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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 begin new term: About the top cases

    Supreme Court to begin new term: About the top cases

    Litigation Reports 10/07/2019

    The biggest cases before the Supreme Court are often the last ones to be decided, and the focus on the court will be especially intense in June, just a few months before the 2020 election.President Donald Trump first announced his intention in 2017 t...

  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    Legal Events 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  •  Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    Kings coach Walton focused on team, not lawsuit

    U.S. Court News 09/30/2019

    Sacramento Kings first-year coach Luke Walton says he is focused on his team and not worried about a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.Walton spoke publicly Friday at Kings media day for the first time since a former sportscaster filed a civil s...

  • Trial begins Monday in Kansas abortion stalking lawsuit

    Trial begins Monday in Kansas abortion stalking lawsuit

    Litigation Reports 09/30/2019

    A federal jury will decide whether the operator of a Wichita abortion facility had reasonable grounds to seek a protection-from-stalking order against an abortion protester.Jury selection begins Monday in the federal lawsuit filed by anti-abortion ac...

  • Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

    Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

    Litigation Reports 09/20/2019

    A federal judge has ruled that a liberal advocacy group has a First Amendment right to call a Christian ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality.U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 141-page decision issued late Thursday, threw o...

  • Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Dutch-based court files new charges against Hariri suspect

    Litigation Reports 09/16/2019

    A U.N.-backed court based in the Netherlands unveiled new charges Monday, including terrorism and intentional homicide, against a Hezbollah fighter who also is accused of assassinating former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.The Special Tribunal ...

  • Times Apologizes for Tweet, Revises Kavanaugh Article

    Times Apologizes for Tweet, Revises Kavanaugh Article

    Legal Events 09/14/2019

    President Donald Trump on Monday said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is under assault, following a New York Times story about a sexual misconduct allegation that was revised to reflect that the alleged victim couldn’t recall the incident...

  • Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

    Different court: Maya Moore dedicated to criminal justice

    U.S. Court News 09/12/2019

    Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction.Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shoo...

  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

    Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of Trump asylum rule

    Legal Compliance 09/11/2019

    Asylum seekers must pass an initial screening called a “credible fear” interview, a hurdle that a vast majority clear. Under the new policy, they would fail the test unless they sought asylum in at least one country they traveled through ...

  • Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

    Supreme Court allows broad enforcement of asylum limits

    National News 09/08/2019

    The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ...

  • UK court: Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

    UK court: Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament unlawful

    U.S. Court News 09/06/2019

    A Scottish court dealt another blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans Wednesday, ruling that his decision to suspend Parliament less than two months before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union was an unlawful attempt to avoi...