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  • GOP candidate asks North Carolina court to declare he won

    GOP candidate asks North Carolina court to declare he won

    Legal Compliance 01/03/2019

    The Republican in the nation's last undecided congressional race asked a North Carolina court Thursday to require that he be declared the winner because the now-defunct state elections board didn't act.A lawsuit by GOP candidate Mark Harris claims th...

  • Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Legal Compliance 10/22/2018

    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New Y...

  • Court: British surveillance violates European law

    Court: British surveillance violates European law

    Legal Compliance 09/13/2018

    Europe's human rights court handed a partial victory Thursday to civil rights groups that challenged the legality of mass surveillance and intelligence-sharing practices exposed by American whistleblower Edward Snowden.The European Court of Human Rig...

  •  Rancorous, partisan start for Kavanaugh high court hearing

    Rancorous, partisan start for Kavanaugh high court hearing

    Legal Compliance 09/03/2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared fervently at his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday the court "must never, never be viewed as a partisan institution." But that was at the end of a marathon day marked by rancorous exchanges between Dem...

  • Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

    Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

    Legal Compliance 08/30/2018

    A court in Cambodia has extended by six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, the leader of the now-dissolved main opposition party who already has been held for a year on a treason charge.One of Kem Sokha's lawyers says the court ruled Thursd...

  • Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

    Indian Supreme Court orders house arrest for activists

    Legal Compliance 08/29/2018

    India's top court ordered Wednesday that five prominent rights activists arrested for alleged Maoist links be kept under house arrest instead of police custody until it rules next week on a petition challenging their detention.Police, meanwhile, brok...

  • Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

    Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

    Legal Compliance 08/16/2018

    Investigators say a man fired gunshots into a bedroom wall and pointed a gun at his roommate before he was fatally shot by St. Paul police.A search warrant filed Tuesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension contains details about the mome...

  • Court tosses challenge to Virginia's 'habitual drunkard' law

    Court tosses challenge to Virginia's 'habitual drunkard' law

    Legal Compliance 08/09/2018

    A federal appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated by courts as "habitual drunkards" if they are caught with alcohol.The unanimous ruling Thursday by a three-judge panel...

  •   Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Rock icon Cliff Richard wins UK High Court privacy case

    Legal Compliance 07/19/2018

    British rock icon Cliff Richard has won his privacy case against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home and has been awarded more than 200,000 ($260,000) in damages.Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, wh...

  • Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Legal Compliance 07/18/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and d...

  • Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

    Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

    Legal Compliance 07/05/2018

    President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.Trump's top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy C...

  • Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals

    Legal Compliance 06/22/2018

    Protesters demonstrated Friday for a third day over the fatal police shooting in Pennsylvania of an unarmed black teen fleeing a traffic stop as they sought to get the attention of a nation engrossed by the immigration debate, and to pressure officia...