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  • Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Legal Compliance 03/26/2024

    A former Georgia insurance commissioner who made a failed Republican run for governor has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud.John W. Oxendine of Johns Creek entered the guilty plea Friday in federal court in Atlanta. The 61-year...

  • A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    U.S. Court Watch 03/18/2024

    In a busy term that could set standards for free speech in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Monday is taking up a dispute between Republican-led states and the Biden administration over how far the federal government can go to combat controversi...

  • Trump wants N.Y. hush money trial to wait for Supreme Court immunity ruling

    Trump wants N.Y. hush money trial to wait for Supreme Court immunity ruling

    Legal Compliance 03/11/2024

    Donald Trump is seeking to delay his March 25 hush money trial until the Supreme Court rules on the presidential immunity claims he raised in another of his criminal cases.The Republican former president’s lawyers on Monday asked Manhattan Judg...

  • Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Legal Compliance 03/07/2024

    Criticizing laws or chanting anti-government slogans can be enough to jail someone for sedition in Hong Kong, an appeal court ruled Thursday in a landmark case brought under a colonial-era law increasingly used to crush dissent.Tam Tak-chi, the first...

  • Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    U.S. Court Watch 02/28/2024

    Prince Harry ‘s fight for publicly funded protection was rejected Wednesday by a London judge who said the U.K. government didn’t act irrationally when it stripped him of security privileges after he quit working as a member of the royal ...

  • North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    U.S. Court Watch 02/13/2024

    A federal lawsuit filed over five years ago challenging North Carolina's new photo voter identification mandate is now set to go to trial in the spring, with an outcome that could possibly affect what people must do to cast ballots this fall.The U.S....

  • Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Legal Compliance 02/08/2024

    The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press over a story about two women’s accounts to police alleging he engaged in sexual misconduct.The court cited state...

  • Key takeaways from UN court’s ruling on Israel’s war in Gaza

    Key takeaways from UN court’s ruling on Israel’s war in Gaza

    Legal Compliance 01/28/2024

    The U.N. world court on Friday came down hard on Israel’s war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to “take all measures” to prevent a genocide of the Palestinians. But it stopped short of demanding an immediate cease-fire,...

  • NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    U.S. Court Watch 01/06/2024

    The longtime head of the National Rifle Association said Friday he is resigning, just days before the start of a civil trial over allegations he treated himself to millions of dollars in private jet flights, yacht trips, African safaris and other ext...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Legal Compliance 12/24/2023

    The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Republican-drawn legislative maps on Friday and ordered that new district boundary lines be drawn as Democrats had urged in a redistricting case they hope will weaken GOP majorities.The ruling...

  • Texas Supreme Court blocks Kate Cox's emergency abortion approval

    Texas Supreme Court blocks Kate Cox's emergency abortion approval

    U.S. Court Watch 12/10/2023

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday night put on hold a judge’s ruling that approved an abortion for a pregnant woman whose fetus has a fatal diagnosis, throwing into limbo an unprecedented challenge to one of the most restrictive bans in the U.S...

  • Retired Justice O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died

    Retired Justice O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died

    Legal Compliance 12/02/2023

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93.O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related t...