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  • The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

    The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

    Legal Issues 09/13/2018

    The Texas Department of Public Safety says a white Dallas police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his apartment.The department said in a news release Sunday night that Officer Amber Guyger was book...

  • Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Israel's Supreme Court sentences tycoon to 3 years in prison

    Legal Issues 08/27/2018

    Israel's Supreme Court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to three years in prison for securities fraud.The court ruled Wednesday that former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner will begin serving his pr...

  • N Carolina Supreme Court candidate sues over party label law

    N Carolina Supreme Court candidate sues over party label law

    Legal Issues 08/05/2018

    A North Carolina Supreme Court candidate has made good on his threat to sue Republican legislators to challenge a law finalized over the weekend preventing him from having his party designation next to his name on the November ballot.Chris Anglin fil...

  • Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office

    Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office

    Legal Issues 08/03/2018

    Pakistan's top court has barred the former deputy interior minister from holding office for the next five years for insulting judges in a speech earlier this year.Thursday's ruling by the Supreme Court says Talal Chaudhry, who was deputy interior min...

  • Officer involved in militia leader's death named in court

    Officer involved in militia leader's death named in court

    Legal Issues 08/01/2018

    A state police officer has accidently revealed the name of one of the officers who fatally shot a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the officer's name slipped out this ...

  • Donald Trump Jr., wife due in court for divorce hearing

    Donald Trump Jr., wife due in court for divorce hearing

    Legal Issues 07/22/2018

    Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife Vanessa are expected to appear before a judge in New York City for a hearing in their divorce case.They're due in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. Vanessa Trump filed for divorce in March. Afterwar...

  • Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

    Legal Issues 07/17/2018

    Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and d...

  • Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

    Legal Issues 07/11/2018

    A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case.Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she ...

  • Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Audit: 'Pervasive lack of accountability' in Kentucky courts

    Legal Issues 07/09/2018

    In 2016, Kentucky's Administrative Office of the Courts was looking for office space for newly-elected Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright. They got two offers: One would cost more than $59,000 a year and require extensive renovations. The other space w...

  • Abortion rights supporters decry court ruling

    Abortion rights supporters decry court ruling

    Legal Issues 07/01/2018

    Abortion-rights supporters say the Supreme Court "turned its back on women" by striking down a California law requiring anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion services.NARAL Pro-Choice America calls the pregnancy...

  • Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

    Palin's son moves to court program after assaulting father

    Legal Issues 06/22/2018

    Track Palin was formally accepted into a diversion court program Tuesday after assaulting his father, the former first gentleman of the state of Alaska, so severely it left him bleeding from the head.Palin, the son of 2008 Republican vice presidentia...

  • Gamers in court for first time after Kansas 'swatting' death

    Gamers in court for first time after Kansas 'swatting' death

    Legal Issues 06/13/2018

    Two online gamers whose alleged dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man not involved in the argument will make their first appearances in court Wednesday in a case of "swatting" that h...

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