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  • Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Opinion 11/01/2019

    Authorities say a woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a messy situation in the courthouse parking lot in the town of Maricopa.Police say Tally Leto allegedly poured alcohol into the vehicle of a court client, let the air out...

  • N Carolina governor signs law keeping Court of Appeals at 15

    N Carolina governor signs law keeping Court of Appeals at 15

    Opinion 03/04/2019

    North Carolina's intermediate-level appeals court will stay at 15 judges as Gov. Roy Cooper signed legislation that repeals a 2017 law that would have reduced the seats to 12 over time.Cooper announced Thursday that he had signed the law , which Repu...

  • Appeals court reopens case involving payment to law firm

    Appeals court reopens case involving payment to law firm

    Opinion 01/26/2019

    An appeals court on Friday ordered more proceedings in a legal fight involving Kentucky's governor and two of his political rivals over a $4 million payment to a law firm for negotiating a settlement on behalf of the state with the maker of OxyContin...

  • California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    California fight on Trump birth control rules goes to court

    Opinion 01/13/2019

    A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.Judge Haywood Gilliam previously blocked an interi...

  • High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts

    High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts

    Opinion 01/03/2019

    The Supreme Court is plunging back into the issue of whether electoral districts can be too partisan.Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, an...

  •  Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Colorado baker returns to court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

    Opinion 12/20/2018

    Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his ...

  • Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

    Thai court extends detention of refugee sought by Bahrain

    Opinion 12/09/2018

    A Thai court ruled Tuesday that a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia can be held for 60 days pending the completion of an extradition request by Bahrain, the homeland he fled four years ago on account of alleged political persecution...

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

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

    Opinion 11/27/2018

    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...

  • Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl’s homicide case

    Court fight likely in 10-year-old girl’s homicide case

    Opinion 11/10/2018

    When a 10-year-old Wisconsin girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young.The girl told investigators she panicked a...

  • Attorney files challenge to eastern Iowa judge appointment

    Attorney files challenge to eastern Iowa judge appointment

    Opinion 11/02/2018

    An Iowa attorney has filed documents in state court challenging the validity of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ appointment of an eastern Iowa judge.Lawyer Gary Dickey says Reynolds failed to appoint Judge Jason Besler within 30 days as required by the Iowa...