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  • 6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    6 appear in court on charges they sent mosque attack images

    Court Alerts 04/08/2019

    Six people appeared in a New Zealand court Monday on charges they illegally redistributed the video a gunman livestreamed as he shot worshippers at two mosques last month.Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O’Driscoll denied bail to busin...

  • Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Philippine Supreme Court orders release of drug war evidence

    Court Alerts 04/05/2019

    The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on thousands of killings of suspects in the president’s anti-drug crackdown, in a ruling that human rights groups said could shed light on allegations of extrajudic...

  • Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

    Supreme Court: Google class-action case should be revisited

    Court Alerts 03/20/2019

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a lower court to take another look at a lawsuit that involved Google and privacy concerns and ended in a class-action settlement.The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a lower court should address whet...

  • Supreme Court to consider Louisiana's non-unanimous juries

    Supreme Court to consider Louisiana's non-unanimous juries

    Court Alerts 03/17/2019

    The Supreme Court will consider banning non-unanimous juries in criminal cases in Louisiana, the only state that still allows them.The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from a man who was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury's 10-2...

  • Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Court: Germany must press US over Yemen drone strikes

    Court Alerts 03/16/2019

    A court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the government has partial responsibility to ensure U.S. drone strikes controlled with the help of an American base on German territory are in line with international law, but judges stopped short of ordering the...

  • Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court case to tackle jails' medication-assisted treatment

    Court Alerts 02/10/2019

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine started making its case in federal court on Monday against the ban on medication-assisted treatment in county jail amid the opioid crisis.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills recently lifted the Maine Department of ...

  • No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    No-cost birth control, now the norm, faces court challenges

    Court Alerts 01/16/2019

    Millions of American women are receiving birth control at no cost to them through workplace health plans, the result of the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, which expanded access to contraception.The Trump administration sought to allow more employers ...

  • Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

    Chaos marks start of Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

    Court Alerts 09/03/2018

    Quarreling and confusion marked the start of the Senate's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, with Democrats trying to block the proceedings because of documents being withheld by the White House. Protesters al...

  •  EU steps up action against Poland over supreme court law

    EU steps up action against Poland over supreme court law

    Court Alerts 08/14/2018

    The European Union is increasing pressure on Poland over what it sees as flaws in the country's Supreme Court law, and has given Warsaw a month to act before facing possible court action.Tuesday's move centers on Polish legislation that forces the ea...

  • Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Court Alerts 06/21/2018

    A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.Immigratio...

  • Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Supreme Court addresses question of foreign law in US courts

    Court Alerts 06/15/2018

    The Supreme Court says United States federal courts should consider statements from foreign governments about their own laws but do not have to consider them as binding.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a unanimous court that federal courts shoul...

  • Egypt refers 28 to criminal court for forming illegal group

    Egypt refers 28 to criminal court for forming illegal group

    Court Alerts 06/10/2018

    Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 28 people to a criminal court on charges including forming an illegal group aiming to topple the government.Sunday's statement by prosecutor Nabil Sadek says the suspects face an array of additional charges, incl...

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