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  • European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

    Court Alerts 11/20/2018

    The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention. Turkey's president responded by claiming his country was not bound by the court's rulings.In its ruling on Tu...

  • 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 ...

  • Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Court Alerts 08/11/2018

    Two drugmakers asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices take up an appeal about whether the state can use their products for an execution.The companies "and the citizens of Nevada have a subst...

  • Florida school shooting suspect's statement issue in court

    Florida school shooting suspect's statement issue in court

    Court Alerts 07/13/2018

    How much of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz's statement to investigators should be made public is an issue going before a judge.A hearing is set Monday on whether any or all of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect's ...

  •  1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    Court Alerts 07/06/2018

    The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua."Then it was the child's turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigr...

  • Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

    Court Alerts 05/22/2018

    Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,80...

  • Trump seems likely to win travel ban case at Supreme Court

    Trump seems likely to win travel ban case at Supreme Court

    Court Alerts 04/21/2018

    President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban's challengers a...

  • Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret

    Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret

    Court Alerts 04/19/2018

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration went to court this week to block requests for records of financial incentives it offered Amazon to build its second headquarters in Pennsylvania.An administration lawyer asked Commonwealth Court to reverse an...

  • Court clerk: Despite memo, staff not required to campaign

    Court clerk: Despite memo, staff not required to campaign

    Court Alerts 03/21/2018

    The clerk of court in one North Carolina county says she never meant to require any of her employees to work for her re-election even though that's what a leaked memo said.After the memo was published, Surry County Clerk of Court Teresa O'Dell told t...

  • Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Court: Idaho nuclear waste documents won't be made public

    Court Alerts 02/06/2018

    U.S. officials don't have to provide details about proposed shipments of extremely radioactive spent commercial nuclear fuel to the country's top government nuclear research laboratory in Idaho, a federal court has ruled.The ruling was a major setbac...

  • Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

    Samsung heir freed after appeal wins suspended jail term

    Court Alerts 02/04/2018

    Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that toppled the country's president.The Seoul High Court softened the origin...