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  • Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Lawyer Blogs 07/05/2018

    More than 40 states allow the suspension of driver’s licenses for people with unpaid criminal or traffic court debt.But now, advocates across the country are pushing to change that, arguing that such laws are unconstitutional because they unfai...

  • 3 more Supreme Court candidates meet with Trump

    3 more Supreme Court candidates meet with Trump

    Headline News 07/02/2018

    President Donald Trump spoke with three more potential Supreme Court candidates on Tuesday as a key senator privately aired concerns about one of the contenders.As Trump weighs his options, he has heard from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has expressed r...

  •  California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    California high court: Yelp can't be ordered to remove posts

    Legal News 07/01/2018

    Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be ...

  • Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    Legal News Feed 07/01/2018

    President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.Eager to build suspense, Trump wou...

  • Ex-Malaysia leader Najib charged with breach of trust, graft

    Ex-Malaysia leader Najib charged with breach of trust, graft

    Law & Politics 07/01/2018

    after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his stunning election defeat.He pleaded not guilty to all charges. "I claim trial," he said in a barely audible voice as he stood in the dock at the High Court in Kuala Lumpu...

  • For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    For new Supreme Court justice, a host of big issues awaits

    Attorney Blogs 06/28/2018

    Justice Anthony Kennedy's successor will have a chance over a likely decades-long career to tackle a host of big issues in the law and have a role in shaping the answers to them.Most court-watchers and interest groups are focused on abortion and whet...

  • Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Headline News 06/27/2018

    South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the country must allow alternative social service for people who conscientiously object to military service, which is currently mandatory for able-bodied males.The ruling requires the government ...

  •  Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah'

    Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah'

    Legal News Center 06/21/2018

    The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor's objection, invoking "Allah" and defending the Islamic State.Sayfullo Saipov, 30, raised his hand to speak im...

  • Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Court Alerts 06/21/2018

    A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.Immigratio...

  • Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

    Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

    Legal News Center 06/19/2018

    Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head.Palin, the son of 2008 Republican vice presidentia...

  • Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Legal News Feed 06/18/2018

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and...

  • Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Court Alerts 06/15/2018

    The Supreme Court says United States federal courts should consider statements from foreign governments about their own laws but do not have to consider them as binding.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that federal courts shoul...

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