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  • High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    High court sides with Crow tribe member in hunting dispute

    Court News 05/18/2019

    The Supreme Court is siding with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest.The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Clayvin Herrera. He argued that when his tribe gave up land in present-day Montana a...

  • 'Magic' campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

    'Magic' campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

    Court News 11/08/2018

    The Houston area's courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their "magic."The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the "Black Girl Magic" campaign, all won races Tuesday to be judges in various ...

  • The Latest: International court 'undeterred' by Bolton

    The Latest: International court 'undeterred' by Bolton

    Court News 09/11/2018

    The International Criminal Court says it will continue to do its work "undeterred," despite National security adviser John Bolton's condemnation.olton asserted Monday the court "threatens American sovereignty and U.S. national security interests."The...

  •   German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

    German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

    Court News 08/20/2018

    A German court has ruled that public broadcaster ZDF can’t be forced to post a specifically worded apology demanded by a Polish court for erroneously calling two World War II Nazi camps “Polish death camps.”ZDF used that wording in ...

  • Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

    Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

    Court News 08/16/2018

    A federal appeals court says a Louisiana court rightly dismissed a deputy's lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter and several leaders of inciting violence that led to a deadly 2016 attack on law enforcement officers.The Advocate reports a three-judge p...

  • Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military court

    Ugandan pop star, a government critic, faces military court

    Court News 08/13/2018

    A pop singer and prominent critic of Uganda's government was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court on Thursday for his alleged role in clashes in which the longtime president's motorcade was attacked by peopl...

  •  Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

    Indonesia court sentences cleric behind attacks to death

    Court News 06/21/2018

    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...

  • New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    New York court says Trump can't delay defamation lawsuit

    Court News 05/16/2018

    A New York court says former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump, at least for now. A state appeals court on Thursday turned down a request by Trump's lawyers to delay the case ...

  • Australian cardinal back in court on sex abuse charges

    Australian cardinal back in court on sex abuse charges

    Court News 05/10/2018

    Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, arrived Wednesday for an appearance in a Melbourne court where he will eventually stand trial on sexual abuse charges spanning de...

  •  Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

    Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

    Court News 04/15/2018

    The Supreme Court for the second time has refused to hear an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his corruption convictions.The justices didn't comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term the 61-ye...

  • Court: Teen accused in school shooting plot deserves bail

    Court: Teen accused in school shooting plot deserves bail

    Court News 04/12/2018

    The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a teenager accused of planning a shooting at his former high school should not be kept in jail pending his trial.The state's top court ruled on Wednesday that there's not enough evidence to show 18-year-old Ja...

  • Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Court News 04/07/2018

    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.Steve Schmitz was ...