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Top eight stories for today including the Supreme Court revived a lawsuit against the federal government by two Montana property owners; A fire at a temporary migrant shelter run by the Mexican government in the border city of Ciudad Juárez left at least 40 people dead; France saw another day of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's pension cuts, and more.


Challenge to public access on private Montana land gets high court liftoff

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday to revive a lawsuit against the federal government by two Montana property owners who say a public road brought increased traffic, trespassers and theft.

The Supreme Court building in Washington on Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Government error in fishing data row puts justices in a bind

The Supreme Court struggled on Tuesday to untangle a solution for the government’s error in charging an Alabama software engineer for crimes in Florida. 

(Pixabay image via Courthouse News)


Top Kentucky court rules race horses, breeding rights are agricultural commodities

An investment firm that loaned over $30 million to the owner of Triple Crown-winning thoroughbred American Pharaoh lost its security interest in the horse and its breeding rights when the horse was sold, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled.

In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Bail reform in hands of Wisconsin voters in critical high court election

Two sets of ballot questions will be put to Wisconsin voters in the battleground’s closely watched state supreme court election next week, one of which could amend the state’s constitution to broaden what judges can consider when determining a defendant’s cash bail.

An aerial view of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. (Pixabay image via Courthouse News)


France beset by more protests over pension cuts

France saw another day of mass demonstrations, nationwide strikes and clashes between police and protesters on Tuesday as anger remains high over French President Emmanuel Macron's gamble to forcefully raise the age of retirement by two years.

Workers demonstrate with a poster referring King Charles III's canceled state visit in Nantes, France, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez)

Migrant shelter fire leaves 40 dead in Juárez

A fire at a temporary migrant shelter run by the Mexican government in the border city of Ciudad Juárez Monday night left at least 40 people dead, according to immigration authorities. 

The bodies of migrants lay covered after a deadly fire broke out at an immigration detention center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

French high court rejects extradition of former Italian left-wing militants 

France's high court on Tuesday rejected Italy's request for the extradition of 10 former far-left militants involved in Italy's bloody chapter of political violence from the late 1960s to the 1980s.

The French Court of Cassation in Paris. (Daniel Vorndran/Wikipedia Commons via Courthouse News)


Yolk proteins in oil paints make art egg-cellent

Artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt may have used oil paint mixed with egg yolk for more refined artistic expression, with a bonus effect of preserving artwork for modern admiration.

The grass foreground and stone background in Sandro Botticelli's The Lamentation of Christ are painted with oil paints that chemical analysis has determined contain protein traces. (Bavarian State Painting Collections, Munich)

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