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  •  Supreme Court greenlights driver rights in rental car case

    Supreme Court greenlights driver rights in rental car case

    Featured Articles 05/16/2018

    The Supreme Court said Monday that people who borrow rental cars from friends or family are generally entitled to the same protections against police searches as the authorized driver.The justices ruled unanimously that as a general rule someone who ...

  • High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    Legal Compliance 05/16/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining.The state has had a ban on uranium mining in place since 1982, soon after the discovery of a massive uranium deposit in the state's Pittsylvania Count...

  • Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

    Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

    National Court News 05/16/2018

    Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian...

  • Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

    Legal Compliance 05/16/2018

    A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an ...

  •  The Latest: Lambert, Ballou move to fall Supreme Court race

    The Latest: Lambert, Ballou move to fall Supreme Court race

    Featured Articles 05/16/2018

    A state Court of Appeals judge and a circuit court judge have emerged from a three-way primary and will face off in November for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court.Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has easily won the Democratic nomination in his pursui...

  • Suspect in serial killings in court amid fight over records

    Suspect in serial killings in court amid fight over records

    Featured Articles 05/12/2018

    A 72-year-old former police officer accused of being one of California's most elusive serial killers appeared in a courtroom cage used for defendants in jail Monday as a judge put off a decision on whether to release search and arrest warrants in the...

  • High court gambling ruling could aid sanctuary cities' fight

    High court gambling ruling could aid sanctuary cities' fight

    National Court News 05/12/2018

    The Supreme Court's decision striking down a federal law over sports betting could signal trouble for the Trump administration in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities.The justices backed a robust reading of the Constitution's...

  • Suspect charged after California explosion due in court

    Suspect charged after California explosion due in court

    Litigation Reports 05/12/2018

    A Southern California man who was arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former girlfriend last week at her day spa is scheduled to appear in court.Fifty-nine-year-old Stephen Beal is set to appear in federal court in Santa Ana Mon...

  • Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court

    Supreme Court sends land dispute back to Wash. top court

    Litigation Reports 05/11/2018

    The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors.The dispute concerns a roughly 40-acre plot of land purchased by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in 20...

  • UK court drops charges against Barclays in Qatar fundraising

    UK court drops charges against Barclays in Qatar fundraising

    Legal Compliance 05/11/2018

    A court has dismissed charges against Barclays relating to its emergency fundraising from Qatar at the height of the financial crisis.The Serious Fraud Office had accused Barclays over a 2008 deal to give to Qatar Holding LLC a $3 billion loan that w...

  • Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    Analysis: Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law

    National Court News 05/10/2018

    The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary while justices consider whether the measure is unconstitutional sets up a test over Republican lawmakers' efforts to reinstate a law struck d...

  •  Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds bail for opposition leader

    Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds bail for opposition leader

    National Court News 05/10/2018

    Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a High Court’s decision to grant bail to opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who was jailed for five years on a corruption conviction.Lawyers from both sides said the rul...