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  • British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    British lawyer Karim Khan sworn in as ICC’s chief prosecutor

    U.S. Court News 06/16/2021

    British lawyer Karim Khan was sworn in Wednesday as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, pledging to reach out to nations that are not members of the court in his quest to end impunity for atrocities and to try to hold trial...

  • Most virus-related restrictions lifted for Kentucky courts

    Most virus-related restrictions lifted for Kentucky courts

    U.S. Court News 05/18/2021

    Kentucky’s Supreme Court has ended most coronavirus-related restrictions for the state’s court system effective immediately, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. said Tuesday. The high court entered administrative orders eliminating most heal...

  • Judge: Boston exam schools admissions policy ‘race-neutral’

    Judge: Boston exam schools admissions policy ‘race-neutral’

    U.S. Court News 04/17/2021

    A federal judge has upheld a temporary admissions policy at Boston’s elite exam high schools, ruling against a parents group that said in a lawsuit it discriminated against white students and those of Asian descent.“This court finds and r...

  • Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    Appellate court arguments set for Charleston church shooter

    U.S. Court News 03/29/2021

    Attorneys for the man sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.Oral arguments have been set for...

  • Missouri medical marijuana lawyers worry about discipline

    Missouri medical marijuana lawyers worry about discipline

    U.S. Court News 02/21/2021

    Attorneys who represent clients in the medical marijuana industry are concerned they might face discipline under a state Supreme Court directive that appears to put federal law in conflict with state law.The directive, which took effect July 1, says ...

  • China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

    China sentences lawyer who reported on outbreak to 4 years

    U.S. Court News 12/25/2020

    A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of “picking fights and provoking trouble,” one of her lawyers said. The Pudong New Area Peo...

  • High court denies Kentucky religious school’s plea to reopen

    High court denies Kentucky religious school’s plea to reopen

    U.S. Court News 12/20/2020

    The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block an order by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that bars in-person K-12 education until early January in areas hard hit by COVID-19, rejecting a plea from a private religious school.The court said in an unsigned...

  • In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

    In blistering ruling, judge throws out Trump suit in Pa.

    U.S. Court News 11/23/2020

    A federal judge issued a scathing order Saturday dismissing the Trump campaign’s futile effort to block the certification of votes in Pennsylvania, shooting down claims of widespread irregularities with mail-in ballots.The case was always a lon...

  • Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    Trump taps ‘eminently qualified’ Barrett for Supreme Court

    U.S. Court News 09/29/2020

    President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effor...

  • WikiLeaks’ Assange to fight US extradition bid in UK court

    WikiLeaks’ Assange to fight US extradition bid in UK court

    U.S. Court News 09/09/2020

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to fight for his freedom in a British court after a decade of legal drama, as he challenges American authorities’ attempt to extradite him on spying charges over the site’s publication of secret U.S...

  • Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

    Saudi court issues final verdicts in Khashoggi killing

    U.S. Court News 09/07/2020

    A Saudi court issued final verdicts on Monday in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son, who still resides in the kingdom, announced pardons that spared five of the convicted individuals from execut...

  • Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

    Alaska Supreme Court rules bonding plan is unconstitutional

    U.S. Court News 09/05/2020

    The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday rejected as unconstitutional former Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to use bonding to pay Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit obligations. The court, in a written ruling, said the plan, which was approved by the...