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  • Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion pastor's appeal on noise

    Supreme Court rejects anti-abortion pastor's appeal on noise

    Legal Compliance 04/16/2018

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a pastor who challenged a state law's noise limit that was used to restrict his anti-abortion protest outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Maine.The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecti...

  • Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Legal Compliance 04/15/2018

    Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipp...

  • Court: Man can't be retried for murder after mistrial ruling

    Court: Man can't be retried for murder after mistrial ruling

    National Court News 04/14/2018

    Georgia's highest court says a man can't be retried for murder after the judge in his case declared a mistrial after about three hours of jury deliberations.Jedarrius Treonta Meadows was on trial in September 2015 for the February 2014 shooting death...

  • Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    National Court News 04/12/2018

    Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chief revealed that he didn’t know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.With congressional h...

  • Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    U.S. Court Watch 04/12/2018

    Thousands of fired-up Michigan Democrats endorsed Dana Nessel on Sunday in a hotly contested race for state attorney general, backing the former prosecutor-turned-civil rights lawyer to wrest back control of an office the party last held 16 years ago...

  • Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

    Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

    Breaking Stories 04/08/2018

    A Russian court on Friday ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app, Telegram, after it rejected to share its encryption data with authorities.The Moscow court on Friday ruled in favor of the Russian communications watchdog, which had demanded ...

  • California court body has paid $500K to settle sex claims

    California court body has paid $500K to settle sex claims

    U.S. Court Watch 03/29/2018

    The policymaking body for California's courts says it has paid more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds since 2011 to settle five complaints of sexual harassment against judges and court employees.    The Judicial Council released the figu...

  • Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

    U.S. Court Watch 03/29/2018

    The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain.The justices are hearing arguments Wednesday in an appeal filed by Republicans in Mary...

  • Agency: School boards, counties should stay out of court

    Agency: School boards, counties should stay out of court

    Legal Compliance 03/29/2018

    School districts across North Carolina will present fall funding requests in the coming weeks, with the threat of costly and lengthy litigation if local county commissioners can't see eye-to-eye with school board members on spending.The General Assem...

  • Courts weighing numerous challenges to political boundaries

    Courts weighing numerous challenges to political boundaries

    National Court News 03/01/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit alleging partisan gerrymandering in the drawing of a Maryland congressional district. Eight years after the 2010 Census provided the basis for legislative redistricting, sev...