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  • 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...

  • In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

    Lawyer Blogs 06/03/2017

    Many states have victim's advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched across the nation for sig...

  • Appeal in boy's burp arrest case relies on Gorsuch dissent

    Appeal in boy's burp arrest case relies on Gorsuch dissent

    Lawyer Blogs 05/12/2017

    One of Neil Gorsuch's sharpest dissents as an appeals court judge came just six months before he was nominated for the Supreme Court. That's when he sided with a New Mexico seventh-grader who was handcuffed and arrested after his teacher said the stu...

  • Indiana high court to take up police unreasonable force case

    Indiana high court to take up police unreasonable force case

    Lawyer Blogs 05/01/2017

    The Indiana Supreme Court is to take up the case of a man who claims Evansville police were too forceful when they used a SWAT team and flash-bang grenades to serve a search warrant. The Evansville Courier and Press reports the court is to consider 3...

  • Judge W. Brent Powell Appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

    Judge W. Brent Powell Appointed to Missouri Supreme Court

    Lawyer Blogs 04/26/2017

    Jackson County Circuit Judge W. Brent Powell was appointed Tuesday to the Missouri Supreme Court, marking the first high-profile judicial selection by new Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. Powell will replace former Judge Richard Teitelman, who died in ...

  • Austrian court: ex-Croatian general guilty of embezzlement

    Austrian court: ex-Croatian general guilty of embezzlement

    Lawyer Blogs 04/19/2017

    An Austrian court has found a former Croatian general guilty of embezzling millions of euros and sentenced him and an associate to two years in prison. The court in the southern city of Klagenfurt determined Wednesday that the ex-general, Vladimir Za...