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  • Iraqi court sentences 3 French members of IS to death

    Iraqi court sentences 3 French members of IS to death

    Breaking Legal News 05/23/2019

    A Baghdad court on Sunday sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group, an Iraqi judicial official said. They were the first French IS members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transferred fo...

  • Myanmar rejects int'l court's right to Rohingya probe

    Myanmar rejects int'l court's right to Rohingya probe

    Breaking Legal News 09/05/2018

    Myanmar's government on Friday rejected an International Criminal Court ruling that it has jurisdiction to investigate allegations that Myanmar security forces violated international law by driving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their...

  • Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

    Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

    Breaking Legal News 06/22/2018

    Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court Friday for ordering Islamic State group-affiliated militants to carry out attacks including the January 2016 suicide bombing at a Starbucks in Jakarta.Abdurrahman, who poli...

  • Cambodian court again rejects bail for opposition leader

    Cambodian court again rejects bail for opposition leader

    Breaking Legal News 02/06/2018

    An appeals court in Cambodia on Thursday denied a second request for the release on bail of opposition leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason.The court appearance in Phnom Penh by Kem Sokha, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, wa...

  • Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Human rights group accuses Guatemalan courts of delays

    Breaking Legal News 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 bo...

  • Court: Cherokee Freedmen have right to tribal citizenship

    Court: Cherokee Freedmen have right to tribal citizenship

    Breaking Legal News 09/04/2017

    Descendants of black slaves, known as freedmen, who were once owned by members of the Cherokee Nation have a right to tribal citizenship under a ruling handed down by a federal court in Washington, D.C.U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan ruled Wednesday...

  • Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Israeli protesters erect golden statue of High Court chief

    Breaking Legal News 09/01/2017

    Jerusalem residents woke to discover a surprising spectacle outside the country's Supreme Court — a golden statue of the court's president put up in protest by members of a religious nationalist group.Police quickly removed the statue of Miram ...

  •  Indiana appeals court rules in transgender birth certificate case

    Indiana appeals court rules in transgender birth certificate case

    Breaking Legal News 09/01/2017

    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 n...

  • California Supreme Court ruling could fast-track executions

    California Supreme Court ruling could fast-track executions

    Breaking Legal News 08/23/2017

    California could take a giant step closer to resuming executions when the state Supreme Court issues a highly anticipated ruling on a ballot measure to speed up the state's dysfunctional death penalty system.The California Supreme Court will rule Thu...

  • Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

    Breaking Legal News 08/23/2017

    A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday.The statue of Roger B. Taney was l...

  • Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

    Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

    Breaking Legal News 07/23/2017

    The victim of Roman Polanski's sex assault 40 years ago is going to appeal directly to a judge to end the long-running case against the fugitive director, his lawyer said Thursday.Samantha Geimer, 13 at the time of the crime, has long supported Polan...

  • Court delay sought in $7B Obamacare subsidy case

    Court delay sought in $7B Obamacare subsidy case

    Breaking Legal News 07/20/2017

    Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments.At the federal courthouse, t...

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