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  • Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Bahrain opposition leader sentenced to life by high court

    Class Action News 11/05/2018

    A Shiite cleric who was a central figure in Bahrain's 2011 Arab Spring protests was sentenced to life in prison Sunday on spying charges.The ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeals came after Sheikh Ali Salman was acquitted of the charges by a lower c...

  • French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

    French court upholds Kate Middleton topless photos fine

    Class Action News 09/15/2018

    A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500) for breaching the privacy of Kate Middleton, when publishing topless photos of the Duchess...

  • Pennsylvania GOP take gerrymandering case to US high court

    Pennsylvania GOP take gerrymandering case to US high court

    Class Action News 01/15/2018

    Pennsylvania's top Republican lawmakers asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to stop an order by the state's highest court in a gerrymandering case brought by Democrats that threw out the boundaries of its 18 congressional districts and ordered t...

  • Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Class Action News 01/11/2018

    A judge dropped an arrest warrant Thursday for a University of Hawaii professor who refused to respond in court to English and spoke Hawaiian instead.Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo was in court Wednesday facing a trial for charges connected to his participatio...

  • German court orders sentence enforced in Chile abuse case

    German court orders sentence enforced in Chile abuse case

    Class Action News 08/13/2017

    A court in western Germany has ruled that a German man must serve the sentence of a Chilean court for his role in the sexual abuse of children at a secretive German colony in Chile. The dpa news agency reported Monday that the court in the town of Kr...

  • Wyoming raises court fees for courtroom technology updates

    Wyoming raises court fees for courtroom technology updates

    Class Action News 08/08/2017

    An increase in court automation fees approved by the state Legislature aims to provide Wyoming courtrooms with adequate technology. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports people using Wyoming courts since July 1 have had to pay $15 more in automation fees...

  • Federal court's agenda has topics that draw Trump's ire

    Federal court's agenda has topics that draw Trump's ire

    Class Action News 07/15/2017

    The nation’s largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Trump over the past six months, and the agenda for its annual meeting is not shying away from topics that have stoked the president’s ire. Immigration, fake news and med...

  • Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: Rule of law 'a blessing'

    Class Action News 06/03/2017

    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch acknowledged Friday that there is "a lot of skepticism about the rule of law" in the country but defended the United States judicial system as "a blessing" and "a remarkable gift" during a talk at Harvard University...

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal from flight-sharing company

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from flight-sharing company

    Class Action News 01/10/2017

    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a company that wants to offer flight-sharing services using a model similar to Uber. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that said Boston-based Flytenow could not operate a website tha...

  • Appeals court upholds order against Pence on Syrian refugees

    Appeals court upholds order against Pence on Syrian refugees

    Class Action News 10/02/2016

    A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's order blocking Indiana Gov. Mike Pence from barring state agencies from helping Syrian refugees resettle in the state. A three-judge panel for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Mond...

  • Court halts construction of another section of pipeline

    Court halts construction of another section of pipeline

    Class Action News 09/18/2016

    A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of another section of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in a ruling late Friday that i...

  • Pakistan court adjourns case of British woman's murder

    Pakistan court adjourns case of British woman's murder

    Class Action News 09/17/2016

    A Pakistani court on Saturday adjourned the case of a British-Pakistani woman's murder until Sept. 23 to give police more time to finalize charges against her father and ex-husband, who are accused of slaying her in the name of honor, police and lawy...