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  • Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Criminal Law 08/27/2021

    Maryland’s highest court has agreed to take up the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region. Malvo’s lawyers argue that his punishment goes ag...

  • Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

    Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

    Criminal Law 08/01/2020

    A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Cir...

  • Lawsuit: Trump still blocks Twitter critics after court loss

    Lawsuit: Trump still blocks Twitter critics after court loss

    Criminal Law 08/01/2020

    An organization that successfully proved President Donald Trump violated the law when he blocked Twitter critics sued him anew on Friday, saying he continues to reject some accounts two years after losing in court.The Knight First Amendment Institute...

  • Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

    Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

    Criminal Law 02/21/2020

    Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.Prime Minister Thomas Thaban...

  • Kansas court OKs school funding law but keeps lawsuit open

    Kansas court OKs school funding law but keeps lawsuit open

    Criminal Law 06/12/2019

    The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Friday on an increase in spending on public schools that the Democratic governor pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, but the justices refused to close the protracted education funding lawsuit that...

  • Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Supreme Court sides with Alabama company in patent dispute

    Criminal Law 06/04/2019

    The Supreme Court sided Monday with an Alabama technology company over the U.S. Postal Service in a patent dispute.The dispute before the justices had to do with U.S. Patent No. 6,826,548. That's the patent Birmingham-based Return Mail has for a syst...

  • Opera singer, husband appear in court on sex assault charge

    Opera singer, husband appear in court on sex assault charge

    Criminal Law 02/10/2019

    A renowned Michigan opera singer and his husband have appeared in a Texas court to face charges of sexually assaulting another man in 2010.University of Michigan professor and countertenor David Daniels and William Scott Walters each made an initial ...

  • Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Court tosses permit for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

    Criminal Law 12/11/2018

    A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.A three-judge panel of ...

  • Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Mexico's high court tosses law on policing by military

    Criminal Law 11/20/2018

    Mexico's Supreme Court invalidated a controversial law signed last year that created a legal framework for the military to work in a policing role in much of the country, ruling Thursday that the measure violated the constitution by trying to normali...

  • 3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

    Criminal Law 09/17/2018

    Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from a hospital, officials said Thursday.The three were taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, following Wednesday's shooting in s...

  • The Latest: International court 'undeterred' by Bolton

    The Latest: International court 'undeterred' by Bolton

    Criminal Law 09/13/2018

    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...

  • Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Lawyers will seek to shift blame for warehouse fire at trial

    Criminal Law 08/19/2018

    Lawyers for the two men charged in the Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people said Friday they are now preparing for a trial where they will try to shift blame for the blaze from their clients to others, including the building's own...

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