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  • Grassley: GOP can't stonewall a Clinton Supreme Court pick

    Grassley: GOP can't stonewall a Clinton Supreme Court pick

    Legal News Center 10/20/2016

    Republicans "can't just simply stonewall" nominees to the Supreme Court even if the president making the choice is Democrat Hillary Clinton, says the GOP chairman of the Judiciary Committee in a reaffirmation of the Senate's advise-and-consent role o...

  • Israel's Supreme Court rejects former PM Olmert's appeal

    Israel's Supreme Court rejects former PM Olmert's appeal

    Legal News Center 10/01/2016

    Israel's imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces an additional eight months behind bars after the country's Supreme Court rejected an appeal. Olmert is already serving a 19-month sentence after being convicted of bribery and obstructing ju...

  • Suspected people smuggler charged in Australian court

    Suspected people smuggler charged in Australian court

    Legal News Center 09/29/2016

    An Iranian citizen extradited from Indonesia was charged in a Sydney court on Thursday with attempting to smuggle 73 asylum seekers by boat to Australia. Mohammad Naghi Karimi Azar, 56, on Wednesday became the eighth suspected people smuggler to be e...

  • Court cites racial profiling in tossing gun charge

    Court cites racial profiling in tossing gun charge

    Legal News Center 09/27/2016

    The highest court in Massachusetts on Tuesday threw out a gun conviction against a Boston man in a ruling that says black men who flee when approached by police may be reacting to racial profiling rather than trying to hide criminal activity. In its ...

  • Appeals court delay requested in ex-Virginia governor's case

    Appeals court delay requested in ex-Virginia governor's case

    Legal News Center 07/23/2016

    Prosecutors have asked a federal appeals court to delay action for 30 days on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption case — to allow both sides time to analyze it. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reportsthe U.S. At...

  • High court nominee praises lawyers for helping the poor

    High court nominee praises lawyers for helping the poor

    Legal News Center 04/22/2016

    Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland praised lawyers for their work with low-income Washingtonians Thursday in his first public remarks since his nomination last month. Garland was on familiar turf, speaking at the federal courthouse in Washington, ...

  • Thai court sentences migrants to death in murder of British backpackers

    Thai court sentences migrants to death in murder of British backpackers

    Legal News Center 12/22/2015

    A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a resort island last year, in a case that raised questions about police competence and the treatment of migrant workers in Thailand. Human R...

  • Mexico issues first permits for marijuana under court ruling

    Mexico issues first permits for marijuana under court ruling

    Legal News Center 12/15/2015

    The Mexican government on Friday granted the first permits allowing the cultivation and possession of marijuana for personal use. The federal medical protection agency said the permits apply only to the four plaintiffs who won a favorable ruling from...

  • OJ Simpson appeal rejected by Nevada Supreme Court

    OJ Simpson appeal rejected by Nevada Supreme Court

    Legal News Center 09/10/2015

    Imprisoned former football star O.J. Simpson lost his latest appeal of his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery conviction in Las Vegas. A three-member Nevada Supreme Court panel rejected Simpson's request for a new trial, ruling in a 16-page order Thur...

  • Texas man charged in killing of 8 set for court appearance

    Texas man charged in killing of 8 set for court appearance

    Legal News Center 08/13/2015

    A man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a family of six children and two parents at their Houston home is set to make his first court appearance. David Conley, who authorities say was previously in a contentious relationship with t...

  • Court Halts Execution Of Tyler Woman's Killer

    Court Halts Execution Of Tyler Woman's Killer

    Legal News Center 07/18/2015

    The Texas Court of Criminal of Appeals halted the scheduled lethal injection of Clifton Lamar Williams until questions about some incorrect testimony at his 2006 trial can be resolved. Williams, 31, had faced execution Thursday evening for the killin...

  • Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Bryant tells court it should affirm same-sex marriage ruling

    Legal News Center 07/05/2015

    Gov. Phil Bryant remains opposed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but he’s stopping his court fight against it. In a letter Wednesday, Bryant’s lawyer asks the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to return a Mis...

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