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  • Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    Court allows public nuisance suits against 3 Alabama casinos

    Notable Attorneys 09/26/2020

    Courts in two rural counties were wrong when they dismissed lawsuits filed by the state seeking to have three casinos declared public nuisances, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.The decision meant the state can resume cases challenging operatio...

  • Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    National News 09/22/2020

    A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump’s short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.The president said Monday that he does not personally know Barbara Lago...

  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

    Legal Events 09/19/2020

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer...

  • Norfolk courts latest in Virginia OK'd for jury trials

    Norfolk courts latest in Virginia OK'd for jury trials

    Headline Legal News 09/16/2020

    One of Virginia’s largest courts will restart jury trials next week, six months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Tidewater-area judges to halt them. Norfolk Circuit Court is one of four courts statewide that the Virginia Supreme Court has...

  • 'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court

    'Hotel Rwanda' hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court

    Legal Events 09/13/2020

    A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.Rusesabagina declined to respond to all 13 charges, saying some did ...

  • Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    Alaska court rules police need aerial surveillance warrants

    National News 09/10/2020

    The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled law enforcement officers cannot use cameras and drones for aerial searches of property without a warrant.The court acknowledged police have a legal right to fly over property, but the use of observational technol...

  • Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

    Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

    National News 09/07/2020

    A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execut...

  • High Court in London backs Virgin Atlantic's rescue plan

    High Court in London backs Virgin Atlantic's rescue plan

    Legal Issues 09/03/2020

    Virgin Atlantic’s 1.2 billion-pound ($1.6 billion) restructuring plan was approved Wednesday by the High Court in London, allowing the international airline to continue rebuilding its operations after the devastation caused by the coronavirus p...

  • Slovakia court set to give verdict in reporter's slaying

    Slovakia court set to give verdict in reporter's slaying

    Headline Legal News 09/03/2020

    A court in Slovakia is expected to issue a verdict Thursday in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a crime that shocked the country and led a government to fall.The state prosecution has requested 25-year prison terms for thr...

  • Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

    Appeals court keeps Flynn case alive, won’t order dismissal

    Law Firm News 09/02/2020

    A federal appeals court in Washington declined Monday to order the dismissal of the Michael Flynn  prosecution, permitting a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s request to dismiss its case against President Donald Trump’s fo...

  •  DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    Legal Events 08/27/2020

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis exceeded his authority by appointing a constitutionally ineligible person to the Florida Supreme Court, but the high court said in a ruling Thursday that it won't undo the appointment.State Rep. Geraldine Thompson asked the ...

  • India's top court lets off lawyer who criticized judiciary

    India's top court lets off lawyer who criticized judiciary

    Legal Issues 08/23/2020

    In a surprise ruling Monday, India’s top court ordered a prominent lawyer only to pay a fine of 1 rupee (less than 2 cents) after his conviction in a highly watched criminal contempt case sparked a debate on freedom of speech in the world&rsquo...