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  •  Court rules against Florida officials on medical marijuana

    Court rules against Florida officials on medical marijuana

    Practice Legal News 07/04/2019

    A Florida appellate court ruled that the state's approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional, possibly allowing more providers to jump into a market positioned to become one of the country's most lucrative.If the ruling stands, it could forc...

  • Man Accused of Plotting IS-Inspired Attack Pleads Not Guilty

    Man Accused of Plotting IS-Inspired Attack Pleads Not Guilty

    Practice Legal News 05/02/2019

    A Maryland man accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., has pleaded not guilty to a federal criminal charge.Rondell Henry was arraigned Monday on one count of interstate trans...

  • Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Practice Legal News 04/02/2019

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president’s anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudic...

  • High court questions courts’ role in partisan redistricting

    High court questions courts’ role in partisan redistricting

    Practice Legal News 03/25/2019

    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 records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

    Practice Legal News 02/24/2019

    The Democrats had blamed Russia for the hacking and release of damaging material on his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. Trump wasn’t buying it. But on July 27, 2016, midway through a news conference in Florida, Trump decided to entertai...

  • Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

    Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

    Practice Legal News 02/22/2019

    The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North Dakota, after a judge tossed the company's $1 billion racketeering claim out of federal court.Texas-based Energy Transfer Partne...

  • Opera singer, husband appear in court on sex assault charge

    Opera singer, husband appear in court on sex assault charge

    Practice Legal News 02/09/2019

    A renowned Michigan opera singer and his husband have appeared in a Texas court to face charges of sexually assaulting another man in 2010.University of Michigan professor and countertenor David Daniels and William Scott Walters each made an initial ...

  • Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

    Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

    Practice Legal News 12/10/2018

    A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets.Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications gia...

  • Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Practice Legal News 11/15/2018

    Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normali...

  • Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

    Flake stokes presidential speculation as court debate rages

    Practice Legal News 09/28/2018

    The Republican senator who suddenly sits at the center of the explosive debate over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick was set to address New Hampshire voters on Monday ahead of a possible run for president.Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was schedu...

  • Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Practice Legal News 09/21/2018

    An Arkansas attorney told state's highest court on Thursday it should strike down a law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, saying the measure circumvents a 2014 ruling against a nearly identical voter ID requir...

  • Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

    Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

    Practice Legal News 08/12/2018

    The Nevada Supreme Court has stepped in to decide whether drug companies can try to stop the state from using their medications in a twice-postponed lethal injection of a condemned inmate who wants to die.A state court judge in Las Vegas cancelled he...