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  • Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Legal World 09/09/2018

    The name of the physician picked to attend a state inmate's execution can remain secret, even from drug makers suing to ban the use of their products in the twice-postponed lethal injection, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Monday.In a twist, lawyers f...

  • Myanmar rejects int'l court's right to Rohingya probe

    Myanmar rejects int'l court's right to Rohingya probe

    Legal World 09/08/2018

    Myanmar's government on Friday rejected an International Criminal Court ruling that it has jurisdiction to investigate allegations that Myanmar security forces violated international law by driving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their...

  • Iran goes to UN's highest court over re-imposed US sanctions

    Iran goes to UN's highest court over re-imposed US sanctions

    Legal World 08/21/2018

    Iran went to the United Nations' highest court Monday in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move "naked economic aggression."Iran filed the case with the In...

  • High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    High Court Struggles Over Hospital Pension Dispute

    Legal World 03/30/2017

    The Supreme Court seemed to struggle on Monday over whether some of the nation's largest hospitals should be allowed to sidestep federal laws protecting pension benefits for workers. Justices considered the cases of three church-affiliated nonprofit ...

  • Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

    Legal World 03/01/2017

    Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in h...

  • El Salvador court takes up case on ex-president's finances

    El Salvador court takes up case on ex-president's finances

    Legal World 05/09/2016

    A court in El Salvador has agreed to consider a civil case against former President Mauricio Funes, his wife and one of his sons for possible illicit enrichment. The San Salvador court press office said Saturday that several government institutions h...

  • RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick

    RNC launches campaign to oppose Obama's Supreme Court pick

    Legal World 03/19/2016

    The Republican Party is launching a campaign to try to derail President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, teaming up with a conservative opposition research group to target vulnerable Democrats and impugn whomever Obama picks. A task force...

  • Quaid expected in Vermont court to face charge

    Quaid expected in Vermont court to face charge

    Legal World 10/12/2015

    Actor Randy Quaid is expected to be arraigned in Vermont in connection with a California vandalism case. The 65-year-old Quaid was taken into custody Friday night while trying to cross into the United States from Canada. He was detained by troopers i...

  • Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Ginsburg back at home, expected at court next week

    Legal World 12/04/2014

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned home after undergoing an operation to implant a heart stent to clear a blocked artery and is expected to hear oral arguments on Monday. Ginsburg, 81, experienced discomfort during exercise with a...

  • Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    Iran judge summons Facebook CEO to court

    Legal World 05/27/2014

    A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA repor...

  • Pakistan court dismisses Musharraf medical request

    Pakistan court dismisses Musharraf medical request

    Legal World 02/03/2014

    A Pakistani court hearing the case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason rejected Friday a request that he be allowed to go abroad for treatment, his lawyer and a court official said. Instead, they said, it issued ...

  • Texas Supreme Court limits insurance exclusions

    Texas Supreme Court limits insurance exclusions

    Legal World 01/20/2014

    The Texas Supreme Court issued a key ruling Friday that should boost consumer confidence in the liability insurance coverage that builders and general contractors carry. Writing for the court, Justice Phil Johnson denied an insurance company's attemp...

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