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  •  The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    The Latest: Court likely to apply excess-fine ban to states

    Law Journals 12/06/2018

    The Supreme Court seems very likely to rule that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The outcome could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth o...

  • Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Criminal Law 12/04/2018

    Alec Baldwin appeared in a New York court on Monday after being accused of striking a man in the face over a parking space.The 60-year-old actor said nothing as he was arraigned on misdemeanor and violation-level charges. He has previously stated tha...

  • Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Trump lawyer confident he'll win in charity suit

    Latest News 12/02/2018

    charitable foundation to further his business and political interests.Trump's lawyer Alan Futerfas said a judge's decision to reject his bid to have the lawsuit thrown out "means only that the case goes forward."State Supreme Court Justice Saliann Sc...

  •  Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    Supreme Court sets high bar for medical device lawsuits

    Legal Analysis 12/01/2018

    The tiny balloon was supposed to stretch open a blocked artery on Charles Riegel's diseased heart. Instead, when the doctor inflated the balloon, it burst.The patient went on life support but survived. His lawsuit against the manufacturer of that art...

  •  Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season

    Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season

    Legal Analysis 11/29/2018

    Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court.A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales ta...

  •  Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Legal News Feed 11/26/2018

    Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Games, should still be considered an Olympic champion despite having been stripped of his medals because of doping. A CAS r...

  • Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Criminal Law 11/26/2018

    The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypas...

  • Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    U.S. Court News 11/21/2018

    Quoting the Cincinnati Reds’ long-time play-by-play announcer, the Ohio Supreme Court declared Tuesday that “this one belongs to the Reds.”The state’s high court ruled 5-2 that the Major League Baseball franchise is exempt fro...

  • 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...

  •  New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Legal News Feed 11/17/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  • Lawyer for WikiLeaks’ Assange says he would fight charges

    Lawyer for WikiLeaks’ Assange says he would fight charges

    Attorney Blogs 11/15/2018

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel&rs...

  • NC high court weighs if tracking sex offenders reasonable

    NC high court weighs if tracking sex offenders reasonable

    Law Journals 11/10/2018

    North Carolina's Supreme Court is re-evaluating whether forcing sex offenders to be perpetually tracked by GPS-linked devices, sometimes for the rest of their lives, is justified or a Constitution-violating unreasonable search.The state's highest cou...