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  • Court allows medication abortions in Texas during pandemic

    Court allows medication abortions in Texas during pandemic

    Political and Legal News 04/16/2020

    A federal appeals court panel ruled that medication abortions, in which pills are taken to terminate a pregnancy, can be provided in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic.Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last month that bar...

  • Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

    Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

    Political and Legal News 03/30/2020

    Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ...

  • Arizona court gear up for reviews of virus outbreak orders

    Arizona court gear up for reviews of virus outbreak orders

    Political and Legal News 03/07/2020

    Arizona's state court system is preparing for possible hearings and other proceedings to review any future emergency public health orders stemming from the coronavirus outbreak or other communicable and infectious diseases.An administrative order sig...

  • International court approves Afghanistan investigation

    International court approves Afghanistan investigation

    Political and Legal News 03/04/2020

    International Criminal Court judges authorized a far-reaching investigation Thursday of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Afghan government forces, the Taliban, American troops and U.S. foreign intelligence operatives.The ...

  • President, Supreme Court top Wisconsin races in 2020

    President, Supreme Court top Wisconsin races in 2020

    Political and Legal News 01/01/2020

    Everyone knows Wisconsin will be in the spotlight for the presidential race in 2020. It's one of just a few states where the electorate is so evenly divided, it could swing either way. That is the biggest prize on the ballot this year, but it's far f...

  • As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

    As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

    Political and Legal News 12/02/2019

    President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiat...

  • Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Political and Legal News 11/02/2019

    Authorities say a woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a messy situation in the courthouse parking lot in the town of Maricopa.Police say Tally Leto allegedly poured alcohol into the vehicle of a court client, let the air out...

  • Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Political and Legal News 07/13/2019

    A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled on Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, to the jubilation of international supporters who had championed for years the defendant...

  • Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

    Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

    Political and Legal News 06/22/2019

    The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census.Both decisions could affect the distr...

  • High court strikes down ‘scandalous’ part of trademark law

    High court strikes down ‘scandalous’ part of trademark law

    Political and Legal News 06/20/2019

    The Supreme Court struck down a section of federal law Monday that prevented businesses from registering trademarks seen as scandalous or immoral, handing a victory to California fashion brand FUCT.The high court ruled that the century-old provision ...

  • Arizona court says Costco can be sued over ED drug disclosure

    Arizona court says Costco can be sued over ED drug disclosure

    Political and Legal News 05/04/2019

    The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that the Costco warehouse store chain can be sued for privacy violations by a Phoenix-area man because a pharmacist joked with his ex-wife about an erectile dysfunction prescription he had never picked up.The ru...

  • Wisconsin court says gun site not liable in spa shooting

    Wisconsin court says gun site not liable in spa shooting

    Political and Legal News 05/01/2019

    The state Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging a firearms website that enabled a man to illegally purchase the pistol he used in a mass shooting at a suburban Milwaukee spa six years ago is liable in the killings, ruling that federal la...