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  • New Orleans councilman, attorney plead not guilty to fraud

    New Orleans councilman, attorney plead not guilty to fraud

    Legal Events 07/14/2020

    New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams and an attorney in his law firm pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges on Friday.Williams, 47, and Nicole Burdett, 39, appeared remotely before a federal magistrate judge and entered their pl...

  • German far-right party wins court case against minister

    German far-right party wins court case against minister

    Legal Events 06/08/2020

    Germany's top security official violated the rights of a far-right party by posting remarks criticizing it on his ministry's website, the country's highest court ruled Tuesday.The Alternative for Germany party, known as AfD, whose anti-migration and ...

  • Court throws out 50-year sentence for man who killed wife

    Court throws out 50-year sentence for man who killed wife

    Legal Events 01/26/2020

    The Michigan appeals court has thrown out a 50-year prison sentence for a former Cub Scout leader and teacher who was convicted of killing his wife.Andrew Farley Jr. of Grand Blanc Township was convicted of second-degree murder. But the appeals court...

  • Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save river

    Bangladesh court orders 231 factories closed to save river

    Legal Events 01/19/2020

    Bangladesh’s High Court has asked authorities to shut down 231 factories surrounding the highly polluted main river in the nation’s capital, lawyers and activists said Tuesday. Manzil Murshid, who filed a petition with the court seeking i...

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal in texting suicide case

    Supreme Court rejects appeal in texting suicide case

    Legal Events 01/11/2020

    The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.Michelle Carter is serving a 15-month sentence after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the ...

  • Judges: End jailing people for unpaid fines in Rock County

    Judges: End jailing people for unpaid fines in Rock County

    Legal Events 11/01/2019

    When a court case is ending, a judge often lists what a defendant needs to do and know.It can include contacting a probation agent, not possessing a gun or avoiding the use of drugs or alcohol.One routine item usually on the list is paying court cost...

  • Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Woman accused of disorderly conduct outside Maricopa court

    Legal Events 11/01/2019

    Authorities say a woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a messy situation in the courthouse parking lot in the town of Maricopa.Police say Tally Leto allegedly poured alcohol into the vehicle of a court client, let the air out...

  • US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense

    Legal Events 10/03/2019

    The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man sentenced to die for killing four relatives.The high court planned to hear argumen...

  • Times Apologizes for Tweet, Revises Kavanaugh Article

    Times Apologizes for Tweet, Revises Kavanaugh Article

    Legal Events 09/14/2019

    President Donald Trump on Monday said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is under assault, following a New York Times story about a sexual misconduct allegation that was revised to reflect that the alleged victim couldn’t recall the incident...

  • Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Trump asks Supreme Court to unfreeze border wall money

    Legal Events 07/13/2019

    The Trump administration on Friday asked the Supreme Court to lift a freeze on Pentagon money it wants to use to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.Two lower courts have ruled against the administration in a lawsuit over the funding. Last we...

  • Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Italian court rules wrong Eritrean accused of trafficking

    Legal Events 07/10/2019

    A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled on Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, to the jubilation of international supporters who had championed for years the defendant...

  • Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Legal Events 06/10/2019

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute.The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a syst...