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  • Florida Legislature at "Open War" with State Supreme Court

    Florida Legislature at "Open War" with State Supreme Court

    Law & Politics 03/01/2017

    The Republican-dominated Legislature's tense relationship with the state Supreme Court is hanging over this year's legislative session as lawmakers take up two bills to deal with the aftermath of court rulings that Republicans don't like. One of them...

  • High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws

    High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws

    Law & Politics 02/24/2017

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws. The justices ruled unanimously that the company's shipment of a single part of a...

  • Election judge pleads not guilty in absentee ballot case

    Election judge pleads not guilty in absentee ballot case

    Law & Politics 11/21/2016

    An 88-year-old election judge from southern Illinois has pleaded not guilty after allegedly sending in an absentee ballot in her late husband's name. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports that Audrey Cook appeared Thursday in Madison County Circuit ...

  • Ohio sheriff accused of drug theft changing not guilty plea

    Ohio sheriff accused of drug theft changing not guilty plea

    Law & Politics 11/21/2016

    A suspended sheriff in Ohio who has denied stealing prescription drugs and misusing office funds is due in court to change his not guilty plea. Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer is scheduled to attend a change of plea hearing Monday in Fremont. O...

  • French court restores far-right candidate's ties to father

    French court restores far-right candidate's ties to father

    Law & Politics 11/18/2016

    French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen thought she had cut the political cord with her controversial father by expelling him from the far-right party he founded, but a court ruled Thursday Jean-Marie Le Pen still is the National Front's honorary...

  • Solar Advocates Ask Florida High Court to Invalidate Measure

    Solar Advocates Ask Florida High Court to Invalidate Measure

    Law & Politics 11/02/2016

    Solar advocates are asking Florida's high court to invalidate Amendment 1, a ballot measure they argue is misleading, and throw out votes cast for it. The legal challenge was filed Wednesday with the Florida Supreme Court. It comes after a leading pr...

  • Arkansas court denies request for new execution law hearing

    Arkansas court denies request for new execution law hearing

    Law & Politics 07/22/2016

    Arkansas' highest court has denied a request to reconsider its June ruling upholding the state's execution secrecy law, but justices issued a stay that prevents the state from setting new execution dates as some inmates appeal to the U.S. Supreme Cou...

  • Candidate filing begins Monday for appeals court seat

    Candidate filing begins Monday for appeals court seat

    Law & Politics 07/12/2016

    Another election will be on the November ballot in North Carolina because an appeals court judge recently resigned to take a job in private practice. The candidate filing period for the seat on the state Court of Appeals vacated by Martha Geer begins...

  • Court Vacates $1.8M Ventura Award in 'American Sniper' Case

    Court Vacates $1.8M Ventura Award in 'American Sniper' Case

    Law & Politics 06/13/2016

    A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a $1.8 million judgment awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, who says he was defamed in the late author Chris Kyle's bestselling book "American Sniper." The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reje...

  • Appeals court denies Hope Solo's bid to avoid trial

    Appeals court denies Hope Solo's bid to avoid trial

    Law & Politics 06/08/2016

    A state appeals court has rejected U.S. women's soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo's request to avoid trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges.   Seattlepi.com reports the 34-year-old's appeal related to a 2014 incident at her sister's home ...

  • High court rejects Google's appeal in class action lawsuit

    High court rejects Google's appeal in class action lawsuit

    Law & Politics 06/06/2016

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Google over a class action lawsuit filed by advertisers who claim the internet company displayed their ads on "low quality" web sites.   The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said ...

  • Stoddard firefighter charged with arson due in court

    Stoddard firefighter charged with arson due in court

    Law & Politics 04/25/2016

    A volunteer firefighter charged with arson in connection with a brush fire that burned 190 acres in New Hampshire and prompted the evacuation of 17 homes is due to make his first court appearance.   David Plante is scheduled to be arraigned Mond...