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  • High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts

    High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts

    National Legal News 01/04/2019

    The Supreme Court is plunging back into the issue of whether electoral districts can be too partisan.Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, an...

  • Pakistani court set to announce verdict against ex-PM Sharif

    Pakistani court set to announce verdict against ex-PM Sharif

    National Legal News 12/24/2018

    An anti-corruption court is set to rule on two cases against Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.Sharif, who was removed from office last year after being disqualified from serving his third stint as prime minister, could be sentenced to pr...

  • Fight over report on Wynn allegations back in court Jan. 4

    Fight over report on Wynn allegations back in court Jan. 4

    National Legal News 12/18/2018

    The fight over a Massachusetts Gaming Commission report on allegations of sexual misconduct against former casino mogul Steve Wynn will be back in a Nevada courtroom next month.Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez on Thursday set a Jan. 4 c...

  • Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    National Legal News 12/16/2018

    Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his ...

  • Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    National Legal News 12/07/2018

    Rwanda’s high court on Thursday acquitted the country’s most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and...

  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    National Legal News 11/17/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  • Mixed rulings for Republicans from Kentucky Supreme Court

    Mixed rulings for Republicans from Kentucky Supreme Court

    National Legal News 11/14/2018

    In a pair of mixed rulings for Kentucky Republicans, the state Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law requiring a panel of doctors to review medical malpractice cases before they go to court while upholding the state's law banning mandatory unio...

  •  Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit

    Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer's suit

    National Legal News 10/24/2018

    Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, a California judge ruled Monday in an order that holds the potential presidential candidate personally liable in a lawsuit o...

  • Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle

    Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle

    National Legal News 10/01/2018

    A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a battle that's seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President...

  • 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...