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  • Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    U.S. Court News 02/06/2020

    A Missouri man at the heart of a state Supreme Court case that overturned what critics called modern-day debtors’ prisons is back in jail and suing the local officials who put him there. Warrensburg resident George Richey, 65, is one of two Mis...

  • WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    Litigation Reports 02/06/2020

    The World Anti-Doping Agency wants a rare public hearing for sport’s highest court to judge a four-year slate of punishments faced by Russia for persistent cheating.The Court of Arbitration for Sport is preparing a hearing expected within weeks...

  • Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

    Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

    U.S. Court News 01/31/2020

    The Supreme Court doesn't have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate's.That hasn't stopped a fair number of social media users from urging people to call Chief Justice John Roberts at the Supreme Court and demand a fair trial o...

  • Lawmakers slam Missouri Supreme Court over bail rules

    Lawmakers slam Missouri Supreme Court over bail rules

    Litigation Reports 01/27/2020

    Dozens of Missouri lawmakers have asked the state Supreme Court to undo new rules limiting when judges can impose bail, a move that was aimed at reducing court costs that can derail the lives of low-income defendants. More than 80 legislators signed ...

  • Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Legal Compliance 01/25/2020

    The Arizona Supreme Court released a decision Thursday in a case that determined if a woman can use her frozen embryos to have a baby even if her ex-husband disagrees.A trial court had ruled against Torres, saying the contract she and her then-boyfri...

  • Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    U.S. Court News 01/23/2020

    A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans.A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit...

  • Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Litigation Reports 01/23/2020

    The Arizona Supreme Court released a decision Thursday in a case that determined if a woman can use her frozen embryos to have a baby even if her ex-husband disagrees.A trial court had ruled against Torres, saying the contract she and her then-boyfri...

  • Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care suit

    Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care suit

    U.S. Law Review 01/21/2020

    The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election.The court denied a request by 20 m...

  • Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

    Missouri court permanently blocks key part of voter photo ID

    Litigation Reports 01/15/2020

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a central portion of a 2016 voter identification law that it said had required a “misleading” and “contradictory” sworn statement from people lacking a photo ID.The 5-2...

  • US courts rule for border walls both public and private

    US courts rule for border walls both public and private

    U.S. Court News 01/09/2020

    Crews could start building a private border wall in South Texas within the coming days following a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that lifted a restraining order against the project.U.S. District Judge Randy Crane’s order was the second ...

  • Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    Indian state challenges new citizenship law in Supreme Court

    U.S. Court News 01/09/2020

    The southern Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday became the first to legally challenge a new citizenship law that has triggered nationwide demonstrations.In a petition to the Supreme Court, the state government said the law violates the secular nature ...

  • Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

    Democratic states appeal Obamacare ruling to Supreme Court

    Litigation Reports 01/05/2020

    In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent appeals court decision declaring a key part of the law unconstitut...