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  • International court orders reparations for Congo attack

    International court orders reparations for Congo attack

    Headline Legal News 03/26/2017

    The International Criminal Court on Friday awarded symbolic reparations of $250 each to nearly 300 people who lost relatives, property or livestock or suffered psychological harm in a deadly attack on a Congolese village in 2003. Judges also awarded ...

  • Trump travel ban in new court setback near nation's capital

    Trump travel ban in new court setback near nation's capital

    Headline Legal News 03/12/2017

    President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has suffered another federal court setback after a judge in Maryland rejected a revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Thursday in Greenbe...

  • Ohio court considers privacy rights in backpack search

    Ohio court considers privacy rights in backpack search

    Headline Legal News 03/02/2017

    The state Supreme Court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of an Ohio student's backpack search that authorities say led first to the discovery of bullets and later a gun. At issue before the high court is whether a second search of the b...

  • Court: Missouri not required to name execution drug's source

    Court: Missouri not required to name execution drug's source

    Headline Legal News 02/21/2017

    A Missouri appellate court has ruled that the state's prison officials aren't obligated to publicly reveal the source of the drug used to execute prisoners. The appellate court's Western District decided Tuesday to overturn a 2016 trial court ruling ...

  • UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful

    UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful

    Headline Legal News 02/20/2017

    Britain's Supreme Court says the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure immigrants won't draw on public welfare funds. But the court says the...

  • Rolling Stone defamation case over rape story back in court

    Rolling Stone defamation case over rape story back in court

    Headline Legal News 02/08/2017

    Attorneys for Rolling Stone magazine are heading back to federal court to try to overturn a jury's defamation verdict over its botched story "A Rape on Campus." A judge is holding a hearing in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Thursday to consider Rollin...

  • Driver due in court in Cleveland officer's hit-and-run death

    Driver due in court in Cleveland officer's hit-and-run death

    Headline Legal News 01/26/2017

    The driver accused in the fatal hit-and-run of a Cleveland patrolman on an interstate is set to appear in court. Forty-four-year-old Israel Alvarez, of Lorain, was scheduled for arraignment Thursday morning on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide...

  • Top court reviews free speech case of man's anti-police rap

    Top court reviews free speech case of man's anti-police rap

    Headline Legal News 01/23/2017

    Pennsylvania's highest court is reviewing the conviction of a Pittsburgh man for making threats against police in a rap song after he was charged with drug offenses. The Supreme Court on Monday said it would take up an appeal by Jamal Knox, who argue...

  • Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house

    Supreme Court to hear case about party in vacant DC house

    Headline Legal News 01/21/2017

    The Supreme Court will hear a case in which people arrested for having a party in a vacant house sued police for violating their constitutional rights and won. The justices said Thursday they will review lower court rulings in favor of 16 people who ...

  • Supreme Court considers suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

    Supreme Court considers suit over 2001 detention of Muslims

    Headline Legal News 01/12/2017

    Ahmer Abbasi speaks softly as he describes the strip searches, the extra shoves, the curses that he endured in a federal jail in Brooklyn following the Sept. 11 attacks. "I don't think I deserved it," Abbasi said during a telephone interview with The...

  • Former Haitian rebel leader due in US court on drug charges

    Former Haitian rebel leader due in US court on drug charges

    Headline Legal News 01/04/2017

    Minnesota's program for keeping sex offenders confined after they complete their prison sentences is constitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, reversing a lower-court judge who said it violates offenders' rights because hardly anyone is ...

  • Massachusetts teen due in court in texting suicide case

    Massachusetts teen due in court in texting suicide case

    Headline Legal News 12/19/2016

    A Massachusetts woman accused of sending her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself is due in court for a pretrial hearing. Michelle Carter is charged with manslaughter in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy III. The 18-year-old Roy died of...