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  • High court seems to lean against West Virginia in tax case

    High court seems to lean against West Virginia in tax case

    Financial 12/07/2018

    The Supreme Court seemed inclined Monday to side with a retired U.S. marshal who argues West Virginia is discriminating against former federal law enforcement officers like him by giving a more generous tax break to former state law enforcement offic...

  • Officials ask court to send Kennedy cousin back to prison

    Officials ask court to send Kennedy cousin back to prison

    Financial 02/01/2018

    Connecticut officials are asking the state's highest court to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison, reminding justices it has been more than a year since they reinstated his murder conviction.The chief state's attor...

  • Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

    Ronaldo summoned to court, Mourinho accused of tax fraud

    Financial 06/20/2017

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next. Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among othe...

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    Financial 05/22/2017

    The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state. The justices ag...

  • US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

    US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

    Financial 02/28/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review appeals in three Texas death row cases, including one where a man pleaded guilty to a triple slaying in South Texas. The high court's rulings moved two inmates closer to execution: LeJames Norman, 31, c...

  • As time runs out, dozens of judge nominees waiting on Senate

    As time runs out, dozens of judge nominees waiting on Senate

    Financial 10/18/2016

    Federal judges in New Jersey have struggled with a workload approaching 700 cases each, nearly double what's manageable, because of judicial vacancies. In Texas, close to a dozen district judgeships remain open, more than in any other state. Senate c...

  • Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state anti-corruption laws

    Mexico's Supreme Court overturns state anti-corruption laws

    Financial 09/07/2016

    Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional two state anti-corruption laws that outgoing governors passed in apparent attempts to shield themselves from investigation. Many Mexicans were outraged when the governors of the states of Veracruz and...

  • Man recounts harrowing Uber ride with Kalamazoo suspect

    Man recounts harrowing Uber ride with Kalamazoo suspect

    Financial 02/19/2016

    An Uber passenger says he called the police to report an erratic driver more than an hour before authorities allege the driver began shooting people at random, killing six and wounding two others before being arrested. Matt Mellen told WWMT-TV in Kal...

  • Court quashes some District of Columbia gun laws

    Court quashes some District of Columbia gun laws

    Financial 09/20/2015

    In a mixed decision, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional several strict gun registration laws in the nation's capital, but upheld other restrictions aimed at public safety.   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Distri...

  • NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes

    NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes

    Financial 11/21/2011

    There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet, addicts who visit Island Smokes, a "roll-your-own" cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack...

  • Charges In $140 Million NY Brokerage Fraud

    Charges In $140 Million NY Brokerage Fraud

    Financial 07/08/2009

    According to Court Watch, six employees of Sky Capital Holdings Ltd turned themselves into the FBI today on charges of $140 million stock manipulation and investment fraud in the United States and Great Britain. Those in custody include the firm's fo...

  • IRS Procedures that May Save you Money

    IRS Procedures that May Save you Money

    Financial 02/03/2009

    Many companies are experiencing a downturn in business because of the deepening economic crisis. Corporations suffering in today’s difficult business environment may have an immediate need for funds for various purposes, including continued operation...

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