Stories tagged: court
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
More than 10,000 arrest warrants currently active in Spokane County
For roughly every 48 people in Spokane County, there’s an active arrest warrant filed at the courthouse.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:07 p.m.
Lawmakers see boost for immigration deal after Trump remarks
Backed by the White House, Democratic and Republican lawmakers dug into a politically fraught search for compromise on immigration Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of a window of opportunity opened …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Court recognizes Native American hunting rights in Canada
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld a Washington state man’s right to hunt in the province by recognizing the traditional hunting grounds of his ancestors.
Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency
Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
The first Inauguration Day protest trial ended in acquittals. But more than 150 defendants await their day in court.
Last week, the first six people to go to trial in the case were acquitted by a jury on all charges, an outcome which illustrates the challenge for Washington prosecutors …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Court rules against Oregon bakers in wedding-cake case
An appellate court has upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding almost five years ago.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company
Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon
A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama administration ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Special Montana court to oversee hundreds of deadly asbestos claims
The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the creation of a special court to oversee hundreds of claims filed on behalf of people who became ill or died following exposure …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Court fight could be brewing over who leads consumer agency
A court fight may be brewing over President Donald Trump’s move to make a close aide interim leader of a consumer protection agency assailed by Republicans and championed by Democrats, …
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Prague appeals court allows Russian hacker extradition to U.S.
A Prague appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court ruling that a Russian man who faces charges of hacking computers at American companies can be extradited to the United …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Therapist who advised baby bottle for Oregon boy, 9, gets court win
Oregon’s appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Court: Man’s accidental recording of beating wife admissible
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the attempted murder conviction of a Vancouver man who accidentally recorded himself beating and threatening to kill his wife.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Who created Game of Life? Court aims to find out
Testimony is scheduled to begin Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over who owns the rights to one of the most popular board games of all …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:28 p.m.
Arkansas court grants inmate’s bid to halt execution
Arkansas’ highest court on Tuesday halted this week’s planned execution of an inmate whose lawyers claim is severely mentally ill, while a state judge ordered officials to release more information …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
D.C. court bars Trump from reversing transgender troops policy
A federal court in Washington is barring President Donald Trump from changing the government’s policy on military service by transgender people.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Troops describe hardships, wounds during Bergdahl searches
Several soldiers and a Navy SEAL testified Wednesday about the risky, all-out efforts to find Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier’s 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan. Troops and commanders went without sleep. …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Court gives government a win in young immigrants’ cases
A federal appeals court handed the U.S. government a victory Tuesday in its fight against lawsuits opposing a decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 5:23 p.m.
Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen
An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal
Spain’s top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
South Africa court backs reinstating Zuma corruption charges
A South African court on Friday dealt a legal blow to President Jacob Zuma, opening the way to the reinstatement of 783 charges of corruption and fraud against him.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
U.S. court arguments set over ‘debtor’s prison’ allegations
A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday in a 2015 lawsuit that accuses the state criminal court in New Orleans of running what amounts to a “debtors’ prison.”
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Petition to remove tribal president is illegal, court rules
The Northern Cheyenne Constitutional Court has declared that ongoing efforts to remove Tribal President Jace Killsback from office are illegal.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Court: Flipping the bird in church is protected speech
Georgia’s highest court has reversed the conviction of a man who was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after he held up his middle finger and shouted at his pastor …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Appeals court allows more of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ law
Texas can require law enforcement to comply with requests from federal immigration authorities to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
Oregon appeals court upholds ruling that threw out GMO ban
The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that overturned a 2014 voter-approved initiative banning genetically engineered crops in Josephine County.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Washington cyberstalking law on thin ice after hearing
Washington’s law against cyberstalking faces a dubious future after the state Attorney General’s Office declined to defend its constitutionality during a federal court hearing.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban
President Donald Trump’s travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president’s power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Environmentalists get win in U.S. coal-climate change lawsuit
Handing a major victory to environmentalists, a court cast doubt Friday on a longstanding U.S. government argument that blocking federal coal leasing won’t affect climate change because the coal could …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 6:49 p.m.
Appeals court rejects 2 more would-be heirs to Prince estate
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says two descendants of a former security chief at Paisley Park who Prince reportedly regarded as a brother are not entitled to share in the …