Court decisions

January 23, 2019 - 12:41 am
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week. Former U.S. Census Bureau director John Thompson, the first plaintiffs' witness for the...
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January 22, 2019 - 9:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation. Judge Michael Huppert found the law unconstitutional, concluding that the Iowa Supreme Court's earlier...
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January 22, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will appeal directly to the Supreme Court to be allowed to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, bypassing the court of appeals and seeking a final ruling by the end of June. Solicitor General Noel Francisco says in court papers filed...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, then Renault-Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference held at Auto China 2016 in Beijing, China. A court in Tokyo on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s latest request for bail, made more than two months after his arrest, prolonging a detention that has brought Japan’s harsh justice system under international scrutiny. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
January 22, 2019 - 1:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court has rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, more than two months after his arrest, prolonging a detention that has drawn international scrutiny of Japan's justice system. The decision by the Tokyo District Court came a day after Ghosn...
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January 21, 2019 - 9:29 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court has convicted the main opposition Democratic Party leader of defamation over drug-related allegations he made against a senior governing lawmaker. Democratic leader Lulzim Basha was fined 50,000 lek ($455) in a ruling by a Tirana district court judge on...
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Torrey Green reacts as a jury finds him guilty of eight charges including five counts of rape and a charge sexual battery in connection to reports from six women accusing him of sexual assault while he was a football player at Utah State University, Friday, Jan.18, 2019 in Brigham City, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 11:41 pm
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A jury Friday found a former Utah State University football player guilty of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college. The jury convicted 25-year-old Torrey Green of five counts of rape, one charge of object rape, a count of forcible sexual abuse and one...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke attends his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 9:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from a graphic dashcam video and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of silence." Jason...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke confers with his attorney Daniel Herbert during his sentencing hearing for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 18, 2019 - 7:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Jason Van Dyke's lead attorney says the former Chicago police officer "truly felt great" and "was happy" with the nearly seven-year...
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Ex-Officer Joseph Walsh, center, and his attorney Todd Pugh, right, chat as they walk in the courthouse Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Chicago. Former Detective David March, ex-Officer Joseph Walsh and Officer Thomas Gaffney, three Chicago police officers accused accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014, were acquitted by a judge on Thursday.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 17, 2019 - 8:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department and the...
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FILE - This combination of Nov. 28, 2018 file photos shows former Chicago Police officer Joseph Walsh, left, former detective David March and former officer Thomas Gaffney, accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, during a bench trial before Judge Domenica A. Stephenson at Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Judge Domenica Stephenson said Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, that after considering all of the evidence, including police dashcam video of the killing, she did not find that officer Thomas Gaffney, Joseph Walsh and David March conspired to cover up the shooting. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 17, 2019 - 4:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of three Chicago police officers accused of trying to cover up the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The judge who cleared three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald appears to...
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