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  • Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Legal Issues 07/13/2019

    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last we...

  • Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Court to Trump: Blocking Twitter critics is unconstitutional

    Legal Issues 07/06/2019

    President Donald Trump lost a major Twitter fight Tuesday when a federal appeals court said that his daily musings and pronouncements were overwhelmingly official in nature and that he violated the First Amendment whenever he blocked a critic to sile...

  • Ohio high court won't hear challenge over bite-mark evidence

    Ohio high court won't hear challenge over bite-mark evidence

    Legal Issues 06/15/2019

    The Ohio Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a man sentenced to death for the 1985 rape, torture and slaying of a 12-year-old boy.Attorneys for 52-year-old Danny Lee Hill have unsuccessfully argued bite-mark evidence used against him was unreliab...

  • Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Legal Issues 06/06/2019

    A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday.“We basically just switched venues, but the ...

  • Governor says 'no executions' without court-backed drugs

    Governor says 'no executions' without court-backed drugs

    Legal Issues 02/26/2019

    Recent statements and actions by Gov. Mike DeWine suggest Ohio could go years without executing another death row inmate.Last month, the Republican governor ordered the prison system to come up with a new lethal drug protocol after a federal judge's ...

  • Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Legal Issues 02/11/2019

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine started making its case in federal court on Monday against the ban on medication-assisted treatment in county jail amid the opioid crisis.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently lifted the Maine Department of ...

  • High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    High court upholds texting suicide manslaughter conviction

    Legal Issues 02/01/2019

    The involuntary manslaughter conviction of a young woman who encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself was upheld Wednesday by Massachusetts' highest court.The Supreme Judicial Court agreed with a lower court judge who ...

  • Spain court grants $1.7 billion compensation for oil spill

    Spain court grants $1.7 billion compensation for oil spill

    Legal Issues 12/20/2018

    Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the captain and the insurer of the Prestige oil tanker must pay more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in compensation for Spain's biggest environmental disaster, when the vessel sank in 2002. The court s...

  • Appeals court agrees to hear case involving Trump DC hotel

    Appeals court agrees to hear case involving Trump DC hotel

    Legal Issues 12/18/2018

    A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to take up a case accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution, giving the president's legal team its first major victory in the case.The order issued by the U.S. ...

  • Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

    Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

    Legal Issues 12/09/2018

    A Thai court ruled Tuesday that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution...

  • Arguments in "Serial" case focus on lawyer, alibi witness

    Arguments in "Serial" case focus on lawyer, alibi witness

    Legal Issues 12/06/2018

    Roughly two years after a new trial was ordered, Maryland's highest court on Thursday heard arguments in their review of the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit "Serial" podcast that attracted millions of armc...

  • Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Legal Issues 11/28/2018

    The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypas...