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  • Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    Labor & Employment 11/23/2017

    A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in Belgium right through Catalonia's regional election campaign. T...

  • FBI Searched Ex-Oklahoma Senator's Office for Porn

    FBI Searched Ex-Oklahoma Senator's Office for Porn

    Labor & Employment 09/15/2017

    Court records show the FBI searched the Capitol office of a former Oklahoma senator in March because a campaign aide allegedly saw child pornography on his computer. Republican Sen. Ralph Shortey resigned in March after being arrested when police in ...

  • Supreme Court gives new chance to 5 Arizona inmates

    Supreme Court gives new chance to 5 Arizona inmates

    Labor & Employment 11/01/2016

    The Supreme Court is ordering Arizona judges to reconsider life sentences with no chance of parole for five inmates who were convicted of murder for crimes they committed before they turned 18. The court on Monday said the state judges did not pay su...

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

    Court rules man treated for mental illness can have a gun

    Labor & Employment 09/21/2016

    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 orders judge to expunge woman's convictions

    Appeals court orders judge to expunge woman's convictions

    Labor & Employment 09/14/2016

    A state appeals court has overruled a western Indiana judge and ordered him to expunge a woman's convictions despite his disgust for her crimes. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 last week that Jay Circuit Judge Brian Hutchison must expunge the ...

  • Court rejects challenge to Michigan's emergency manager law

    Court rejects challenge to Michigan's emergency manager law

    Labor & Employment 09/13/2016

    An appeals court on Monday rejected a challenge to Michigan's emergency manager law, saying Gov. Rick Snyder's remedy for distressed communities doesn't violate the constitutional rights of residents. Emergency managers have exceptional power to run ...

  • Court again says New Jersey can't legalize sports betting

    Court again says New Jersey can't legalize sports betting

    Labor & Employment 08/12/2016

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey's yearslong attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state's challenge to a federal betting ban. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling invalidated a law passed ...

  • Court rejects blocking health warning on sugary drinks ads

    Court rejects blocking health warning on sugary drinks ads

    Labor & Employment 05/20/2016

    A federal court in Northern California has rejected an effort to block a new San Francisco law that requires health warnings on ads for sugary drinks. U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen's decision Tuesday clears the way for the law approved by ...

  • High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    High court won't step into Mich. dispute over harness racing

    Labor & Employment 05/02/2016

    The Supreme Court won't step into a dispute between Michigan gaming officials and a group of harness racing drivers over allegations of race-fixing. The drivers had refused to speak to state investigators without a grant of immunity from prosecution....

  • Obama's power over immigration drives Supreme Court dispute

    Obama's power over immigration drives Supreme Court dispute

    Labor & Employment 04/16/2016

    The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally.   The court is weighing the fate of Obama administration programs that cou...

  • High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

    High court strikes down raisin program as unconstitutional

    Labor & Employment 06/22/2015

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 66-year-old program that lets the government take raisins away from farmers to help reduce supply and boost market prices is unconstitutional. In an 8-1 ruling, the justices said forcing raisin growers to give up...

  • Court weighs securities fraud class-action cases

    Court weighs securities fraud class-action cases

    Labor & Employment 03/05/2014

    The Supreme Court is considering whether to abandon a quarter-century of precedent and make it tougher for investors to band together to sue corporations for securities fraud. The justices hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal by Halliburton Co. that...