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  •  New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    Headline News 11/18/2018

    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s.Now, after becoming the first black person electe...

  • With teachers watching, Kentucky court to consider pensions

    With teachers watching, Kentucky court to consider pensions

    Headline News 09/18/2018

    Kentucky's governor and attorney general are headed to the state Supreme Court to argue about the future of one of the country's worst-funded pension systems. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear says lawmakers did not follow the rules when ...

  • Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Austrian court's approval for spy agency raid was illegal

    Headline News 08/26/2018

    Judges in Austria say a lower court's authorization for police to raid the offices of the country's domestic intelligence agency was illegal.The regional court in Vienna said Tuesday that the search of the BVT spy agency on Feb. 28 wasn't justified b...

  •  Iran goes to UN's highest court over re-imposed US sanctions

    Iran goes to UN's highest court over re-imposed US sanctions

    Headline News 08/20/2018

    Iran went to the United Nations' highest court Monday in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted following President Donald Trump's decision earlier this year to re-impose them, calling the move "naked economic aggression."Iran filed the case with the In...

  •  Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

    Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

    Headline News 08/10/2018

    Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besiege...

  •  Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court

    Headline News 08/09/2018

    Zimbabwe's main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country's first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging "gross mathematical errors" and calling for a fresh vote or a declaration that their candi...

  • Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

    Nevada Supreme Court taking up execution case

    Headline News 08/03/2018

    The Nevada Supreme Court has stepped in to decide whether drug companies can try to stop the state from using their medications in a twice-postponed lethal injection of a condemned inmate who wants to die.A state court judge in Las Vegas cancelled he...

  • Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

    Headline News 06/21/2018

    A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.Immigratio...

  •  Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Justice Gorsuch confirms conservatives' hopes, liberals' fears

    Headline News 04/02/2018

    Neil Gorsuch became the Supreme Court’s newest member a year ago this Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s pick for the high court, its 113th justice, has now heard more than 60 cases on issues including gerrymandering, fees paid to unions a...

  • Court: Lawsuit alleging coerced confessions can go to trial

    Court: Lawsuit alleging coerced confessions can go to trial

    Headline News 02/05/2018

    A lawsuit that accuses Evansville police officers of violating three teenagers' constitutional rights by coercing confessions in the killing of a homeless man can proceed to trial, a federal appeals court has ruled.A panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Cou...

  • Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

    Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

    Headline News 01/21/2018

    Malaysia's top court in a landmark decision says both parents must consent to the religious conversion of a minor, ruling in favor of a Hindu woman whose ex-husband converted their three children to Islam.M.Indira Gandhi became caught in a high-profi...

  • Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports

    Trappers ask court to throw out lawsuit over US fur exports

    Headline News 11/24/2017

    Fur trappers are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from wildlife advocates who want to block the export of bobcat pelts from the United States. Attorneys for trapping organizations said in recent court filings that the lawsuit against the...