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  •  The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    Law Firm News 07/15/2020

    The blockbuster Supreme Court term that just ended was a (nearly) unmitigated disaster for movement conservatives. Chief Justice John Roberts declined to overturn precedent on abortion rights. Conservative activist Justice Neil Gorsuch showed he woul...

  • Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

    Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

    Legal Issues 07/11/2020

    President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was returned to federal prison Thursday, after balking at certain conditions of the home confinement he was granted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Records obtained ...

  • Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Legal Events 07/01/2020

    A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’...

  • Ohio to U.S. Supreme Court: Keep signature rules in place

    Ohio to U.S. Supreme Court: Keep signature rules in place

    Top Stories & Analysis 06/26/2020

    The state of Ohio continued Monday to defend its right to impose normal signature requirements on ballot issue campaigns amid the global pandemic.Uncertainty over the question prompted a voting-rights campaign to suspend its ballot effort last week, ...

  • LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    Law Firm News 06/14/2020

    LGBT-rights activists are elated by a major Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances.In most sta...

  •  Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Legal Events 05/28/2020

    A group of elected officials in southwest Virginia violated the state's open government law during meetings about dissolving a public library system, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case long delayed by a lawmaker's use of a privile...

  • Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

    Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

    Law Firm News 05/19/2020

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administ...

  • Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan

    Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan

    Legal Solutions 05/10/2020

    Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright warned on Thursday that the U.S. lacks a plan to produce and fairly distribute a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. The nation could face “the darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act ...

  • Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Law Firm News 05/09/2020

    Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection drugs, the state's highest court ruled Friday.In ordering the documents to be disclosed for public scrutiny, the Nebraska Supre...

  • Supreme Court sides with government in immigration case

    Supreme Court sides with government in immigration case

    Notable Attorneys 04/23/2020

    The Supreme Court is making it harder for noncitizens who are authorized to live permanently in the United States to argue they should be allowed to stay in the country if they've committed crimes.The decision Thursday split the court 5-4 along ideol...

  • Democratic super PAC: We will fight Trump in court over ads

    Democratic super PAC: We will fight Trump in court over ads

    National News 04/16/2020

    A leading Democratic super PAC has promised it will tangle in court with President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign to keep airing television ads the Republican president is trying to keep off the airwaves.Priorities USA Action chief Guy Ceci...

  • Justice delayed: Virus crisis upends courts system across US

    Justice delayed: Virus crisis upends courts system across US

    Legal Issues 04/06/2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the U.S. legal system, creating constitutional dilemmas as the accused miss their days in court. The public health crisis could build a legal backlog that overwhelms courts across the country, leaving some defend...