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  • Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Legal Review 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place a court decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices accused of corruption.The case was one of a long list of those the Supreme Court announced i...

  • Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok

    Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok

    Legal Review 04/24/2019

    An Indian court on Wednesday lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used to host obscene videos.Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar warned TikTok that...

  • Supreme Court tosses $315 million award in USS Cole lawsuit

    Supreme Court tosses $315 million award in USS Cole lawsuit

    Legal Review 03/22/2019

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a nearly $315 million judgment against Sudan stemming from the USS Cole bombing, saying Sudan hadn't properly been notified of the lawsuit.The justices ruled 8-1 that notice of the lawsuit should have been maile...

  • California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    Legal Review 01/13/2019

    A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.Judge Haywood Gilliam previously blocked an interi...

  • Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Legal Review 12/16/2018

    Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his ...

  • European court: Russia's ban on LGBT rallies violates rights

    European court: Russia's ban on LGBT rallies violates rights

    Legal Review 12/07/2018

    The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia's continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights.Judges at the court based in the eastern French city o...

  • Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Stand-ins to decide who sits on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Legal Review 09/24/2018

    A group of judicial stand-ins representing West Virginia's Supreme Court was hearing challenges Monday to GOP Gov. Jim Justice's appointments of two Republican politicians to replace two departed justices.Democrats have called the impeachments that i...

  • Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Legal Review 09/22/2018

    White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.But as Kavanaugh's nomination hung in the balance, Trump ...

  • Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Legal Review 06/22/2018

    A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.Immigratio...

  •  California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    Legal Review 02/24/2018

    A Southern California couple suspected of starving and shackling some of their 13 children pleaded not guilty Friday to new charges of child abuse.David and Louise Turpin previously entered not-guilty pleas to torture and a raft of other charges and ...

  • Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    Legal Review 02/02/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades ago.Justices issued a stay Thursday night, the same evening th...

  • Analysis: Outside groups may factor in Arkansas court race

    Analysis: Outside groups may factor in Arkansas court race

    Legal Review 01/30/2018

    Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson lost her bid to run the state's highest court two years ago after coming under fire from conservative groups that spent big on mailers and TV ads targeting her. Two years earlier, David Sterling was def...

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