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  • Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

    Appeals court agrees Trump tax returns can be turned over

    Recent Cases 11/04/2019

    President Donald Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, leaving the last word to the Supreme CourtThe decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

  • Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Law Firm Marketing 11/01/2019

    A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard's flagship says he'll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his favor.John Masters of Florida-based...

  •  Court opens way to send ex-Mozambique minister to US trial

    Court opens way to send ex-Mozambique minister to US trial

    Recent Cases 10/30/2019

    Former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang faces the prospect of being extradited to the United States to face trial after a South African court on Friday ruled against him being sent to his home country.Chang's fate is now with South African Ju...

  • Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    Court Weighing Whether Judge Can Unseal Lynching Records

    National News 10/22/2019

    A historian’s effort to unseal grand jury records from the brazen 1946 lynching of two black couples on a Georgia riverbank prompted tough questions in a federal appeals court, but the judges also suggested there might be another way to win rel...

  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing

    Recent Cases 10/18/2019

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a U.K. court Monday to fight extradition to the United States on espionage charges, and he lost a bid to delay proceedings so that his legal team would have more time to prepare his case.Assange defiantly ...

  • The Latest: EU Parliament to be flexible on ratifying Brexit

    The Latest: EU Parliament to be flexible on ratifying Brexit

    Legal Exams 10/14/2019

    An influential Brexit expert at the European Parliament says the legislature might even meet in an extraordinary plenary next week if that is what is needed to push the Brexit deal through.The EU parliament is awaiting approval for the Brexit deal in...

  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    Legal Events 10/04/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  • Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Supreme Court won’t intervene over West Virginia justices

    Legal Events 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place a court decision that derailed the impeachment trials of three West Virginia Supreme Court justices accused of corruption.The case was one of a long list of those the Supreme Court announced i...

  • Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    Headline Legal News 10/02/2019

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to plunge into the abortion debate in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign, taking on a Louisiana case that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to chip away at abortion rights.The justices wi...

  • Activist loses UK court case on police facial recognition

    Activist loses UK court case on police facial recognition

    National News 09/11/2019

    A British court ruled Wednesday that a police force's use of automated facial recognition technology is lawful, dealing a blow to an activist concerned about its implications for privacy.Existing laws adequately cover the South Wales police force's d...

  • Thai court acquits Red Shirts of terrorism for 2010 protests

    Thai court acquits Red Shirts of terrorism for 2010 protests

    Recent Cases 08/14/2019

    A court in Thailand on Wednesday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by military force.The Bangkok Criminal...

  • Supreme Court rebuffs Alabama officer charged with murder

    Supreme Court rebuffs Alabama officer charged with murder

    National News 08/07/2019

    The Alabama Supreme Court refused Friday to intervene on behalf of a Huntsville police officer charged with murder in a 2018 shooting, sending the case back to circuit court for a potential trial.The justices turned away an appeal by officer William ...

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