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  • Spanish court sentences 'Robin Hood' mayor

    Spanish court sentences 'Robin Hood' mayor

    Recent Cases 11/25/2013

    A Spanish court has sentenced a town mayor and four others to seven months in prison for occupying unused military land they wanted to be loaned to farmers hard hit by the economic crisis. The regional court of southern Andalusia on Thursday convicte...

  • Appeals court won't toss NYC stop-frisk rulings

    Appeals court won't toss NYC stop-frisk rulings

    US Legal News 11/25/2013

    A federal appeals court refused Friday to toss out court rulings finding that New York City carried out its police stop-and-frisk policy in a discriminatory manner, ending what was likely the city's last chance to nullify the decisions before the arr...

  • Republicans block nominee to key appeals court

    Republicans block nominee to key appeals court

    US Legal News 11/22/2013

    Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's nomination of Robert L. Wilkins to a key appellate court, continuing a nomination fight that has stoked partisan tensions in the Senate. Wilkins, a District Court judge in Washington who i...

  • International court summit debates Africa issues

    International court summit debates Africa issues

    US Legal News 11/22/2013

    The International Criminal Court's vexed relationship with Africa took center stage Wednesday on the opening day of the annual summit of its 122 member states. The prosecutions of Kenya's president and his deputy have plunged relations between the wo...

  • Spain court rejects handing pedophile to Morocco

    Spain court rejects handing pedophile to Morocco

    Legal Events 11/18/2013

    Spain's National Court has ruled against extraditing back to Morocco a convicted Spanish pedophile whose release triggered protests in the North African country. A court statement Monday said Daniel Galvan Vina would not be handed back because under ...

  • Russian court: Greenpeace activist to stay in jail

    Russian court: Greenpeace activist to stay in jail

    US Legal News 11/18/2013

    A Russian judge refused Monday to free Australian Greenpeace activist Colin Russell, who was among 30 people arrested following a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, signaling that others also could be kept in jail for three more months pendi...

  • High court reverses pot conviction over evidence

    High court reverses pot conviction over evidence

    US Legal News 11/11/2013

    The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a Beaverhead County man for criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, saying he was convicted based on insufficient evidence. The court ruled in a 4-1 decision that state prosecutors p...

  • N. Ind. court helps veterans get back on track

    N. Ind. court helps veterans get back on track

    Recent Cases 11/11/2013

    A northern Indiana judge is helping troubled veterans get their lives back in order. Porter Superior Judge Julia Jent started the Veterans Treatment Court slightly more than two years ago. Case managers, mental health professionals, prosecutors and p...

  • Anti-whaling activist to testify in US court

    Anti-whaling activist to testify in US court

    Headline Legal News 11/08/2013

    A fugitive anti-whaling activist known for confronting Japanese whaling vessels off Antarctica is due to testify about his actions in a U.S. court Wednesday. Paul Watson, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is expected to t...

  • High court wrestles with prayer in government

    High court wrestles with prayer in government

    Legal Events 11/08/2013

    The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving mainly Christian prayers at the start of a New York town's council meetings. The justices began their day with the marshal's customary plea ...

  • Planned Parenthood Asks Supreme Court's Help In Texas

    Planned Parenthood Asks Supreme Court's Help In Texas

    US Legal News 11/04/2013

    Planned Parenthood is asking the Supreme Court to place Texas' new abortion restrictions on hold. The group says in a filing with the high court Monday that more than a third of the clinics in Texas have been forced to stop providing abortions since ...

  • Court-martial date set in Naval Academy case

    Court-martial date set in Naval Academy case

    US Legal News 11/04/2013

    A court-martial has been scheduled for February for a U.S. Naval Academy student accused of aggravated sexual assault. Midshipman Josh Tate appeared at an arraignment Monday at the Washington Navy Yard. The court-martial is scheduled to begin Feb. 10...