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  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

    Litigation Reports 10/13/2019

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law.But the mere fact...

  • Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    Supreme Court to hear abortion regulation case

    Litigation Reports 10/02/2019

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to plunge into the abortion debate in the midst of the 2020 presidential campaign, taking on a Louisiana case that could reveal how willing the more conservative court is to chip away at abortion rights.The justices wi...

  • Utah judge suspended for making anti-Trump comments

    Utah judge suspended for making anti-Trump comments

    Litigation Reports 05/23/2019

    A longtime Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments online and in court about President Donald Trump, including a post bashing his “inability to govern and political incompetence.”Judge Micha...

  •  Case about indigent drivers and drivers' licenses in court

    Case about indigent drivers and drivers' licenses in court

    Litigation Reports 03/09/2019

    A federal court judge will hear motions in a lawsuit over a North Carolina law that mandates the revocation of drivers' licenses for unpaid traffic tickets even if the driver can't afford to pay.Advocacy groups sued in May, seeking to declare the law...

  • Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Litigation Reports 02/10/2019

    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 ...

  •  EU top court adviser: Google can limit right to be forgotten

    EU top court adviser: Google can limit right to be forgotten

    Litigation Reports 01/11/2019

    An adviser to Europe's top court says Google doesn't have to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally.The European Court of Justice's advocate general released a preliminary opinion Thursday in the case involving the U.S. t...

  •  Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Court: Florida police can use 'stand your ground' law

    Litigation Reports 12/14/2018

    Florida law enforcement officers can invoke the state's "stand your ground" law to protect them from criminal prosecution in a shooting, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.The court issued its 7-0 decision in the case of Peter Peraza,...

  • Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Russian court challenges International Olympic Committee

    Litigation Reports 11/27/2018

    Court ruled Wednesday that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Games, should still be considered an Olympic champion despite having been stripped of his medals because of doping. A CAS r...

  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Litigation Reports 11/18/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  •  Bomb suspect set for Florida court appearance

    Bomb suspect set for Florida court appearance

    Litigation Reports 10/27/2018

    Bomb squads were called to a post office in Atlanta on Monday about a suspicious parcel, just hours before a court hearing for a Florida man accused of sending packages containing explosive material to prominent Democrats.The FBI did not identify to ...

  • Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

    Court suspends law license for SC prosecutor facing charges

    Litigation Reports 09/24/2018

    South Carolina's Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a prosecutor accused of embezzling money seized from drug defendants to pay for personal trips to Europe and the Galapagos Islands.The court issued that order Monday for 5th Circuit Soli...

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

    Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

    Litigation Reports 09/14/2018

    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...