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  •  Kansas court OKs school funding law but keeps lawsuit open

    Kansas court OKs school funding law but keeps lawsuit open

    Legal Events 06/14/2019

    The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Friday on an increase in spending on public schools that the Democratic governor pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, but the justices refused to close the protracted education funding lawsuit that...

  • South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

    South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

    Legal Events 05/20/2019

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes whe...

  • Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

    Feds: US Supreme Court should turn down 'Bridgegate' appeal

    Legal Events 05/10/2019

    The U.S. solicitor general's office has recommended that the U.S. Supreme Court not hear the appeal of two convicted defendants in the "Bridgegate" case, nudging the four-year legal saga of New Jersey's most famous traffic jam toward a conclusion."Fu...

  • DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

    DC-area sniper shootings case to have Supreme Court hearing

    Legal Events 03/20/2019

    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider Virginia’s plea to reinstate the life-without-parole sentence of a man who as a teenager participated in sniper shootings that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region in 2002.The justices said they...

  • Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

    Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

    Legal Events 03/20/2019

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a lower court to take another look at a lawsuit that involved Google and privacy concerns and ended in a class-action settlement.The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a lower court should address whet...

  • Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    Legal Events 03/16/2019

    Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.Three convictions were tossed out, and two other juries couldn't reach unanimous verdicts.This w...

  • Court upholds order to unseal records in brazen lynching

    Court upholds order to unseal records in brazen lynching

    Legal Events 02/11/2019

    A historian who has spent years looking into the unsolved lynching of two black couples in rural Georgia more than 70 years ago hopes some answers may finally be within his grasp.A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling to unseal...

  • Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote

    Out-of-state money boosts Collins after Supreme Court vote

    Legal Events 01/27/2019

    Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career after she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.The Ba...

  • Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

    Judge denies Kevin Spacey's request to skip court appearance

    Legal Events 12/29/2018

    Former "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he groped a young man in 2016, a judge ruled on Monday.The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor had argued he should be excused from attending his Jan. 7 ar...

  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Legal Events 11/17/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  •  Court turns away challenge to California gun control

    Court turns away challenge to California gun control

    Legal Events 11/07/2018

    The Supreme Court is refusing a new invitation to rule on gun rights, leaving in place California restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public.The justices on Monday rejected an appeal from Sacramento residents who argued that they were unfa...

  •  Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Legal Events 10/30/2018

    India's top court on Wednesday ordered the government to provide pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France.The court said the government must bring details of the decision-making process of the deal into the public domain, ex...

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