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  • The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    The Latest: Senate panel approves tax overhaul bill

    Ethics 11/20/2017

    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...

  • Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    Legal Issues 11/20/2017

    A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in Belgium right through Catalonia's regional election campaign.Th...

  • Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Notable Attorneys 11/18/2017

    Steve Mostyn, a prominent Houston trial attorney and a top Democratic Party donor, has died. He was 46.In a statement, his family confirmed Thursday his death on Wednesday "after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue.""Steve was a belo...

  • German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

    Legal Issues 11/16/2017

    A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.The Frankfurt state court noted in its decision that Kuwait Airways is not a...

  • Free Speech Is Starting to Dominate the US Supreme Court's Agenda

    Free Speech Is Starting to Dominate the US Supreme Court's Agenda

    Legal Issues 11/14/2017

    To get the Supreme Court's attention these days, try saying your speech rights are being violated.Whether the underlying topic is abortion, elections, labor unions or wedding cakes, the First Amendment is starting to dominate the Supreme Court's agen...

  • Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Legal Issues 11/12/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating home was a house, not a boat subject to easier government seizure under laws t...

  • Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Legal Issues 11/10/2017

    An international human rights group says Guatemalan courts are foot- dragging on high-profile cases and threatening the work of the country's prosecutors and a U.N. anti-corruption commission.Human Rights Watch analyzed eight major cases that have bo...

  • Samsung worker killed by brain tumor wins compensation case

    Samsung worker killed by brain tumor wins compensation case

    Recent Cases 11/10/2017

    Overturning an appeal court's decision, South Korea's Supreme Court said Tuesday the family of a Samsung worker who died of a brain tumor should be eligible for state compensation for an occupational disease.The ruling on Lee Yoon-jung, who was diagn...

  • 'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    Legal News 11/08/2017

    Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas" have settled their court battle over the sugary concept that's grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice, according to court documents filed Tuesday.Soda shops Sod...

  • Connecticut Governor Will Get His 6th Supreme Court Pick

    Connecticut Governor Will Get His 6th Supreme Court Pick

    Law Firm News 11/04/2017

    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy makes his pick for the next Connecticut chief justice, the Democrat will have nominated six of the seven people serving on the state's highest court — a rare feat in the history of the governorship.Lawyers and other l...

  •  Court: No right to copy court reporter’s recordings

    Court: No right to copy court reporter’s recordings

    Trial Coverage 10/30/2017

    Georgia’s highest court says the makers of a popular podcast series do not have the right to copy audio recordings made during a murder trial by a court reporter.The second season of the “Undisclosed” podcast featured the case of Jo...

  • Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Legal Events 10/30/2017

    A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1.The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicago...