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  • German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    U.S. Law Review 07/23/2020

    A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was given a two-year suspended sentence.Bruno ...

  • Trump tax ruling a new front in defamation suits against him

    Trump tax ruling a new front in defamation suits against him

    U.S. Law Review 07/18/2020

    When the U.S. Supreme Court decided this month that the presidency isn’t a shield against a New York prosecutor’s criminal investigation, the justices didn’t say whether the same goes for civil suits against the president in state c...

  • UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony

    UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony

    U.S. Law Review 07/05/2020

    Johnny Depp’s lawyers have failed to stop the American actor’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun until she is called to give evidence.In a court order published on Saturday,...

  • Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    U.S. Law Review 07/02/2020

    The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender p...

  • Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

    Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

    U.S. Law Review 06/21/2020

    An extraordinary standoff between the Justice Department and Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman ended Saturday when the prosecutor agreed to leave his job with an assurance that his investigations into allies of President Donald Trump would n...

  • Trump administration takes Keystone dispute to Supreme Court

    Trump administration takes Keystone dispute to Supreme Court

    U.S. Law Review 06/18/2020

    The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a permit program that would allow the disputed Keystone XL pipeline and other new oil and gas pipelines to cross waterways with little review.Earlier this year, a Montana judge suspe...

  • Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    Brazil obeys court order to resume providing full virus data

    U.S. Law Review 06/11/2020

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the government of President Jair Bolsonaro to resume publication of full COVID-19 data, including the cumulative death toll, following allegations the government was trying to hide the severity of the pandemi...

  • Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban

    U.S. Law Review 06/07/2020

    The first of several Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday got underway against a backdrop of possible clashes between demonstrators and police in Sydney, after a court sided with police that the gathering posed too much risk for s...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear voter purge case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear voter purge case

    U.S. Law Review 06/02/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case seeking to purge about 129,000 voter registrations from the rolls ahead of the November presidential election after previously deadlocking on whether to get involved.Democrats oppose the vot...

  • Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    U.S. Law Review 05/24/2020

    An appeals court has upheld California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a split ruling that found that government’s emergency powers override what in normal times would be fundamental ...

  •  Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial

    U.S. Law Review 05/21/2020

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is lashing out at Israel’s justice system, saying his trial on corruption charges is an attempt to “depose” him. Prime Minister Benjamin spoke Sunday as he arrived at a Jerusalem courthouse ...

  • Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    U.S. Law Review 05/17/2020

    Lawyers for Indiana’s attorney general are arguing he has the legal right to remain in office even while serving a 30-day suspension of his law license for groping four women. The arguments filed Friday with the state Supreme Court come after R...