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  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    National Legal News 09/22/2018

    The wife of a gunman killed after he opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building Wednesday said in a social media post that she was OK but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting.Crystal Dowdell, 39, posted on her Facebook accou...

  • EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    EU backs ICC after US questions court's legitimacy

    National Legal News 09/13/2018

    The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc remains a staunch supporter of the International Criminal Court despite U.S. condemnation of the tribunal.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday that "we will continue to fully and str...

  • Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    National Legal News 09/08/2018

    Senators began the fourth and final day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, but with the nominee finished answering questions the day they seemed unlikely to alter his path to confirmation.Senate Democrats worked into the...

  • Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    National Legal News 09/05/2018

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters.Trump's strategy aims...

  • Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    Alabama Supreme Court won't move lawsuit against Moore

    National Legal News 08/19/2018

    The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to transfer a defamation lawsuit against former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore by a woman who says Moore molested her decades ago.The court denied Moore's request to have the case heard in Etowah County in...

  • Lawyers ask US Supreme Court to stay Tennessee execution

    Lawyers ask US Supreme Court to stay Tennessee execution

    National Legal News 08/07/2018

    Attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the looming execution of a convicted child killer after the Tennessee Supreme Court and governor decided against a delay.In a filing Tuesday, federal public defender Kelley Henry and attorney Carl G...

  • Myanmar snubs Hague court's intervention in Rohingya crisis

    Myanmar snubs Hague court's intervention in Rohingya crisis

    National Legal News 08/07/2018

    Myanmar has sharply rejected an attempt by the International Criminal Court to consider the country's culpability for activities that caused about 700,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh for safety.The office of State Counsellor Aung ...

  •  Child remains found at New Mexico compound, man due in court

    Child remains found at New Mexico compound, man due in court

    National Legal News 08/06/2018

    For months, neighbors worried about a squalid compound built along a remote New Mexico plain, saying they brought their concerns to authorities long before sheriff's officials first found 11 hungry children on the lot, and then the remains of a small...

  • Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    National Legal News 08/04/2018

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to stay Thursday's scheduled execution of a convicted child killer while the state's new lethal injection protocol continues to be challenged on appeal.The order brings Tennessee within days of killing Billy Ra...

  • Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    National Legal News 07/16/2018

    A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it.The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean...

  • Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg wins GOP attorney general nod

    Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg wins GOP attorney general nod

    National Legal News 06/21/2018

    South Dakota Republicans on Saturday chose Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg to run against Democratic former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler in the race for state attorney general.GOP delegates voted to nominate Ravnsborg at their state party convention, wh...

  • Gamers in court for first time after Kansas 'swatting' death

    Gamers in court for first time after Kansas 'swatting' death

    National Legal News 06/15/2018

    Two online gamers whose alleged dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man not involved in the argument will make their first appearances in court Wednesday in a case of "swatting" that h...