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  • New Jersey's top court: Defendant must share phone passcodes

    New Jersey's top court: Defendant must share phone passcodes

    Legal Issues 08/16/2020

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled a defendant must turn over the passcodes for his two phones in response to a search warrant, opening the way for law enforcement to compel other defendants in the state to do the same.The court's majority decisio...

  • Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Legal Issues 06/27/2020

    A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’...

  • LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    Legal Issues 06/15/2020

    LGBT-rights activists are elated by a major Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances.In most sta...

  • Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Legal Issues 05/07/2020

    Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection drugs, the state's highest court ruled Friday.In ordering the documents to be disclosed for public scrutiny, the Nebraska Supre...

  • Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

    Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

    Legal Issues 02/07/2020

    Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday.Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leani...

  • 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...

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