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  • Ex-Malaysia leader Najib charged with breach of trust, graft

    Ex-Malaysia leader Najib charged with breach of trust, graft

    Law & Politics 07/01/2018

    after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his stunning election defeat.He pleaded not guilty to all charges. "I claim trial," he said in a barely audible voice as he stood in the dock at the High Court in Kuala Lumpu...

  •  Suspect in vandalism to Jewish boundary heads to court

    Suspect in vandalism to Jewish boundary heads to court

    Law & Politics 06/01/2018

    A Massachusetts man charged with vandalizing the boundaries of a symbolic Jewish household known as an eruv is heading to court.Police say 28-year-old Yerachmiel Taube, of Sharon, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including malicious des...

  • Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Law & Politics 05/30/2018

    Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,80...

  • Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Law & Politics 04/19/2018

    The Oregon Department of Justice has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of discrimination and mismanagement at the state's economic development agency, Business Oregon.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that in an anonymous letter to Gov. Kate...

  • Arkansas officials ask court to keep voter ID law in place

    Arkansas officials ask court to keep voter ID law in place

    Law & Politics 04/11/2018

    Arkansas officials asked the state's highest court on Monday to allow them to enforce a voter ID law in the May 22 primary despite a judge blocking the measure and calling it unconstitutional.Secretary of State Mark Martin asked the Arkansas Supreme ...

  • Schimel asks Supreme Court to block Evers' request

    Schimel asks Supreme Court to block Evers' request

    Law & Politics 12/10/2017

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the state Supreme Court to block state Superintendent Tony Evers from getting his own attorney in a lawsuit challenging his office's powers. Schimel late Monday asked the court to reject Evers' reques...

  • The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    Law & Politics 11/22/2017

    Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code. At the Tax Foundation's 80th annual dinner in Washington, Pence said, "The next few w...

  • Free Speech Is Starting to Dominate the US Supreme Court's Agenda

    Free Speech Is Starting to Dominate the US Supreme Court's Agenda

    Law & Politics 11/16/2017

    To get the Supreme Court's attention these days, try saying your speech rights are being violated. Whether the underlying topic is abortion, elections, labor unions or wedding cakes, the First Amendment is starting to dominate the Supreme Court's age...

  • Court gives go-ahead for minimum alcohol price in Scotland

    Court gives go-ahead for minimum alcohol price in Scotland

    Law & Politics 11/14/2017

    Britain's Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland — a watershed moment for public health advocates alarmed at the level of abuse. The court on Wednesday rejected the Scottish Whisky As...

  • Michigan health chief back in court in Legionnaires' case

    Michigan health chief back in court in Legionnaires' case

    Law & Politics 11/02/2017

    Testimony is resuming in a criminal case against Michigan's health director, who is accused of keeping the public in the dark about Legionnaires' disease during the Flint water disaster. Nick Lyon is charged with involuntary manslaughter and miscondu...

  • 3 bank customers in Germany fined for ignoring collapsed man

    3 bank customers in Germany fined for ignoring collapsed man

    Law & Politics 09/17/2017

    A German court has fined three bank customers for failing to help an elderly man who collapsed in a bank branch and later died. The Essen district court handed the defendants, a woman and two men, fines ranging from 2,400 to 3,600 euros ($2,865 to $4...

  • Supreme Court Backs Dayton Veto of Legislature Budget

    Supreme Court Backs Dayton Veto of Legislature Budget

    Law & Politics 09/09/2017

    The Minnesota Supreme Court says Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the Legislature’s budget was constitutional. The ruling Friday is counter to a lower-court ruling this summer that Dayton had acted unconstitutionally, but is not the last word in the case. ...

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