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  • Kansas abortion foes brace for state Supreme Court decision

    Kansas abortion foes brace for state Supreme Court decision

    Top Stories & Analysis 01/09/2019

    Abortion opponents in Kansas have been bracing themselves for nearly two years for a ruling from the state's highest court that protects the right to have an abortion and potentially upends politics in a state long at the center of the national debat...

  • Son of ex-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn predicts court surprises

    Son of ex-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn predicts court surprises

    Top Stories & Analysis 01/02/2019

    The son of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn said in an interview published Sunday that people will be surprised when his father, detained since Nov. 19 for allegedly falsifying financial reports, recounts his version of events to a Tokyo court on ...

  •  Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season

    Lump of coal? Taxes more likely for online gifts this season

    Top Stories & Analysis 12/01/2018

    Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court.A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales ta...

  •  Marsy's Law director is hopeful law will be upheld in court

    Marsy's Law director is hopeful law will be upheld in court

    Top Stories & Analysis 11/14/2018

    The state director for Marsy's Law for Kentucky said Thursday that advocates were pleased voters supported placing crime victims' rights in the state constitution.But Ashlea Christiansen, director of the state's "Marsy's Law" initiative, said support...

  • Malaysia court to resume Kim Jong Nam murder trial on Jan. 7

    Malaysia court to resume Kim Jong Nam murder trial on Jan. 7

    Top Stories & Analysis 11/07/2018

    A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan. 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader’s half brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable.A High Court judge in...

  •  Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Indian court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    Top Stories & Analysis 10/31/2018

    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...

  • Court to explore competency claim of ailing Alabama inmate

    Court to explore competency claim of ailing Alabama inmate

    Top Stories & Analysis 10/01/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in the case of an inmate sentenced to death for killing an Alabama police officer in 1985 but who lawyers say can no longer remember the murder because of stroke-induced dementia.Justices will decide...

  • Idaho high court considers defamation lawsuit

    Idaho high court considers defamation lawsuit

    Top Stories & Analysis 09/21/2018

    The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think a journalist implied — but didn't outright say — something defamatory.The issue arose in a lawsuit broug...

  • Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Top Stories & Analysis 09/11/2018

    The name of the physician picked to attend a state inmate's execution can remain secret, even from drug makers suing to ban the use of their products in the twice-postponed lethal injection, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Monday.In a twist, lawyers f...

  • Cooper, GOP lawmakers back in court on altered amendments

    Cooper, GOP lawmakers back in court on altered amendments

    Top Stories & Analysis 09/01/2018

    Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking to persuade a judicial panel a second time to keep questions for two proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution off the November ballot.Attorneys for the Democratic governor and Republican lawmakers are expected...

  • Trump lashes out at his former lawyer after guilty plea

    Trump lashes out at his former lawyer after guilty plea

    Top Stories & Analysis 08/21/2018

    Facing a growing threat to his presidency, President Donald Trump lashed at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a day after the onetime "fixer" implicated Trump in a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relatio...

  • Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

    Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

    Top Stories & Analysis 06/09/2018

    An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.The ruling comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Colorado bake...