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  •  Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

    Myanmar court rejects appeal of jailed Reuters reporters

    Bankruptcy 04/24/2019

    Myanmar’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeal of two Reuters journalists and upheld seven-year prison sentences for their reporting on the military’s brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo earlier this...

  • Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

    Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

    Bankruptcy 04/20/2019

    Ohio's Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal involving a defamation lawsuit that alleged a television station falsely labeled three siblings as "robbers."A Columbus family sued WBNS-TV in 2016 after the station reported on a hover ...

  • Kansas tells court broad support is reason to OK schools law

    Kansas tells court broad support is reason to OK schools law

    Bankruptcy 04/10/2019

    Lawyers for Kansas told the state Supreme Court on Monday that it should sign off on a new law boosting spending on public schools and end a protracted education funding lawsuit partly because the law has broad, bipartisan support.Attorney General De...

  • EU court adviser: Britain could change its mind on Brexit

    EU court adviser: Britain could change its mind on Brexit

    Bankruptcy 12/02/2018

    A top official at the European Union's highest court advised Tuesday that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the European Union, boosting hopes among to pro-EU campaigners in the U.K. that Brexit can be stopped.Prime Minister Ther...

  • Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal in sexting case

    Supreme Court rejects free speech appeal in sexting case

    Bankruptcy 10/10/2017

    The Supreme Court has turned away a free-speech appeal from a former school lunch server in Minnesota who was charged with sexting a 15-year-old student. The justices did not comment Tuesday in allowing the criminal case against Krista Muccio to proc...

  • S. Indiana city's mayor defends rental ordinance in court

    S. Indiana city's mayor defends rental ordinance in court

    Bankruptcy 09/04/2017

    The mayor of a southern Indiana city is defending a rental inspection ordinance that’s resulted in thousands of dollars in fines against property owners and is the subject of a lawsuit. Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall testified during Friday’s daylong hea...

  • British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

    British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to US charges

    Bankruptcy 08/14/2017

    A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins ...

  • D.C. on edge: rumors of new Supreme Court vacancy swirl

    D.C. on edge: rumors of new Supreme Court vacancy swirl

    Bankruptcy 06/23/2017

    White House sources think Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court's ideological fulcrum, may announce his retirement today, as the justices gather on the bench for the last time this term. If that happens, Day 158 instantly becomes President Trump...

  • Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

    Mom sentenced in Australian court for drowning 3 children

    Bankruptcy 05/31/2017

    A mother who drowned three of her children and attempted to kill a fourth by driving the family car into an Australian lake was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years and six months in prison. Akon Guode, 37, drove a SUV carrying four of her seven children in...

  • High court could soon signal view on Trump immigration plans

    High court could soon signal view on Trump immigration plans

    Bankruptcy 05/14/2017

    Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped-up deportations. Some of those cases could be...

  • Idaho Judicial Council accepting applications for high court

    Idaho Judicial Council accepting applications for high court

    Bankruptcy 04/29/2017

    An opening on the Idaho Supreme Court won't be filled through an election but through an application process. Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann announced earlier this year he will retire in August — 16 months before the end of his current six-year...

  • Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

    Bankruptcy 03/20/2017

    A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution's prohibition against government-established religion, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the...

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