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  • Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts

    Tunisian trial shines light on use of military courts

    Political and Legal 11/24/2021

    A few days after Tunisia’s president froze parliament and took on sweeping powers in July, a dozen men in unmarked vehicles and civilian clothes barged into politician Yassine Ayari’s family home overnight and took him away in his pajamas...

  • Trials delayed for mother, son in Mississippi fraud cases

    Trials delayed for mother, son in Mississippi fraud cases

    Political and Legal 11/13/2021

    Judges have delayed the state and federal trials of a mother and son charged in one of Mississippi’s largest public corruption cases. State Auditor Shad White has said Nancy New and Zachary New were responsible for misspending millions of dolla...

  • Palestinians reject offer to delay their Jerusalem eviction

    Palestinians reject offer to delay their Jerusalem eviction

    Political and Legal 11/05/2021

    Palestinian families on Tuesday rejected an offer that would have delayed their eviction by Jewish settlers in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood, where protests and clashes helped ignite the 11-day Gaza war in May. The four families in the Sheikh Jarrah...

  • Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    Mexico president blasts 'stratospheric' supreme court wages

    Political and Legal 12/08/2018

    The Mexican president is butting heads with the Supreme Court just one week into office after judges suspended a law that would cap public sector salaries, one of his key campaign promises.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the judges of l...

  •  Child remains found at New Mexico compound, man due in court

    Child remains found at New Mexico compound, man due in court

    Political and Legal 08/09/2018

    For months, neighbors worried about a squalid compound built along a remote New Mexico plain, saying they brought their concerns to authorities long before sheriff's officials first found 11 hungry children on the lot, and then the remains of a small...

  • MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

    MMA star Conor McGregor heads to court for melee charges

    Political and Legal 06/16/2018

    Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is due in court for a hearing on charges stemming from a backstage melee that was caught on video.He's expected to be joined in Brooklyn on Thursday by friend and co-defendant Cian (KEE'-uhn) Cowley.Video showed...

  • Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Florida man back at Supreme Court with 1st Amendment case

    Political and Legal 11/10/2017

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a First Amendment case brought by a Florida man who previously won a landmark ruling from the justices on whether his floating home was a house, not a boat subject to easier government seizure under laws t...

  • Trump nominates White House lawyer to important court seat

    Trump nominates White House lawyer to important court seat

    Political and Legal 09/08/2017

    President Donald Trump has tapped one of his own White House attorneys for a judgeship on one of the most important federal appeals courts, opening the door for confirmation hearing questions about the legal controversies that dominated the first sev...

  • France: Court finds topless photos violated royal’s privacy

    France: Court finds topless photos violated royal’s privacy

    Political and Legal 09/07/2017

    A French court ruled Tuesday that photographers and gossip magazine executives violated the privacy of Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge by taking and publishing photographs of the former Kate Middleton sunbathing topless.The court in a Paris subu...

  • Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Mental health court established for offenders on probation

    Political and Legal 08/23/2017

    A specialized court has been established in Pinal County to give defendants with mental problems an alternative path and keep them out of the criminal justice system.Presiding Judge Stephen McCarville signed an administrative order last month calling...

  • Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

    Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison

    Political and Legal 08/23/2017

    A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled...

  • Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Political and Legal 08/23/2017

    Kentucky's Democratic attorney general warned the state's highest court on Friday that the accreditation of the state's public colleges and universities would be at risk if they don't take his side against the Republican governor.But an attorney for ...