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  • Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    Legal News Headlines 06/09/2021

    South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life, without prior judicial review, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous ruling, justices wrote that “requirement that sex offender...

  • New Mexico governor appoints judge to court of appeals

    New Mexico governor appoints judge to court of appeals

    Legal News Headlines 03/20/2021

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed a judge to the state Court of Appeals to fill a vacancy created by Justice Julie J. Vargas’ appointment to the state Supreme Court.The state’s 4th Judicial District Chief Judge Gerald E...

  • Judge halts further vote certification; Gov. Wolf appeals

    Judge halts further vote certification; Gov. Wolf appeals

    Legal News Headlines 11/27/2020

    A Pennsylvania appeals court judge ordered state officials on Wednesday to halt any further steps toward certifying election results, a day after Gov. Tom Wolf said he had certified Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in Pen...

  • In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

    In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

    Legal News Headlines 11/23/2020

    A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign’s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.The case was always a lon...

  •  Louisiana judge orders man's mouth taped for interruptions

    Louisiana judge orders man's mouth taped for interruptions

    Legal News Headlines 07/24/2019

    Court logs show a Louisiana district court judge ordered a man's mouth be taped shut for repeatedly interrupting proceedings.The Acadiana Advocate reports Michael C. Duhon was being sentenced July 18 for theft and money laundering.Court minutes show ...

  • Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

    Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

    Legal News Headlines 03/20/2019

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a lower court to take another look at a lawsuit that involved Google and privacy concerns and ended in a class-action settlement.The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a lower court should address whet...

  • Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

    Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

    Legal News Headlines 01/01/2019

    Former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he groped a young man in 2016, a judge ruled on Monday.The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor had argued he should be excused from attending his Jan. 7 ar...

  • Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season

    Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season

    Legal News Headlines 12/02/2018

    Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court.A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales ta...

  • EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

    Legal News Headlines 10/16/2018

    The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges ...

  •  Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Legal News Headlines 09/10/2018

    The name of the physician picked to attend a state inmate's execution can remain secret, even from drug makers suing to ban the use of their products in the twice-postponed lethal injection, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Monday.In a twist, lawyers f...

  • Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Legal News Headlines 08/11/2018

    Two drugmakers asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices take up an appeal about whether the state can use their products for an execution.The companies "and the citizens of Nevada have a subst...

  • 1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    Legal News Headlines 07/03/2018

    The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua."Then it was the child's turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigr...