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  • Far-right extremist convicted of murdering German politician

    Far-right extremist convicted of murdering German politician

    News Releases 01/28/2021

    A far-right extremist in Germany was convicted Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a regional politician who had advocated helping refugees — a brazen killing that shocked the country.In its verdict against 47-year-old St...

  • India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

    India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

    News Releases 01/16/2021

    India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation.The S...

  • Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    Cuban-American judge from Florida on Trump high court list

    News Releases 09/22/2020

    A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump’s short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.The president said Monday that he does not personally know Barbara Lago...

  • DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    News Releases 09/03/2020

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis exceeded his authority by appointing a constitutionally ineligible person to the Florida Supreme Court, but the high court said in a ruling Thursday that it won't undo the appointment.State Rep. Geraldine Thompson asked the ...

  • Slovakia court set to give verdict in reporter's slaying

    Slovakia court set to give verdict in reporter's slaying

    News Releases 09/01/2020

    A court in Slovakia is expected to issue a verdict Thursday in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a crime that shocked the country and led a government to fall.The state prosecution has requested 25-year prison terms for thr...

  • Colombia court calls on Uribe to testify in massacre probe

    Colombia court calls on Uribe to testify in massacre probe

    News Releases 08/19/2020

    Colombia’s Supreme Court is calling on powerful former President Alvaro Uribe to testify in an investigation into three massacres that could once and for all establish whether he had any ties to violent paramilitary groups.The new legal quandar...

  • California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

    California justices toss death penalty for Scott Peterson

    News Releases 08/19/2020

    Scott Peterson’s conviction for killing his pregnant wife will stand, but the California Supreme Court on Monday overturned his 2005 death sentence in a case that attracted worldwide attention. The justices cited “significant errors&rdquo...

  • Senate panel advances McConnell ally for DC appeals court

    Senate panel advances McConnell ally for DC appeals court

    News Releases 06/07/2020

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a federal appeals court, despite Democrats’ objections that he’s inexperienced and biased aga...

  • Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    News Releases 01/02/2020

    The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal of a Texas man on Nebraska’s death row for killed two Grand Island men in 2007.Marco Torres Jr., formerly of Pasadena, Texas, had sought post-conviction relief for a third time after bei...

  • Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    Supreme Court rejects death row inmate’s appeal

    News Releases 01/01/2020

    In a move that could put the Obama-era health law squarely in the middle of the 2020 election, Democratic-led states Friday asked the Supreme Court for a fast-track review of a recent appeals court decision declaring a key part of the law unconstitut...

  • Court OKs conviction of pharma executive Shkreli's ex-lawyer

    Court OKs conviction of pharma executive Shkreli's ex-lawyer

    News Releases 10/28/2019

    An appeals court in New York says the former lawyer of a notorious pharmaceutical executive was properly convicted in a financial fraud case.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Evan Greebel's challenge to his December 2017 con...

  • After Mueller, Trump says he'll fight Dems on all fronts

    After Mueller, Trump says he'll fight Dems on all fronts

    News Releases 04/22/2019

    President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he and his administration will battle House Democrats on all legal fronts after the special counsel's Russia report, refusing to cooperate with subpoenas and appealing to the Supreme Court if Congress tr...