Recent Updates

  • WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    WADA asks sports court to open Russia case to public hearing

    Supreme Court News 02/05/2020

    The World Anti-Doping Agency wants a rare public hearing for sport’s highest court to judge a four-year slate of punishments faced by Russia for persistent cheating.The Court of Arbitration for Sport is preparing a hearing expected within weeks...

  • Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

    Supreme Court News 02/02/2020

    A Missouri man at the heart of a state Supreme Court case that overturned what critics called modern-day debtors’ prisons is back in jail and suing the local officials who put him there. Warrensburg resident George Richey, 65, is one of two Mis...

  • Wood County commissioner reprimanded by Supreme Court

    Wood County commissioner reprimanded by Supreme Court

    Supreme Court News 01/30/2020

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday reprimanded a part-time Wood County circuit court commissioner for not removing himself from hearing a case involving an attorney who was a personal friend.The court reprimanded part-time commissioner Kenneth G...

  • Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

    Law Reviews 01/23/2020

    A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans.A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit...

  • Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Top Arizona court rules frozen embryos in breakup must be donated

    Supreme Court News 01/23/2020

    The Arizona Supreme Court released a decision Thursday in a case that determined if a woman can use her frozen embryos to have a baby even if her ex-husband disagrees.A trial court had ruled against Torres, saying the contract she and her then-boyfri...

  • Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

    Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules

    Legal Outlook 01/13/2020

    The Supreme Court will consider allowing the Trump administration to enforce rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women.The justices agreed Friday to yet another case stemming from President Barack Obama&rs...

  • Mother of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts dies at age 90

    Mother of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts dies at age 90

    Opinion 01/05/2020

    Rosemary Roberts, the mother of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, has died. She was 90. A spokeswoman for the court said Rosemary Roberts died Saturday. Roberts was born Rosemary Podrasky in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and married John G. Robert...

  • Cyprus court finds 19 year-old British woman guilty

    Cyprus court finds 19 year-old British woman guilty

    Supreme Court News 01/02/2020

    Cyprus' attorney general said Tuesday he couldn't suspend the trial of a 19 year-old British woman found guilty of lying about being gang raped by as many as dozen Israelis because she had leveled “grave accusations” against police invest...

  • Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    Court: Washington drivers must use turn signals to turn

    Supreme Court News 12/29/2019

    The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that drivers must use their signal every time they turn or change lanes on a roadway.Thursday’s ruling reverses a Court of Appeals ruling that said a signal is required only when public safety is af...

  • Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Court upholds creation of national monument in Atlantic

    Legal Outlook 12/26/2019

    A federal appeals court on Friday upheld former President Barack Obama's designation of a federally protected conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean, a move that commercial fishermen oppose.Fishing groups sued over the creation of Northeast Canyons ...