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  • Brooklyn man gets 20 years in prison in subway terror case

    Brooklyn man gets 20 years in prison in subway terror case

    Criminal Law 05/12/2021

    A Brooklyn man who prosecutors say twice pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and encouraged deadly “lone-wolf” attacks in New York City’s subways and elsewhere was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison.Zachary Clark&rs...

  •  Albanian officials want ex-minister tried over deadly blast

    Albanian officials want ex-minister tried over deadly blast

    Criminal Law 05/06/2021

    Albanian prosecutors on Thursday asked Supreme Court judges to allow the trial of a former defense minister over a massive munitions disposal factory blast that killed 26 people in 2008, more than a decade after the case against him was dropped.The S...

  • Supreme Court rejects lingering 2020 election challenge case

    Supreme Court rejects lingering 2020 election challenge case

    Criminal Law 04/17/2021

    The Supreme Court on Monday said it will not hear a case out of Pennsylvania related to the 2020 election, a dispute that had lingered while similar election challenges had already been rejected by the justices. The high court directed a lower court ...

  • Mississippi marijuana program hinges on initiative arguments

    Mississippi marijuana program hinges on initiative arguments

    Criminal Law 04/13/2021

    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that’s trying to block a voter-approved medical marijuana program by arguing that the the issue should not have been on the ballot.Arguments were not about marijuana. Instead,...

  • Ex-police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal

    Ex-police chief gets 1 year in prison for hiring scandal

    Criminal Law 04/11/2021

    The former police chief of Connecticut’s largest city was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for rigging the hiring process that led to his appointment in 2018.A federal judge in Bridgeport handed down the punishment to Armando ...

  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton to step down

    Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Melton to step down

    Criminal Law 02/12/2021

    Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton announced Friday that he is stepping down on July 1.Melton said in a statement that he doesn’t yet know what he’ll do next, but that he is exploring opportunities “for the next se...

  •  Navalny defiant as Russian court rejects his bid for freedom

    Navalny defiant as Russian court rejects his bid for freedom

    Criminal Law 01/24/2021

    A Russian court on Thursday rejected an appeal by opposition leader Alexei Navalny for his release from jail, while authorities detained several of his allies and warned social media companies about promoting more protests after tens of thousands ral...

  • Attorney General MacDonald confirmed as supreme court chief

    Attorney General MacDonald confirmed as supreme court chief

    Criminal Law 01/22/2021

    Attorney General Gordon MacDonald was confirmed Friday as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, 18 months after he was initially rejected for the position.Republicans won a 4-1 majority on the Executive Council in November, ousting Democr...

  • High court weighs compensation for business restrictions

    High court weighs compensation for business restrictions

    Criminal Law 01/13/2021

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments as it weighs whether the state must compensate businesses for losses due to temporary closures and other pandemic-related restrictions.Oral arguments were scheduled for Wednesday aftern...

  • Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    Criminal Law 01/02/2021

    A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the only woman on federal death row to be executed before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.The ruling, handed down Friday by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Co...

  • Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    Criminal Law 12/11/2020

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Muslim men who were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants can seek to hold federal agents financially liable.The justices continued a string of de...

  • Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

    Cosby’s sex assault conviction goes before high-level court

    Criminal Law 12/01/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults...

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