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  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Lawyer News 09/13/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Lawyer News 07/12/2018

    In a case that has attracted national attention, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that judges in the state have the authority to order people to remain drug free as a condition of probation and under some circumstances order a defendant jail...

  • High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

    Lawyer News 06/19/2018

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining.The state has had a ban on uranium mining in place since 1982, soon after the discovery of a massive uranium deposit in the state's Pittsylvania Count...

  • Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law

    Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law

    Lawyer News 06/11/2018

    shirts and pins to the polls.Minnesota had defended its law as a reasonable restriction that keeps order at polling places and prevents voter intimidation. But the justices ruled 7-2 that the state's law is too broad, violating the free speech clause...

  • New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    Lawyer News 05/16/2018

    A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case ...

  • Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Lawyer News 01/25/2018

    Sports doctor Larry Nassar's return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county.Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly 60 people ...

  • Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction

    Court reverses itself and restores woman's murder conviction

    Lawyer News 12/13/2017

    Georgia's highest court has reversed it own recent decision and restored the murder conviction of a woman whose husband shot and killed a police officer. The Georgia Supreme Court issued a new opinion Monday that upholds Lisa Ann Lebis' felony murder...

  • Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

    Supreme Court declines gay rights work discrimination case

    Lawyer News 12/08/2017

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that a federal employment discrimination law doesn't protect a person against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. The court on Monday declined to take up the question of whether...

  • US court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

    US court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy

    Lawyer News 11/01/2017

    A federal judge on Monday barred President Donald Trump's administration from proceeding with plans to exclude transgender people from military service. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that the transgender service members who had sue...

  • Court nixes class-action status for TGI Friday's drink su

    Court nixes class-action status for TGI Friday's drink su

    Lawyer News 10/07/2017

    A lawsuit accusing restaurant chain TGI Friday's violated consumer fraud laws with its drink pricing can't go ahead as a class action that could have included millions of members, but a similar case involving Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurants can,...

  • Rooney gets road ban after pleading guilty to drunk driving

    Rooney gets road ban after pleading guilty to drunk driving

    Lawyer News 09/14/2017

    Former England captain Wayne Rooney pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Monday, leading to a court imposing a two-year driving ban and ordering him to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work. The Everton striker was stopped by police outside Manche...

  • Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court

    Abortion clinic dispute to be argued in Ohio Supreme Court

    Lawyer News 09/10/2017

    A dispute over whether to shut down Toledo's last abortion clinic is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday, in a case both sides view as pivotal. At issue in oral arguments will be the state health department's 2014 order shutting down Capital Car...

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