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  • Idaho Supreme Court overturns tougher ballot initiative law

    Idaho Supreme Court overturns tougher ballot initiative law

    Bankruptcy Law 08/24/2021

    The Idaho Supreme Court has rejected a new law designed to make it harder for voters to get initiatives on the ballot, saying the legislation was so restrictive that it violated a fundamental right under the state’s constitution. The ruling iss...

  • Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    Bankruptcy Law 04/22/2021

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a potentially fatal blow to supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing marijuana under certain circumstances.The justices ruled that the initiative’s ballot summary is &ldqu...

  • Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

    Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

    Bankruptcy Law 01/21/2021

    A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country’s strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy, lawyers said.The Bangkok Criminal Court found the w...

  • Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    Bankruptcy Law 12/11/2020

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Muslim men who were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants can seek to hold federal agents financially liable.The justices continued a string of de...

  • Supreme Court changes fuel moves to protect abortion access

    Supreme Court changes fuel moves to protect abortion access

    Bankruptcy Law 11/01/2020

    A vast swath of West Texas has been without an abortion clinic for more than six years. Planned Parenthood plans to change that with a health center it opened recently in Lubbock.  It’s a vivid example of how abortion-rights groups are str...

  • ‘See you in court’: ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump

    ‘See you in court’: ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump

    Bankruptcy Law 07/27/2020

    The day after Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union posted a message to him on its website: “See you in court.”As president, Trump hasn’t personally squared off against the ACLU from the ...

  • Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

    Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

    Bankruptcy Law 05/21/2020

    The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.Douglas Wigdor said in a ...

  • Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

    Lawyer: Security video in Arbery case may show water breaks

    Bankruptcy Law 05/13/2020

    A young black man filmed by a security camera walking through a home under construction in December and in February may have stopped at the site for a drink of water, according to an attorney for the homeowner thrust into the investigation of the fat...

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

    Blind justice: No visual cues in high court phone cases

    Bankruptcy 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...

  • UK parents lose court appeal to keep baby on life support

    UK parents lose court appeal to keep baby on life support

    Bankruptcy Law 02/11/2020

    The parents of a baby declared brain dead by doctors have lost the latest round of a legal battle in Britain’s courts to keep him on life support.Britain’s Court of Appeal on Friday rejected an attempt by Karwan Ali and Shokhan Namiq to o...

  • World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

    World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

    Bankruptcy Law 12/01/2019

    Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’The United States,...

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

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

    Bankruptcy Law 11/24/2019

    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...