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  • Top court: Social media posts violate no-contact order

    Top court: Social media posts violate no-contact order

    Attorneys News 07/25/2018

    Social media posts can represent a violation of a protection order, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, affirming the conviction of a man who made threats on Facebook.The Maine Supreme Judicial Court rejected Richard Heffron III's arguments t...

  • Indonesia court upholds seizure of illegal fishing vessel

    Indonesia court upholds seizure of illegal fishing vessel

    Attorneys News 10/27/2017

    Indonesia says it has won a two-year court battle that confirms the legality of the government's seizure of a Thai vessel linked to human trafficking and illegal fishing in Indonesian waters. Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Susi Pudjiastut...

  • Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

    Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

    Attorneys News 06/09/2017

    The victim of Roman Polanski's sex assault 40 years ago is going to appeal directly to a judge to end the long-running case against the fugitive director, his lawyer said Thursday. Samantha Geimer, 13 at the time of the crime, has long supported Pola...

  • Donnelly facing doubts from Indiana liberals over court vote

    Donnelly facing doubts from Indiana liberals over court vote

    Attorneys News 04/04/2017

    A small protest by liberals outside Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly's downtown Indianapolis office this week could signal trouble for his 2018 re-election hopes. Some of those who protested against Donnelly's decision to break with his party and to supp...

  • US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

    US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

    Attorneys News 03/01/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review appeals in three Texas death row cases, including one where a man pleaded guilty to a triple slaying in South Texas. The high court's rulings moved two inmates closer to execution: LeJames Norman, 31, c...

  • UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful

    UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful

    Attorneys News 02/19/2017

    Britain's Supreme Court says the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure immigrants won't draw on public welfare funds. But the court says the...

  • Appeals court rules against Kansas in voting rights case

    Appeals court rules against Kansas in voting rights case

    Attorneys News 10/01/2016

    Thousands of prospective voters in Kansas who did not provide citizenship documents will be able to vote in the November election under a federal appeals court ruling late Friday that upheld a judge's order.   The decision from the U.S. 10th Cir...

  • 'Whitey' Bulger asks US Supreme Court to hear his appeal

    'Whitey' Bulger asks US Supreme Court to hear his appeal

    Attorneys News 08/18/2016

    James "Whitey" Bulger has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of his racketeering convictions for playing a role in 11 murders and committing a litany of other crimes. It is unclear if the high court will take up the Boston gangster's cas...

  • Indiana court to hear woman's appeal of feticide conviction

    Indiana court to hear woman's appeal of feticide conviction

    Attorneys News 05/24/2016

    Attorneys for an Indiana woman found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs will ask an appeals court Monday to throw out the convictions that led to her 20-year prison sentence. At issue is India...

  • Maryland high court issues opinion in Gray case

    Maryland high court issues opinion in Gray case

    Attorneys News 05/22/2016

    Maryland's highest court has released an opinion explaining its recent decision to force an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray to testify against his colleagues. The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its opinion Friday. Chief Judge Mary Elle...

  • Oldest death row inmate in Georgia, age 72, is executed

    Oldest death row inmate in Georgia, age 72, is executed

    Attorneys News 02/05/2016

    Georgia executed a 72-year-old man, its oldest death row inmate, early Wednesday for the killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery decades ago. The state Department of Corrections says Brandon Astor Jones was pronounced dead at 12:46 a....

  • High court takes up challenges to drunken-driving test

    High court takes up challenges to drunken-driving test

    Attorneys News 12/12/2015

    The Supreme Court will decide whether states can criminalize a driver's refusal to take an alcohol test even if police have not obtained a search warrant. The justices on Friday agreed to hear three cases challenging laws in Minnesota and North Dakot...