When the California Supreme Court voted last week to prohibit state judges from belonging to nonprofit youth organizations that practice discrimination, Julia Kelety was not surprised.
Five years ago, conservatives on the high bench changed American elections forever. Here's what happened next
The University of Houston Law Center hosts the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship this weekend. The sixteen law schools with the most highly ranked moot court programs are competing over an international tax problem.
The Supreme Court said Friday it would examine whether Oklahoma’s lethal-injection protocol violates the constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments.
Shutterstock The high court on Friday agreed to hear a case testing the humanity of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. But in a 5-4 decision along party lines, the court agreed to let three Oklahoma executions take place before the case is heard. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review Oklahoma’s method of execution by taking up a case brought by three death row inmates. The high court, which just last week allowed an execution to go ahead inShow More Summary
To the editor: It was interesting to read the article describing the makeup of the California Supreme Court. ("Brown appointees to Supreme Court renew hopes in death penalty cases," Jan. 21)
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court temporarily halted the filing of charges against Attorney General Kathleen Kane in a media leak case while it decides whether the appointment of a special prosecutor assigned to investigate her was legal, her lawyer said on Thursday. Show More Summary
Trademark tacking is a jury question, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court said in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, resolving a circuit split about whether it's the judge or the jury who makes that determination. The High Court upheld a decision of the Ninth Circuit (take a picture; it'll last......
On the heels of Irish Health Minister Leo Varadkar's public coming out, an Irish Courts Service spokesperson revealed that Justice Aileen Donnelly (above left) is Ireland's first openly gay serving member of the High Court reports Irish News. Justice Donnelly...
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Rihanna had just come to the end of a long, drawn-out legal battle against Topshop, one of Britain’s largest high street retailers, and has been awarded a massive $5.5 million by a British court. The pop star sued Topshop’s parent company,...Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be divided on Tuesday over whether elected judges should be allowed to directly solicit campaign contributions in the latest campaign finance case to come before the high court. Central to the case, Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, is the question of whether Florida’s ban on judicial candidates from personally…
A former varsity baseball coach at Valencia High School appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling thousands of dollars from the school’s student body government.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a fired U.S. air marshal was entitled to whistleblower protections for telling the press in 2003 about a TSA decision to use fewer air marshals on long-distance flights despite warnings of possible hijacking threats.
A young woman who says she was robbed of her virginity by three high school football players in a series of sex assaults her freshman year is taking her case to civil court, seeking damages from the three young men
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to controversial debit card “swipe fee” rules, dealing a blow to retailers, grocers and restaurant owners who argued the charges were unfairly high. Businesses pay the fees to banks when customers use debit cards to purchase...
Not the "day in court" he was hoping for. Just when you realized there hasn't been much Gordon Ramsay drama for several months now comes the news that the U.K. High Court has ruled the chef has lost a case concerning who actually has...Show More Summary
Elaine Thompson/AP By SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. The justices...Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed lawsuits to move forward against government contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan by declining to hear appeals filed by KBR Inc and Halliburton Co. The high court left intact appeals court rulings against the two companies in three different cases. One...