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  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear Maryland cross memorial case

    Law Firm News 11/02/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution's required separation of church and state, a case that could impact hundreds ...

  • Court picks prosecutor to defend ruling on Arpaio's pardon

    Court picks prosecutor to defend ruling on Arpaio's pardon

    Law Firm News 10/11/2018

    A Los Angeles attorney has been appointed to defend a ruling by a lower court judge who refused to erase the criminal record of former metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio after he was pardoned by President Trump.The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monda...

  • Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce abortion restrictions

    Law Firm News 05/30/2018

    The Supreme Court is allowing Arkansas to put into effect restrictions on how abortion pills are administered. Critics of a challenged state law say it could effectively end medication abortions in the state. The justices did not comment Tuesday in r...

  • Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Law Firm News 05/10/2018

    The Oregon Department of Justice has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of discrimination and mismanagement at the state's economic development agency, Business Oregon.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that in an anonymous letter to Gov. Kate...

  • Dayton appoints Democratic Rep. Thissen to Supreme Court

    Dayton appoints Democratic Rep. Thissen to Supreme Court

    Law Firm News 04/16/2018

    Gov. Mark Dayton appointed longtime Democratic state Rep. Paul Thissen to the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday, the latest in a long line of partisans to join the state's highest court.Thissen is an attorney and Minneapolis lawmaker who has served ...

  • Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

    Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

    Law Firm News 04/11/2018

    The Supreme Court for the second time has refused to hear an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his corruption convictions.The justices didn't comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term the 61-ye...

  • Court extends house arrest for Russian theater director

    Court extends house arrest for Russian theater director

    Law Firm News 10/03/2017

    A court in Russia's capital ruled Tuesday to extend the house arrest of a widely revered theater and film director.Kirill Serebrennikov was detained and put under house arrest in August in a criminal case that sent shockwaves across Russia's art comm...

  • Supreme Court Overturns Billings Police Back-Pay Ruling

    Supreme Court Overturns Billings Police Back-Pay Ruling

    Law Firm News 08/26/2017

    The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a judge's ruling that the City of Billings owes 27 current and former police officers $2.7 million in back pay, costs and penalties in a dispute over how longevity pay should be calculated. District Judge Nels...

  • UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    Law Firm News 08/22/2017

    A transgender Singaporean and her friend facing a year in prison in the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way have seen their sentences reduced to a fine and deportation, an official said Monday. Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, a transgend...

  • Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Law Firm News 08/07/2017

    A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system. Presiding Judge Stephen McCarville signed an administrative order last month callin...

  • Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

    Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court

    Law Firm News 07/25/2017

    A federal judge says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has demonstrated a pattern of misleading the court about the facts and record in a voting rights case. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson refused Tuesday to reconsider a $1,000 fine and order...

  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Law Firm News 07/01/2017

    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wron...