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  • Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

    Headline Legal News 09/21/2020

    Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus.The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg jol...

  • Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    Headline Legal News 09/17/2020

    The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will start its new term next month the way it ended the last one, with arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic and live audio available to the public.With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

  • Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    Headline Legal News 09/09/2020

    The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled law enforcement officers cannot use cameras and drones for aerial searches of property without a warrant.The court acknowledged police have a legal right to fly over property, but the use of observational technol...

  • Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

    Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

    Headline Legal News 09/05/2020

    The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday rejected as unconstitutional former Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to use bonding to pay Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit obligations. The court, in a written ruling, said the plan, which was approved by the...

  • DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    Headline Legal News 09/03/2020

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis exceeded his authority by appointing a constitutionally ineligible person to the Florida Supreme Court, but the high court said in a ruling Thursday that it won't undo the appointment.State Rep. Geraldine Thompson asked the ...

  • 9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

    9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

    Headline Legal News 08/15/2020

    A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.“Even ...

  • Oklahoma high court: Governor overstepped with tribal deal

    Oklahoma high court: Governor overstepped with tribal deal

    Headline Legal News 07/23/2020

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he reached a casino gambling agreement with two Native American tribes, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.In a 7-1 decision, the high court determined the compacts Stitt signed with the Com...

  • Given a chance, Trump would push court pick before election

    Given a chance, Trump would push court pick before election

    Headline Legal News 07/19/2020

    President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have tried to make it clear: Given the chance, they would push through a Supreme Court nominee should a vacancy occur before Election Day.The issue has taken on new immediacy with the ...

  •  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 ...

  • 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...

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