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  • High court questions courts’ role in partisan redistricting

    High court questions courts’ role in partisan redistricting

    Legal Events 03/23/2019

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the political parties drew districts to guarantee congressional election o...

  • Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Legal Events 02/11/2019

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine started making its case in federal court on Monday against the ban on medication-assisted treatment in county jail amid the opioid crisis.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently lifted the Maine Department of ...

  • Court upholds order to unseal records in brazen lynching

    Court upholds order to unseal records in brazen lynching

    Legal Events 02/10/2019

    A historian who has spent years looking into the unsolved lynching of two black couples in rural Georgia more than 70 years ago hopes some answers may finally be within his grasp.A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling to unseal...

  • High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts

    High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts

    Legal Events 01/04/2019

    The Supreme Court is plunging back into the issue of whether electoral districts can be too partisan.Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, an...

  • A Colorado man of missing Colorado woman in court

    A Colorado man of missing Colorado woman in court

    Legal Events 12/24/2018

    A Colorado man suspected of killing his fiance has made his first court appearance. Patrick Frazee appeared by teleconference at a Teller County District Court hearing. Frazee was arrested earlier Friday in the disappearance of 29-year-old Kelsey Ber...

  • Human rights court rules against Greece in Sharia law case

    Human rights court rules against Greece in Sharia law case

    Legal Events 12/16/2018

    Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country's Muslim minority, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday.The court, based in the eastern French city...

  • Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Legal Events 12/01/2018

    The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypas...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    Legal Events 09/17/2018

    The wife of a gunman killed after he opened fire at a Pennsylvania municipal building Wednesday said in a social media post that she was OK but did not say whether she had been injured in the shooting.Crystal Dowdell, 39, posted on her Facebook accou...

  • Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

    Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

    Legal Events 09/15/2018

    An Alaska man linked to a missing 10-year-old girl's death made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue is charged with making false statements as authorities tried to find Ashley Johnson-Barr.Assistant U.S. Attor...

  • Sex predator law challenged by Cosby to get court review

    Sex predator law challenged by Cosby to get court review

    Legal Events 08/09/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court will consider whether the state can lawfully designate certain sex offenders as sexually violent predators, as it's seeking to do in the case of Bill Cosby.Cosby's attorneys also are challenging the constitutionality of t...

  • Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

    Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

    Legal Events 06/08/2018

    An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.The ruling comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Colorado bake...

  • Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Law firm hired to investigate economic development agency

    Legal Events 05/02/2018

    The Oregon Department of Justice has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of discrimination and mismanagement at the state's economic development agency, Business Oregon.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that in an anonymous letter to Gov. Kate...

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