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  • US to get 9th justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett

    US to get 9th justice with Dems powerless to block Barrett

    Focused Practice 10/27/2020

    A divided Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, giving the country a ninth justice Monday as Republicans overpower Democratic opposition to secure President Donald Trump’s nominee the week before Election Day. Democra...

  • Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle

    Trump, Biden lawyer up, brace for White House legal battle

    Daily Legal News 10/24/2020

    President Donald Trump’s and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. They have been engaging in ...

  • Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    Political and Legal News 10/20/2020

    Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state s...

  • 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?

    Daily Legal News 10/13/2020

    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

    Daily Legal News 10/09/2020

    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...

  • High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement

    High court reinstates S. Carolina ballot witness requirement

    Daily Legal News 10/06/2020

    The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a requirement that South Carolina voters using absentee ballots in November’s election get a witness to sign their ballots.Democrats had sought to have the requirement put on hold because of the coronaviru...

  • High Court Won't Take up Ex-Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis' Case

    High Court Won't Take up Ex-Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis' Case

    Daily Legal News 10/05/2020

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that allowed a lawsuit to move forward against a Kentucky clerk who was jailed in 2015 after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.The high court said Monday it would not take the cas...

  • Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    Politics 09/26/2020

    Courts in two rural counties were wrong when they dismissed lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.The decision meant the state can resume cases challenging operatio...

  • Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

    Daily Legal News 09/17/2020

    The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will start its new term next month the way it ended the last one, with arguments by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic and live audio available to the public.With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

  • Girl appeals Slender Man stabbing to Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Girl appeals Slender Man stabbing to Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Lawyer News 09/13/2020

    One of two girls convicted of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday to rule that the case should have been tried in juvenile court.Morgan Geyser and Anisa Weier attacked their frie...

  •  Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    Politics 09/12/2020

    The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court th...

  • WikiLeaks’ Assange to fight US extradition bid in UK court

    WikiLeaks’ Assange to fight US extradition bid in UK court

    Politics 09/09/2020

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to fight for his freedom in a British court after a decade of legal drama, as he challenges American authorities’ attempt to extradite him on spying charges over the site’s publication of secret U.S...