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  • Supreme Court declines Michigan emergency manager law case

    Supreme Court declines Michigan emergency manager law case

    Business Law 09/27/2017

    The Supreme Court won't take up a challenge to a Michigan law that allows the state to temporarily take away local officials' authority during financial crises and appoint an emergency manager. The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the case. Vote...

  • Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Toys R Us files for Chapter 11 reorganization

    Business Law 09/20/2017

    Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. A statement by the Wayne, New Jersey-based company late Monday says it voluntarily is se...

  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg is set speak in Chicago

    Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg is set speak in Chicago

    Business Law 09/11/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is scheduled to visit Chicago and speak at a university conference. She's expected to appear at Roosevelt University downtown on Monday evening as part of a program focusing on themes of law, social just...

  • Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Business Law 08/17/2017

    A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday. The statue of Roger B. Taney was ...

  • Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Open records policy set for administrative court records

    Business Law 08/12/2017

    Kentucky's Supreme Court justices have approved an open records policy to guide how the public accesses administrative records in the state court system. State officials say the first open records policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts ta...

  • EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

    EU closer to sanctions on Poland over changes in judiciary

    Business Law 07/17/2017

    The European Union is coming closer to imposing sanctions on Poland for the government's attempt to take control over the judiciary, a senior official warned Wednesday, but he said the bloc was still open to dialogue. European Commission Vice Preside...

  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Business Law 06/28/2017

    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wron...

  • Rhode Island high court vacates conviction in triple slaying

    Rhode Island high court vacates conviction in triple slaying

    Business Law 06/23/2017

    Rhode Island's highest court has overturned the conviction of a 21-year-old man serving two consecutive life sentences for a 2012 triple slaying at a housing complex. Authorities allege the then-16-year-old Quandell Husband had plotted with three oth...

  • Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower for stinky smells

    Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower for stinky smells

    Business Law 06/09/2017

    A pot farm's neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives a lawsuit between a Colorado horse farm and a neig...

  • Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension system

    Puerto Rico seeks court's help to save public pension system

    Business Law 05/22/2017

    Puerto Rico's governor says he'll ask a court to restructure the debts of the U.S. territory's public pension system, which is projected to run out of money this year. Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the government has been unable to reach a deal with cre...

  • Man arrested near UK Parliament in court on terror charges

    Man arrested near UK Parliament in court on terror charges

    Business Law 05/11/2017

    Prosecutors say a British man arrested with several knives near Parliament last month is also accused of being an al-Qaida bomb-maker in Afghanistan. Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali appeared in court Wednesday to face one charge of preparing terrorist acts a...

  • Newest justice joins high court amid competing caricatures

    Newest justice joins high court amid competing caricatures

    Business Law 04/08/2017

    Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch. Largely unknown six months ago, Gorsuch has seen his ...