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  • Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

    Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

    U.S. Court News 01/05/2020

    In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent appeals court decision declaring a key part of the law unconstitut...

  • Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Supreme Court News 01/02/2020

    In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent appeals court decision declaring a key part of the law unconstitut...

  • Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    U.S. Court News 12/29/2019

    The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that drivers must use their signal every time they turn or change lanes on a roadway.Thursday’s ruling reverses a Court of Appeals ruling that said a signal is required only when public safety is af...

  • Supreme  Court won't accelerate appeal on e-cigarettes

    Supreme Court won't accelerate appeal on e-cigarettes

    U.S. Court News 12/27/2019

    The Michigan Supreme Court says it won't take an expedited appeal from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a dispute over flavored e-cigarettes. The court says any appeal should follow a traditional course to the Court of Appeals. A Court of Claims judge in Oct...

  • Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Law Journals 12/25/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that commercial fishermen oppose.Fishing groups sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons ...

  •  Roberts will tap his inner umpire in impeachment trial

    Roberts will tap his inner umpire in impeachment trial

    U.S. Court News 12/19/2019

    In a ruling hailed as an “immense victory for climate justice,” the Netherlands’ top court ruled Friday in favor of activists who have for years been seeking legal orders to force the Dutch government into cutting greenhouse gas emi...

  • US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

    US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

    U.S. Court News 12/15/2019

    Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a border wall.Trump’s signature campaign promise has consistently faced political, legal, and environmental ...

  • EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

    EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

    National Legal News 12/14/2019

    EU regulators must block tech companies from transferring data outside the bloc in cases in which privacy rules are broken, an advisor to the European Union’s top court said Thursday, part of a lengthy legal case involving an Austrian privacy c...

  • Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

    Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

    U.S. Court News 12/14/2019

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.Argume...

  • High court upholds murder conviction for Albuquerque man

    High court upholds murder conviction for Albuquerque man

    U.S. Court News 12/14/2019

    An Albuquerque man’s convictions in the beating and fatal stabbing of his ex-wife’s husband will stand.Terry White is serving life in prison plus 12 years for the December 2016 death of Don Fluitt. Fluitt’s body was found in the gar...

  • Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

    U.S. Court News 11/22/2019

    A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend.The High Court granted the temporary...

  •  Bolivians urge US court to restore $10M verdict on killings

    Bolivians urge US court to restore $10M verdict on killings

    Law Journals 11/19/2019

    Bolivians asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday to restore a $10 million jury verdict against a former president and defense minister of the South American nation over killings by security forces during 2003 unrest there.Lawyers for a group of indigenou...