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  •  A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight

    A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight

    National News 02/26/2020

    The Hope Medical Group for Women in northern Louisiana fields phone calls every day from anxious pregnant women who ask if abortion is still legal and if the clinic, one of only three that provides abortions in the state, is still open.Despite the pr...

  • Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

    Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

    Notable Attorneys 02/17/2020

    Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice syste...

  • Court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bln over Yukos

    Court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bln over Yukos

    Recent Cases 02/12/2020

    In a major legal defeat for the Russian government, a Dutch appeals court on Tuesday reinstated an international arbitration panel’s order that it should pay $50 billion compensation to shareholders in former oil company Yukos.The ruling overtu...

  • Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

    Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

    Legal Issues 02/09/2020

    Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday.Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leani...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

    Mississippi 15-week abortion ban is blocked by appeals court

    Notable Attorneys 12/13/2019

    A federal appeals court declared Friday that Mississippi’s ban on abortion at 15 weeks is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to those seeking to overturn the landmark Supreme Courtruling that legalized abortion nationwide.The 5th U.S. Circuit Cou...

  • Trump Has Successfully Gamed the Courts

    Trump Has Successfully Gamed the Courts

    Recent Cases 12/11/2019

    At its simplest level, the impeachment of President Donald Trump looks like a collision between the legislative and executive branches of government. In that fight, each side is trying to defend its prerogatives as it sees them: For Congress (or at l...

  • Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

    Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

    Notable Attorneys 12/08/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday by an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a new sentencing trial, arguing the horrific physical abuse that he suffered as a child wasn't fully considered when he was first sentenced. The appeal...