State chief justice blasts small-time thief’s life sentence

The chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court says a life sentence for a man caught with hedge clippers stolen in a 1997 burglary results from laws rooted in racism By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press August 7, 2020, 10:57 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — A man caught […]

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Court lifts ruling against 4 Arkansas abortion restrictions

A federal appeals court has lifted a ruling blocking four Arkansas abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second trimester procedure By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press August 7, 2020, 8:49 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal appeals court on Friday lifted a judge’s […]

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American Paul Whelan arrives at Russian penal colony after espionage conviction

The former U.S. Marine sentenced by a Russian court to 16 years on espionage charges reportedly has arrived in the region where he will serve his term. Paul Whelan is being held at Correctional Colony No. 18 in the Mordovia region southeast of Moscow, Valery Krutov, the chairman of a local prison watchdog group, told Radio Free Europe. He is expected to stay there for […]

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Federal appeals court rules House Dems have legal ‘standing’ to enforce subpoena for former WH counsel Don McGahn

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that House Democrats have legal “standing” to bring their lawsuit against the Trump administration to enforce a subpoena for former White House Counsel Don McGahn. The decision comes as a setback for President Trump and the White House’s claims of executive privilege over communications with McGahn during his tenure. […]

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Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia, 2, Helps Her Mom Dress Up In Cute Pic: ‘She’s Got My Back’

Serena Williams spent some time off the tennis court with her adorable two-year-old daughter, Olympia Ohanian, playing dress up! The toddler even lent her mom a helping hand by zipping up her princess gown! Serena Williams might be gearing up for her next big tennis tournament, but she is always making time to bond with her […]

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Mike Pence is ‘totally right’ to criticize Roberts and conservatives are deeply ‘alarmed’: Carrie Severino

Vice President Mike Pence is “totally right” in his criticism of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as the court is once again a paramount issue for voters going to the polls in November, author and former Supreme Court clerk Carrie Severino told “Fox & Friends” Friday. Pence tore into Roberts, calling him a “disappointment to conservatives,” during […]

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Iowa court dismisses suit over coverage for sex reassignment

An Iowa appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that does not require Medicaid to pay for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents By DAVID PITT Associated Press August 6, 2020, 8:15 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article An Iowa appeals court dismissed a lawsuit […]

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US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

A U.S. appeals court refused to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy and family members stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents in Nevada By KEN RITTER Associated Press August 6, 2020, 8:03 PM 2 min read LAS VEGAS — A U.S. appeals court has refused to resurrect the […]

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Court denies 2 appeals in Charlottesville rally beating

The Supreme Court of Virginia has denied the appeals of two men convicted in connection with the brutal beating of a Black man in a Charlottesville parking garage the day of a violent white supremacist rally By The Associated Press August 6, 2020, 3:17 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

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He Spent 26 Years in a Chinese Prison. Then He Was Cleared of Murder

A Chinese court on Wednesday exonerated a man who had spent more than 26 years in prison for the murder of two boys, a striking sign of the deep flaws in China’s criminal justice system, and new, if halting, efforts at reform. Zhang Yuhuan, 53, was arrested in 1993 after the police discovered the bodies […]

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Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rules for California Jail Over Virus Measures

WASHINGTON — By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with officials at a California jail in a dispute over the adequacy of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s brief order was unsigned and gave no reasons, which is typical when it acts on emergency applications. The four more liberal justices […]

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Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

A federal appeals court panel has reversed an order to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press August 5, 2020, 10:01 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that […]

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Judge: Doctrine shielding police from lawsuits is wrong

A federal judge in Mississippi is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn qualified immunity By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press August 5, 2020, 7:20 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge in Mississippi has issued a sharply worded ruling that calls on the […]

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Levandowski gets 18 months in prison for stealing Google files

© Reuters. Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski leaves the federal court after his arraignment hearing in San Jose By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming […]

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Anthony Levandowski gets 18 months in prison for stealing Google self-driving car files

© Reuters. Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski leaves the federal court after his arraignment hearing in San Jose By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming […]

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Appeals Court Blocks Immigrant Wealth Test in the Northeast

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to deny permanent residency to legal immigrants who make even limited use of public benefits like Medicaid, food stamps or housing vouchers, but restricted the injunction to New York, Connecticut and Vermont. The 114-page ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

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US appeals court: New policy on immigrants already does harm

A federal appeals court says a judge correctly struck down a new Trump administration rule denying green cards to legal immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other forms of public assistance By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press August 4, 2020, 5:28 PM 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — […]

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Prospect of 2nd Boston Marathon bomber trial brings anguish

An an appeals court ruling ordering a new trial to decide whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be put to death may once again force this community to relive the nightmare of April 15, 2013 By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press August 4, 2020, 1:42 PM 5 min read BOSTON — After Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev […]

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Appeals court: NOAA can’t make rules for offshore fish farms

The federal appeals court in New Orleans upholds a decision that threw out rules to regulate fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press August 4, 2020, 12:48 AM 4 min read NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating […]

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Patrick Beverley is making presence known again for Clippers

While walking onto the HP Field House court Saturday afternoon, Clippers guard Patrick Beverley pierced the sleepy quiet of the pregame warmups with a single, full-volume yell. Two days later before a Clippers practice, he entered a ballroom inside the Coronado Springs Convention Center and announced his presence with several more guttural exclamations. Each time, […]

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British paper publishes police bodycam video of Floyd arrest

A Minnesota court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body-camera footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd By The Associated Press August 3, 2020, 10:07 PM 2 min read MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body-camera footage showing the arrest and death of George […]

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Poland’s Supreme Court Declares Presidential Election Valid

Poland’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the results of President Andrzej Duda’s narrow victory in presidential elections last month, the country’s closest contest since the fall of communism in 1989, a decision that clears the path for the country’s conservative Law and Justice party to continue in power. Thousands of supporters of the opposition candidate […]

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Israeli Court Rebukes Prime Minister’s Son Over Harassing Protest Leaders

TEL AVIV — An Israeli court on Sunday ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s older son to stop harassing three people helping to lead protests against his father’s administration after he tweeted out their home addresses and cellphone numbers. Judge Dorit Feinstein of the Jerusalem Magistrates Court also ordered Yair Netanyahu, to delete the tweet, which […]

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Court Frees Michigan Teen Who Was Held for Skipping Online Schoolwork

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday freed a 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl whose detention at a juvenile facility drew widespread criticism after a county judge ordered that she be held for failing to complete her online schoolwork. After the court granted an emergency order, the girl, who is being called Grace to protect her […]

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Supreme Court Lets Trump Keep Building His Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request from environmental groups to stop construction of President Trump’s border wall while the administration seeks review of an appeals court loss. The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority. Its brief order was unsigned and gave no reasons, […]

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