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  • Court tosses ruling against Pennsylvania COVID-19 measures

    Court tosses ruling against Pennsylvania COVID-19 measures

    Court Watch 08/11/2021

    A federal appeals court has dismissed a judge’s ruling that threw out Gov. Tom Wolf’s sweeping COVID-19 restrictions, saying the issue is now moot because statewide mitigation measures have expired and Pennsylvania voters have since const...

  • Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    Court Watch 06/09/2021

    South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life, without prior judicial review, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous ruling, justices wrote that “requirement that sex offender...

  • Judge: Pretrial release OK for man accused in Capitol riot

    Judge: Pretrial release OK for man accused in Capitol riot

    Court Watch 05/14/2021

    A judge has ruled that one of two Oregon brothers accused in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be released from custody Friday to a third-party guardian, where he will be on home detention and GPS monitoring pending his trial. U.S. District J...

  • Hawaii Judiciary postpones state court trials amid pandemic

    Hawaii Judiciary postpones state court trials amid pandemic

    Court Watch 04/15/2020

    Hawaii Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald has announced an order to postpone all state court trials amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state Judiciary said.The order states all state trials in civil, criminal and family courts be postponed until May 29 o...

  • Israeli court allows entry to Hamas kin for medical care

    Israeli court allows entry to Hamas kin for medical care

    Court Watch 08/24/2018

    Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that five critically ill women from Gaza may enter Israel for urgent medical treatment despite a government decision preventing relatives of Hamas members from doing so.The five women appealed to the court last month ...

  •  Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota

    Court Watch 08/11/2018

    Federal regulators recently abandoned a proposed survey of Native American cultural resources at a planned uranium mine site in the southwest part South Dakota, just days before a judge decided the survey is required by federal law.The contradictory ...

  • The Latest: Zimbabwe's president welcomes court challenge

    The Latest: Zimbabwe's president welcomes court challenge

    Court Watch 08/02/2018

    Zimbabwe's president says people are free to approach the courts if they have issues with the results of Monday's election, which he carried with just over 50 percent of the vote.President Emmerson Mnangagwa spoke to journalists shortly after opposit...

  • Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Court Watch 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...

  • N Carolina elections board back in court in power struggle

    N Carolina elections board back in court in power struggle

    Court Watch 07/26/2018

    The repeatedly altered composition of North Carolina's elections board returned to court Thursday as a proxy for the lengthy power struggle between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-dominated legislature.A panel of three trial judges list...

  •  Officials ask court to send Kennedy cousin back to prison

    Officials ask court to send Kennedy cousin back to prison

    Court Watch 01/21/2018

    Connecticut officials are asking the state's highest court to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison, reminding justices it has been more than a year since they reinstated his murder conviction.The chief state's attor...

  • Kansas faces skeptical state Supreme Court on school funding

    Kansas faces skeptical state Supreme Court on school funding

    Court Watch 07/17/2017

    Attorneys for Kansas will try to convince an often skeptical state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the funding increase legislators approved for public schools this year is enough to provide a suitable education for kids statewide. The high court is he...

  • Brother of victim in unsolved Ohio massacre appears in court

    Brother of victim in unsolved Ohio massacre appears in court

    Court Watch 05/19/2017

    The brother of one of eight victims of an unsolved southern Ohio massacre has appeared in court for a hearing on evidence-tampering and vandalism charges over allegations he destroyed a GPS tracking device. Forty-year-old James Manley, of Peebles, ap...