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  • Filing period opens for West Virginia Supreme Court seat

    Filing period opens for West Virginia Supreme Court seat

    Labor & Employment 08/03/2018

    The filing period has begun for a special election for the West Virginia Supreme Court.The filing period for the unexpired seat of former Justice Menis Ketchum started Monday and runs through Aug. 21. The special election will be held concurrently wi...

  • Top court: Social media posts violate no-contact order

    Top court: Social media posts violate no-contact order

    Labor & Employment 07/23/2018

    Social media posts can represent a violation of a protection order, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, affirming the conviction of a man who made threats on Facebook.The Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected Richard Heffron III's arguments t...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Labor & Employment 07/10/2018

    A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case.Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she ...

  • Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Labor & Employment 05/25/2018

    The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put into effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state. The justices did not comment Tuesday in r...

  • Court to hear challenge to Winona County's sand mining ban

    Court to hear challenge to Winona County's sand mining ban

    Labor & Employment 03/15/2018

    Winona County, Minnesota's only county to ban the mining of silica sand for use by the oil and gas industry in hydraulic fracturing, goes to court Monday to defend the ban.Minnesota Sands LLC, which holds extensive mineral rights in southeastern Minn...

  • 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 ...

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