Latest Courts News

Ex-Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman running for AG

Jun. 21, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman formally launched a run for attorney general Monday, becoming the latest challenger to embattled GOP incumbent Ken Paxton. Guzman, a Republican who spent more than a decade on Texas' highest court before...

High court: Congress erred in patent dispute board setup

Jun. 21, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Congress erred when it set up a board to oversee patent disputes by failing to make the judges properly accountable to the president. Five conservative justices agreed that Congress had erred, but both...

High court sides with ex-athletes in NCAA compensation case

Jun. 21, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges offer to student athletes. The case doesn’t decide whether students can be...

Decision day looms in NY party primaries

Jun. 21, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final votes are set to be cast Tuesday in New York's party primaries, where mayors, prosecutors, judges and city and county legislators will be on the ballot, along with other municipal offices. The contests include one likely to decide who becomes...

Supreme Court sides with former college athletes in dispute with NCAA over rules limiting certain benefits

Jun. 21, 2021 10:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sides with former college athletes in dispute with NCAA over rules limiting certain benefits.

Turkish high court accepts indictment against Kurdish party

Jun. 21, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s highest court on Monday accepted an indictment by a top prosecutor seeking to disband a pro-Kurdish opposition party on terror-related charges. The Constitutional Court ruled in favor of hearing the case against the People’s Democratic...

Spanish leader: 9 Catalan separatists will receive pardons

Jun. 21, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Monday that the Spanish Cabinet will approve pardons for nine separatist Catalan politicians and activists imprisoned for their roles in the 2017 push to break away from Spain. Sánchez made the announcement in...

Hearing to be held in Georgia absentee ballot review case

Jun. 21, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

McDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Monday over whether a lawsuit that alleges fraud during the November general election in Georgia’s most populous county should be dismissed. The lawsuit alleges evidence of fraudulent ballots and improper ballot...

Remote hearings continue as Vermont works to reopen courts

Jun. 21, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is continuing to reopen its courthouses for in-person trials and hearings but not all courts will be open for all proceedings immediately, according to the state court administrator. “As we advance this important work, we will continue...

Judge overturns murder conviction over juror-selection bias

Jun. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge has overturned a Black man's murder conviction after prosecutors agreed with defense attorneys that it was unlikely that earlier prosecutors struck possible Black jurors by chance. The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate...