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  • Court: Lawsuit alleging coerced confessions can go to trial

    Court: Lawsuit alleging coerced confessions can go to trial

    Breaking Stories 02/03/2018

    A lawsuit that accuses Evansville police officers of violating three teenagers' constitutional rights by coercing confessions in the killing of a homeless man can proceed to trial, a federal appeals court has ruled.A panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Cou...

  • Court error unmasks person of interest in Las Vegas massacre

    Court error unmasks person of interest in Las Vegas massacre

    Breaking Stories 01/31/2018

    A court error publicly revealed the name of a man identified as a person of interest in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Clark County District Court Judge Elissa Cadish acknowledged that a member of her court staff failed to black o...

  • Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Nassar to face another sentence, victims in return to court

    Breaking Stories 01/27/2018

    Sports doctor Larry Nassar's return to court to face another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts could unfold much the same as a hearing last week in another Michigan county.Judge Janice Cunningham has set aside several days for roughly 60 people ...

  • Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

    Breaking Stories 01/14/2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the execution of an Alabama inmate whose attorneys argue that dementia has left the 67-year-old unable to remember killing a police officer three decades ago.Justices issued a stay Thursday night, the same evening th...

  • Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Breaking Stories 01/14/2018

    A judge dropped an arrest warrant Thursday for a University of Hawaii professor who refused to respond in court to English and spoke Hawaiian instead.Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo was in court Wednesday facing a trial for charges connected to his participatio...

  •  Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in wild bash

    Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in wild bash

    Breaking Stories 01/04/2018

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a 2008 bash at a vacant home that had been turned into a makeshift strip club.The high court ruled that police had sufficient reason to make arrests at the rauco...

  • Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

    Breaking Stories 11/17/2017

    A court in Belgium on Friday pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until at least Dec. 4, likely keeping the secessionist rebels in Belgium right through Catalonia's regional election campaign.Th...

  • Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Steve Mostyn, Houston attorney and major Dem donor, dies

    Breaking Stories 11/16/2017

    Steve Mostyn, a prominent Houston trial attorney and a top Democratic Party donor, has died. He was 46.In a statement, his family confirmed Thursday his death on Wednesday "after a sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue.""Steve was a belo...

  • 'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    'Dirty soda' Utah court battle ends with legal settlement

    Breaking Stories 11/08/2017

    Two Utah chains that sell flavor-shot-spiked "dirty sodas" have settled their court battle over the sugary concept that's grown increasingly profitable in a state where sugar is a common vice, according to court documents filed Tuesday.Soda shops Sod...

  • Pakistan ex-PM criticizes judiciary for his disqualification

    Pakistan ex-PM criticizes judiciary for his disqualification

    Breaking Stories 10/14/2017

    disqualification from office and vowed again to fight a legal battle to clear his name.In July, the Supreme Court barred him from office for concealing financial assets. Sharif has since been replaced by a member of his ruling party but has vowed to ...

  • Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

    Breaking Stories 06/28/2017

    A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law that says he was wron...

  • Turkish protesters denounce alleged coup plotters at court

    Turkish protesters denounce alleged coup plotters at court

    Breaking Stories 03/19/2017

    Turkish protesters on Monday demanded the death penalty, abolished in Turkey more than a decade ago, for 18 alleged coup plotters on trial for the killing of a military officer who resisted an effort to overthrow the government. The demonstrators jee...

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