U.S. Circuit Judge Barbara Lagoa, one of President Donald Trump's top choices to potentially replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a practicing Catholic who favors the legal philosophy of Constitutional originalism.
Medics battled in vain to revive the two-month-old baby boy in Arkansas but he was pronounced dead at the scene
Circuit Judge Charles Dodson said that Florida officials "have essentially ignored the requirement of school safety by requiring the statewide opening of brick-and-mortar schools" amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A federal judge blocked new Department of Health and Human Services rules that would have removed Obama-era protections for LGBTQ people in health care, noting that a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court contradicts the Trump rules.
Florida court officials believe the country's first-ever completely virtual jury trial with a legally-binding verdict was heard in a Jacksonville, Florida court on Monday.
Ghislaine Maxwell's depositions were temporarily blocked from public release on Friday, pending the outcome of an appeal.
"No modern president has had this level of impact on the composition of the federal courts," said Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law professor at George Washington University.
"Anecdotal evidence we have collected suggests indigent defense counsel often 'buy' case assignments by providing campaign donations," the study said.
There appears to be a general decline in bankruptcy filings during the current crisis, though most courts anticipate that a wave is coming soon.
As employers adjust to work-from-home requirements, new liabilities can arise that human resources managers have not traditionally had to consider.
Until now, American Samoas were deemed "non-citizen nationals," and therefore denied the right to vote, run for office, work in certain jobs, sponsor family members for immigration and get federal aid for school.
Officials in Illinois threw out the marijuana convictions of over 1,000 people Wednesday, a few weeks before a new law legalizing cannabis is set to take effect in the state.
This week, the Senate confirmed eight of Trump's nominees. As it now stands, Trump has 51 more judicial nominees pending before the Senate.
Kentucky Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry faces nine charges of misconduct following an investigation by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission which allegedly found "a pattern of misconduct in office."
A Mississippi man convicted of murdering his infant daughter had his conviction reversed Tuesday after his lawyer argued that shaken baby syndrome is not a valid medical condition.
A company marketing an "anti-hangover" powder was being sued for promoting fraudulent health claims.
Yolanda Saldívar, who was convicted in the 1995 murder of the popular Tejano singer, claims new evidence exists that might exonerate her.
"Duka and Koski's beliefs about same-sex marriage may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some. But the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not only for those who are deemed sufficiently enlightened, advanced, or progressive."
Former presidents Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush did not appear in ABC's widespread search of federal and state criminal cases.
Mary Rowland has been called "a rare bright spot" among Trump's many anti-LGBT judicial picks.
"At this rate, McConnell and Trump could leave few, if any, vacancies open in 2021," the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said.
Watchdog groups including NAACP Legal Defense Fund and LGBTQ advocate Lambda Legal opposed David Stras' nomination.
Since the 1920s, Muslims in Greece were forced to go to spiritual leaders for family disputes.
Judge William Alsup's decision to temporarily block President Donald Trump from ending DACA is only the latest instance of the courts thwarting the administration's immigration crackdown.
Elephants are self-aware, autonomous beings capable of expressing empathy towards others—traits that make them "legal persons," according to the Nonhuman Rights Project.