Court decisions

FILE - in this Dec. 14, 2018, file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. More than three years after the stunning video of the Chicago police shooting of McDonald was made public, one judge on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 is scheduled to announce how long Van Dyke who pulled the trigger 16 times will be imprisoned, and another will say if she believes three other officers lied about what happened to protect him.(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
January 16, 2019 - 7:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenager 16 times. That officer, meanwhile, will learn how long he may spend in prison. Officer Jason Van...
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Supporters of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo celebrate outside the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, after judges ruled that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister should be released immediately following their acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence in 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
January 16, 2019 - 10:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges said Wednesday that former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a former government minister should be released immediately following their acquittal on charges of involvement in deadly post-election violence in 2010. Prosecutors...
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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, where judges acquitted Gbagbo and ex-government minister Charles Ble Goude of crimes committed during the 2010 election for lack of evidence. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)
January 15, 2019 - 8:40 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Delivering a stinging defeat to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, judges on Tuesday acquitted former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and former youth minister Charles Ble Goude of responsibility for crimes committed following disputed elections in...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Margot Riphagen of New Orleans, La., wears a birth control pills costume during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. The new rules are set to go into effect on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
January 14, 2019 - 6:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday put a nationwide hold on Trump administration rules that allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Philadelphia agreed with a lawsuit originally filed by Pennsylvania,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. A lawyer says the key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 14, 2019 - 8:12 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The retired Vatican diplomat who accused Pope Francis of turning a blind eye to the alleged sexual misconduct of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is begging the American to publicly repent for his crimes for the good of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano wrote...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2006 file artist's sketch, terror probe defendant Hamid Hayat, right, and his attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi, left, listen as U.S. District Judge Garlend E. Burrell Jr. reads the jury's guilty verdict at the federal courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. A federal magistrate has recommended overturning the controversial conviction of Hayat, accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and plotting an attack in the United States. U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes said Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, that Hayat, a young cherry picker from Lodi, likely never would have been convicted in 2006 were it not for the inexperience of his defense attorney. (AP Photo/Vicki Ellen Behringer, File)
January 11, 2019 - 9:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal magistrate on Friday recommended overturning the controversial 2006 conviction of a California man accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and plotting an attack in the United States. Hamid Hayat, now 36, who was then a young cherry-picker from...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien, right, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles about the arrest of several Mongol motorcycle gang members in six states as a vest with the Mongols logo displayed. Federal prosecutors say a California jury has decided the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo. Jurors in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana on Friday, Jan. 11, 2018, found that the government could seize control of the group's trademark. The jury previously found the Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a Mongol warrior on a chopper, guilty of racketeering and conspiracy. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury decided Friday that the Mongols motorcycle gang should be stripped of its trademarked logo in a first-of-its-kind verdict, federal prosecutors said. The jury in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana previously found Mongol Nation, the entity that owns the image of a...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, photo, attorneys, from left, David Seligman, Nina DiSalvo and Alexander Hood of Denver's Towards Justice are shown outside the organization's office east of downtown Denver. In a deal filed Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in federal court in Denver, the companies that brought workers from around the globe to provide low-cost child care for American families have offered $65.5-million to settle a class-action lawsuit with nearly 100,000 au pairs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 10, 2019 - 7:04 pm
DENVER (AP) — A proposed $65.5 million settlement for low-paid child care workers from around the world would be divided up under a formula after a judge decides whether the agreement is fair, a conclusion that could take several months to reach. The deal, filed in Denver federal court Wednesday ,...
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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, 68, arrives at the Lyon courthouse to attend his trial, in Lyon, central France, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. The Roman Catholic Church faces another public reckoning when a French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin, goes on trial Monday for his alleged failure to report a pedophile priest who confessed to preying on Boy Scouts and whose victims want to hold one of France's highest church figures accountable. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
January 10, 2019 - 3:19 am
LYON, France (AP) — France's most important church sex abuse trial to date is likely to end in acquittal for a cardinal and other senior Catholic officials accused of protecting a pedophile priest. The Rev. Bernard Preynat's alleged victims say church hierarchy covered up for him for years. But by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, marchers arrive for a Roe v. Wade protest as hundreds converge on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Abortion opponents have been bracing themselves for nearly two years for a ruling from Kansas' highest court that protects abortion rights and upends politics in a state long at the center of the national debate. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
January 10, 2019 - 12:25 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents have been bracing themselves for nearly two years for a ruling from Kansas' highest court that protects abortion rights and upends politics in a state long at the center of the national debate. The Kansas Supreme Court is relatively liberal for a state with a...
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