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  • Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Criminal Law 11/10/2017

    An international human rights group says Guatemalan courts are foot- dragging on high-profile cases and threatening the work of the country's prosecutors and a U.N. anti-corruption commission. Human Rights Watch analyzed eight major cases that have b...

  • Top German court strengthens intersex identity rights

    Top German court strengthens intersex identity rights

    Criminal Law 11/07/2017

    Germany’s highest court has decided that people must be allowed to be entered in official records as neither male nor female, saying in a ruling published Wednesday that authorities should create a third identity or scrap gender entries altogether. T...

  • Telescope permit decision appealed to Hawaii Supreme Court

    Telescope permit decision appealed to Hawaii Supreme Court

    Criminal Law 11/03/2017

    Opponents of a giant telescope planned for a Hawaii mountain are appealing the state land board's approval of the project's construction permit. Richard Wurdeman, an attorney representing some of the opponents, filed a notice of appeal with the state...

  • Ohio court won't hear case in seizure of exotic animals

    Ohio court won't hear case in seizure of exotic animals

    Criminal Law 10/26/2017

    Another court has dealt a blow to an Ohio man who is trying to get his six tigers and several other exotic animals back from the state. The Ohio Supreme Court earlier this month said it would not hear an appeal in the case involving the owner of a ro...

  • Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Tennessee church shooting suspect due in court Monday

    Criminal Law 10/23/2017

    The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding six others at a Tennessee church is slated for a court appearance. A preliminary hearing for 25-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson is scheduled for Monday morning in front of a Davidson County g...

  • NC high court reviews death penalty of man who beheaded wife

    NC high court reviews death penalty of man who beheaded wife

    Criminal Law 10/09/2017

    North Carolina's highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador's blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife. The state's Supreme Court hears oral argume...

  • Indiana courts see changes with new e-filing system

    Indiana courts see changes with new e-filing system

    Criminal Law 10/07/2017

    Electronic filing is transforming the way Indiana's judicial system works. Fifty-five of the state's 92 counties have adopted mandatory electronic filing for most new criminal and civil lawsuits over the past 15 months, The (Northwest Indiana) Times ...

  • Indian court sentences 2 men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts

    Indian court sentences 2 men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts

    Criminal Law 09/13/2017

    An Indian court on Thursday sentenced two men to death and two others to life in prison for a series of bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993. A fifth man was given 10 years in prison. The five men were convicted earlier of criminal consp...

  • Indian court sentences 2 men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts

    Indian court sentences 2 men to death in 1993 Mumbai blasts

    Criminal Law 09/08/2017

    An Indian court on Thursday sentenced two men to death and two others to life in prison for a series of bombings that killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993. A fifth man was given 10 years in prison. The five men were convicted earlier of criminal consp...

  • Indiana appeals court rules in transgender birth certificate case

    Indiana appeals court rules in transgender birth certificate case

    Criminal Law 09/04/2017

    The Indiana Court of Appeals has clarified the process transgender residents can use to legally change their names or birth certificates. The court ruled unanimously in reversing a Tippecanoe County judge’s decision that required notices about name o...

  • Not guilty pleas entered in Lake Coeur d'Alene boat crash

    Not guilty pleas entered in Lake Coeur d'Alene boat crash

    Criminal Law 09/02/2017

    A former Spokane advertising executive has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a boat crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that killed three people last year. The Spokesman-Review reports that Dennis Magner entered his pleas Friday to charges of ...

  • Nevada pot regulators back in court as supplies dwindle

    Nevada pot regulators back in court as supplies dwindle

    Criminal Law 08/15/2017

    distribute pot products to the state's new recreational retailers. Nevada's Taxation Department says the protracted legal fight has created a delivery bottleneck that's undermining an otherwise robust marijuana industry and the state revenue that com...

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