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  • 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...

  • Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Court Alerts 02/01/2018

    Kenya's High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country's top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration, a ceremony considered treasonous.Journalists and human...

  • Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Court Alerts 11/28/2017

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected hearing a case that challenges the use of Confederate imagery in the Mississippi state flag. Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Mississippi, argued that the flag represents "an official endorsement of...

  • Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Court Alerts 11/19/2017

    Steve Mostyn, a prominent Houston trial attorney and a top Democratic Party donor, has died. He was 46. In a statement, his family confirmed Thursday his death on Wednesday "after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue." "Steve was a be...

  • German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    Court Alerts 11/16/2017

    A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did. The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not ...

  • 'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    Court Alerts 11/03/2017

    Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas" have settled their court battle over the sugary concept that's grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Soda shops So...

  • Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Court Alerts 10/29/2017

    A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1. The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicag...