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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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Legal Issues 09/16/2018

    An Arkansas attorney told state's highest court on Thursday it should strike down a law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, saying the measure circumvents a 2014 ruling against a nearly identical voter ID requir...

  • Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Legal Issues 09/08/2018

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters.Trump's strategy aims...

  • North Carolina newspaper asks court to unseal lawsuit

    North Carolina newspaper asks court to unseal lawsuit

    Legal Issues 08/23/2018

    A North Carolina newspaper has asked a state appeals court to order the public release of a lawsuit involving a car dealership owner charged in South Carolina with molesting a 15-year-old boy during a NASCAR weekend at Darlington Raceway.The Fayettev...

  • California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    Legal Issues 08/17/2018

    The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.State judges cannot ...

  • Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

    Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

    Legal Issues 08/12/2018

    A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages. Jonathan M. Love was assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle in 20...

  • Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Legal Issues 07/11/2018

    In 2016, Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts was looking for office space for newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright. They got two offers: One would cost more than $59,000 a year and require extensive renovations. The other space w...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Legal Issues 07/09/2018

    A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case.Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she ...

  • Court: US anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation

    Court: US anti-discrimination law covers sexual orientation

    Legal Issues 06/16/2018

    A New York federal appeals court says U.S. anti-discrimination law protects employees from being fired due to sexual orientation.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. The decision stemmed from a rare meeting of the full appeals court, w...

  • Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

    Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

    Legal Issues 06/16/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a woman's use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law.The Supreme Court recently took up the case of a woman who tested positive for suboxone and marijuana at the time ...