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  • Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    Law Journals 04/26/2021

    The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice...

  • Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    Law Journals 09/11/2020

    U.S. President Donald Trump announced at the White House on Wednesday a new list of 20 more candidates he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, which is widely seen as his latest effort to bolster support among conservative voters in the No...

  • Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Court halts police subpoena for media’s protest images

    Law Journals 08/20/2020

    Less than 24 hours before a court order would have required five Seattle media companies to turn over unpublished protest photos and videos to police, the state Supreme Court has granted them a temporary respite. A Washington state Supreme Court comm...

  • Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Bridgegate’ convictions

    Unanimous Supreme Court throws out ‘Bridgegate’ convictions

    Law Journals 05/14/2020

    A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in the “Bridgegate”  scandal that ultimately derailed the 2016 president bid of their ally, then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.The ju...

  • Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

    Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

    Law Journals 04/10/2020

    A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking on procedural grounds.Naason Joaquin Garcia, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mund...

  •  Court lifts part of order blocking Texas abortion ban

    Court lifts part of order blocking Texas abortion ban

    Law Journals 04/10/2020

    A federal appeals court on Friday partially rescinded a lower-court order that had largely blocked the enforcement of an abortion ban in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.By a 2-1 vote, the three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appea...

  • New Mexico courts deem hunter information as public record

    New Mexico courts deem hunter information as public record

    Law Journals 03/16/2020

    The New Mexico Game and Fish Department has been ordered to release information about hunters to individuals who sought the records as part of separate court cases.A state district judge is ordering the agency to turn over the names and addresses of ...

  • Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

    Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

    Law Journals 02/21/2020

    Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.Prime Minister Thomas Thaban...

  • Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

    Law Journals 02/18/2020

    For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues.The court is poised to issue campaign-season decisions in the full bloom of spring in cases dealing with President Donald Trump’s ta...

  • Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

    Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

    Law Journals 02/11/2020

    Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday.Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leani...

  • Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    Law Journals 02/01/2020

    A  key accuser in the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein broke down in tears on the witness stand on Monday during an exhaustive cross-examination over the nature of her relationship with the once-powerful movie mogul.The drama, which ...

  • Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

    Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

    Law Journals 01/18/2020

    The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.The justices agreed Friday to yet another case stemming from President Barack Obama&rs...