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  • Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

    Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

    Top Stories & Analysis 08/16/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration.The ruling...

  •  Louisiana judge orders man's mouth taped for interruptions

    Louisiana judge orders man's mouth taped for interruptions

    Top Stories & Analysis 07/25/2019

    Court logs show a Louisiana district court judge ordered a man's mouth be taped shut for repeatedly interrupting proceedings.The Acadiana Advocate reports Michael C. Duhon was being sentenced July 18 for theft and money laundering.Court minutes show ...

  • Justices won’t revive Alabama ban on abortion procedure

    Justices won’t revive Alabama ban on abortion procedure

    Top Stories & Analysis 06/23/2019

    The Supreme Court won’t revive Alabama’s attempt to ban the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions after the measure was blocked by lower courts.The justices on Friday rejected the state’s appeal and declined to ...

  • Wisconsin court says gun site not liable in spa shooting

    Wisconsin court says gun site not liable in spa shooting

    Top Stories & Analysis 05/01/2019

    The state Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging a firearms website that enabled a man to illegally purchase the pistol he used in a mass shooting at a suburban Milwaukee spa six years ago is liable in the killings, ruling that federal la...

  • Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Top Stories & Analysis 04/02/2019

    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...

  • Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota's high court

    Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota's high court

    Top Stories & Analysis 03/26/2019

    An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the North Dakota Supreme Court.The National Parks Conservation Association argued in its Wednesday filing that an air quality...

  • Demonstrators gather for Heathrow expansion court challenge

    Demonstrators gather for Heathrow expansion court challenge

    Top Stories & Analysis 03/07/2019

    A challenge against British government plans to expand Heathrow Airport through the construction of a third runway has begun in one of the country's highest courts.A coalition of local councils, environmentalists and London residents claim the govern...

  • Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/25/2019

    The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertai...

  • Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    Former Sen. Barringer to run for North Carolina high court

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/06/2019

    Candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court continue to grow with two or three seats on the ballot next year due to Chief Justice Mark Martin's impending resignation.Former state Sen. Tamara Barringer of Cary told supporters Tuesday she would see...

  • Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/03/2019

    A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in recent years.The court in Oryol found Dennis Christensen guilty...

  • High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/02/2019

    The involuntary manslaughter conviction of a young woman who encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself was upheld Wednesday by Massachusetts' highest court.The Supreme Judicial Court agreed with a lower court judge who ...

  • Ginsburg makes 1st public appearance since cancer surgery

    Ginsburg makes 1st public appearance since cancer surgery

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/01/2019

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making her first public appearance since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December.The 85-year-old Ginsburg is attending a concert at a museum a few blocks from the White House that is being given by her ...