Courts & Cases

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts answers questions during an appearance at Belmont University Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. – AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Abortion case shows Roberts at court’s center

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. broke with the Supreme Court’s other conservative justices and his own voting record on abortion to block a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
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Lawsuit: Power outage at Brooklyn jail a ‘crisis’

A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday.
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Florida school shooting’s criminal, civil cases creep forward

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre resulted in criminal and civil court cases and the creation of a state investigative panel examining the shooting's causes. A look at where those stand:

Trial Notebook

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Old reasons didn’t block new defense

Relying on the “mend the hold” doctrine — as broadly articulated by the Illinois Supreme Court in 1912 — Izumi Saika and Mohammad Shakibai argued that Ocwen Loan Servicing should be barred from asserting a defense it did not mention before they sued the company for allegedly breaching a loan modification agreement.

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