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  • Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Court OKs extradition of man linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    Legal Compliance 08/08/2020

    A court in the West African nation of Cape Verde has approved the extradition to the United States of a Colombian businessman wanted on suspicion of money laundering on behalf of Venezuela's socialist government, his lawyers said Tuesday.The court ma...

  • Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

    Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

    Litigation Reports 08/06/2020

    A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Cir...

  • Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrives in court for graft verdict

    Malaysian ex-PM Najib arrives in court for graft verdict

    Litigation Reports 08/02/2020

    Ex-Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived at court Tuesday for a verdict in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund.The outcome is widely seen as a test of the rule of l...

  • Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud appears in court

    Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud appears in court

    Litigation Reports 07/28/2020

    A Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after authorities said she concealed her military ties to China in order to work in the U.S. made her first appearance Monday in federal court by video.Juan Tang, 37, was appointed a federal public defender...

  • German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    German court convicts former concentration camp guard, 93

    Legal Compliance 07/23/2020

    A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was given a two-year suspended sentence.Bruno ...

  • The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    The Supreme Court's future hinges on the 2020 election

    Litigation Reports 07/18/2020

    The blockbuster Supreme Court term that just ended was a (nearly) unmitigated disaster for movement conservatives. Chief Justice John Roberts declined to overturn precedent on abortion rights. Conservative activist Justice Neil Gorsuch showed he woul...

  • 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...

  • Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

    Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen back in federal prison

    Litigation Reports 07/12/2020

    President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was returned to federal prison Thursday, after balking at certain conditions of the home confinement he was granted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Records obtained ...

  • UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony

    UK judge says Amber Heard can be in court for Depp testimony

    Litigation Reports 07/05/2020

    Johnny Depp’s lawyers have failed to stop the American actor’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper The Sun until she is called to give evidence.In a court order published on Saturday,...

  • Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container

    Irish trucker in court over deaths of 39 people in container

    Litigation Reports 07/02/2020

    An Irish truck driver appeared in an English court Wednesday, accused of the manslaughter of 39 people who were found dead in a container in southeastern England in an apparent people-smuggling tragedy.Ronan Hughes, 40, appeared by at Southend Magist...

  • Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    Roberts a pivotal vote in the Supreme Court's big opinions

    Litigation Reports 07/02/2020

    The biggest cases of the Supreme Court term so far have a surprising common thread. On a court with five Republican appointees, the liberal justices have been in the majority in rulings that make workplace discrimination against gay and transgender p...

  • Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Legal Issues 06/27/2020

    A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’...