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  • Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

    Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

    U.S. Court News 01/31/2020

    The Supreme Court doesn't have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate's.That hasn't stopped a fair number of social media users from urging people to call Chief Justice John Roberts at the Supreme Court and demand a fair trial o...

  • Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    U.S. Law Review 01/25/2020

    The Arizona Supreme Court released a decision Thursday in a case that determined if a woman can use her frozen embryos to have a baby even if her ex-husband disagrees.A trial court had ruled against Torres, saying the contract she and her then-boyfri...

  • Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

    Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

    National Court News 01/15/2020

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a central portion of a 2016 voter identification law that it said had required a “misleading” and “contradictory” sworn statement from people lacking a photo ID.The 5-2...

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal in texting suicide case

    Supreme Court rejects appeal in texting suicide case

    U.S. Law Review 01/11/2020

    The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.Michelle Carter is serving a 15-month sentence after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the ...

  • Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    Legal Events 01/09/2020

    The southern Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday became the first to legally challenge a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide demonstrations.In a petition to the Supreme Court, the state government said the law violates the secular nature ...

  • Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

    Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

    National Court News 01/05/2020

    In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent appeals court decision declaring a key part of the law unconstitut...

  • Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Legal Events 01/02/2020

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of a Texas man on Nebraska’s death row for killed two Grand Island men in 2007.Marco Torres Jr., formerly of Pasadena, Texas, had sought post-conviction relief for a third time after bei...

  • President, Supreme Court top Wisconsin races in 2020

    President, Supreme Court top Wisconsin races in 2020

    Legal Events 01/01/2020

    Everyone knows Wisconsin will be in the spotlight for the presidential race in 2020. It's one of just a few states where the electorate is so evenly divided, it could swing either way. That is the biggest prize on the ballot this year, but it's far f...

  • Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    U.S. Law Review 12/29/2019

    The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that drivers must use their signal every time they turn or change lanes on a roadway.Thursday’s ruling reverses a Court of Appeals ruling that said a signal is required only when public safety is af...

  • Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    National Court News 12/27/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that commercial fishermen oppose.Fishing groups sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons ...

  • Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website

    Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website

    Ethics 12/23/2019

    The Connecticut court system will usher in the new year by moving required public notices to its website and out of newspapers, citing lower costs and the potential to reach a wider audience.Media representatives, however, believe the move will resul...

  • Court: Airline’s workers can’t sue as class in pay dispute

    Court: Airline’s workers can’t sue as class in pay dispute

    Legal Events 12/22/2019

    American Airlines workers at Newark’s airport who claim in a lawsuit they’ve been shorted on overtime pay can’t sue as a class, a federal appeals court ruled this week.The three-judge panel’s decision published Tuesday reverse...