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  • Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

    Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit

    Courts and the Judiciary 08/17/2019

    A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage.Players sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several...

  • 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...

  •  Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot

    Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot

    Courts and the Judiciary 08/13/2019

    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...

  • Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program

    Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program

    Law Journals 08/11/2019

    Raising the stakes in a standoff over women’s health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will leave the federal family planning program within days unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patie...

  • Swedish court temporarily frees A$AP Rocky from jail

    Swedish court temporarily frees A$AP Rocky from jail

    Courts and the Judiciary 08/07/2019

    The bodyguard of A$AP Rocky has told a Swedish court that the strange behavior and the "glossy" eyes of the man that the American rapper and his entourage are accused of assaulting in June alerted him that something was not right.Timothy Leon William...

  •  Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

    Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

    Legal Events 07/26/2019

    The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday ...

  •  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 ...

  • Bulgaria court recognizes gay marriage in landmark case

    Bulgaria court recognizes gay marriage in landmark case

    Law Journals 07/21/2019

    A court in Bulgaria has ruled in favor of a same-sex couple who married in France, in a case that recognized gay marriage for the first time in the conservative country.Australian citizen Kristina Palma, who married Mariama Dialo of France in 2016, w...

  • Meek Mill’s conviction thrown out, granted new trial

    Meek Mill’s conviction thrown out, granted new trial

    Supreme Court News 07/17/2019

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday overturned rapper Meek Mill’s conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept the rapper on probation for a decade and made him a celebrity crusader for criminal justice reform.The unanimous three-judge...

  • Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Legal Events 07/13/2019

    A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled on Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, to the jubilation of international supporters who had championed for years the defendant...

  • Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Courts and the Judiciary 07/13/2019

    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last we...

  •  Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    National News 07/08/2019

    President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to sile...