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  • 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 ...

  • Court tosses NY case that could have expanded gun rights

    Court tosses NY case that could have expanded gun rights

    Lawyer News 04/26/2020

    The Supreme Court sidestepped a major decision on gun rights Monday in a dispute over New York City’s former ban on transporting guns.The justices threw out a challenge from gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association’s Ne...

  • Court allows medication abortions in Texas during pandemic

    Court allows medication abortions in Texas during pandemic

    Lawyer News 04/16/2020

    A federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, in which pills are taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last month that bar...

  • Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Lawyer News 04/03/2019

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president’s anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudic...

  • Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Lawyer News 11/27/2018

    Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Games, should still be considered an Olympic champion despite having been stripped of his medals because of doping. A CAS r...

  • Missouri court lets redistricting initiative go to voters

    Missouri court lets redistricting initiative go to voters

    Lawyer News 09/19/2018

    A Missouri appeals court panel cleared the way Friday for voters to decide a November ballot initiative that could shake up of the state Legislature by requiring districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness" and imposing new lobbying limits.Th...

  •  Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Court may reconsider ruling on police deadly force measure

    Lawyer News 08/31/2018

    The question of whether Washington voters will have their say on a measure designed to make it easier to prosecute police for negligent shootings might not be over after all.One day after ruling that Initiative 940 should appear on the November ballo...

  • Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Lawyer News 08/27/2018

    Israel's Supreme Court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to three years in prison for securities fraud.The court ruled Wednesday that former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner will begin serving his pr...

  • Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Lawyer News 05/22/2018

    Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,80...

  •  Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

    Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

    Lawyer News 03/14/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that whistleblower protections passed by Congress after the 2008 financial crisis only apply to people who report problems to the government, not more broadly.The justices said that a part of the Dodd-Frank Act that ...

  • Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Pennsylvania congressional map battle lands in Supreme Court

    Lawyer News 02/24/2018

    A request by Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop a new congressional map from being implemented is now in the hands of the nation's highest court.The filing made late Wednesday asked Justice Samuel Alito to intervene, saying th...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court primary will leave just two

    Wisconsin Supreme Court primary will leave just two

    Lawyer News 02/12/2018

    The latest battle over the ideological balance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court plays out in the Feb. 20 primary, where one of three candidates will be eliminated a head of a spring election.Partisan politics have weighed heavy over weeks of campaignin...

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