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  • Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    Afghanistan probe appeal begins at Hague international court

    Political and Legal 12/03/2019

    The International Criminal Court opened a three-day hearing Wednesday at which prosecutors and victims aim to overturn a decision scrapping a proposed investigation into alleged crimes in Afghanistan’s brutal conflict.Fergal Gaynor, a lawyer re...

  • Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

    Political and Legal 11/11/2019

    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, w...

  • Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Blackbeard's ship case about images returns to trial court

    Political and Legal 11/04/2019

    A treasure hunter who accuses the state of North Carolina of misusing his images from Blackbeard's flagship says he'll ask for 10 times the damages he originally sought, now that a court ruling has come down in his favor.John Masters of Florida-based...

  • Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

    Ohio counties tell court: Don’t let state stop opioid trial

    Political and Legal 10/03/2019

    Two Ohio counties are telling a court to deny their state attorney general’s request to delay a major trial over the toll of opioids.Attorney General Dave Yost asked a federal appeals court in August not to let a district judge move ahead with ...

  • Dutch court needs more time to rule on Crimean treasures

    Dutch court needs more time to rule on Crimean treasures

    Political and Legal 07/15/2019

    An appeals court in Amsterdam said Tuesday it needs more time to rule on the ownership of a valuable trove of historical artefacts loaned to a Dutch museum by four museums in Crimea shortly before the region’s annexation by Russia in 2014.The A...

  • High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case

    High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case

    Political and Legal 06/17/2019

    The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.The justices' action Monday keeps the high-profile case off the court's election-year calendar and orders state judges to...

  •  Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill ‘Obamacare’

    Trump, GOP states ask appeals court to kill ‘Obamacare’

    Political and Legal 05/02/2019

    Taking a harder line on health care, the Trump administration joined a coalition of Republican-led states Wednesday in asking a federal appeals court to entirely overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law — a decis...

  • Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

    Supreme Court rules for Alabama death row inmate

    Political and Legal 03/01/2019

    The Supreme Court is ordering a new state court hearing to determine whether an Alabama death row inmate is so affected by dementia that he can't be executed.The justices ruled 5-3 on Wednesday in favor of inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police o...

  • The Latest: 6 countries seek criminal probe of Venezuela

    The Latest: 6 countries seek criminal probe of Venezuela

    Political and Legal 09/25/2018

    Six countries from the Americas say they are asking the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela's government for alleged crimes against humanity. It's the first time that member countries have referred another country to the Netherlands...

  • The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    The Latest: New Mexico court blocks straight-ticket option

    Political and Legal 09/11/2018

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box. The court made its decision Wednesday after listening to oral arguments ...

  • Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Trump taking Supreme Court fight to Montana, North Dakota

    Political and Legal 09/06/2018

    President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters.Trump's strategy aims...

  • Driver in British Parliament crash appears in court

    Driver in British Parliament crash appears in court

    Political and Legal 08/20/2018

    A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has appeared in court on charges of attempted murder.The Metropolitan Police force says 29-year-old Salih Khater faces two charges — attempting to kill...

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