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  • UK lawyer fined for defying Heathrow court ruling embargo

    UK lawyer fined for defying Heathrow court ruling embargo

    Top Stories & Analysis 05/11/2021

    A British lawyer and climate campaigner was fined 5,000 pounds ($7,070) on Monday after being convicted of contempt of court for a tweet which broke an embargo on a U.K. Supreme Court judgment over Heathrow Airport’s expansion.Tim Crosland, a d...

  • Judges hear arguments over Census’ contentious privacy tool

    Judges hear arguments over Census’ contentious privacy tool

    Top Stories & Analysis 05/03/2021

    The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people’s information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Monday was going before a judicial panel which must decide i...

  • New Mexico governor appoints judge to court of appeals

    New Mexico governor appoints judge to court of appeals

    Top Stories & Analysis 03/20/2021

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed a judge to the state Court of Appeals to fill a vacancy created by Justice Julie J. Vargas’ appointment to the state Supreme Court.The state’s 4th Judicial District Chief Judge Gerald E...

  • Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

    Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

    Top Stories & Analysis 03/06/2021

    The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have been convicted of a crime to avoid deportation.Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion for a 5-3 conservative majority that ruled against a Mexican citizen who entered the U...

  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton to step down

    Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton to step down

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/12/2021

    Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced Friday that he is stepping down on July 1.Melton said in a statement that he doesn’t yet know what he’ll do next, but that he is exploring opportunities “for the next se...

  • Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    Top Stories & Analysis 11/17/2020

    A Colorado web designer should not have to create wedding websites for same-sex couples under the state's anti-discrimination law because it would amount to forced speech that violates her religious beliefs, a lawyer told an appeals court Monday.Kris...

  • Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    Top Stories & Analysis 10/20/2020

    Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state s...

  •  Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    Top Stories & Analysis 09/13/2020

    The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court th...

  • Germany calls for US to back off from world court sanctions

    Germany calls for US to back off from world court sanctions

    Top Stories & Analysis 09/03/2020

    Germany on Friday added its voice to criticism of U.S. sanctions against two top officials of the International Criminal Court, appealing to Washington to withdraw the measures and describing them as “a serious mistake.”The comments by Fo...

  • 9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

    9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

    Top Stories & Analysis 08/15/2020

    A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.“Even ...

  • New Orleans councilman, attorney plead not guilty to fraud

    New Orleans councilman, attorney plead not guilty to fraud

    Top Stories & Analysis 07/15/2020

    New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams and an attorney in his law firm pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges on Friday.Williams, 47, and Nicole Burdett, 39, appeared remotely before a federal magistrate judge and entered their pl...

  •  High court declines to revisit immigrant issue during virus

    High court declines to revisit immigrant issue during virus

    Top Stories & Analysis 04/27/2020

    The Supreme Court on Friday declined a request by states who cited the coronavirus pandemic in asking the justices to reverse course and temporarily halt a Trump administration policy that makes it harder for legal immigrants to become permanent resi...