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  • Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

    Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

    Criminal Law 05/17/2019

    A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circ...

  • After Mueller, Trump says he'll fight Dems on all fronts

    After Mueller, Trump says he'll fight Dems on all fronts

    Criminal Law 04/21/2019

    President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he and his administration will battle House Democrats on all legal fronts after the special counsel's Russia report, refusing to cooperate with subpoenas and appealing to the Supreme Court if Congress tr...

  •  6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    Criminal Law 04/10/2019

    Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Monday on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to busin...

  • Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Criminal Law 02/11/2019

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine started making its case in federal court on Monday against the ban on medication-assisted treatment in county jail amid the opioid crisis.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently lifted the Maine Department of ...

  • Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

    Criminal Law 12/04/2018

    to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery.Diane Rwigara’s case has drawn global attention as Kagame again faces pressure to give more space to critics ...

  • Rancorous, partisan start for Kavanaugh high court hearing

    Rancorous, partisan start for Kavanaugh high court hearing

    Criminal Law 09/08/2018

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared fervently at his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday the court "must never, never be viewed as a partisan institution." But that was at the end of a marathon day marked by rancorous exchanges between Dem...

  • Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Oklahoma lawsuit against opioid makers back in state court

    Criminal Law 08/06/2018

    A U.S. judge determined Friday that a lawsuit the state of Oklahoma filed against the makers of opioids does not "necessarily rise" to a federal issue.The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City sends the matter back to st...

  • Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

    Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

    Criminal Law 04/16/2018

    The Supreme Court has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.The arguments justices will hear Wednes...

  •  California court body has paid $500K to settle sex claims

    California court body has paid $500K to settle sex claims

    Criminal Law 03/23/2018

    The policymaking body for California's courts says it has paid more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds since 2011 to settle five complaints of sexual harassment against judges and court employees.   The Judicial Council released the figures on...

  • Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

    Top Pakistani court orders arrest of escaped police officer

    Criminal Law 01/26/2018

    Pakistan's Supreme Court gave police three days to arrest an absconding officer who is involved in killing an aspiring model in a 'fake shootout', a lawyer said Saturday.Attorney Nazeer Mehsud says suspended police officer Rao Anwar did not appear at...

  • Court seems to favor death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

    Court seems to favor death row inmate in dispute with lawyer

    Criminal Law 01/11/2018

    The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence.The court on Wednesday dived into the case of Louisian...

  • Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Criminal Law 10/20/2017

    The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding six others at a Tennessee church is slated for a court appearance.A preliminary hearing for 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is scheduled for Monday morning in front of a Davidson County ge...

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