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  • Europe’s human rights court finds fault with Polish tribunal

    Europe’s human rights court finds fault with Polish tribunal

    U.S. Law Review 05/07/2021

    The European Court of Human Rights said Friday that Poland’s top court violated a local company’s right to fair trial because a judge on the review panel handling its case had been irregularly appointed to the tribunal.Law experts in Pola...

  • Judges hear arguments over Census’ contentious privacy tool

    Judges hear arguments over Census’ contentious privacy tool

    U.S. Law Review 05/03/2021

    The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people’s information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Monday was going before a judicial panel which must decide i...

  • Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

    Slain girl’s grandmother wants caseworkers deemed ‘reckless’

    U.S. Law Review 04/29/2021

    The grandmother of a 2-year-old girl who was beaten and starved to death wants to file a wrongful death lawsuit against three caseworkers who oversaw the girl’s care, and has taken her case to the Ohio Supreme Court.During oral arguments Wednes...

  • Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    U.S. Law Review 04/26/2021

    The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice...

  • High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

    High court sides with Google in copyright fight with Oracle

    U.S. Law Review 04/05/2021

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with Google in an $8 billion copyright dispute with Oracle over the internet company’s creation of the Android operating system used on most smartphones worldwide.To create Android, which was released in 2007, Goo...

  • Capitol stormer who wore ‘I Was There’ shirt to stay in jail

    Capitol stormer who wore ‘I Was There’ shirt to stay in jail

    U.S. Law Review 04/01/2021

    A federal judge refused Thursday to set bail for a Texas man who was wearing a T-shirt that said, “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021,” when he was arrested on charges he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.U.S. Judge Carl Nicho...

  • New Mexico governor appoints judge to court of appeals

    New Mexico governor appoints judge to court of appeals

    U.S. Law Review 03/20/2021

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed a judge to the state Court of Appeals to fill a vacancy created by Justice Julie J. Vargas’ appointment to the state Supreme Court.The state’s 4th Judicial District Chief Judge Gerald E...

  • Lawyers seeking 32% of $641M Flint tainted water settlement

    Lawyers seeking 32% of $641M Flint tainted water settlement

    U.S. Law Review 03/09/2021

    Lawyers who negotiated a $641 million settlement for victims of Flint’s lead-contaminated water are asking a judge to set aside up to 32% for fees and expenses for years of work on the case.If granted, the request would total $202 million in fe...

  • Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

    Court raises bar for some immigrants to avoid deportation

    U.S. Law Review 03/06/2021

    The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have been convicted of a crime to avoid deportation.Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion for a 5-3 conservative majority that ruled against a Mexican citizen who entered the U...

  • Cable companies win lawsuit over Maine’s a la carte law

    Cable companies win lawsuit over Maine’s a la carte law

    U.S. Law Review 02/25/2021

    A federal appeals court has rejected Maine’s law requiring cable companies to give subscribers the option of purchasing access to individual cable channels rather than bundled packages.A federal judge already delayed the law from going into eff...

  • Court upholds woman’s $1.8M award in NJ Transit bus attack

    Court upholds woman’s $1.8M award in NJ Transit bus attack

    U.S. Law Review 02/17/2021

    In a closely divided ruling, New Jersey’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a $1.8 million jury award for a woman who was struck on the head with a bottle while riding a New Jersey Transit bus. The 4-3 decision affirmed that NJ Transit, a publi...

  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton to step down

    Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton to step down

    U.S. Law Review 02/12/2021

    Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced Friday that he is stepping down on July 1.Melton said in a statement that he doesn’t yet know what he’ll do next, but that he is exploring opportunities “for the next se...