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  • Europe’s human rights court finds fault with Polish tribunal

    Europe’s human rights court finds fault with Polish tribunal

    Business Law 05/07/2021

    The European Court of Human Rights said Friday that Poland’s top court violated a local company’s right to fair trial because a judge on the review panel handling its case had been irregularly appointed to the tribunal.Law experts in Pola...

  • Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

    Business Law 10/21/2020

    Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the GOP already has employed in recent years with state s...

  • Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

    Court blocks extension of Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

    Business Law 10/09/2020

    A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots by six days in battleground Wisconsin, in a win for Republicans who have fought attempts to expand voting across the country. If the ruling st...

  • High court: Rhode Island mail-in voters don't need witnesses

    High court: Rhode Island mail-in voters don't need witnesses

    Business Law 08/12/2020

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday left in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail through November's general election without getting signatures from two witnesses or a notary.State officials had agreed to suspend the w...

  • Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Business Law 06/30/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.Chief ...

  • Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

    Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Barr

    Business Law 06/20/2020

    An extraordinary standoff between the Justice Department and Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman ended Saturday when the prosecutor agreed to leave his job with an assurance that his investigations into allies of President Donald Trump would n...

  • Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

    Business Law 06/02/2020

    A group of elected officials in southwest Virginia violated the state's open government law during meetings about dissolving a public library system, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case long delayed by a lawmaker's use of a privile...

  • Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Business Law 04/23/2020

    On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an unappealing choice. He could wear contacts and clearly see the justices but not his notes...

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

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

    Business Law 02/12/2020

    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...

  • As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

    As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

    Business Law 12/02/2019

    President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also ample push-back from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms just blocks from the Capitol and in New York City have repudiat...

  • High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    Business Law 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...

  • After Mueller, Trump says he'll fight Dems on all fronts

    After Mueller, Trump says he'll fight Dems on all fronts

    Business Law 04/21/2019

    President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he and his administration will battle House Democrats on all legal fronts after the special counsel's Russia report, refusing to cooperate with subpoenas and appealing to the Supreme Court if Congress tr...

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