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  •  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...

  • Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

    Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

    Legal Events 04/02/2020

    Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fallen rights icon at UN court for Rohingya genocide case

    Fallen rights icon at UN court for Rohingya genocide case

    Legal Events 12/03/2019

    Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend her countr...

  • Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

    Challenger accuses Supreme Court’s Kelly of corruption

    Legal Events 11/22/2019

    Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger Jill Karofsky suggested Tuesday that Justice Daniel Kelly is corrupt because he repeatedly rules in favor of conservative groups, saying it makes no sense that the law could be on their side all the time.Karofsky ma...

  • Georgia Supreme Court overturns 2015 murder conviction

    Georgia Supreme Court overturns 2015 murder conviction

    Legal Events 10/24/2019

    Georgia's Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of a man found guilty of intentionally running over a woman with his car.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the court reversed 28-year-old Dewey Calhoun Green's 2015 malice and felon...

  • Court to hear arguments on Maryland political ads law

    Court to hear arguments on Maryland political ads law

    Legal Events 10/14/2019

    After revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Maryland legislators passed a law that many believe has a laudable purpose: preventing foreign interference in local elections.But its sweeping scope sparked a First Amendment o...

  • 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 ...