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  •  Giuliani shows at Trump camp lawsuit hearing in Pennsylvania

    Giuliani shows at Trump camp lawsuit hearing in Pennsylvania

    U.S. Law Review 11/19/2020

    A hearing on the Trump campaign’s federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results was set to begin Tuesday after a judge denied the campaign’s new lawyer’s request for a delay.Rudy Giuliani...

  • Supreme Court to hear case about juvenile life sentences

    Supreme Court to hear case about juvenile life sentences

    U.S. Law Review 11/04/2020

    The Supreme Court is to hear arguments in a case that could put the brakes on what has been a gradual move toward more leniency for children who are convicted of murder. The court has concluded over the last two decades that children should be treate...

  • US to get 9th justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett

    US to get 9th justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett

    U.S. Law Review 10/27/2020

    A divided Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, giving the country a ninth justice Monday as Republicans overpower Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trump’s nominee the week before Election Day. Democra...

  • Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle

    Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle

    U.S. Law Review 10/24/2020

    President Donald Trump’s and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. They have been engaging in ...

  • Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    U.S. Law Review 10/17/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court granted a request Wednesday to wade into a fight over whether counties should count mail-in ballots when a voter’s signature doesn’t necessarily match the one on their registration. In its brief order, t...

  • Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    U.S. Law Review 10/13/2020

    To hear Democrats tell it, a Supreme Court with President Donald Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett could quickly get rid of the law that gives more than 20 million Americans health insurance coverage. But that’s not the inevitable outcome...

  • High court nominee served as ‘handmaid’ in religious group

    High court nominee served as ‘handmaid’ in religious group

    U.S. Law Review 10/09/2020

    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served as a “handmaid,” the term then used for high-ranking female leaders in the People of Praise religious community, an old directory for the group’s members shows.Barrett has thus far refu...

  • High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement

    High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement

    U.S. Law Review 10/06/2020

    The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a requirement that South Carolina voters using absentee ballots in November’s election get a witness to sign their ballots.Democrats had sought to have the requirement put on hold because of the coronaviru...

  • Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    U.S. Law Review 09/17/2020

    The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will start its new term next month the way it ended the last one, with arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic and live audio available to the public.With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

  • Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    Trump announces new list of potential Supreme Court picks

    U.S. Law Review 09/13/2020

    U.S. President Donald Trump announced at the White House on Wednesday a new list of 20 more candidates he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, which is widely seen as his latest effort to bolster support among conservative voters in the No...

  • Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrives in court for graft verdict

    Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrives in court for graft verdict

    U.S. Law Review 08/02/2020

    Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at court Tuesday for a verdict in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund.The outcome is widely seen as a test of the rule of l...

  • 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...