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  • 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...

  • Oregon's high court: Developers can't offset harm to farmers

    Oregon's high court: Developers can't offset harm to farmers

    Headline Legal News 02/27/2019

    The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that negative impacts on Oregon's farmers from non-farm development can't be offset by making payments.The Capital Press reported Friday that the court also ruled this week that it's not enough for a development to ...

  • High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

    High court lets military implement transgender restrictions

    Headline Legal News 01/22/2019

    The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. The high court split 5-4 in allowing the plan to take effect, with the...

  • Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Headline Legal News 12/04/2018

    Alec Baldwin appeared in a New York court on Monday after being accused of striking a man in the face over a parking space.The 60-year-old actor said nothing as he was arraigned on misdemeanor and violation-level charges. He has previously stated tha...

  • Supreme Court term amid starts in shadow of Kavanaugh

    Supreme Court term amid starts in shadow of Kavanaugh

    Headline Legal News 09/27/2018

    It's the storm before the calm at the Supreme Court. Americans watched Thursday's high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. The televised spectacle was filled with disturbing allegations of sexual assault and Kavanau...

  • Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

    Headline Legal News 07/18/2018

    A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest received a jolt of new life Tuesday as the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that state regulators had wrongly rejected it.The ruling is a major victory in the quest by Clean...

  •  Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Supreme Court adopts new rules for cell phone tracking

    Headline Legal News 07/02/2018

    The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones. The justices’ 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for...

  • Supreme Court won't get involved in Wrigley Field dispute

    Supreme Court won't get involved in Wrigley Field dispute

    Headline Legal News 06/16/2018

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field.Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued the Cubs in 2015, arguing in part ...

  •  High Court Rules in Dispute Over Immigrant Teen's Abortion

    High Court Rules in Dispute Over Immigrant Teen's Abortion

    Headline Legal News 06/10/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case about a pregnant immigrant teen who obtained an abortion with the help of the ACLU, siding with the Trump administration and wiping away a lower court decision for the teen but rejecting a suggestion her lawye...

  • Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Headline Legal News 02/08/2018

    U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled.The ruling was a major setbac...

  • Ohio taxpayers lose right to take disputes to high court

    Ohio taxpayers lose right to take disputes to high court

    Headline Legal News 10/18/2017

    Ohioans lost the right Friday to appeal disputed tax decisions directly to the state’s high court, a scarcely debated policy change that critics say will have sweeping consequences for businesses, individuals and governments.The Ohio Supreme Co...