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  • Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Criminal Law 04/06/2021

    The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate court judge who is running for the state’s highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case, authorities said.Charles McCullough’s incarceration comes as voters decide wh...

  • Capitol stormer who wore ‘I Was There’ shirt to stay in jail

    Capitol stormer who wore ‘I Was There’ shirt to stay in jail

    Criminal Law 04/02/2021

    A federal judge refused Thursday to set bail for a Texas man who was wearing a T-shirt that said, “I Was There, Washington D.C., January 6, 2021,” when he was arrested on charges he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.U.S. Judge Carl Nicho...

  • Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    Criminal Law 03/29/2021

    Attorneys for the man sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.Oral arguments have been set for...

  • Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

    Tory Lanez pleads not guilty in Megan Thee Stallion shooting

    Criminal Law 11/20/2020

    Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assa...

  • UK court says face recognition violates human rig

    UK court says face recognition violates human rig

    Criminal Law 08/05/2020

    The use of facial recognition technology by British police has violated human rights and data protection laws, a court said Tuesday, in a decision praised as a victory against invasive practices by the authorities.In a case trumpeted as the first of ...

  • Apple wins big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

    Apple wins big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

    Criminal Law 07/15/2020

    A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc’s attempts to rein in multinationals’ ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries when it ruled that Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ...

  • Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Split high court throws out Louisiana abortion clinic limit

    Criminal Law 06/27/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.Chief ...

  • Supreme Court rules SEC can recoup money in fraud cases

    Supreme Court rules SEC can recoup money in fraud cases

    Criminal Law 06/23/2020

    The Supreme Court on Monday preserved an important tool used by securities regulators to recoup ill-gotten gains in fraud cases.By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Securities and Exchange Commission can seek to recover the money through a pro...

  • Court expects July verdict in Man City's European ban case

    Court expects July verdict in Man City's European ban case

    Criminal Law 06/10/2020

    A verdict in Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year UEFA ban from European competitions is expected within five weeks.The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the target Wednesday of “during the first half of July” to publish the...

  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

    Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

    Criminal Law 05/27/2020

    A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four mo...

  • Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    Indiana attorney general argues suspension doesn't oust him

    Criminal Law 05/16/2020

    Lawyers for Indiana’s attorney general are arguing he has the legal right to remain in office even while serving a 30-day suspension of his law license for groping four women. The arguments filed Friday with the state Supreme Court come after R...

  • Black robes or bathrobes? Virus alters high court traditions

    Black robes or bathrobes? Virus alters high court traditions

    Criminal Law 05/01/2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound Supreme Court. The justices will hear arguments this month by telephone for the first time since Alexander Graham Bell patented his invention in 1876.Audio of the arguments will b...

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