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  • Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    Court upholds ban on in-person church services in California

    Court Watch 05/24/2020

    An appeals court has upheld California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services amid the coronavirus pandemic, in a split ruling that found that government’s emergency powers override what in normal times would be fundamental ...

  • Court to consider bathroom use by transgender student

    Court to consider bathroom use by transgender student

    Court Watch 11/24/2019

    A transgender student’s fight over school bathrooms comes before a federal appeals court Thursday, setting the stage for a groundbreaking ruling.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear arguments about whether a Florida schoo...

  • Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas moved from Nevada to US court

    Court Watch 06/04/2019

    A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday.“We basically just switched venues, but the ...

  • Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

    Hong Kong court: Denying same-sex spousal benefits unlawful

    Court Watch 06/01/2019

    Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.The court over...

  • Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

    Trump's battle with 'Obamacare' moves to the courts

    Court Watch 03/27/2019

    After losing in Congress, President Donald Trump is counting on the courts to kill off “Obamacare.” But some cases are going against him, and time is not on his side as he tries to score a big win for his re-election campaign.Two federal ...

  • Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    Russian court sends Jehovah’s Witness to prison for 6 years

    Court Watch 02/02/2019

    A regional court in western Russia on Wednesday sentenced a Danish Jehovah’s Witness to six years in prison, in arguably the most severe crackdown on religious freedom in Russia in recent years.The court in Oryol found Dennis Christensen guilty...

  • US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

    US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

    Court Watch 01/21/2019

    A federal attorney in South Texas said in court this week that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he only has been allowed to work on cases related to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.The Texas Civil Rights Project on ...

  • Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to groping young man at bar

    Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty to groping young man at bar

    Court Watch 01/07/2019

    Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty Monday to groping an 18-year-old busboy in 2016 in the first criminal case brought against the disgraced actor following a string of sexual misconduct allegations that crippled his career.Spacey’s court appearanc...

  • Appeals court sides with Trump in transgender military case

    Appeals court sides with Trump in transgender military case

    Court Watch 01/02/2019

    A federal appeals court is siding with the Trump administration in a case about the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people.A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that a lowe...

  • Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days

    Court extends detention for Nissan ex-chair Ghosn by 10 days

    Court Watch 12/29/2018

    Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11, the Tokyo District Court said Monday, as the once revered auto industry figure faces allegations that have marked a stunning downfall.Ghosn, who led Nissan Motor Co. for t...

  • High court seems to lean against West Virginia in tax case

    High court seems to lean against West Virginia in tax case

    Court Watch 12/07/2018

    The Supreme Court seemed inclined Monday to side with a retired U.S. marshal who argues West Virginia is discriminating against former federal law enforcement officers like him by giving a more generous tax break to former state law enforcement offic...

  •  Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Indian court orders Briton held during copter bribery probe

    Court Watch 12/05/2018

    An Indian court on Wednesday ruled that officials may hold a British man while they investigate him for alleged bribery in a canceled $670 million helicopter deal between India and an Italian defense company.Judge Arvind Kumar allowed Briton Christia...

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