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The Metropolitan Museum will return a golden coffin plundered from Egypt.

As museums around the world grapple with the problem of looted antiquities being acquired on the basis of phony or dubious provenance, investigators have revealed that a star item in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York had, in fact, been looted from Egypt.


HAMMER: Bladensburg Cross Memorial Case Is Supreme Court’s Best Chance To Redeem A Key First Amendment Provision

Captain Henry Lewis Hulbert received the Medal of Honor "for extraordinary heroism" for his bravery in Guam in the 1800s. He also received the Navy Cross and the Croix de Guerre with palm — the latter a French military decoration — during his service in World War I.


Trump’s ‘National Emergency’ Has Already Become a Legal Nightmare

Legal challenges to President Trump’s national emergency declaration are starting to pile up. Days after multiple advocacy groups filed lawsuits challenging the president’s “national emergency,” 16 states have sued the Trump administration over the president’s scheme to use executive privilege to bu


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg attends oral argument after cancer bout

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday made her first appearance on the bench since lung cancer surgery in December as she attended an oral argument in a patent case.


U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Hawaii water pollution dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting an environmental group against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant.


States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration

A group of 16 states filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block President Trump 's move to declare a national emergency to get funding for his proposed southern border wall. The states, 15 of which have Democratic governors, called the situation at the border a "manufactured crisis."


Trump expresses confidence he’ll prevail against ‘Open Border Democrats’ who sued to stop his emergency declaration

President Trump on Tuesday expressed confidence that he would prevail in a lawsuit filed by 16 states seeking to overturn his declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the states are led by “mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left.”


Clarence Thomas Calls For Review Of Landmark New York Times Libel Case

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday called for a re-evaluation of The New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, a landmark First Amendment case that established the “actual malice” standard for proving libel in court.


Supreme Court agrees to take up 2020 census case

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court said Friday that it would take up a case this term to decide whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.


SCOTUS Denial of Larrabee Case Could Get Vets Court-Martialed for Speaking Out Against Trump

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that they will not hear the case of Steven Larrabee, a retired Marine Corps Staff Sergeant who was convicted of rape following a guilty plea before a military court. He then tried to get his conviction overturned, claiming that since he’s retired the case


Supreme Court to take up case on census citizenship question

The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration can add a new question on the 2020 Census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen. Opponents of the question argue that its addition would depress census responses in households with undocumented immigrants. Because the census co


Supreme Court to decide whether citizenship question can be included in 2020 census

The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship, ensuring a quick review of a lower court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from doing so.


Man suing pawn shop over interest rate gets good news from Arkansas Supreme Court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 7, the Supreme Court of Arkansas reversed an order that denied a man’s third attempt for a class certification in a lawsuit against a pawn shop over allegations of charging excessive interest.


Supreme Court won't allow 'Downton Abbey' ex-congressman to challenge his fraud indictment

WASHINGTON – A former congressman who resigned under pressure in 2015 after lavish spending that included remodeling his office in the style of the television series "Downton Abbey" failed to win a reprieve Tuesday at the Supreme Court.


Trump's allies get set for fierce fight over emergency declaration

(CNN)President Donald Trump's allies are mounting a stiff defense of his declaration of a national emergency amid increasing signs that the biggest threat to his border wall now comes not from Congress, but the courts.


U.S. top court takes case that could limit water pollution law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider limiting the scope of a landmark law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting environmentalists against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant.


Can Trump use a 'national emergency' to build a border wall? His own words offer clues.

President Donald Trump only had to say "national emergency" to dramatically increase his executive and legal authority. By simply uttering those words at the White House on Friday, Trump immediately unleashed dozens of statutory powers available to a president only during a state of emergency. The p


Supreme Court refuses to hear defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby by one of his accusers

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider a defamation lawsuit against convicted sexual predator Bill Cosby by one of his many accusers. Associate Justice Clarence Thomas concurred in the decision but argued that the famous media case that established the rules controlling such d


Supreme Court asked to hear appeal on firearms accessories ruling

KANSAS - Eight state attorneys general want the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling on firearms accessories. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made a ruling that firearms accessories fall outside the scope of the Second Amendment. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined other attorneys