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  • Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Court’s Conservatives Seem to Back Trump on Immigration

    Bankruptcy 11/13/2019

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seems prepared to allow the Trump administration to end a program that allows some immigrants to work legally in the United States and protects them from deportation.There did not appear to be any suppo...

  • As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

    Bankruptcy 11/10/2019

    A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump’s attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.Martin Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff ...

  • Court opens way to send ex-Mozambique minister to US trial

    Court opens way to send ex-Mozambique minister to US trial

    Bankruptcy 11/03/2019

    Former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang faces the prospect of being extradited to the United States to face trial after a South African court on Friday ruled against him being sent to his home country.Chang's fate is now with South African Ju...

  • Georgia high court affirms dismissal of election challenge

    Georgia high court affirms dismissal of election challenge

    Business Law 11/02/2019

    Georgia's highest court on Thursday affirmed a lower court dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the outcome of last year's race for lieutenant governor in a case that put a spotlight on the outdated voting machines the state is in the process of replac...

  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    Court Alerts 10/13/2019

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.But the mere fact...

  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    Bankruptcy 10/04/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  • High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    High Court overturns city mandate on construction projects

    Bankruptcy 09/26/2019

    A divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law invalidating a Cleveland requirement that public construction contractors hire city residents for a portion of work on projects.A 2003 Cleveland ordinance mandates that residents must perform 20% of...

  • Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    Bulgarian court to eye revoking parole for Australian man

    Bankruptcy 09/20/2019

    Bulgaria's highest court says it will look into a petition by the chief prosecutor to revoke the parole by a lower court to an Australian man convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl.The Supreme Court of Cassation announc...

  • Activist loses UK court case on police facial recognition

    Activist loses UK court case on police facial recognition

    Class Action News 08/30/2019

    A British court ruled Wednesday that a police force's use of automated facial recognition technology is lawful, dealing a blow to an activist concerned about its implications for privacy.Existing laws adequately cover the South Wales police force's d...

  • Louisiana high court rejects ‘NOLA No-Call’ suit against NFL

    Louisiana high court rejects ‘NOLA No-Call’ suit against NFL

    Court Alerts 08/30/2019

    A New Orleans Saints fan’s lawsuit against the NFL and game officials over the failure to call a crucial penalty against the Los Angeles Rams in a January playoff game was dismissed Friday by the Louisiana Supreme Court.The ruling appeared to b...

  • Court rules Rams lawsuit can be heard in St. Louis courtroom

    Court rules Rams lawsuit can be heard in St. Louis courtroom

    Bankruptcy 08/20/2019

    The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a lawsuit filed over the Rams' departure from St. Louis will be heard in a St. Louis courtroom, a defeat for the NFL team's owner who sought to send the case to arbitration.The court issued its ruling Tuesday...

  • Supreme Court rebuffs Alabama officer charged with murder

    Supreme Court rebuffs Alabama officer charged with murder

    Court Alerts 08/08/2019

    The Alabama Supreme Court refused Friday to intervene on behalf of a Huntsville police officer charged with murder in a 2018 shooting, sending the case back to circuit court for a potential trial.The justices turned away an appeal by officer William ...

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