Court decisions

Spanish rapper Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, also known as Valtonyc, left, gives the thumbs up as he leaves the courthouse in Ghent, Belgium, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. A Belgian court has ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 17, 2018 - 5:43 am
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — A Belgian court on Monday ruled that Spanish rapper Valtonyc should not be sent back to Spain, where he was sentenced to prison accused of writing lyrics that praise terror groups and insult the royal family. The rapper, whose real name is Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Europe's human rights court is about to publish what could be a landmark ruling on the legality of mass surveillance. The case brought by civil liberties, human rights and journalism groups and campaigners challenges British surveillance and intelligence-sharing practices revealed by American whistleblower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
September 13, 2018 - 8:41 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe's human rights court handed a partial victory Thursday to civil rights groups that challenged the legality of mass surveillance and intelligence-sharing practices exposed by American whistleblower Edward Snowden. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that some...
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This photo provided by the Oregon Justice Resource Center shows Josh Horner with his wife Kelli Horner after a hearing in Bend, Ore., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. A 50-year sentence in a sex abuse case against Horner was dismissed Monday by Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel after the Oregon Innocence Project found holes in the 2017 conviction that undermined the credibility of the complainant, including that Horner had shot the dog in front of her. (Jenny Coleman/Oregon Justice Resource Center via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 9:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The discovery of a black Lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., two days after a ruptured pipeline created the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. A California jury has found a pipeline company guilty of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state's worst coastal spill in 25 years. The jury in Santa Barbara County reached its verdict against Plains All American Pipeline of Houston on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, following a four-month trial. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 07, 2018 - 9:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California jury found a pipeline company guilty Friday of nine criminal charges for causing a 2015 oil spill that was the state's worst coastal spill in 25 years, prosecutors said. The Santa Barbara County jury reached its verdict against Plains All American Pipeline of Houston...
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September 07, 2018 - 3:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Students accused of sexual misconduct at public universities have the right to cross-examine accusers at disciplinary hearings, a federal appeals court said Friday in a sweeping decision that will extend to public schools in four states. The University of Michigan violated the rights...
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South Sudanese soldiers listen to the verdict being delivered at their trial in a military courtroom in Juba, South Sudan Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A military judge found 10 soldiers guilty of rape and murder in a violent rampage at the Terrain Hotel in Juba in 2016, when dozens of soldiers broke into the compound, killed a local journalist and gang-raped five international aid workers. (AP Photo)
September 06, 2018 - 5:48 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A military judge in South Sudan on Thursday sentenced 10 soldiers to jail for a 2016 rampage in which a local journalist was killed and five international aid workers were gang-raped. The case was widely seen as a test of South Sudan's ability to hold its soldiers to...
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September 05, 2018 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort's second trial will remain in the District of Columbia, a judge has ruled. Manafort's attorneys had requested that the former Trump campaign chairman's trial later this month be moved to Roanoke, Virginia, arguing that the intensity of pre-trial publicity in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday May 30, 2017 file photo, South Sudanese soldiers walk to a prison van after attending their trial, accused of a horrific attack on foreign aid workers in the Terrain hotel compound, at the court in the capital Juba, South Sudan. The verdict and sentencing for 11 South Sudan soldiers accused of gang raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during the country's five-year civil war are due to be announced Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Bullen Chol, File)
September 05, 2018 - 11:06 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The verdict and sentencing for 11 South Sudan soldiers accused of gang raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during the country's five-year civil war will be announced Thursday and could include the death penalty. An investigation by the Associated...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 file photo, police technicians board Peter Madsen's submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, appeared before an appeals court Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, to fight against his life sentence. (Jacob Ehrbahn/Ritzau Foto, File via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 9:40 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, challenged his life sentence before an appeals court Wednesday. The three-day session at the Eastern High Court in Copenhagen...
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September 04, 2018 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort's next criminal trial has decided not to sequester the jury who will decide whether the former Trump campaign chairman acted as an unregistered foreign agent on behalf of Ukrainian interests. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson says jurors will be...
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