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  • NC high court weighs if tracking sex offenders reasonable

    NC high court weighs if tracking sex offenders reasonable

    Business Law 11/10/2018

    North Carolina's Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.The state's highest cou...

  • Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

    Trump moves to limit asylum; new rules challenged in court

    Business Law 11/09/2018

    President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court.Tru...

  • Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Headline News 11/05/2018

    A Shiite cleric who was a central figure in Bahrain's 2011 Arab Spring protests was sentenced to life in prison Sunday on spying charges.The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals came after Sheikh Ali Salman was acquitted of the charges by a lower c...

  • Heated congressional, court races on Arkansas midterm ballot

    Heated congressional, court races on Arkansas midterm ballot

    Lawyer News 11/03/2018

    A push by Democrats to flip a Republican-held congressional seat that represents the Little Rock area and a state Supreme Court race that has drawn heavy spending by a conservative interest group have drawn the most attention in Arkansas' midterm ele...

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case

    Law & Politics 11/02/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution's required separation of church and state, a case that could impact hundreds ...

  •  Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Criminal Law 10/29/2018

    India's top court on Wednesday ordered the government to provide pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France.The court said the government must bring details of the decision-making process of the deal into the public domain, ex...

  •  Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Attorney Blogs 10/27/2018

    In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The l...

  • Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

    Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

    Lawyer Blogs 10/18/2018

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census.The court's actions, the attorney general said in a ...

  • Georgia high court won't stop vote on creation of new city

    Georgia high court won't stop vote on creation of new city

    Criminal Law 10/16/2018

    Georgia's highest court on Monday declined to stop voting in a referendum on whether a new city of Eagle's Landing should be created from part of the existing city of Stockbridge.The General Assembly passed two acts that were signed by the governor e...

  • Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit

    Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit

    Headline News 10/14/2018

    An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of drilling.A lawyer for the...

  • Indian court gives life sentence to guru, 14 followers

    Indian court gives life sentence to guru, 14 followers

    Law & Politics 10/13/2018

    A court in northern India sentenced a Hindu guru and 14 followers to life imprisonment on Tuesday in the deaths of four women and a child at his sprawling ashram.The court ordered the penalty for Sant Rampal in Hisar city in Haryana state, where auth...

  • Former FIFA official Makudi at court for ban appeal hearing

    Former FIFA official Makudi at court for ban appeal hearing

    Law & Politics 10/11/2018

    Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport challenging his ban for forgery ahead of a Thailand soccer federation election.Makudi said outside the court on Thursday he was "very confident. I didn't do...

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