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  • Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Legal News Feed 10/16/2017

    For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name "5Pointz" — a place where all five New York City boroughs come together — but painters ...

  • Court sides with board to keep fracking ban issue off ballot

    Court sides with board to keep fracking ban issue off ballot

    Legal News Feed 10/03/2017

    The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a county elections board’s decision to reject another ballot measure that would have allowed Youngstown voters to ban the natural gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing in their city.     The Su...

  • Chicago's lawsuit over sanctuary city threat goes to court

    Chicago's lawsuit over sanctuary city threat goes to court

    Legal News Feed 09/11/2017

    Chicago is asking a federal judge to block President Donald Trump's administration from following through on its threat to withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities. Attorneys for the city will be in court Monday to argue their case...

  • South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    South Korean court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years prison

    Legal News Feed 08/27/2017

    A South Korean court sentenced the billionaire chief of Samsung to five years in prison for crimes that helped topple the country’s president, a stunning downfall that could freeze up decision making at a global electronics powerhouse long run like a...

  • UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    UAE prison time dropped for transgender Singaporean, friend

    Legal News Feed 08/24/2017

    A transgender Singaporean and her friend facing a year in prison in the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way have seen their sentences reduced to a fine and deportation, an official said Monday. Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, a transgend...

  • Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Academic accused in Chicago killing due in California court

    Legal News Feed 08/10/2017

    A Northwestern University microbiologist suspected in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old Chicago man is due in a California courtroom. Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University financial officer, Andrew Warren, were sought in a cross-country chase on fir...

  • Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Prosecutors ask court to imprison Samsung heir for 12 years

    Legal News Feed 08/09/2017

    South Korean prosecutors have recommended a 12-year jail term for Lee Jae-yong, 49-year-old billionaire heir of the Samsung business empire, urging a court to convict him of bribery and other crimes. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, became ...

  • Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

    Legal News Feed 07/25/2017

    The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to clear his name in a scandal that has rattled Rome. Cardinal George Pell, Aus...

  • Rob Kardashian's ex-fiancee arrives at court for hearing

    Rob Kardashian's ex-fiancee arrives at court for hearing

    Legal News Feed 07/11/2017

    Rob Kardashian's former fiancée Blac Chyna has arrived at a Los Angeles courthouse to seek a restraining order against the reality television star. Chyna and her attorney Lisa Bloom walked into the downtown Los Angeles courthouse Monday morning witho...

  • McCarthy found guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Bella Bond

    McCarthy found guilty of 2nd-degree murder of Bella Bond

    Legal News Feed 06/25/2017

    Michael McCarthy has been convicted of 2nd-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her remains washed up on Boston Harbor island. The verdict was announced in Suffolk Superior Court on Monday. Michael McCarthy is charged...

  • After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

    After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

    Legal News Feed 06/17/2017

    Bill Cosby, the comedian and actor once known as "America's Dad" for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, avoided a conviction on Father's Day weekend as a jury declared itself hopelessly deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman m...

  • Groups sue seeking court oversight of Chicago police reforms

    Groups sue seeking court oversight of Chicago police reforms

    Legal News Feed 06/15/2017

    Several leading community groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicago Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's second larg...