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  • Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    Litigation Reports 09/26/2022

    A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware’s requirement for political balance on its courts.Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party&rd...

  • Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    U.S. Court News 09/23/2022

    A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware’s requirement for political balance on its courts.Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party&rd...

  • Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    U.S. Court News 09/19/2022

    An appeals court ruling could mean the end of a federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a Black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police in 2019.Police said 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis was naked whe...

  • Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    Court rules for officer in Oklahoma teen’s death lawsuit

    U.S. Court News 09/19/2022

    An appeals court ruling could mean the end of a federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a Black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police in 2019.Police said 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis was naked whe...

  • Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    U.S. Court News 09/13/2022

    President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday.A lawyer for opponents of the vaccin...

  • Abortion floor debate splits South Carolina Republicans

    Abortion floor debate splits South Carolina Republicans

    U.S. Court News 09/07/2022

    South Carolina’s Senate debate on an abortion ban that would no longer include exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest started Wednesday with the chamber’s three Republican women taking a stand against a bill they said doesn&r...

  •  Biden taps Montana law professor to be 9th Circuit judge

    Biden taps Montana law professor to be 9th Circuit judge

    Litigation Reports 09/02/2022

    President Joe Biden nominated has nominated a University of Montana law professor to be a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Anthony Johnstone is a former solicitor for the state of Montana who has taught at the University of Montana sinc...

  • Democrats: Abortion rulings may be ‘a blessing in disguise’

    Democrats: Abortion rulings may be ‘a blessing in disguise’

    Litigation Reports 08/28/2022

    Democratic candidates have decried North Carolina’s newly reinstated abortion restrictions after a federal judge allowed a state law banning nearly all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect.But some North Carolina Democrats sa...

  • Thai court asked to rule if prime minister must step down

    Thai court asked to rule if prime minister must step down

    National Court News 08/23/2022

    Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Monday received a petition from opposition lawmakers seeking a ruling on whether Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reached the legal limit on how long he can remain in office.The petition, signed by 171 mem...

  • Graham appeals order to testify in Georgia election probe

    Graham appeals order to testify in Georgia election probe

    U.S. Court News 08/18/2022

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has formally appealed a judge’s order requiring him to testify before a special grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally sought to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia....

  • Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    State Bar & Other Associations 08/12/2022

    Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil Gorsuch at a time of intense political polarization and rising skeptici...

  • Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    Litigation Reports 08/07/2022

    A Florida woman who was acquitted of murdering her husband, a prominent official at the University of Central Florida, was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for tampering with evidence.A judge sentenced Danielle Redlick in state court in Orland...