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  • Kenya court set to hear petitions challenging repeat vote

    Kenya court set to hear petitions challenging repeat vote

    Law Firm News 11/12/2017

    Kenya's Supreme Court is poised to hear petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat presidential poll. The court made history when it nullified Kenyatta's re-election in August. It cited irregularities and illegalities in...

  • Supreme Court's Kagan says Scalia death forced compromises

    Supreme Court's Kagan says Scalia death forced compromises

    Law Firm News 09/06/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death forced the rest of the court to learn how to work together to avoid ties, Justice Elena Kagan said during a stop Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kagan spoke for about an hour with UW La...

  • Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    Challenge filed in court to Australian gay marriage ballot

    Law Firm News 08/11/2017

    Gay-rights advocates filed a court challenge Thursday to the government's unusual plan to canvass Australians' opinion on gay marriage next month, while a retired judge said he would boycott the survey as unacceptable. The mail ballot is not binding,...

  • Court to hear challenge to speed up California executions

    Court to hear challenge to speed up California executions

    Law Firm News 06/06/2017

    The California Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over a ballot initiative designed to speed up executions that could fundamentally change the way the court handles death penalty appeals. Death penalty opponents are challenging a ballot measur...

  • Court of Appeals Judge Elmore won't seek re-election

    Court of Appeals Judge Elmore won't seek re-election

    Law Firm News 05/25/2017

    A North Carolina appeals court judge said Wednesday he won't run again when his seat comes up for re-election next year. Judge Rick Elmore has served since 2003. The former private practice lawyer from Greensboro was re-elected to a second eight-year...

  • Turkish protesters denounce alleged coup plotters at court

    Turkish protesters denounce alleged coup plotters at court

    Law Firm News 03/18/2017

    Turkish protesters on Monday demanded the death penalty, abolished in Turkey more than a decade ago, for 18 alleged coup plotters on trial for the killing of a military officer who resisted an effort to overthrow the government. The demonstrators jee...

  • Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in court

    Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in court

    Law Firm News 01/06/2017

    A man who escaped from a Rhode Island prison and was on the run for five days before being captured in Massachusetts is scheduled to make an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge. James Morales escaped from the Wyatt Detention Facility...

  • Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

    Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

    Law Firm News 09/29/2016

    The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that should remain blocked. Justices issue...

  • British court gives 22 life sentences to pedophile

    British court gives 22 life sentences to pedophile

    Law Firm News 06/02/2016

    A court in Britain has sentenced a former schoolteacher to 22 life sentences for child abuse after using his position teaching English in Malaysia to gain access to victims. Judge Peter Rook sentenced 30-year-old freelance photographer Richard Huckle...

  • Federal lawyer gets 30 days for forging document

    Federal lawyer gets 30 days for forging document

    Law Firm News 04/23/2016

    A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for forging a document to make it look like a Mexican man who wanted to stay in the United States was not eligible to do so. Jonathan M. Love was also sent...

  • Ferguson panel recommends police, court reform, transparency

    Ferguson panel recommends police, court reform, transparency

    Law Firm News 09/14/2015

    A reform panel formed after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown is recommending the consolidation of the metro area's police departments and municipal courts, a newspaper reported Monday. Gov. Jay Nixon and others have scheduled an afternoo...

  • Huguely files appeal request with U.S. Supreme Court

    Huguely files appeal request with U.S. Supreme Court

    Law Firm News 06/20/2015

    A former University of Virginia lacrosse player is taking his last shot at overturning his conviction for the 2010 murder of his former girlfriend. Counsel for George Huguely V has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a judicial revie...