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  • Fed proposes expanding capital reviews to 35 banks

    Fed proposes expanding capital reviews to 35 banks

    U.S. Court News 06/11/2011

    The Federal Reserve wants a broader group of banks to provide details each year about their finances, part of an effort to ensure banks can meet their capital requirements and avoid another financial crisis. The Fed currently requires the nation's 19...

  • Lawyer: Baseline Killer suspect a 'ravenous wolf'

    Lawyer: Baseline Killer suspect a 'ravenous wolf'

    U.S. Court News 06/07/2011

    Graphic images of dead people flashed across courtroom televisions as the victims' families looked on, weeping and consoling one another. Some had to leave to collect themselves. For the first time since the nine victims were killed in 2005 and 2006,...

  • Senate confirms Obama lawyer as solicitor general

    Senate confirms Obama lawyer as solicitor general

    U.S. Court News 06/07/2011

    The Senate has confirmed White House lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. to succeed Justice Elena Kagan as U.S. solicitor general. With the 72-16 vote, Verrilli will fill a post that has been vacant since the Senate voted Kagan to her Supreme Court seat last ...

  • Ex-IMF leader pleads not guilty to sex assault

    Ex-IMF leader pleads not guilty to sex assault

    Recent Cases 06/06/2011

    The former International Monetary Fund head charged with trying to rape a Manhattan hotel maid formally said he was innocent of the charges Monday in his first court appearance in the case in two weeks. Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleaded not guilty in a ...

  • Loughner lawyer says she can't provide discovery

    Loughner lawyer says she can't provide discovery

    Recent Cases 06/06/2011

    The Tucson shooting rampage suspect's lawyer says she's unable to provide discovery requested by prosecutors until her client is declared competent to stand trial. In a Monday filing, defense attorney Judy Clark says the court's finding that Jared Le...

  • Goldman Receives Subpoena Over Financial Crisis

    Goldman Receives Subpoena Over Financial Crisis

    Recent Cases 06/02/2011

    Goldman Sachs has received a subpoena from the office of the Manhattan District Attorney, which is investigating the investment bank's role in the financial crisis. The inquiry stems from a 650-page Senate report from the Permanent Subcommittee on In...

  • Ark. court upholds conviction in TV anchor slaying

    Ark. court upholds conviction in TV anchor slaying

    Recent Cases 06/02/2011

    The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a man convicted of killing a Little Rock television anchorwoman. Justices said Thursday that Curtis Vance's objections are without merit. Vance had appealed his capital murder and rape convictions ...

  • NJ mom accused of starving child pleads not guilty

    NJ mom accused of starving child pleads not guilty

    U.S. Court News 06/02/2011

    Two women pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of child endangerment a week after an 8-year-old was found dead in their apartment from severe malnutrition and an untreated broken leg and her injured and emaciated siblings were removed alive. The c...

  • US investigating Google claim of China hacking

    US investigating Google claim of China hacking

    Recent Cases 06/02/2011

    Authorities in the United States are investigating a Google claim that hackers in China stole email details of senior U.S. government officials -- an issue that illustrates the problem of attribution in cyberspace, the coordinator for cyber issues at...

  • Attorneys to give openings in Mumbai terror case

    Attorneys to give openings in Mumbai terror case

    Recent Cases 05/23/2011

    The trial of a Chicago businessman accused of helping plan deadly attacks in Mumbai in 2008 is being closely watched worldwide for what testimony might reveal about the global fight against terrorism. Defense attorneys, though, say their case is abou...

  • Texas lawyer wants extra pollution controls nixed

    Texas lawyer wants extra pollution controls nixed

    Recent Cases 05/23/2011

    A lawyer representing the energy industry has filed a petition with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality seeking a relaxation of rules governing air-borne pollution that he says compel Texas businesses to pick up the tab for foreign polluter...

  • IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty

    IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty

    Recent Cases 05/23/2011

    Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will plead not guilty to sexual assault charges and will be acquitted, his lawyer says. In an interview with Israel's Haaretz newspaper today, Benjamin Brafman said he ...

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