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  • What to know about the Supreme Court immunity ruling

    What to know about the Supreme Court immunity ruling

    Family Law 07/01/2024

    The Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election interference case makes it all but certain that the Republican will not face trial in Washington ahead of the November election.The Supreme Court did not d...

  •  TikTok content creators sue the US government over potential ban

    TikTok content creators sue the US government over potential ban

    Family Law 05/14/2024

    Eight TikTok content creators sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, issuing another challenge to the new federal law that would ban the popular social media platform nationwide if its China-based parent company doesn’t sell its stakes within a y...

  • Court will decide if Trump has immunity in election interference case

    Court will decide if Trump has immunity in election interference case

    Family Law 04/26/2024

    Supreme Court arguments have begun over whether former President Donald Trump can avoid prosecution over his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.The justices on Thursday took up for the first time whether a former preside...

  • Court to hear actor Smollett appeal of conviction for staging racist attack

    Court to hear actor Smollett appeal of conviction for staging racist attack

    Family Law 03/31/2024

    The Illinois Supreme Court will hear an appeal of actor Jussie Smollett’s disorderly conduct conviction for staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself in 2019, then lying to Chicago police about it.The court on Wednesday accepted th...

  • North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    Family Law 02/13/2024

    A federal lawsuit filed over five years ago challenging North Carolina's new photo voter identification mandate is now set to go to trial in the spring, with an outcome that could possibly affect what people must do to cast ballots this fall.The U.S....

  • Supreme Court could overturn Oklahoma death row inmate's conviction

    Supreme Court could overturn Oklahoma death row inmate's conviction

    Family Law 01/24/2024

    The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear an appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, who has steadfastly maintained his innocence and averted multiple attempts by the state to execute him.Glossip was sentenced in a 1997 murder-for-...

  • Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Family Law 01/20/2024

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday endorsed the consolidation of local police and firefighter pension systems, a rare victory in a yearslong battle to find an answer to the state’s besieged retirement accounts.The court’s unanimous opin...

  • Nigeria’s Court reinstates terrorism charges against separatist leader

    Nigeria’s Court reinstates terrorism charges against separatist leader

    Family Law 12/14/2023

    Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court ruling dismissing terrorism charges against a popular separatist leader whose trial has been blamed for an outbreak of violence in the country’s southeast region.The Court said Nn...

  • Retired Justice O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died

    Retired Justice O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died

    Family Law 12/02/2023

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93.O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related t...

  • Six teens in court in connection with beheading of French teacher

    Six teens in court in connection with beheading of French teacher

    Family Law 11/24/2023

    Six teenagers go on trial Monday in Paris for their alleged roles in the beheading of a teacher who showed caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class, a killing that led authorities to reaffirm France’s cherished rights of expression and ...

  • Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Family Law 11/05/2023

    A federal appeals court temporarily lifted a gag order on Donald Trump in his 2020 election interference case in Washington on Friday — the latest twist in the legal fight over the restrictions on the former president’s speech.The U.S. Co...

  • Federal Judge rules California assault weapons ban unconstitutional

    Federal Judge rules California assault weapons ban unconstitutional

    Family Law 10/20/2023

    A federal judge who previously overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons did it again on Thursday, ruling that the state’s attempts to prohibit sales of semiautomatic guns violates the constitutional right to bear ar...

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