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  • Supreme Court to begin new term: About the top cases

    Supreme Court to begin new term: About the top cases

    U.S. Court News 10/07/2019

    The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election.President Donald Trump first announced his intention in 2017 t...

  • Court rules Rams lawsuit can be heard in St. Louis courtroom

    Court rules Rams lawsuit can be heard in St. Louis courtroom

    U.S. Court News 09/02/2019

    The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a lawsuit filed over the Rams' departure from St. Louis will be heard in a St. Louis courtroom, a defeat for the NFL team's owner who sought to send the case to arbitration.The court issued its ruling Tuesday...

  • Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

    Gun-control backers concerned about changing federal courts

    U.S. Court News 08/11/2019

    California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings.How long those types of laws will stand is a growing concern amo...

  • Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    Democratic governor getting to shape Kansas' top court

    U.S. Court News 07/29/2019

    The Kansas Supreme Court's chief justice plans to retire before the end of the year, allowing first-year Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to leave a bigger mark on the state's highest court than her conservative Republican predecessors.Chief Justice Lawto...

  • Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    U.S. Court News 07/13/2019

    A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled on Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, to the jubilation of international supporters who had championed for years the defendant...

  • Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    U.S. Court News 07/13/2019

    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last we...

  •  Supreme Court to review Montana school choice program

    Supreme Court to review Montana school choice program

    U.S. Court News 06/23/2019

    The Supreme Court will consider reviving a Montana program that gives tax credits to people who donate to private-school scholarships. The state’s highest court had struck down the program because it violated the Montana constitution’s ba...

  • Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    U.S. Court News 06/04/2019

    A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday.“We basically just switched venues, but the ...

  •  Supreme Court conservatives attack lame-duck arguments

    Supreme Court conservatives attack lame-duck arguments

    U.S. Court News 05/09/2019

    Conservative justices who control the Wisconsin Supreme Court attacked liberal groups' claims Wednesday that Republican legislators met illegally when they passed laws limiting Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers durin...

  • Court records: Illinois father led police to son's body

    Court records: Illinois father led police to son's body

    U.S. Court News 05/06/2019

    the boy's father to lead investigators to the child's body.JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake are charged with murder in Andrew "AJ" Freund's death. Investigators found his body April 24 in a shallow grave.An affidavit from a McHe...

  • News attorneys: Opioid distribution data should be public

    News attorneys: Opioid distribution data should be public

    U.S. Court News 05/04/2019

    Attorneys for news organizations argued Thursday that the U.S. public should be allowed to see federal data about how prescription opioids were distributed as the nation’s overdose crisis was worsening.They urged a three-judge panel of the 6th ...

  • Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

    Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

    U.S. Court News 04/20/2019

    The Supreme Court is taking on a major test of LGBT rights in cases that look at whether federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.The justices said Monday they will hear cases involving p...