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  • Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Government asks high court to hear transgender military case

    Practice Legal News 12/01/2018

    The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypas...

  • Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Practice Legal News 11/18/2018

    Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normali...

  • Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Supreme Court: Ross can't be questioned in census suit

    Practice Legal News 10/22/2018

    The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New Y...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    Practice Legal News 09/19/2018

    Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from a hospital, officials said Thursday.The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, following Wednesday's shooting in s...

  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Practice Legal News 09/13/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

    Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

    Practice Legal News 08/12/2018

    The Nevada Supreme Court has stepped in to decide whether drug companies can try to stop the state from using their medications in a twice-postponed lethal injection of a condemned inmate who wants to die.A state court judge in Las Vegas cancelled he...

  • Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Drivers challenge license suspensions for unpaid court debt

    Practice Legal News 06/29/2018

    It can start with a couple of traffic tickets. Unable to pay the tickets right away, a driver becomes saddled with late fees, fines and court costs. Soon, the driver may be taken off the road indefinitely.More than 40 states allow the suspension of d...

  • Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Practice Legal News 04/16/2018

    Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipp...

  • Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

    Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

    Practice Legal News 04/16/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could affect how much customers pay for online purchases.At issue is a rule saying that businesses don't have to collect state sales taxes when those businesses ship to a state where they don't have ...

  • Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Delay in Nevada gun buyer law draws protests at court debate

    Practice Legal News 02/24/2018

    A lawyer seeking a court order to enforce a Nevada gun buyer screening law that has not been enacted despite voter approval in November 2016 blamed the state's Republican governor and attorney general on Friday for stalling the law."For either person...

  • Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

    Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

    Practice Legal News 02/02/2018

    Pakistan's Supreme Court gave police three days to arrest an absconding officer who is involved in killing an aspiring model in a 'fake shootout', a lawyer said Saturday.Attorney Nazeer Mehsud says suspended police officer Rao Anwar did not appear at...

  • Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Court rules that Kushner firm must disclose partners' names

    Practice Legal News 01/24/2018

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the family company once run by Jared Kushner isn't allowed to keep secret the identity of its business partners in several Maryland properties.A U.S. district judge in the state rejected the argument that the privacy...

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