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  • 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...

  • New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

    New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

    Breaking Legal News 10/07/2018

    A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign to build support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices in 2021.The campaign, calling itself the 1.20.21 Project and being launched Wednesday, also wants to...

  • Nebraska’s top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

    Nebraska’s top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

    Breaking Legal News 09/10/2018

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that voters will decide in November whether to expand Medicaid in the state.The court’s rejection of a Republican-led lawsuit Wednesday is a victory for advocates who say a vote favoring expansion would ensu...

  •  Suspect in fatal bakery stabbing heads to court

    Suspect in fatal bakery stabbing heads to court

    Breaking Legal News 05/16/2018

    The man suspected of fatally stabbing the co-owner of a Massachusetts bakery is heading to court to face a murder charge.Prosecutors say 47-year-old Franklin Conza is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.The Springfield man was arrested after police resp...

  • Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret

    Pennsylvania asks court to keep Amazon incentives a secret

    Breaking Legal News 04/26/2018

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration went to court this week to block requests for records of financial incentives it offered Amazon to build its second headquarters in Pennsylvania.An administration lawyer asked Commonwealth Court to reverse an...

  • Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Court gives government a win in young immigrants' cases

    Breaking Legal News 10/24/2017

    A federal appeals court handed the U.S. government a victory Tuesday in its fight against lawsuits opposing a decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan directed Broo...

  • Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in court

    Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison to appear in court

    Breaking Legal News 01/05/2017

    A man who escaped from a Rhode Island prison and was on the run for five days before being captured in Massachusetts is scheduled to make an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge. James Morales escaped from the Wyatt Detention Facility...

  • Judge approves tea party group's lawsuit against IRS

    Judge approves tea party group's lawsuit against IRS

    Breaking Legal News 01/16/2016

    A federal judge in Ohio has approved class-action status for a tea party group's lawsuit stemming from IRS delays in approving nonprofit status for conservative groups seeking the tax-exemption classification.   The NorCal Tea Party Patriots sue...

  • Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-a-month Penn State pension

    Ruling gives Sandusky back $4,900-a-month Penn State pension

    Breaking Legal News 11/10/2015

    The state must restore the $4,900-a-month pension of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky that was taken away three years ago when he was sentenced to decades in prison on child molestation convictions, a court ordered Friday. A ...

  • It’s Getting Easier for Harvard Law Students

    It’s Getting Easier for Harvard Law Students

    Breaking Legal News 03/31/2008

    With the help of Harvard Law School’s new curriculum reforms and other university-wide changes, it’s getting easier for students to pursue more than one passion—and to become better lawyers.Promoting interdisciplinary study is a major goal of the rec...

  • 8-Year-Old Passes Law School Entrance Test

    8-Year-Old Passes Law School Entrance Test

    Breaking Legal News 03/24/2008

    An 8-year-old boy with dreams of becoming a judge has passed a law school entrance exam -- shocking Brazil's legal profession and prompting a federal investigation. The Universidade Paulista, a multi-campus private university, issued a statement ackn...

  • Connerly to speak at Law School tomorrow

    Connerly to speak at Law School tomorrow

    Breaking Legal News 03/07/2008

    Ward Connerly, an outspoken critic of affirmative action and a key player in the campaign to ban the practice in Michigan, will appear on campus tomorrow.This will be Connerly's first visit to campus since Proposal 2 passed in November 2006, banning ...