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  • Australia’s High Court intervenes in police shooting trial

    Australia’s High Court intervenes in police shooting trial

    Court News 09/10/2021

    Australia’s highest court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to a police officer using his law enforcement job as a defense against a charge of murdering an Indigenous man. Constable Zachary Rolfe could become the first police officer to be c...

  • Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal

    Holocaust researchers in Poland win libel case on appeal

    Court News 08/16/2021

    An appellate court in Poland on Monday rejected a lawsuit brought against two Holocaust scholars in a case that has been closely watched because it was expected to serve as a precedent for research into the highly sensitive area of Polish behavior to...

  • Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstates dissolved lower house

    Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstates dissolved lower house

    Court News 07/12/2021

    Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstated the House of Representatives on Monday and upheld the leader of the opposition’s claim to be the new prime minister. The 167-page court order removes Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, who had been running ...

  • Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

    Iowa’s high court stops lawsuit over farm runoff pollution

    Court News 06/18/2021

    A sharply divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stopped a lawsuit aimed at reducing the flow of fertilizer and hog farm waste into the state’s river and streams, finding that limiting pollution from farms was a political matter and not one for t...

  • Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges

    Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges

    Court News 06/07/2021

    The Senate’s top Democrat is recommending President Joe Biden nominate two prominent voting rights attorneys to serve as judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and on the federal bench in Manhattan. Sen. Chuck Schumer has recommended t...

  •  Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Court News 05/20/2021

    The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty to criminal drug and weapons charges Thursday, a day after a police search of the house he shares with the mayor. Timothy Granison appeared via video in Rochester City Court from the Mon...

  • 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...