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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • President, Supreme Court top Wisconsin races in 2020

    President, Supreme Court top Wisconsin races in 2020

    U.S. Court News 01/02/2020

    Everyone knows Wisconsin will be in the spotlight for the presidential race in 2020. It's one of just a few states where the electorate is so evenly divided, it could swing either way. That is the biggest prize on the ballot this year, but it's far f...

  • Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    U.S. Court News 12/26/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that commercial fishermen oppose.Fishing groups sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons ...

  • Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website

    Connecticut courts moving notices from newspapers to website

    U.S. Court News 12/22/2019

    The Connecticut court system will usher in the new year by moving required public notices to its website and out of newspapers, citing lower costs and the potential to reach a wider audience.Media representatives, however, believe the move will resul...

  • Bolivians urge US court to restore $10M verdict on killings

    Bolivians urge US court to restore $10M verdict on killings

    U.S. Court News 11/22/2019

    Bolivians asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday to restore a $10 million jury verdict against a former president and defense minister of the South American nation over killings by security forces during 2003 unrest there.Lawyers for a group of indigenou...

  • N Carolina legislative districts set for 2020 as appeal ends

    N Carolina legislative districts set for 2020 as appeal ends

    U.S. Court News 11/11/2019

    North Carolina's legislative districts are set for the 2020 elections after the state Supreme Court refused on Friday to fast-track a redistricting appeal. That decision led the plaintiffs who successfully sued based on partisan bias claims to end th...

  •  Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    U.S. Court News 11/09/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, w...

  • Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    U.S. Court News 11/04/2019

    A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard's flagship says he'll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his favor.John Masters of Florida-based...

  • Court to hear appeal of Jodi Arias' murder conviction

    Court to hear appeal of Jodi Arias' murder conviction

    U.S. Court News 10/17/2019

    Lawyers are scheduled to make arguments Thursday before the Arizona Court of Appeals as Jodi Arias seeks to overturn her murder conviction in the 2008 death of her former boyfriend.Arias argues a prosecutor's misconduct and a judge's failure to contr...

  •  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...