to the state Republican Party. Barbara Webb, chief administrative law judge for the Arkansas Workers Compensation Commi...

  • UK parents lose court appeal to keep baby on life support

    UK parents lose court appeal to keep baby on life support

    Headline Legal News 02/11/2020

    The parents of a baby declared brain dead by doctors have lost the latest round of a legal battle in Britain’s courts to keep him on life support.Britain’s Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an attempt by Karwan Ali and Shokhan Namiq to o...

  • WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    Headline Legal News 02/06/2020

    The World Anti-Doping Agency wants a rare public hearing for sport’s highest court to judge a four-year slate of punishments faced by Russia for persistent cheating.The Court of Arbitration for Sport is preparing a hearing expected within weeks...

  • Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    Headline Legal News 01/23/2020

    A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans.A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit...

  • Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Headline Legal News 01/23/2020

    The Arizona Supreme Court released a decision Thursday in a case that determined if a woman can use her frozen embryos to have a baby even if her ex-husband disagrees.A trial court had ruled against Torres, saying the contract she and her then-boyfri...

  • Mother of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts dies at age 90

    Mother of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts dies at age 90

    Headline Legal News 01/05/2020

    Rosemary Roberts, the mother of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, has died. She was 90. A spokeswoman for the court said Rosemary Roberts died Saturday. Roberts was born Rosemary Podrasky in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and married John G. Robert...

  • Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    Headline Legal News 12/29/2019

    The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that drivers must use their signal every time they turn or change lanes on a roadway.Thursday’s ruling reverses a Court of Appeals ruling that said a signal is required only when public safety is af...

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