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  • Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

    Headline Legal News 12/26/2018

    The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer began in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes officers stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away by police.Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters we...

  • New voter ID law immediately challenged in N Carolina court

    New voter ID law immediately challenged in N Carolina court

    Headline Legal News 12/20/2018

    The North Carolina law detailing a new voter photo identification requirement got challenged in court Wednesday mere moments after the Republican-led General Assembly completed the override of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the measure.Six vote...

  • Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    Headline Legal News 12/11/2018

    The Mexican president is butting heads with the Supreme Court just one week into office after judges suspended a law that would cap public sector salaries, one of his key campaign promises.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the judges of l...

  • Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

    Chinese executive facing US extradition appears in court

    Headline Legal News 12/10/2018

    A Canadian prosecutor urged a Vancouver court to deny bail to a Chinese executive at the heart of a case that is shaking up U.S.-China relations and worrying global financial markets.Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications gia...

  • Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit

    Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit

    Headline Legal News 10/24/2018

    A court in Germany has ruled that Volkswagen's parent company must pay 47 million euros ($54 million) in damages to investors for not making a timely disclosure of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.The dpa news agency re...

  • Supreme Court hopeful had DWI charge in 2009

    Supreme Court hopeful had DWI charge in 2009

    Headline Legal News 10/20/2018

    A candidate for the North Carolina Supreme Court pleaded guilty more than nine years ago to trespassing and driving while impaired.The Charlotte Observer reports Republican Chris Anglin was stopped by police in Greensboro in January 2009 and charged ...

  • Former FIFA official Makudi at court for ban appeal hearing

    Former FIFA official Makudi at court for ban appeal hearing

    Headline Legal News 10/11/2018

    Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport challenging his ban for forgery ahead of a Thailand soccer federation election.Makudi said outside the court on Thursday he was "very confident. I didn't do...

  • UN court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

    UN court asked to probe Venezuela; leader defiant in speech

    Headline Legal News 09/27/2018

    Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.’s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body’...

  • Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

    Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

    Headline Legal News 09/16/2018

    An Alaska man linked to a missing 10-year-old girl's death made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue is charged with making false statements as authorities tried to find Ashley Johnson-Barr.Assistant U.S. Attor...

  •  The Latest: Bolton says international court 'dead to us'

    The Latest: Bolton says international court 'dead to us'

    Headline Legal News 09/09/2018

    The United States is pledging to use "any means necessary" to protect American citizens and allies from International Criminal Court prosecution. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, says the court is "illegitimate" a...

  • Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

    Court boosts rights of students accused of sexual misconduct

    Headline Legal News 09/08/2018

    Students accused of sexual misconduct at public universities have the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings, a federal appeals court said Friday in a sweeping decision that will extend to public schools in four states.The Universit...

  • Blankenship ballot bid denied by West Virginia Supreme Court

    Blankenship ballot bid denied by West Virginia Supreme Court

    Headline Legal News 08/31/2018

    The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a last-minute bid by former coal CEO Don Blankenship to get his name on the ballot in November's U.S. Senate race in West Virginia.The court upheld a decision by the secretary of state denying Blankenship's...

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