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  • Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

    Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

    Headline Legal News 04/29/2022

    The fertile mind of Justice Stephen Breyer has conjured a stream of hypothetical questions through the years that have, in the words of a colleague, “befuddled” lawyers and justices alike.Breyer, 83, seemed a bit subdued as he sat through...

  • Arizona judge nixes suit that wants Trump backers off ballot

    Arizona judge nixes suit that wants Trump backers off ballot

    Headline Legal News 04/23/2022

    A judge in Phoenix has dismissed lawsuits seeking to disqualify three Republican lawmakers from this year’s ballot because they participated in or helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington that led to an unprecedented attack on Cong...

  • Judge won’t halt execution over intellectual disability

    Judge won’t halt execution over intellectual disability

    Headline Legal News 03/29/2022

    A judge on Tuesday dismissed a motion to declare a Tennessee death row inmate intellectually disabled, a move that would have prohibited his upcoming execution.Senior Judge Walter Kurtz wrote that federal courts had previously determined Byron Black ...

  • Not guilty plea entered in alleged drug deal slaying

    Not guilty plea entered in alleged drug deal slaying

    Headline Legal News 03/07/2022

    A defendant accused of fatally shooting a man because he didn’t want to pay him for a drug deal pleaded not guilty in Brown County Circuit Court Monday. Pedro Santiago-Marquez is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and being party to...

  • Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Headline Legal News 02/19/2022

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointments of two judges to the state’s highest court on Thursday. Harford County Circuit Court Judge Angela Eaves has been appointed to the Maryland Court of Appeals. Eaves, who is the first Hispanic j...

  • Moats named to temporary seat on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Moats named to temporary seat on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Headline Legal News 02/07/2022

    A circuit judge has been appointed to a temporary seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court after the resignation of Justice Evan Jenkins. Chief Justice John Hutchison on Monday appointed Alan D. Moats to the high court. Moats has served in the judicia...

  • US sanctions Myanmar judiciary officials on coup anniversary

    US sanctions Myanmar judiciary officials on coup anniversary

    Headline Legal News 02/04/2022

    The Biden administration on Monday slapped sanctions on top members of Myanmar’s judiciary and one of its main revenue-producing ports over rights abuses since last year’s coup. The sanctions on the country’s attorney general, supre...

  • International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    Headline Legal News 11/09/2021

    The International Criminal Court is opening a formal investigation into allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings committed by Venezuelan security forces under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, the first time a country in Latin Am...

  • UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

    Headline Legal News 10/19/2021

    A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group’s argument that affirmative action disadvantages white an...

  • Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstates dissolved lower house

    Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstates dissolved lower house

    Headline Legal News 07/12/2021

    Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstated the House of Representatives on Monday and upheld the leader of the opposition’s claim to be the new prime minister. The 167-page court order removes Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, who had been running ...

  • Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    Headline Legal News 04/26/2021

    The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice...

  • Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    Headline Legal News 04/22/2021

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a potentially fatal blow to supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing marijuana under certain circumstances.The justices ruled that the initiative’s ballot summary is &ldqu...