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  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    National News 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  • Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    Headline Legal News 09/30/2019

    Sacramento Kings first-year coach Luke Walton says he is focused on his team and not worried about a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.Walton spoke publicly Friday at Kings media day for the first time since a former sportscaster filed a civil s...

  •  Egypt court asks religious figure to weigh in on sentences

    Egypt court asks religious figure to weigh in on sentences

    Legal Solutions 09/27/2019

    An Egyptian court has referred the case of seven defendants facing terrorism charges to the country's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion on whether they can be executed as the prosecution seeks.The Cairo Criminal Cour...

  • Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    Dutch Supreme Court asked to clarify euthanasia case

    Legal Issues 09/20/2019

    Prosecutors have asked the Netherlands' Supreme Court to clarify legal matters in a landmark euthanasia case, saying Thursday they want to lay down unambiguous jurisprudence for the future.The Public Prosecution Service said by instituting "cassation...

  • Tent Courts Hearings Underway for Migrants Waiting in Mexico

    Tent Courts Hearings Underway for Migrants Waiting in Mexico

    Recent Cases 09/13/2019

    Hearings in tent courts in South Texas are underway for asylum-seekers forced to wait in Mexico while their immigration applications are considered.Monday's hearings mark the formal opening of the courts. Twenty-one migrants lined up in Mexico to cro...

  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

    Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

    Legal Events 09/11/2019

    Asylum seekers must pass an initial screening called a “credible fear” interview, a hurdle that a vast majority clear. Under the new policy, they would fail the test unless they sought asylum in at least one country they traveled through ...

  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

    Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

    Legal Events 09/08/2019

    The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ...

  • Attorneys: Court seat puts Montgomery in far different role

    Attorneys: Court seat puts Montgomery in far different role

    Legal Events 08/26/2019

    Attorneys say Gov. Doug Ducey's appointment of now-former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court puts Montgomery in a new role that could silence his public advocacy on policy issues.Montgomery for years has been a powe...

  • Suspect in Norway mosque attack bruised but smiling in court

    Suspect in Norway mosque attack bruised but smiling in court

    Headline Legal News 08/07/2019

    A suspected gunman accused of an attempted terrorist attack on an Oslo mosque and separately killing his teenage stepsister appeared in court on Monday looking bruised and scratched, but smiling.The suspect did not speak, and his defense lawyer Unni ...

  • Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

    Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

    Headline Legal News 08/04/2019

    California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings.How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern amo...

  • Cyprus police frees 5 Israelis, 7 held in hotel rape probe

    Cyprus police frees 5 Israelis, 7 held in hotel rape probe

    Legal Events 07/24/2019

    A Cyprus court on Friday extended the detention of seven of the 12 Israeli teenagers initially arrested as suspects in the rape of a 19-year-old British woman.The court ordered the suspects to remain in police custody for another six days to give inv...

  • Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

    Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

    Legal Events 07/17/2019

    The Dutch Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court’s ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.The Netherlands’ highe...