Court decisions

February 25, 2019 - 12:57 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a victory for a group of displaced Indian Ocean islanders, the United Nations' highest court said Monday that Britain must end its administration of the Chagos islands "as rapidly as possible." The International Court of Justice ruled in an advisory opinion that is...
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February 25, 2019 - 12:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal judges can't rule from beyond the grave, the Supreme Court said Monday. The high court said in an unsigned opinion that a federal court can't count the vote of a judge who died in a decision issued after the judge's death. The justices said "federal judges are appointed...
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February 23, 2019 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is still seeking to keep secret details about his investigation into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a judge's ruling Saturday. Mueller's team has filed its recommendation for Manafort's punishment in one of his two...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9 p.m. R. Kelly's attorney says one of the charges the R&B star faces appears to be tied to a decade-old child pornography case. Steve Greenberg also told reporters shortly after Kelly turned himself in to Chicago...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to 2-year-...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Tears streamed down R. Kelly's cheeks as a court official read a jury's not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago. The R&B superstar had successfully dodged up to 15 years in prison and likely financial ruin. Eleven years later, Kelly,...
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February 22, 2019 - 5:02 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court has postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships. Justice Chaacha Mwita of the High Court said Friday the ruling will not be made until May 24 because some judges had been busy. The delay has disappointed several activists who went to...
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FILE -- In this Feb. 20, 2019 photo a man holds a weapon of the gun maker Heckler & Koch in Berlin, Germany. The regional court in the German city of Stuttgart has convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in delivering weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico. It has fined the company 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million), the value of the proceeds. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP, file)
February 21, 2019 - 8:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and ordered the confiscation of proceeds from the sales totaling some 3.7 million euros ($4.2 million). The...
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February 20, 2019 - 6:34 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge. The case, which is the first of its...
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FILE - In this Monday Feb. 4, 2019 courtroom sketch, Judge Brian Cogan upper right, gives instructions to jurors in the trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in New York. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, El Chapo’s lawyers raised concerns of potential juror misconduct and said they were reviewing “all available options” after a juror at the notorious Mexican drug lord’s trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case against a judge’s orders. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — El Chapo's lawyers raised concerns of potential juror misconduct and were reviewing their options Wednesday after a member of the jury at the Mexican drug lord's trial told a news website that several jurors looked at media coverage of the case. The juror told VICE News that at...
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