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  • Justices: California can’t enforce indoor church service ban

    Justices: California can’t enforce indoor church service ban

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 02/16/2021

    The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t bar indoor church services because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it can keep for now a ban on singing and chanting indoors.The high court issued orders late Friday in two cases where chur...

  • Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

    Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 01/05/2021

    Trump has enlisted support from a dozen Republican senators and up to 100 House Republicans to challenge the Electoral College  vote when Congress convenes in a joint session to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s  306-232 win. With B...

  • Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 01/01/2021

    A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the only woman on federal death row to be executed before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.The ruling, handed down Friday by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Co...

  • Justices order review of Colorado, New Jersey worship limits

    Justices order review of Colorado, New Jersey worship limits

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 12/15/2020

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered lower federal courts in Colorado and New Jersey to reexamine state restrictions on indoor religious services to combat the coronavirus in light of the justices’ recent ruling in favor of churches and synagog...

  • Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    Court weighs challenge to Colorado discrimination law

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 11/17/2020

    A Colorado web designer should not have to create wedding websites for same-sex couples under the state's anti-discrimination law because it would amount to forced speech that violates her religious beliefs, a lawyer told an appeals court Monday.Kris...

  • Michigan court blocks 2-week absentee ballot extension

    Michigan court blocks 2-week absentee ballot extension

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 10/18/2020

    Absentee ballots must arrive by Election Day to be counted, the Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday, blocking a 14-day extension that had been ordered by a lower court and embraced by key Democratic officials in a battleground state. Any changes mu...

  • Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

    Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 08/10/2020

    Landlord advocacy groups filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday seeking to invalidate as unconstitutional Gov. Doug Ducey's moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost...

  • Court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bln over Yukos

    Court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bln over Yukos

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 02/12/2020

    In a major legal defeat for the Russian government, a Dutch appeals court on Tuesday reinstated an international arbitration panel’s order that it should pay $50 billion compensation to shareholders in former oil company Yukos.The ruling overtu...

  • Supreme Court takes up case over quick deportations

    Supreme Court takes up case over quick deportations

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 10/14/2019

    The Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling in favor of a man seeking asylum and which the Trump administration says could further clog the U.S. immigration court system.The justices said Friday they will hear the administration's appeal of a ...

  • Trial begins Monday in Kansas abortion stalking lawsuit

    Trial begins Monday in Kansas abortion stalking lawsuit

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 09/30/2019

    A federal jury will decide whether the operator of a Wichita abortion facility had reasonable grounds to seek a protection-from-stalking order against an abortion protester.Jury selection begins Monday in the federal lawsuit filed by anti-abortion ac...

  • Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    Supreme Court set for case on racial bias in jury selection

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 03/12/2019

    Curtis Flowers has been jailed in Mississippi for 22 years, even as prosecutors couldn't get a murder conviction against him to stick through five trials.Three convictions were tossed out, and two other juries couldn't reach unanimous verdicts.This w...

  • Court raises concerns over power lines by historic Jamestown

    Court raises concerns over power lines by historic Jamestown

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 03/05/2019

    A federal appeals court raised concerns Friday that power lines with towers nearly as high as the Statue of Liberty could spoil the view in one of the nation's most historically rich areas, a stretch of river in Virginia where England founded its fir...