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  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    Courts and the Judiciary 10/13/2019

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.But the mere fact...

  • Supreme Court to begin new term: About the top cases

    Supreme Court to begin new term: About the top cases

    Courts and the Judiciary 10/07/2019

    The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election.President Donald Trump first announced his intention in 2017 t...

  • Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Top Stories & Analysis 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place a court decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices accused of corruption.The case was one of a long list of those the Supreme Court announced i...

  • Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    Courts and the Judiciary 09/30/2019

    Sacramento Kings first-year coach Luke Walton says he is focused on his team and not worried about a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.Walton spoke publicly Friday at Kings media day for the first time since a former sportscaster filed a civil s...

  • Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    Courts and the Judiciary 09/27/2019

    Prosecutors have asked the Netherlands' Supreme Court to clarify legal matters in a landmark euthanasia case, saying Thursday they want to lay down unambiguous jurisprudence for the future.The Public Prosecution Service said by instituting "cassation...

  • Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    Top Stories & Analysis 09/24/2019

    Bulgaria's highest court says it will look into a petition by the chief prosecutor to revoke the parole by a lower court to an Australian man convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl.The Supreme Court of Cassation announc...

  • Transgender woman in Supreme Court case 'happy being me'

    Transgender woman in Supreme Court case 'happy being me'

    Legal Exams 09/24/2019

    Aimee Stephens lost her job at a suburban Detroit funeral home and she could lose her Supreme Court case over discrimination against transgender people. Amid her legal fight, her health is failing.But seven years after Stephens thought seriously of s...

  • Buffalo Chip takes quest to become town before Supreme Court

    Buffalo Chip takes quest to become town before Supreme Court

    Courts and the Judiciary 09/20/2019

    The South Dakota Supreme Court will once again hear oral arguments in Buffalo Chip's quest to become a municipality, after a lower court ruled in February that the popular motorcycle rally campground near Sturgis must be dissolved as a town.The Rapid...

  • Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Courts and the Judiciary 09/10/2019

    A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.The Special Tribunal ...

  • Court rules Rams lawsuit can be heard in St. Louis courtroom

    Court rules Rams lawsuit can be heard in St. Louis courtroom

    Courts and the Judiciary 09/04/2019

    The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a lawsuit filed over the Rams' departure from St. Louis will be heard in a St. Louis courtroom, a defeat for the NFL team's owner who sought to send the case to arbitration.The court issued its ruling Tuesday...

  • Cock-a-doodle-doo! French rooster crows over court win

    Cock-a-doodle-doo! French rooster crows over court win

    Headline Legal News 08/30/2019

    Maurice the rooster can keep crowing, a French court ruled Thursday, as it rejected a complaint from neighbors who sued over noise nuisance.Maurice’s case and several other lawsuits against the sounds of church bells, cow bells, cicadas and the...

  • Louisiana high court rejects ‘NOLA No-Call’ suit against NFL

    Louisiana high court rejects ‘NOLA No-Call’ suit against NFL

    Legal Exams 08/20/2019

    A New Orleans Saints fan’s lawsuit against the NFL and game officials over the failure to call a crucial penalty against the Los Angeles Rams in a January playoff game was dismissed Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court.The ruling appeared to b...