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  • Indiana governor names Judge Goff to state Supreme Court

    Indiana governor names Judge Goff to state Supreme Court

    Headline News 06/14/2017

    Indiana's next state Supreme Court justice, Wabash County Superior Court Judge Christopher Goff, said Monday his appointment to the state's highest court is humbling beyond words and something he never would have imagined at the start of his legal ca...

  • With court victory, hand of Brazil's president strengthened

    With court victory, hand of Brazil's president strengthened

    Headline News 06/10/2017

    Fighting to save his job, Brazilian President Michel Temer has received a huge boost from a decision by the country's top electoral court to reject allegations of illegal campaign finance and keep him in office. The Superior Electoral Tribunal's 4-3 ...

  • 8 judges on Venezuela's Supreme Court hit with US sanctions

    8 judges on Venezuela's Supreme Court hit with US sanctions

    Headline News 05/18/2017

    The U.S. imposed a new round of sanctions on high-level Venezuelan officials, this time targeting eight Supreme Court judges that Washington accused of damaging their nation's democracy by steadily stripping the opposition-controlled congress of any ...

  • Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

    Court likely to question if Trump's travel ban discriminates

    Headline News 05/15/2017

    For the second time in a week, government lawyers will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban — and once again, they can expect plenty of questions Monday about whether it was designed to disc...

  • Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law

    Supreme Court says cities can sue banks under anti-bias law

    Headline News 05/02/2017

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities may sue banks under the federal anti-discrimination in housing law, but said those lawsuits must tie claims about predatory lending practices among minority customers directly to declines in property taxes. ...

  • Court document: Hawaii mother’s body parts found in freezer

    Court document: Hawaii mother’s body parts found in freezer

    Headline News 04/16/2017

    A Hawaii man accused of killing his mother months ago stuffed her dismembered body parts in seven plastic bags in the kitchen freezer of the Waikiki apartment they shared, according to court documents made public Monday. Yu Wei Gong has been charged ...

  • Oklahoma tribe sues oil companies in tribal court over quake

    Oklahoma tribe sues oil companies in tribal court over quake

    Headline News 03/06/2017

    An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state's largest earthquake that caused extensive damage to some near-century-old tribal buildings. The Pawn...

  • Court: Florida Docs Allowed to Ask Patients About Guns

    Court: Florida Docs Allowed to Ask Patients About Guns

    Headline News 02/22/2017

    A federal appeals court has cleared the way for Florida doctors to talk with patients about whether they own guns. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that key provisions of a 2011 law that restricted such speech violate the First A...

  • Court: Police executing 'no-knock' warrant before shooting

    Court: Police executing 'no-knock' warrant before shooting

    Headline News 02/14/2017

    Court documents show Hickory police were executing a "no knock" search warrant when a police officer was shot in the arm by a suspect who was shot and killed. WSOC-TV in Charlotte reports documents showed that police were concerned that one of their ...

  • DC gun law gets hearing before Washington appeals court

    DC gun law gets hearing before Washington appeals court

    Headline News 09/22/2016

    An appeals court will hear challenges to a District of Columbia law that places tough requirements for gun owners to get concealed carry permits. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is hearing arguments Tuesday in tw...

  • Court rules man treated for mental illness can have a gun

    Court rules man treated for mental illness can have a gun

    Headline News 09/16/2016

    A Michigan man who can't buy a gun because he was briefly treated for mental health problems in the 1980s has won a key decision from a federal appeals court, which says the burden is on the government to justify a lifetime ban against him. The Secon...

  • Appeals court refuses to reconsider Wisconsin voter ID cases

    Appeals court refuses to reconsider Wisconsin voter ID cases

    Headline News 08/27/2016

    A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a pair of rulings affecting Wisconsin's voter ID law, meaning no more changes to the requirement are likely before the November election. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously de...

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