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  •  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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cock-a-doodle-doo! French rooster crows over court win

    Cock-a-doodle-doo! French rooster crows over court win

    U.S. Court News 08/26/2019

    Maurice the rooster can keep crowing, a French court ruled Thursday, as it rejected a complaint from neighbors who sued over noise nuisance.Maurice’s case and several other lawsuits against the sounds of church bells, cow bells, cicadas and the...

  • Attorneys: Court seat puts Montgomery in far different role

    Attorneys: Court seat puts Montgomery in far different role

    U.S. Court News 08/26/2019

    Attorneys say Gov. Doug Ducey's appointment of now-former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to the Arizona Supreme Court puts Montgomery in a new role that could silence his public advocacy on policy issues.Montgomery for years has been a powe...

  • Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

    Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

    U.S. Court News 08/16/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration.The ruling...

  •  Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot

    Mexico high court to Health officials: Regulate medical pot

    U.S. Court News 08/13/2019

    Mexico’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s Health Department to set regulations complying with a law allowing medical use of marijuana and derivatives.The law took effect in June 2017 but has yet to be put into practice.The high cou...

  • NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling

    NC redistricting fight turns to state courts after ruling

    U.S. Court News 06/26/2019

    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled federal courts aren’t the place to settle partisan gerrymandering disputes, opponents of North Carolina’s district maps are putting their hopes in state courts.An election reform group, the state ...

  • Justices won’t revive Alabama ban on abortion procedure

    Justices won’t revive Alabama ban on abortion procedure

    U.S. Court News 06/25/2019

    The Supreme Court won’t revive Alabama’s attempt to ban the most commonly used procedure in second-trimester abortions after the measure was blocked by lower courts.The justices on Friday rejected the state’s appeal and declined to ...

  • Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    Oregon city stops jailing poor who can't pay court debts

    U.S. Court News 06/16/2019

    The eastern Oregon city of Pendleton has stopped jailing people unable to pay fines, a city official said, following the settlement of a federal lawsuit contending city officials were running a debtors' prison.The East Oregonian reports in a story on...

  • High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    U.S. Court News 05/18/2019

    The Supreme Court is siding with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest.The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Clayvin Herrera. He argued that when his tribe gave up land in present-day Montana a...

  • Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law

    Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law

    U.S. Court News 04/18/2019

    A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic.A divided high court had previously agreed to block the law pending a full review of the case.An appeal being filed wit...