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  • Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

    Supreme Court leaves Kentucky’s ultrasound law in place

    National News 12/08/2019

    The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. Enfo...

  • As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

    As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

    National News 12/02/2019

    President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiat...

  • California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

    California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

    National News 11/19/2019

    President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squa...

  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    National News 10/13/2019

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.But the mere fact...

  • Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    National News 09/27/2019

    Prosecutors have asked the Netherlands' Supreme Court to clarify legal matters in a landmark euthanasia case, saying Thursday they want to lay down unambiguous jurisprudence for the future.The Public Prosecution Service said by instituting "cassation...

  • Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    National News 09/24/2019

    Bulgaria's highest court says it will look into a petition by the chief prosecutor to revoke the parole by a lower court to an Australian man convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl.The Supreme Court of Cassation announc...

  • Buffalo Chip takes quest to become town before Supreme Court

    Buffalo Chip takes quest to become town before Supreme Court

    National News 09/20/2019

    The South Dakota Supreme Court will once again hear oral arguments in Buffalo Chip's quest to become a municipality, after a lower court ruled in February that the popular motorcycle rally campground near Sturgis must be dissolved as a town.The Rapid...

  • Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot

    Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot

    National News 08/14/2019

    Mexico’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s Health Department to set regulations complying with a law allowing medical use of marijuana and derivatives.The law took effect in June 2017 but has yet to be put into practice.The high cou...

  • The Latest: Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question

    The Latest: Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question

    National News 06/29/2019

    The Supreme Court is forbidding President Donald Trump’s administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now. The court says the Trump administration’s explanation for wanting to add the question was “more o...

  • NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling

    NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling

    National News 06/27/2019

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled federal courts aren’t the place to settle partisan gerrymandering disputes, opponents of North Carolina’s district maps are putting their hopes in state courts.An election reform group, the state ...

  • Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    National News 06/14/2019

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute.The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a syst...

  • Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

    Nissan ex-chair Ghosn appeal on extended detention rejected

    National News 04/17/2019

    Japan's top court said Thursday it has rejected an appeal by former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's lawyers against his extended detention after his fourth arrest on allegations of financial misconduct.The decision upholds the extension of his detenti...

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