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  •  Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    Law Center 12/14/2018

    The Mexican president is butting heads with the Supreme Court just one week into office after judges suspended a law that would cap public sector salaries, one of his key campaign promises.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the judges of l...

  • Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl’s homicide case

    Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl’s homicide case

    Law Center 11/10/2018

    When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young.The girl told investigators she panicked a...

  • Appeals court won't block ruling on candidate party label

    Appeals court won't block ruling on candidate party label

    Law Center 08/24/2018

    North Carolina Republicans have been dealt another setback in their efforts to remove a state Supreme Court candidate's party affiliation from the ballot.The state Court of Appeals declined Monday to hear the request of GOP legislative leaders to blo...

  • Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Law Center 08/10/2018

    A U.S. judge determined Friday that a lawsuit the state of Oklahoma filed against the makers of opioids does not "necessarily rise" to a federal issue.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City sends the matter back to st...

  • Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Court: S.Korea must allow alternative for military objectors

    Law Center 06/28/2018

    South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the country must allow alternative social service for people who conscientiously object to military service, which is currently mandatory for able-bodied males.The ruling requires the government ...

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

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

    Law Center 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...

  • Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Law Center 01/19/2018

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn't allowed to keep secret the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties.A U.S. district judge in the state rejected the argument that the privacy...

  • Kansas faces skeptical state Supreme Court on school funding

    Kansas faces skeptical state Supreme Court on school funding

    Law Center 07/17/2017

    Attorneys for Kansas will try to convince an often skeptical state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the funding increase legislators approved for public schools this year is enough to provide a suitable education for kids statewide. The high court is he...

  • Brother of victim in unsolved Ohio massacre appears in court

    Brother of victim in unsolved Ohio massacre appears in court

    Law Center 05/19/2017

    The brother of one of eight victims of an unsolved southern Ohio massacre has appeared in court for a hearing on evidence-tampering and vandalism charges over allegations he destroyed a GPS tracking device. Forty-year-old James Manley, of Peebles, ap...

  • Kyrgyz court confirms life sentence for journalist

    Kyrgyz court confirms life sentence for journalist

    Law Center 01/24/2017

    A court in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday upheld a life sentence for an ethnic Uzbek journalist in a case that has drawn international criticism. Azimzhan Askarov was convicted in 2010 for stirring up ethnic hatred, a charge related to ethnic unrest in the so...

  • Court rules against CarMax in fight over vehicle inspections

    Court rules against CarMax in fight over vehicle inspections

    Law Center 10/31/2016

    A federal appeals court in San Francisco says used car retailer CarMax must tell buyers in California the condition of individual vehicle components it inspects. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday CarMax's practice of providing buyer...

  • US Supreme Court won't hear Arizona death sentence case

    US Supreme Court won't hear Arizona death sentence case

    Law Center 10/03/2016

    The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear Arizona's appeal of a lower court ruling that overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence has opened the door for about 25 death row inmates to challenge their sentences. The justices on Monday let stand ...

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