Aric Saddlemire

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Miami can sue big banks for predatory lending, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the city of Miami can sue the nation’s largest financial institutions over allegations that predatory …

Judge’s Decision To Block Anthem’s Bid To Take Over Rival Cigna Upheld By Appeals Court

The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit likely dooms an acquisition bid that has lasted nearly two years.<p>The …

Health Care

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Venezuela over oil rigs claim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tossed out a lower court’s ruling that had allowed an American oil drilling company to sue Venezuela over the seizure of 11 drilling rigs in 2010 but allowed the business another chance to press its claims.<p>Siding with Venezuela, the justices …

Venezuela

Gun Lake Casino challenge going back to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced Monday, May 1, that it will hear another challenge by Shelbyville resident David Patchak.

Michigan

A Judge Lets an App Help Him Decide a Wisconsin Man’s 6-Year Sentence

Here’s what the U.S. Constitution’s 6th Amendment says about a defendant’s right to know who they’ve been accused by, and of what they’ve been …

Citizens United protesters at Supreme Court plead guilty after losing challenge to ‘harangue’ law

Five protesters who were arrested for disrupting U.S. Supreme Court proceedings pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor charges.The defendants, …

American Bar Association

Anthem appeals Cigna decision to Supreme Court

The 1960s-era merger precedents relied upon by the courts must be updated to reflect modern understanding of economics and consumer benefits, says …

Federal judge tosses lawsuit challenging TABOR saying plaintiffs have no right to sue

A federal judge in Denver has tossed out a years-old lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, saying that …

Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it should ignore the Republican's repeated promises on the campaign trail to bar Muslims from entering the country.<p>An attorney for the president urged …

Immigration

U.S. Senate finance panel unlikely to support import tax: chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 20 percent import tax, backed by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, is unlikely to win enough support from the Senate Finance Committee to be part of any Senate tax reform bill, the panel's Republican chairman said on Tuesday.<p>The comment by Senator Orrin …

Anthem fights for Cigna all the way to the Supreme Court

Anthem is fighting all the way to the Supreme Court to acquire Cigna.<p>A federal judge and then a federal appeals court blocked the deal, which was valued at $54 billion when it was announced in 2015 and would have created the largest health insurance company in the United States.<p>Anthem (ANTX) said …

Health Care

Supreme Court to hear 'polarizing' border-beer case

The Supreme Court of Canada will take a look at what the fathers of Confederation really meant by a constitutional clause about free trade among provinces in a case that started over some cases of beer and three bottles of liquor.<p>The court agreed Thursday to hear a Crown appeal of a New Brunswick …

Canada

Equality Act reintroduced into Congress, and LGBTQ activists are hopeful

The Equality Act has just been reintroduced into Congress, and 241 lawmakers have pledged their support for the legislation.<p>Previously introduced in …

Supreme Court ruling could clear way for local governments’ lawsuit

U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week could clear the way for a lawsuit by three metro Atlanta counties alleging harm from predatory mortgages.

U.S. Supreme Court

SC dismisses Vasant Dupare's review petition in 4-year-old's rape and murder case, says convict will be hanged

Dupare had raped and murdered a four-year-old girl after luring her with chocolates and taking her to a secluded spot in Nagpur in April 2008. He …

Uber Goes To Court To Defend Its Robot Cars As Above The Law, Not Needing License

Uber is hearing Tommy Petty. It won't back down in its dispute with the California Department of Motor Vehicles over putting its robot cars on California roads without a license to drive.<p>My nonprofit Consumer Watchdog had advocated the test robot cars be impounded and the California Attorney …

Church, state, and school: What might Supreme Court ruling mean for vouchers?

Thirty-eight states have amendments prohibiting state money from going to religious organizations. A Supreme Court case Wednesday, about whether a …

Eric Greitens

Transgender Girl Can Use Girls’ Restroom at School, Ohio Court Affirms

Transgender students scored a small yet shining legal victory in Ohio this week as an 11-year-old transgender girl won the right in court to use the …

Supreme Court To Return To 1984 Case Involving Prosecutor Misconduct

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a notorious 1984 murder in Washington, DC. The key issue involves whether prosecutors failed to turn over favorable evidence to the defendants.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>This week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that centers on …

Court denies request from Colorado Dem electors

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal appeals court on Friday denied an emergency request from two Democratic electors to suspend a Colorado state law that requires electors to vote for the candidate who won the state.<p>These electors filed a suit because they said they should be able to vote for whomever they believe …

CNN

Auction winner gets to keep her moon rock bag after court battle with NASA

It seems that Nancy Carlson of Inverness, Illinois spent $995 to buy a small, rather innocuous looking “lunar sample return bag” at an auction held …

Moon