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  • Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

    Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

    Court Watch 09/17/2018

    Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country.Ivan Velasquez is the head of the commission known as CICIG for its initials in Spanish. It ha...

  • Egypt court returns ex-president Mubarak's 2 sons to prison

    Egypt court returns ex-president Mubarak's 2 sons to prison

    Court Watch 09/15/2018

    Acting on a judge's order, Egyptian police detained the sons of former president Hosni Mubarak on Saturday along with three others in connection with insider trading charges for which the five are on trial, security officials said.They said the arres...

  • The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

    The Latest: Authorities: Officer arrested for manslaughter

    Court Watch 09/10/2018

    The Texas Department of Public Safety says a white Dallas police officer has been arrested on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his apartment.The department said in a news release Sunday night that Officer Amber Guyger was book...

  • No decision about jailing Chicago officer over interviews

    No decision about jailing Chicago officer over interviews

    Court Watch 09/01/2018

    A judge has declined to immediately decide whether a Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald should have his bail revoked or increased because he talked to the media .Judge Vincent Gaugh...

  • Appeals court won't block ruling on candidate party label

    Appeals court won't block ruling on candidate party label

    Court Watch 08/24/2018

    North Carolina Republicans have been dealt another setback in their efforts to remove a state Supreme Court candidate's party affiliation from the ballot.The state Court of Appeals declined Monday to hear the request of GOP legislative leaders to blo...

  • Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Man admits slaying wife, blames her for daughters' deaths

    Court Watch 08/20/2018

    The father of two young girls found submerged in oil tanks after being missing for days told authorities his pregnant wife killed the children after learning he wanted a separation, and that he erupted in rage after witnessing the killings and strang...

  • Supreme Court examines Kentucky's medical review panels

    Supreme Court examines Kentucky's medical review panels

    Court Watch 08/09/2018

    After Ezra Claycomb was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy, his mother considered filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. But in 2017, Kentucky's Republican-controlled legislature passed a law requiring all such lawsuits first be reviewed...

  •  Court: Starbucks, others must pay workers for off clock work

    Court: Starbucks, others must pay workers for off clock work

    Court Watch 07/27/2018

    Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The unanimous ruling was a big victory for hour...

  • Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

    Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

    Court Watch 07/22/2018

    U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw appeared conflicted in early May on whether to stop families from being separated at the border. He challenged the Trump administration to explain how families were getting a fair hearing guaranteed by the Constitution...

  • State Supreme Court returns stalking case to lower court

    State Supreme Court returns stalking case to lower court

    Court Watch 07/21/2018

    The South Dakota Supreme Court says a judge did not adequately explain why a Rapid City woman's Facebook complaints against her neighbor constituted stalking.The Rapid City Journal reports that a judge in 2016 granted Sarah Thompson's request for a p...

  •  1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    1-year-old goes to court to get reunited with family

    Court Watch 07/06/2018

    The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for "agua."Then it was the child's turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigr...

  • Michigan court ends conflict over juvenile life sentences

    Michigan court ends conflict over juvenile life sentences

    Court Watch 06/20/2018

    Judges, not juries, have the sole power to decide whether someone under 18 gets life in prison without parole, the Michigan Supreme Court said Wednesday.The 4-2 decision settles a conflict at the state appeals court and clears the way for more than 2...

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