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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Egypt refers 28 to criminal court for forming illegal group

    Egypt refers 28 to criminal court for forming illegal group

    Court Alerts 06/10/2018

    Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 28 people to a criminal court on charges including forming an illegal group aiming to topple the government.Sunday's statement by prosecutor Nabil Sadek says the suspects face an array of additional charges, incl...

  • Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

    Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

    Court Alerts 04/25/2018

    Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian...

  • Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

    Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

    Court Alerts 02/04/2018

    Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that toppled the country's president.The Seoul High Court softened the origin...

  • Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Court Alerts 02/01/2018

    Kenya's High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country's top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration, a ceremony considered treasonous.Journalists and human...

  • Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Court Alerts 11/28/2017

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected hearing a case that challenges the use of Confederate imagery in the Mississippi state flag. Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Mississippi, argued that the flag represents "an official endorsement of...

  • Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Court Alerts 11/19/2017

    Steve Mostyn, a prominent Houston trial attorney and a top Democratic Party donor, has died. He was 46. In a statement, his family confirmed Thursday his death on Wednesday "after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." "Steve was a be...

  • German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    Court Alerts 11/16/2017

    A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not ...

  • 'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    Court Alerts 11/03/2017

    Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas" have settled their court battle over the sugary concept that's grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Soda shops So...

  • Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Court Alerts 10/29/2017

    A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1. The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicag...

  • Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Florida court sides with Gov. Scott in nursing home battle

    Court Alerts 10/22/2017

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has won the first round in a legal tug-of-war over his mandate that nursing homes and assisted living facilities install generators. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to emergency rules pu...

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