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  •  Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    Justice Beth Clement leading Supreme Court race

    Lawyer Blogs 11/06/2018

    Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement is leading a six-candidate field for two seats on the state's highest court. Nearly 95 percent of votes have been counted. The top two finishers get black robes.Justice Kurtis Wilder and appellate lawy...

  •  Trump visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

    Trump visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

    Lawyer Blogs 10/31/2018

    The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday, as some members of the Jewish community and others objected to President Donald Trump’s plans to visit, accusing him of contributing to a toxic ...

  • Supreme Court wrestles with case on detention of immigrants

    Supreme Court wrestles with case on detention of immigrants

    Lawyer Blogs 10/12/2018

    The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a case about the government’s ability to detain certain immigrants after they’ve served sentences for committing crimes in the United States. Several justices expressed concerns with the governmen...

  • Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

    Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

    Lawyer Blogs 09/26/2018

    South Carolina's Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a prosecutor accused of embezzling money seized from drug defendants to pay for personal trips to Europe and the Galapagos Islands.The court issued that order Monday for 5th Circuit Soli...

  • Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

    Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

    Lawyer Blogs 08/15/2018

    Investigators say a man fired gunshots into a bedroom wall and pointed a gun at his roommate before he was fatally shot by St. Paul police.A search warrant filed Tuesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension contains details about the mome...

  • EU steps up action against Poland over supreme court law

    EU steps up action against Poland over supreme court law

    Lawyer Blogs 08/14/2018

    The European Union is increasing pressure on Poland over what it sees as flaws in the country's Supreme Court law, and has given Warsaw a month to act before facing possible court action.Tuesday's move centers on Polish legislation that forces the ea...

  • Court: Mud buggy race operators weren't negligent in cras

    Court: Mud buggy race operators weren't negligent in cras

    Lawyer Blogs 08/01/2018

    A jury properly determined that the operators of an Eau Claire mud buggy race weren't negligent in a wild crash that cost a spectator part of his leg, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled Tuesday.The case revolves around Shawn Wallace, who was watching a ...

  • Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Lawyer Blogs 05/12/2018

    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an ...

  • Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Arkansas judge blocks state from issuing birth certificates

    Lawyer Blogs 12/02/2017

    An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked the state from issuing any birth certificates until officials are able to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth certificate law illegally favors heterosexual parents. Pulaski County Circuit...

  • Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case

    Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case

    Lawyer Blogs 10/25/2017

    The Washington state Supreme Court is set to hear argument on whether the state has met its constitutional requirement to fully fund K-12 education. Tuesday morning's hearing is on whether the state should still be held in contempt for lack of progre...

  • Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider

    Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider

    Lawyer Blogs 10/24/2017

    Attorneys for a pregnant teen being held in a Texas immigration facility are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision not to order the government to let her obtain an abortion. Lawyers for the 17-year-old on Sunday asked the U.S. Cou...

  • Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

    Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

    Lawyer Blogs 10/12/2017

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on a major dispute over the government's authority to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored outside the U.S. The justices int...