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  • Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

    Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

    Business Law 11/14/2020

    Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania ...

  • Thai court issues new arrest warrant for Red Bull scion

    Thai court issues new arrest warrant for Red Bull scion

    Business Law 08/23/2020

    A Thai court issued a new arrest warrant on Tuesday for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, a month after news of the dropping of a long-standing charge against him caused widespread anger.Assistant National Police Chief Lt. Gen. Jaruwat Wa...

  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

    U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art case

    Business Law 07/07/2020

    The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935. The justices will decid...

  • Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants’ protections

    Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants’ protections

    Business Law 06/16/2020

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, the second stunning election-season rebuke from the court in a week after its ruling that it’s illegal to fire p...

  • Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

    Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

    Business Law 05/20/2020

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administ...

  • Court affirms conviction in hot-grease injuries to wife

    Court affirms conviction in hot-grease injuries to wife

    Business Law 03/17/2020

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a man who injured his wife by dousing her with hot grease after she said she was planning to leave him.Justices handed down a unanimous decision Thursday in the appeal of Kendall Woodson, 4...

  • Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

    Court to hear resentencing bid in Arizona death penalty case

    Business Law 12/10/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday by an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a new sentencing trial, arguing the horrific physical abuse that he suffered as a child wasn't fully considered when he was first sentenced. The appeal...

  • Fines, jail, probation, debt: Court policies punish the poor

    Fines, jail, probation, debt: Court policies punish the poor

    Business Law 07/03/2019

    Johnny Gibbs has been trying to get a valid driver’s license for 20 years, but he just can’t afford it.To punish him for high school truancy in 1999, Tennessee officials told him he would not be able to legally drive until he turned 21. H...

  • Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

    Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

    Business Law 05/12/2019

    The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion."Fu...

  • Justices rule against Missouri inmate with rare health issue

    Justices rule against Missouri inmate with rare health issue

    Business Law 03/27/2019

    The Supreme Court said Monday that Missouri can execute an inmate who argued his rare medical condition will result in severe pain if he is given death-causing drugs.The justices split along ideological lines in ruling 5-4 against inmate Russell Buck...

  • No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    Business Law 01/17/2019

    Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.The Trump administration sought to allow more employers ...

  • Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of UN team

    Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of UN team

    Business Law 01/11/2019

    Guatemala's highest court issued a ruling Wednesday blocking President Jimmy Morales' decision to unilaterally end a U.N. anti-corruption commission.The commission, known by its Spanish initials as CICIG, has angered Morales by investigating him, his...

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