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  • UK court: Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

    UK court: Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

    Legal Compliance 09/06/2019

    A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoi...

  • Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program

    Planned Parenthood to exit federal family planning program

    Legal Compliance 08/11/2019

    Raising the stakes in a standoff over women’s health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will leave the federal family planning program within days unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patie...

  • Parents accused in Illinois boy's beating death due in court

    Parents accused in Illinois boy's beating death due in court

    Legal Compliance 05/06/2019

    An Illinois mother and father charged with murder in the death of their 5-year-old son are due in court for preliminary hearings in the case.Court records show 36-year-old JoAnn Cunningham and 60-year-old Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake are schedul...

  • Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Legal Compliance 02/22/2019

    The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertai...

  • Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

    Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

    Legal Compliance 02/16/2019

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the ...

  • Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Legal Compliance 12/13/2018

    Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza,...

  • Trial starts for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case

    Trial starts for Hong Kong businessman in bribery case

    Legal Compliance 12/03/2018

    The New York trial of a prominent Hong Kong businessman charged in a United Nations-linked bribery conspiracy is set to begin with jury selection Monday.The trial of Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho begins a year after he was arrested on charges accusing him ...

  • Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

    Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

    Legal Compliance 10/02/2018

    The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive debate over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick was set to address New Hampshire voters on Monday ahead of a possible run for president.Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was schedu...

  • S. Korea court extends ex-leader Park's lengthy prison term

    S. Korea court extends ex-leader Park's lengthy prison term

    Legal Compliance 08/24/2018

    A South Korean high court has extended the lengthy prison sentence of former President Park Geun-hye for corruption in office.In April, a district court sentenced Park to 24 years in jail over bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other charges. She...

  • Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg wins GOP attorney general nod

    Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg wins GOP attorney general nod

    Legal Compliance 06/24/2018

    South Dakota Republicans on Saturday chose Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg to run against Democratic former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler in the race for state attorney general.GOP delegates voted to nominate Ravnsborg at their state party convention, wh...

  • Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Legal Compliance 06/16/2018

    The Supreme Court says United States federal courts should consider statements from foreign governments about their own laws but do not have to consider them as binding.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that federal courts shoul...

  • MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

    MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

    Legal Compliance 06/13/2018

    Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video.He's expected to be joined in Brooklyn on Thursday by friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE'-uhn) Cowley.Video showed...