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  • Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Legal Issues 12/11/2018

    A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.A three-judge panel of ...

  • The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    The Latest: Porn star's lawyer shows up at Cohen sentencing

    Legal Events 12/09/2018

    Michael Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced for crimes including a hush-money payment to the performer.Michael Avenatti represented Daniels in a legal dispute with Cohen in which she sought to be released from the non-disclosure agreement.Avenatti has...

  •  European court: Russia's ban on LGBT rallies violates rights

    European court: Russia's ban on LGBT rallies violates rights

    Lawyer Interviews 12/06/2018

    The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia's continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights.Judges at the court based in the eastern French city o...

  • Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Alec Baldwin appears in court in parking-spot case

    Legal Issues 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

    Recent Cases 12/03/2018

    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 Scarpulla's ruling was posted Friday.Futerfas said Trump's side maintain...

  • Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Court: Reds exempt from tax on promotional bobbleheads

    Legal Issues 12/01/2018

    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...

  • Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Trial Coverage 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...

  • Legal groups argue in court against Trump asylum ban

    Legal groups argue in court against Trump asylum ban

    Legal Events 11/20/2018

    Legal groups suing the Trump administration over its ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border have argued their case before a federal judge in San Francisco. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar did not immediately rule Monda...

  • Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Recent Cases 11/15/2018

    Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normali...

  • Lawyer: Court grants Islamic scholar bail amid rape inquiry

    Lawyer: Court grants Islamic scholar bail amid rape inquiry

    Lawyer Interviews 11/14/2018

    A lawyer representing one of two women who have accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of raping them in France says a court has approved Ramadan's release from jail.Lawyer Francis Szpiner said a French court granted the 56-year-old Oxford University ...

  • Malaysia court to resume Kim Jong Nam murder trial on Jan. 7

    Malaysia court to resume Kim Jong Nam murder trial on Jan. 7

    Breaking Legal News 11/05/2018

    A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan. 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader’s half brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable.A High Court judge in...

  •  Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Court Watch 11/03/2018

    A Shiite cleric who was a central figure in Bahrain's 2011 Arab Spring protests was sentenced to life in prison Sunday on spying charges.The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals came after Sheikh Ali Salman was acquitted of the charges by a lower c...