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  • Wisconsin’s pandemic election puts focus on state’s court

    Wisconsin’s pandemic election puts focus on state’s court

    Legal Business 04/02/2020

    Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than the lines of mask-wearing voters that stretched for hours in Milwaukee during an election held despite a stay-at-home order because of the coro...

  • Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Nevada high court gets flurry of filings in execution case

    Legal Business 08/09/2018

    Two drugmakers asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday to let a state court judge hear arguments before justices take up an appeal about whether the state can use their products for an execution.The companies "and the citizens of Nevada have a subst...

  • Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Legal Business 08/02/2018

    A U.S. judge determined Friday that a lawsuit the state of Oklahoma filed against the makers of opioids does not "necessarily rise" to a federal issue.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City sends the matter back to st...

  • UN court: Nicaragua must pay Costa Rica environmental costs

    UN court: Nicaragua must pay Costa Rica environmental costs

    Legal Business 02/03/2018

    The International Court of Justice has ordered Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for damage Nicaragua caused with unlawful construction work near the mouth of the San Juan River, in the court's first foray into assessing costs for environmental dama...

  • Analysis: Outside groups may factor in Arkansas court race

    Analysis: Outside groups may factor in Arkansas court race

    Legal Business 01/29/2018

    Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson lost her bid to run the state's highest court two years ago after coming under fire from conservative groups that spent big on mailers and TV ads targeting her. Two years earlier, David Sterling was def...

  • Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Supreme Court rejects case over Mississippi Confederate emblem

    Legal Business 11/28/2017

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected hearing a case that challenges the use of Confederate imagery in the Mississippi state flag.Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Mississippi, argued that the flag represents "an official endorsement of ...

  • Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

    Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

    Legal Business 11/24/2017

    A court deferred ruling Thursday in a case that has exposed a rift within Germany's secretive Albrecht family, owners of the discount supermarket chain Aldi.The dispute centers on the control over Aldi Nord, which operates in northern Germany and at ...

  • The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    Legal Business 11/19/2017

    Vice President Mike Pence says "now the ball is in the Senate's court," after the House voted Thursday to approve a $1.5 trillion overhaul of the nation's tax code.At the Tax Foundation's 80th annual dinner in Washington, Pence said, "The next few we...

  • Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades

    Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades

    Legal Business 11/12/2017

    President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation's diversity.So far, 91 percent of Trump's nomin...

  • Court asked to decide whether to limit electronics searches

    Court asked to decide whether to limit electronics searches

    Legal Business 10/26/2017

    A federal appeals court is being asked to decide whether government agents can search cell phones and laptops at airports without a search warrant.The American Civil Liberties Union argues that warrantless searches of personal information on electron...

  • Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case

    Washington Supreme Court to hear education funding case

    Legal Business 10/23/2017

    The Washington state Supreme Court is set to hear argument on whether the state has met its constitutional requirement to fully fund K-12 education.Tuesday morning's hearing is on whether the state should still be held in contempt for lack of progres...

  • Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Military parts dealer guilty in plot to steal Army equipment

    Legal Business 09/05/2017

    A military equipment dealer was convicted Thursday of scheming with soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to steal sensitive material for sale to buyers in Russia, China and Mexico.John Roberts, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was found guilty of conspirac...

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