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  • Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Ohio court's visitor center adds plaster cast of Harding

    Top Stories & Analysis 05/19/2018

    A plaster cast used to create a sculpture of President Warren G. Harding found at the Ohio Supreme Court is on display in the building's visitor education center.The likeness was donated by the former president's family.It was used to create the scul...

  •  Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches near homes

    Supreme Court News 05/19/2018

    The Supreme Court is putting limits on the ability of police to search vehicles when they do not have a search warrant.The court sided 8-1 Tuesday with a Virginia man who complained that police walked onto his driveway and pulled back a tarp covering...

  •  New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    Courts and the Judiciary 05/16/2018

    A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case ...

  •  Supreme Court greenlights driver rights in rental car case

    Supreme Court greenlights driver rights in rental car case

    Supreme Court News 05/15/2018

    The Supreme Court said Monday that people who borrow rental cars from friends or family are generally entitled to the same protections against police searches as the authorized driver.The justices ruled unanimously that as a general rule someone who ...

  • An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    An Epic Supreme Court Decision on Employment

    Supreme Court News 05/15/2018

    False dichotomy, meretricious piety, and pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain misdirection are vital arrows in the quiver of any lawyer or judge, no matter of what persuasion. These tricks were on particularly egregious display in Epic Sys...

  • California high court to rule on social media access

    California high court to rule on social media access

    Courts and the Judiciary 05/14/2018

    The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants.The justices are expected to rule Thursday in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest compan...

  • Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Supreme Court News 05/13/2018

    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an ...

  •  Australian cardinal back in court on sex abuse charges

    Australian cardinal back in court on sex abuse charges

    Law Journals 05/04/2018

    Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, arrived Wednesday for an appearance in a Melbourne court where he will eventually stand trial on sexual abuse charges spanning de...

  • Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    Top Stories & Analysis 05/04/2018

    The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary while justices consider whether the measure is unconstitutional sets up a test over Republican lawmakers' efforts to reinstate a law struck d...

  • Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court to hear appeal of Missouri death row inmate

    Supreme Court News 04/22/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the case of a Missouri death row inmate who says his rare medical condition could cause him to choke on his own blood during an execution.The justices said they would hear the appeal of inmate Russell Bucklew...

  • Supreme Court wrestles with administrative law judge case

    Supreme Court wrestles with administrative law judge case

    Law Journals 04/19/2018

    The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with a case brought by a former financial adviser known for his "Buckets of Money" strategy who is challenging the appointment of the administrative law judge who ruled against him.The case involves the Securities an...

  • Taxpayer tab for law firm overseeing Atlantic City hits $4.8M

    Taxpayer tab for law firm overseeing Atlantic City hits $4.8M

    Courts and the Judiciary 04/19/2018

    former Gov. Chris Christie picked to oversee the gambling resort.Records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press show the firm of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi billed the state for $4.8 million going back to the November 2016 takeover of the ga...