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  • Appeals court backs Jimmy John's franchisee in labor dispute

    Appeals court backs Jimmy John's franchisee in labor dispute

    Criminal Law 07/06/2017

    A company that owns 10 Jimmy John's sandwich shops in the Twin Cities was within its rights to fire six union workers who circulated posters critical of the company's sick-leave policy, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The full 8th U.S. Circuit ...

  • Appeals court backs Jimmy John's franchisee in labor dispute

    Appeals court backs Jimmy John's franchisee in labor dispute

    Criminal Law 07/03/2017

    A company that owns 10 Jimmy John's sandwich shops in the Twin Cities was within its rights to fire six union workers who circulated posters critical of the company's sick-leave policy, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The full 8th U.S. Circuit ...

  • Fraternity brothers due in court in pledge's fatal fall

    Fraternity brothers due in court in pledge's fatal fall

    Criminal Law 06/11/2017

    Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking are due in court Monday for a hearing about whether there's enough evidence to head to trial. Prosecutors in the case...

  • South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    South Dakota and Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe clash in court

    Criminal Law 05/14/2017

    The Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe is suing South Dakota over the state's interpretation that contractors working on an expansion of the Royal River Casino are required to pay contractor excise taxes to the state. The Argus Leader reported that the law...

  • Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman returns to court in drug case

    Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman returns to court in drug case

    Criminal Law 05/05/2017

    Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is returning to a Brooklyn courtroom Friday, a day after a judge rejected his request to be allowed in the general inmate population. The 59-year-old defendant famous for twice escaping from prison in Mexic...

  • Not guilty pleas entered for accused in Canada polygamy case

    Not guilty pleas entered for accused in Canada polygamy case

    Criminal Law 04/20/2017

    The trial of two Canadian men from a fundamentalist sect that allows men to have multiple wives opened Tuesday with not guilty pleas being entered on charges of practicing polygamy. Winston Blackmore and James Oler each face one count of polygamy. Bo...

  • Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Conservatives fault Arkansas court for halting executions

    Criminal Law 04/20/2017

    Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here, but instead by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conser...

  • Democrats tighten opposition of high court pick

    Democrats tighten opposition of high court pick

    Criminal Law 04/01/2017

    Senate Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee swelled Friday as Democrats neared the numbers needed for a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have the votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch. Sens. Claire McC...

  • Court: Wisconsin Bell discriminated against worker

    Court: Wisconsin Bell discriminated against worker

    Criminal Law 03/26/2017

    A Wisconsin appeals court says state labor officials properly determined that Wisconsin Bell's decision to fire a bipolar employee amounted to discrimination. According to court documents, Wisconsin Bell fired Charles Carlson in 2011 for engaging in ...

  • Court: Sex offender can challenge internet restrictions

    Court: Sex offender can challenge internet restrictions

    Criminal Law 03/21/2017

    A convicted sex offender challenging restrictions on internet use will get a new hearing before New Jersey's parole board. The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the case of a man identified only by the initials J.I. who had claimed the restriction...

  • Immigration courts: record number of cases, many problems

    Immigration courts: record number of cases, many problems

    Criminal Law 03/06/2017

    Everyone was in place for the hearing in Atlanta immigration court: the Guinean man hoping to stay in the U.S., his attorney, a prosecutor, a translator and the judge. But because of some missing paperwork, it was all for nothing. When the government...

  • Court officer investigated for photographing lawyer's notes

    Court officer investigated for photographing lawyer's notes

    Criminal Law 03/03/2017

    A court security officer in Maine has been placed on leave while under investigation for sending a cellphone photo of a defense attorney's notes to a prosecutor. The Kennebec Journal reports that court officials are calling the incident a serious eth...

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