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  • Trump administration backs PLO in victims' high court appeal

    Trump administration backs PLO in victims' high court appeal

    Legal Compliance 03/30/2018

    Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more tha...

  • Court: Government can't block immigrant teens from abortion

    Court: Government can't block immigrant teens from abortion

    National Court News 03/30/2018

    A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can't interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.A judge issued an order Friday evening barring the gove...

  • Court hears case alleging unconstitutional 6th District gerrymander

    Court hears case alleging unconstitutional 6th District gerrymander

    Legal Compliance 03/26/2018

    U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed frustration with partisan gerrymandering on Wednesday as they heard arguments in a case challenging Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.The case, which alleges a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland at the ...

  • Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Featured Articles 03/26/2018

    Neil Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions a...

  • Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

    Bolivia takes sea access dispute with Chile to world court

    National Court News 03/16/2018

    Bolivia made an emotional appeal Monday for the International Court of Justice to order Chile to enter talks over granting the landlocked South American nation access to the Pacific Ocean, saying the dispute will remain a source of conflict if it's n...

  • Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Featured Articles 03/16/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.The case being argued Tuesday involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide client...

  • Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

    Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

    Litigation Reports 03/16/2018

    The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.Passage of the Cloud Act probably...

  • Arkansas wants court to dissolve stay for death row prisoner

    Arkansas wants court to dissolve stay for death row prisoner

    Legal Compliance 03/16/2018

    Lawyers for the state of Arkansas argued Friday that the state prison director has long had the power to determine a death row inmate's sanity and that now isn't the time to change the way it moves the prisoners closer to their executions.The argumen...

  • High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings

    High court: Held immigrants can't get periodic bond hearings

    National Court News 02/26/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren't entitled by law to periodic bond hearings.The case is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who've spent long periods in custody. T...

  • Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession

    Supreme Court asked to review 'Making a Murderer' confession

    Litigation Reports 02/17/2018

    Lawyers for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the "Making a Murderer" series on Netflix asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a federal appeals court decision that held his confession was voluntary.Brendan Dassey's legal team told the high c...

  • Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Litigation Reports 02/16/2018

    A lawyer seeking a court order to enforce a Nevada gun buyer screening law that has not been enacted despite voter approval in November 2016 blamed the state's Republican governor and attorney general on Friday for stalling the law."For either person...