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  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Legal News Feed 09/11/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    Legal News Feed 09/04/2018

    India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future."The 1861 law, a relic of Victori...

  •  Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Legal News Feed 08/27/2018

    Judges in Austria say a lower court's authorization for police to raid the offices of the country's domestic intelligence agency was illegal.The regional court in Vienna said Tuesday that the search of the BVT spy agency on Feb. 28 wasn't justified b...

  • Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virginia

    Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virginia

    Legal News Feed 08/26/2018

    The current chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia has been elected to a second term in that role.The court said in a news release Tuesday that the justices re-elected Donald W. Lemons as chief justice. His second term will begin Jan. 1, 2019...

  • Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Legal News Feed 08/11/2018

    Two drugmakers asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices take up an appeal about whether the state can use their products for an execution.The companies "and the citizens of Nevada have a subst...

  • Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Legal News Feed 08/01/2018

    A U.S. judge determined Friday that a lawsuit the state of Oklahoma filed against the makers of opioids does not "necessarily rise" to a federal issue.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City sends the matter back to st...

  • N Carolina elections board back in court in power struggle

    N Carolina elections board back in court in power struggle

    Legal News Feed 07/27/2018

    The repeatedly altered composition of North Carolina's elections board returned to court Thursday as a proxy for the lengthy power struggle between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-dominated legislature.A panel of three trial judges list...

  • 12 audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

    12 audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

    Legal News Feed 07/21/2018

    A dozen audio recordings seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, were forwarded to federal prosecutors after lawyers dropped challenges on attorney-client privilege grounds, a former judge revealed Monday.The rec...

  • Court says convicted serial rapist should be released

    Court says convicted serial rapist should be released

    Legal News Feed 07/14/2018

    A convicted serial rapist should be allowed to be released into the community under supervision, the Minnesota state Court of Appeals ruled Monday, saying the state did not prove by clear and convincing evidence that Thomas Duvall should remain in tr...

  • Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    Trump has 2 or 3 more candidates to interview for court

    Legal News Feed 07/01/2018

    President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices and plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.Eager to build suspense, Trump wou...

  • Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

    Legal News Feed 06/18/2018

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and...

  • Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    Judge allows Palin's son therapeutic court for proceedings

    Legal News Feed 05/15/2018

    The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will go through Alaska's therapeutic court system in a criminal case accusing him of assaulting his father last year at the family home.State District Judge David Wallace on ...

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