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  • Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

    Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

    U.S. Supreme Court News 06/18/2021

    A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state’s river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for t...

  • British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 06/16/2021

    British lawyer Karim Khan was sworn in Wednesday as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, pledging to reach out to nations that are not members of the court in his quest to end impunity for atrocities and to try to hold trial...

  • Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

    Justices consider Harvard case on race in college admissions

    U.S. Supreme Court News 06/14/2021

    With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the conservative-dominated Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions. The justices could say as soon as Monday whethe...

  • Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    Court nixes South Carolina’s lifelong sex offender registry

    U.S. Supreme Court News 06/09/2021

    South Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that a state law requiring sex offenders to register for life, without prior judicial review, is unconstitutional. In a unanimous ruling, justices wrote that “requirement that sex offender...

  • Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges

    Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges

    U.S. Supreme Court News 06/07/2021

    The Senate’s top Democrat is recommending President Joe Biden nominate two prominent voting rights attorneys to serve as judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and on the federal bench in Manhattan. Sen. Chuck Schumer has recommended t...

  • Appeals court upholds guilty verdicts in NCAA bribes case

    Appeals court upholds guilty verdicts in NCAA bribes case

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 06/04/2021

    The convictions of a sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach in a conspiracy to bribe top college coaches to get them to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers were upheld Friday by an appeals court. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. C...

  • Supreme Court ruling gives immigrant facing deportation hope

    Supreme Court ruling gives immigrant facing deportation hope

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 06/01/2021

    A Guatemalan man who lived in a Massachusetts church for more than three years to avoid deportation said Tuesday he’s hopeful a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision boosts his efforts to remain in the country. Lucio Perez’s lawyer, Glenn Fo...

  •  Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 05/20/2021

    The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty to criminal drug and weapons charges Thursday, a day after a police search of the house he shares with the mayor. Timothy Granison appeared via video in Rochester City Court from the Mon...

  • Former lawmakers sue over Supreme Court election changes

    Former lawmakers sue over Supreme Court election changes

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 05/12/2021

    A lawsuit has been filed to challenge a legislative proposal to change the way Supreme Court justices would be elected in Montana.A Roman Catholic nun, a former court clerk and three former state lawmakers are among those challenging the constitution...

  • Lawsuit seeks Confederate statue’s removal from courthouse

    Lawsuit seeks Confederate statue’s removal from courthouse

    U.S. Supreme Court News 05/05/2021

    Civil rights advocates sued a Maryland county on Wednesday to seek the court-ordered removal of a Confederate monument from a courthouse lawn on the state’s Eastern Shore, calling it a racist symbol of oppression.In their federal lawsuit, an NA...

  • Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

    U.S. Supreme Court News 04/26/2021

    The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal to expand gun rights in the United States in a New York case over the right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense. The case marks the court’s first foray into gun rights since Justice...

  • Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    U.S. Supreme Court News 04/22/2021

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a potentially fatal blow to supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing marijuana under certain circumstances.The justices ruled that the initiative’s ballot summary is &ldqu...