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  • North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    Legal Events 02/13/2024

    A federal lawsuit filed over five years ago challenging North Carolina's new photo voter identification mandate is now set to go to trial in the spring, with an outcome that could possibly affect what people must do to cast ballots this fall.The U.S....

  • Pakistan’s former premier Khan convicted of marriage law violation in a fourth case

    Pakistan’s former premier Khan convicted of marriage law violation in a fourth case

    Legal Events 02/03/2024

    A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted and sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife to seven years in prison on a charge that their 2018 marriage violated the law, officials and a lawyer said.The latest verdict follows another case in...

  • Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Legal Events 01/20/2024

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday endorsed the consolidation of local police and firefighter pension systems, a rare victory in a yearslong battle to find an answer to the state’s besieged retirement accounts.The court’s unanimous opin...

  • NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    Legal Events 01/07/2024

    The longtime head of the National Rifle Association said Friday he is resigning, just days before the start of a civil trial over allegations he treated himself to millions of dollars in private jet flights, yacht trips, African safaris and other ext...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Legal Events 12/24/2023

    The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Republican-drawn legislative maps on Friday and ordered that new district boundary lines be drawn as Democrats had urged in a redistricting case they hope will weaken GOP majorities.The ruling...

  • Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Legal Events 11/04/2023

    A federal appeals court temporarily lifted a gag order on Donald Trump in his 2020 election interference case in Washington on Friday — the latest twist in the legal fight over the restrictions on the former president’s speech.The U.S. Co...

  • Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina’s new abortion law

    Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina’s new abortion law

    Legal Events 10/04/2023

    by the legislature this year, including a near-ban after 12 weeks of pregnancy, aren’t being specifically challenged and remain intact.U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles issued an order halting enforcement of a provision to require surgical a...

  • Lawyers claim cable TV and phone companies also responsible in Maui fires

    Lawyers claim cable TV and phone companies also responsible in Maui fires

    Legal Events 09/06/2023

    After a visit to a warehouse where Hawaiian Electric Company is housing power poles and electrical equipment that may be key to the investigation of last month’s devastating fires on Maui, lawyers for Lahaina residents and business owners told ...

  • McCarthy floats stopgap funding to prevent a government shutdown

    McCarthy floats stopgap funding to prevent a government shutdown

    Legal Events 08/16/2023

    Congressional leaders are pitching a stopgap government funding package to avoid a federal shutdown after next month, acknowledging the House and Senate are nowhere near agreement on spending levels to keep federal operations running.House Speaker Ke...

  • Bankruptcy Filings Rise 10%, and Courts Feel the Pinch

    Bankruptcy Filings Rise 10%, and Courts Feel the Pinch

    Legal Events 08/02/2023

    Personal and business bankruptcy filings rose 10 percent in the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2023, compared with the previous year.  Bankruptcy totals are reported four times annually by the U.S. government.According to statistics release...

  • Tennessee can enforce ban on transgender care for minors, court says

    Tennessee can enforce ban on transgender care for minors, court says

    Legal Events 07/08/2023

    Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth can go into effect — at least for now — after a federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily reversed a lower court ruling.Last month, a district court judge in Tenness...

  • Tennessee can enforce ban on transgender care for minors, court says

    Tennessee can enforce ban on transgender care for minors, court says

    Legal Events 07/08/2023

    Tennessee’s ban on gender-affirming care for transgender youth can go into effect — at least for now — after a federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily reversed a lower court ruling.Last month, a district court judge in Tenness...