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  • Supreme Court won't hear case over California beach access

    Supreme Court won't hear case over California beach access

    Criminal Law 10/01/2018

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access a beach.The justices said that they will not take up Vinod Khosla's appeal of a Californ...

  • Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

    Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

    Lawyer Blogs 09/26/2018

    South Carolina's Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a prosecutor accused of embezzling money seized from drug defendants to pay for personal trips to Europe and the Galapagos Islands.The court issued that order Monday for 5th Circuit Soli...

  • The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh 'will be' on court soon

    The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh 'will be' on court soon

    Criminal Law 09/20/2018

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is telling evangelical activists the Senate will "plow right through" and move to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.McConnell told the annual Values Voter conference Friday "in the very near fut...

  • With teachers watching, Kentucky court to consider pensions

    With teachers watching, Kentucky court to consider pensions

    Headline News 09/18/2018

    Kentucky's governor and attorney general are headed to the state Supreme Court to argue about the future of one of the country's worst-funded pension systems. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says lawmakers did not follow the rules when ...

  • Hungarian appeals court cuts Syrian’s sentence over migrant riot

    Hungarian appeals court cuts Syrian’s sentence over migrant riot

    Legal World 09/17/2018

    A Hungarian appeals court has lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot.The case stems from rioting at the Hung...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    Legal News Feed 09/17/2018

    Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from a hospital, officials said Thursday.The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, following Wednesday's shooting in s...

  • French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

    French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

    Class Action News 09/15/2018

    A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500) for breaching the privacy of Kate Middleton, when publishing topless photos of the Duchess...

  • Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

    Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

    Criminal Law 09/14/2018

    An Alaska man linked to a missing 10-year-old girl's death made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue is charged with making false statements as authorities tried to find Ashley Johnson-Barr.Assistant U.S. Attor...

  • Audit: West Virginia Supreme Court skirted pay law

    Audit: West Virginia Supreme Court skirted pay law

    Court Alerts 09/11/2018

    A new legislative audit report says West Virginia's Supreme Court skirted state law concerning pay for senior status judges. News outlets report the audit released last week found 10 senior-status judges were authorized overpayments. State law p...

  • Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Senator asks court to declare Duterte arrest order illegal

    Court Alerts 09/04/2018

    A Philippine senator who has taken refuge in the Senate to avoid an arrest order by President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to declare the order illegal and called on the military to defy it.Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Duterte's ...

  • Court: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on streets

    Court: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on streets

    Criminal Law 09/02/2018

    Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided ...

  • Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Legal News Feed 08/26/2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans.It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh...