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  • Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Legal Events 04/06/2021

    The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate court judge who is running for the state’s highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case, authorities said.Charles McCullough’s incarceration comes as voters decide wh...

  • Montana bill seeks to charge doctors assisting in suicides

    Montana bill seeks to charge doctors assisting in suicides

    Legal Events 02/28/2021

    The Montana Senate is considering a bill that would make it illegal for doctors to help terminal patients take their own life.The bill heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday would open doctors up to possible homicide charges if they prescr...

  • Dubuque man seeks change of venue for new murder trial

    Dubuque man seeks change of venue for new murder trial

    Legal Events 02/12/2021

    A Dubuque man who was granted a new trial by the Iowa Supreme Court last year is seeking a change of venue for that new trial.Fontae Buelow, 28, filed Thursday for the change of venue from Dubuque County, saying media coverage of the case has made it...

  •  Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Health care law on line at court, but is it likely to fall?

    Legal Events 10/12/2020

    To hear Democrats tell it, a Supreme Court with President Donald Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett could quickly get rid of the law that gives more than 20 million Americans health insurance coverage. But that’s not the inevitable outcome...

  • High court nominee served as ‘handmaid’ in religious group

    High court nominee served as ‘handmaid’ in religious group

    Legal Events 10/10/2020

    Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served as a “handmaid,” the term then used for high-ranking female leaders in the People of Praise religious community, an old directory for the group’s members shows.Barrett has thus far refu...

  • Supreme Court to review Arizona ‘ballot harvesting’ law

    Supreme Court to review Arizona ‘ballot harvesting’ law

    Legal Events 10/03/2020

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will review a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning another person’s early ballot. The law itself, however, remains in effect through the presidential election and unt...

  • Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Legal Events 08/02/2020

    A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian businessman wanted on suspicion of money laundering on behalf of Venezuela's socialist government, his lawyers said Tuesday.The court ma...

  • Apple wins big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

    Apple wins big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

    Legal Events 07/15/2020

    A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc’s attempts to rein in multinationals’ ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries when it ruled that Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ...

  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

    Legal Events 07/07/2020

    The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935. The justices will decid...

  • Court expects July verdict in Man City's European ban case

    Court expects July verdict in Man City's European ban case

    Legal Events 06/10/2020

    A verdict in Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year UEFA ban from European competitions is expected within five weeks.The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the target Wednesday of “during the first half of July” to publish the...

  • Black robes or bathrobes? Virus alters high court traditions

    Black robes or bathrobes? Virus alters high court traditions

    Legal Events 05/01/2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound Supreme Court. The justices will hear arguments this month by telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876.Audio of the arguments will b...

  • Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Legal Events 04/25/2020

    On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly see the justices but not his notes...

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