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  • Cancer the latest health woe for resilient Justice Ginsburg

    Cancer the latest health woe for resilient Justice Ginsburg

    Recent Cases 12/25/2018

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting in a New York hospital following surgery to remove two malignant growths in her left lung, the third time the Supreme Court’s oldest justice has been treated for cancer and her second stay in a hospital in...

  •  Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Recent Cases 10/27/2018

    In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The l...

  • Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    Senate begins final day of Supreme Court nominee hearings

    Recent Cases 09/08/2018

    Senators began the fourth and final day of hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday, but with the nominee finished answering questions the day they seemed unlikely to alter his path to confirmation.Senate Democrats worked into the...

  • India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    India decriminalizes homosexual acts in landmark verdict

    Recent Cases 09/04/2018

    India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future."The 1861 law, a relic of Victori...

  • Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Recent Cases 08/28/2018

    Judges in Austria say a lower court's authorization for police to raid the offices of the country's domestic intelligence agency was illegal.The regional court in Vienna said Tuesday that the search of the BVT spy agency on Feb. 28 wasn't justified b...

  • Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Kavanaugh's support for surveilling Americans raises concern

    Recent Cases 08/26/2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the U.S. government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans.It's a subject Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh...

  • German court mulls jail for some over Munich air pollution

    German court mulls jail for some over Munich air pollution

    Recent Cases 08/22/2018

    A German newspaper reports that judges are considering jailing senior Bavarian officials for failing to take action against air pollution in Munich, home to automaker BMW.Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Monday that the southern German state's adm...

  •  Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Recent Cases 08/17/2018

    Lawyers for the two men charged in the Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people said Friday they are now preparing for a trial where they will try to shift blame for the blaze from their clients to others, including the building's own...

  • Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Recent Cases 08/12/2018

    Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging "gross mathematical errors" and calling for a fresh vote or a declaration that their candi...

  • Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Tennessee high court refuses to block looming execution

    Recent Cases 08/07/2018

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has refused to stay Thursday's scheduled execution of a convicted child killer while the state's new lethal injection protocol continues to be challenged on appeal.The order brings Tennessee within days of killing Billy Ra...

  • SC Supreme Court to decide if elected sheriff is qualified

    SC Supreme Court to decide if elected sheriff is qualified

    Recent Cases 08/02/2018

    Clarke Stearns has been working as sheriff for more than 18 months in McCormick County, but it's still up in the air whether he is qualified to be the county's top lawman.Stearns' Democratic opponent in the 2016 election, J.R. Jones, sued him within ...

  • Court: Ban seafood caught with nets that harm tiny porpoises

    Court: Ban seafood caught with nets that harm tiny porpoises

    Recent Cases 07/26/2018

    A judge has ordered the U.S. government to ban imports of seafood caught by Mexican fisheries that use a net blamed for killing off the vaquita, the world's smallest and most-endangered porpoise.Judge Gary Katzmann, of The U.S. Court of International...

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