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  • Supreme Court rejects coach's appeal over prayer, for now

    Supreme Court rejects coach's appeal over prayer, for now

    Recent Cases 01/21/2019

    The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a former Seattle-area football coach who lost his job because he refused to stop praying on the field.But four conservative justices say Tuesday that they are interested in former Bremerton High School Co...

  • Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

    Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

    Recent Cases 01/20/2019

    A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported.The Arizona Republic reported Friday that attorney John Micheaels said the 29-year-old woman has &l...

  • US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

    US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

    Recent Cases 01/18/2019

    A federal attorney in South Texas said in court this week that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he only has been allowed to work on cases related to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.The Texas Civil Rights Project on ...

  • Health isn't 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules

    Health isn't 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules

    Recent Cases 01/12/2019

    The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who control the Legislature to call for changing the law.In a victory for ...

  • Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

    Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

    Recent Cases 12/29/2018

    Former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he groped a young man in 2016, a judge ruled on Monday.The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor had argued he should be excused from attending his Jan. 7 ar...

  •  European court: Russia's arrests of Navalny were political

    European court: Russia's arrests of Navalny were political

    Recent Cases 11/14/2018

    The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russian authorities' arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated, a decision that deals a blow to the Kremlin's dismissal of Navalny as a mere troublemaker.Navalny hail...

  • Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Recent Cases 10/26/2018

    In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The l...

  • Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

    Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

    Recent Cases 09/28/2018

    The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive debate over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick was set to address New Hampshire voters on Monday ahead of a possible run for president.Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was schedu...

  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Recent Cases 09/13/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

    The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

    Recent Cases 09/11/2018

    The Texas Department of Public Safety says a white Dallas police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his apartment.The department said in a news release Sunday night that Officer Amber Guyger was book...

  • Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

    Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

    Recent Cases 09/02/2018

    Quarreling and confusion marked the start of the Senate's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, with Democrats trying to block the proceedings because of documents being withheld by the White House. Protesters al...

  • Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Recent Cases 08/26/2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans.It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh...

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