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  • 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 ...

  • Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    Court Alerts 07/29/2019

    The Kansas Supreme Court's chief justice plans to retire before the end of the year, allowing first-year Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to leave a bigger mark on the state's highest court than her conservative Republican predecessors.Chief Justice Lawto...

  •  Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

    Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

    Court Alerts 07/21/2019

    The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday ...

  • Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Court Alerts 07/13/2019

    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last we...

  • Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Court Alerts 07/10/2019

    President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to sile...

  • Court rules against Florida officials on medical marijuana

    Court rules against Florida officials on medical marijuana

    Court Alerts 07/04/2019

    A Florida appellate court ruled that the state's approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional, possibly allowing more providers to jump into a market positioned to become one of the country's most lucrative.If the ruling stands, it could forc...

  • Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Brazil's supreme court votes to make homophobia a crime

    Court Alerts 06/14/2019

    Brazil's supreme court officially made homophobia and transphobia crimes similar to racism on Thursday, with the final justices casting their votes in a ruling that comes amid fears the country's far-right administration is seeking to roll back LGBT ...

  •  Kansas court OKs school funding law but keeps lawsuit open

    Kansas court OKs school funding law but keeps lawsuit open

    Court Alerts 06/13/2019

    The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Friday on an increase in spending on public schools that the Democratic governor pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, but the justices refused to close the protracted education funding lawsuit that...

  • Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers

    Supreme Court rules against oil drilling platform workers

    Court Alerts 06/10/2019

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday against workers on oil drilling platforms off California who argued they should be paid for the off-work time they spend on the platform, including sleeping.The high court said that federal law applies to th...

  •  High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    Court Alerts 05/18/2019

    The Supreme Court is siding with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest.The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Clayvin Herrera. He argued that when his tribe gave up land in present-day Montana a...

  • 6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    Court Alerts 04/08/2019

    Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Monday on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to busin...

  • Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Court Alerts 04/05/2019

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president’s anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudic...

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