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  • Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

    Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

    Lawyer Blogs 10/18/2018

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census.The court's actions, the attorney general said in a ...

  • Illinois high court: Woman can sue city over sidewalk fall

    Illinois high court: Woman can sue city over sidewalk fall

    Lawyer Blogs 08/04/2018

    The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who was injured after tripping on a poorly maintained sidewalk can move forward with a lawsuit against the city of Danville.The Champaign News-Gazette reports the state's high court ruled 7-0 on Thurs...

  • Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Lawyer Blogs 07/05/2018

    More than 40 states allow the suspension of driver’s licenses for people with unpaid criminal or traffic court debt.But now, advocates across the country are pushing to change that, arguing that such laws are unconstitutional because they unfai...

  • Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

    Lawyer Blogs 06/13/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't cast ballots in a while.The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law int...

  • The Latest: Lambert, Ballou move to fall Supreme Court race

    The Latest: Lambert, Ballou move to fall Supreme Court race

    Lawyer Blogs 04/25/2018

    A state Court of Appeals judge and a circuit court judge have emerged from a three-way primary and will face off in November for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court.Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has easily won the Democratic nomination in his pursui...

  • Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Lawyer Blogs 12/02/2017

    An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked the state from issuing any birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents. Pulaski County Circuit...

  • Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case

    Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case

    Lawyer Blogs 10/25/2017

    The Washington state Supreme Court is set to hear argument on whether the state has met its constitutional requirement to fully fund K-12 education. Tuesday morning's hearing is on whether the state should still be held in contempt for lack of progre...

  • Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider

    Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider

    Lawyer Blogs 10/24/2017

    Attorneys for a pregnant teen being held in a Texas immigration facility are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision not to order the government to let her obtain an abortion. Lawyers for the 17-year-old on Sunday asked the U.S. Cou...

  • Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

    Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

    Lawyer Blogs 10/12/2017

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S. The justices int...

  • European Court Asked to Rule on Facebook Data Transfers

    European Court Asked to Rule on Facebook Data Transfers

    Lawyer Blogs 10/05/2017

    The European Court of Justice has been asked to consider whether Facebook's Dublin-based subsidiary can legally transfer users' personal data to its U.S. parent, after Ireland's top court said Tuesday that there are "well-founded concerns" the practi...

  • Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Lawyer Blogs 08/31/2017

    Jerusalem residents woke to discover a surprising spectacle outside the country's Supreme Court — a golden statue of the court's president put up in protest by members of a religious nationalist group. Police quickly removed the statue of Miram Naor,...

  • Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

    Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

    Lawyer Blogs 06/26/2017

    The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government's ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process. The justices ruled unanimously in favor of an ethnic Serb from Bosnia who lied about her husband's m...

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