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  • US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

    US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

    Law Journals 06/13/2022

    A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a U.S. court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.U.S. District Judge Jen...

  • Abortion rights protesters rally in cities around US

    Abortion rights protesters rally in cities around US

    Law Journals 05/08/2022

    Abortion rights protesters rallied in cities around the United States on Saturday, vowing to fight to ensure that abortion remains a legal option for women nationwide.Hundreds gathered in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and other cities days after a draft ...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    Law Journals 04/17/2022

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday adopted Republican-drawn maps for the state Legislature, handing the GOP a victory just weeks after initially approving maps drawn by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.The court reversed itself after the U.S. Supreme Co...

  • Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    Florida court deals blow to marijuana ballot initiative

    Law Journals 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...

  • Planned Parenthood sues to block South Carolina abortion ban

    Planned Parenthood sues to block South Carolina abortion ban

    Law Journals 02/18/2021

    Planned Parenthood was filing a lawsuit Thursday against a bill that would ban most abortions in South Carolina, effectively stopping the measure from going into effect even as the governor was scheduled to sign it into law at a public statehouse cer...

  • Planned Parenthood sues to block South Carolina abortion ban

    Planned Parenthood sues to block South Carolina abortion ban

    Law Journals 02/18/2021

    Planned Parenthood was filing a lawsuit Thursday against a bill that would ban most abortions in South Carolina, effectively stopping the measure from going into effect even as the governor was scheduled to sign it into law at a public statehouse cer...

  • More protests called in Moscow to demand Navalny’s release

    More protests called in Moscow to demand Navalny’s release

    Law Journals 02/01/2021

    Moscow braced for more protests seeking the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces a court hearing Tuesday after two weekends of nationwide rallies and thousands of arrests in the largest outpouring of discontent in Russia in y...

  • Attorney General MacDonald confirmed as supreme court chief

    Attorney General MacDonald confirmed as supreme court chief

    Law Journals 01/22/2021

    Attorney General Gordon MacDonald was confirmed Friday as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, 18 months after he was initially rejected for the position.Republicans won a 4-1 majority on the Executive Council in November, ousting Democr...

  • Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

    Biden to name Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general

    Law Journals 01/09/2021

    President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday.In pi...

  • Election 2020 Today: No winner yet, Trump’s court threat

    Election 2020 Today: No winner yet, Trump’s court threat

    Law Journals 11/05/2020

    NO WINNER: President Donald Trump carried the prized battleground of Florida, then he and Democrat Joe Biden shifted their focus to three Northern industrial states ? Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania ? that could prove crucial in determining who ...

  • German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdle

    German arrest order for Panama Papers lawyers faces hurdle

    Law Journals 10/24/2020

    A German arrest order for two Panamanian lawyers whose firm was at the center of an international tax evasion scandal faces a substantial obstacle: Panama’s constitution prohibits the extradition of its citizens.Juergen Mossack and Ramón...

  • Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    Pennsylvania high court to settle voter signatures fight

    Law Journals 10/18/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court granted a request Wednesday to wade into a fight over whether counties should count mail-in ballots when a voter’s signature doesn’t necessarily match the one on their registration. In its brief order, t...