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  • Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Kenya's High Court orders government's TV shutdown to end

    Legal Events 02/01/2018

    Kenya's High Court on Thursday ordered the government to end its shutdown of the country's top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration, a ceremony considered treasonous.Journalists and human...

  • Texas executes Dallas man for killing ex-girlfriend in 1999

    Texas executes Dallas man for killing ex-girlfriend in 1999

    Legal Events 01/31/2018

    A Dallas man was executed Tuesday for the 1999 slaying of his ex-girlfriend while he already was on parole for killing his estranged wife.William Rayford, 64, became the nation's second inmate put to death this year, both in Texas, when he received l...

  • Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Illinois to require veterans courts across the state in 2018

    Legal Events 10/30/2017

    A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1.The courts allow veterans who were honorably discharged to plead guilty to a crime in exchange for a probation sentence, The Chicago...

  • Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

    Protests continue at Spanish court over secession arrests

    Legal Events 10/11/2017

    Thousands of protesters stood firm outside a Spanish court in Barcelona after night fell Thursday, continuing to shout demands for the release of a dozen regional officials arrested in connection with a planned vote on Catalan independence.Spanish au...

  • Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Supreme Court justice blocks ruling on redrawing Texas districts

    Legal Events 08/28/2017

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Monday temporarily halted enforcement of a lower-court ruling that required two Texas congressional districts to be redrawn. Responding to an appeal by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Alito halted action ...

  • South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    Legal Events 08/24/2017

    A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a...

  • Nevada pot regulators back in court as supplies dwindle

    Nevada pot regulators back in court as supplies dwindle

    Legal Events 08/21/2017

    Nevada's marijuana regulators are headed back to court in a turf battle with liquor wholesalers over exclusive rights to distribute pot products to the state's new recreational retailers. Nevada's Taxation Department says the protracted legal fight h...

  • Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Kentucky governor, attorney general clash before high court

    Legal Events 08/20/2017

    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...

  • Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Legal Events 08/04/2017

    South Korean prosecutors have recommended a 12-year jail term for Lee Jae-yong, 49-year-old billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, became ...

  • Wyoming raises court fees for courtroom technology updates

    Wyoming raises court fees for courtroom technology updates

    Legal Events 08/02/2017

    An increase in court automation fees approved by the state Legislature aims to provide Wyoming courtrooms with adequate technology. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports people using Wyoming courts since July 1 have had to pay $15 more in automation fees...

  • Myanmar court grants bail for editor in defamation case

    Myanmar court grants bail for editor in defamation case

    Legal Events 08/01/2017

    A court in Myanmar granted bail Friday to a newspaper editor who is being tried under a controversial defamation statute in a telecommunications law. Kyaw Min Swe, chief editor of The Voice Daily, was arrested in June for publishing online a satirica...

  • Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Legal Events 07/25/2017

    The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome. Cardinal George Pell, Aus...

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