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  • Cyprus police frees 5 Israelis, 7 held in hotel rape probe

    Cyprus police frees 5 Israelis, 7 held in hotel rape probe

    Legal Issues 07/25/2019

    A Cyprus court on Friday extended the detention of seven of the 12 Israeli teenagers initially arrested as suspects in the rape of a 19-year-old British woman.The court ordered the suspects to remain in police custody for another six days to give inv...

  • Supreme Court to decide if Trump can end 'dreamers' program

    Supreme Court to decide if Trump can end 'dreamers' program

    Legal Issues 06/21/2019

    Adding a high-stakes immigration case to its election-year agenda, the Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether President Donald Trump can terminate an Obama-era program shielding young migrants from deportation.    The justice...

  • Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Legal Issues 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 ...

  • Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

    Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

    Legal Issues 01/16/2019

    Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule on a challenge to the presidential election, with the government on Friday dismissing an unprecedented request by the African Union continental body to delay releasing the final results because of "serio...

  • WVa AG's help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal

    WVa AG's help sought in Supreme Court impeachment appeal

    Legal Issues 01/03/2019

    Three months after a ruling halted the impeachment process involving most of West Virginia's Supreme Court justices, the state Senate president is seeking a second opinion.Senate President Mitch Carmichael said Friday at the annual Legislative Lookah...

  • Spanish court gears up for high-stakes trial of separatists

    Spanish court gears up for high-stakes trial of separatists

    Legal Issues 12/14/2018

    A preliminary hearing in a rebellion case against Catalan separatists Tuesday displayed some of the dynamics between defense and prosecutors expected during a trial that is likely to dominate Spanish politics.Altogether, 18 former politicians and act...

  • Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

    Legal Issues 09/16/2018

    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...

  • Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Legal Issues 09/08/2018

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters.Trump's strategy aims...

  • North Carolina newspaper asks court to unseal lawsuit

    North Carolina newspaper asks court to unseal lawsuit

    Legal Issues 08/23/2018

    A North Carolina newspaper has asked a state appeals court to order the public release of a lawsuit involving a car dealership owner charged in South Carolina with molesting a 15-year-old boy during a NASCAR weekend at Darlington Raceway.The Fayettev...

  • California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    California high court rules for immigrant kids in visa fight

    Legal Issues 08/17/2018

    The California Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for some immigrant children who are abused or abandoned by a parent to seek a U.S. visa to avoid deportation in a ruling that advocates said would help thousands of children.State judges cannot ...

  • Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

    Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

    Legal Issues 08/12/2018

    A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages. Jonathan M. Love was assistant chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle in 20...

  • Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Legal Issues 07/11/2018

    In 2016, Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts was looking for office space for newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright. They got two offers: One would cost more than $59,000 a year and require extensive renovations. The other space w...