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  • Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction

    Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction

    Lawyer News 12/13/2017

    Georgia's highest court has reversed it own recent decision and restored the murder conviction of a woman whose husband shot and killed a police officer. The Georgia Supreme Court issued a new opinion Monday that upholds Lisa Ann Lebis' felony murder...

  • Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate

    Greek high court to rule on Russian bitcoin suspect's fate

    Business Law 12/13/2017

    Greece's Supreme Court is due to rule whether to allow the extradition of a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin. Alexander Vinnik appeared at t...

  • UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

    UK banker back in Hong Kong court for murder appeal

    Criminal Law 12/12/2017

    A British banker sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome slayings of two Indonesian women appeared in a Hong Kong court on Tuesday to appeal his conviction. Lawyers for Rurik Jutting made their case in the semiautonomous Chinese city's Court of ...

  • Schimel asks Supreme Court to block Evers' request

    Schimel asks Supreme Court to block Evers' request

    Law & Politics 12/10/2017

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the state Supreme Court to block state Superintendent Tony Evers from getting his own attorney in a lawsuit challenging his office's powers. Schimel late Monday asked the court to reject Evers' reques...

  • Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

    Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

    Lawyer News 12/08/2017

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that a federal employment discrimination law doesn't protect a person against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The court on Monday declined to take up the question of whether...

  • Travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia

    Travel ban is headed back to a federal appeals court in Virginia

    Environmental 12/04/2017

    Thirteen judges on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be asked to decide if the ban violates the constitution by discriminating against Muslims, as opponents say, or is necessary to protect national security, as the Trump administration says....

  • Idaho man upset with court tries to crash into courthouse

    Idaho man upset with court tries to crash into courthouse

    Law Firm Blogs 12/04/2017

    Authorities say an Idaho man tried to crash a car into a courthouse in downtown Boise because he was upset with the court system. The Ada County Sheriff's office says 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith drove toward the courthouse in the state's ca...

  • Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Lawyer Blogs 12/02/2017

    An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked the state from issuing any birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents. Pulaski County Circuit...

  • Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Court Alerts 11/28/2017

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected hearing a case that challenges the use of Confederate imagery in the Mississippi state flag. Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Mississippi, argued that the flag represents "an official endorsement of...

  • Walker signs bill inspired by cabin-owners' court fight

    Walker signs bill inspired by cabin-owners' court fight

    Legal News Center 11/28/2017

    Just five months after an adverse ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court had her in tears, Donna Murr was celebrating Monday after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a bill that gives Wisconsin property owners more rights. The Murr family fought for more ...

  • Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas

    Court: Stress no grounds for rescinding guilty pleas

    Attorney Blogs 11/26/2017

    An appeals court in Chicago says a lower court in Indiana was right to refuse to permit a couple to rescind their guilty pleas in a tax case on grounds their prosecution caused them severe stress. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said stress was...

  • Court: Colorado county wrongly OK’d asphalt plant near homes

    Court: Colorado county wrongly OK’d asphalt plant near homes

    Attorney Blogs 11/25/2017

    A Colorado court has overturned Weld County’s approval of a $20 million concrete and asphalt plant currently under construction, saying the county had evidence the plant would violate noise standards. The Greeley Tribune reports the Colorado Court of...