Court decisions

July 24, 2020 - 2:04 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a jury should decide on a former university softball player's charge that her coach violated her First Amendment rights after a sexual assault on campus in Ohio. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday...
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FILE - This Feb. 14, 2013 file photo shows Amy Locane Bovenizer entering the courtroom to be sentenced in Somerville, N.J. On Friday, July 24, 2020, the former "Melrose Place" actress could go back to prison even though she has already served a sentence for a fatal drunken driving crash, after an appeals court ruling this week. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, Patti Sapone, Pool, FIle)
July 24, 2020 - 12:39 pm
A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a sentence for a fatal drunken driving crash could go back to prison. The complicated legal history of the case against Amy Locane includes three sentences imposed by two judges, as well as numerous appeals. It stems from a crash in March 2010...
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July 23, 2020 - 11:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying he believes the government retaliated against him for writing a book about Trump. Michael Cohen's First Amendment rights were violated when he was ordered back to prison on...
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The 93-year-old German Bruno D., accused of being an SS guard involved in killings of thousands of prisoners, many of them Jewish, between August 1944 and April 1945, in the Stutthof Nazi concentration camp near Gdansk, Poland, arrives for expecting his verdict in his trial, in a Hamburg court room, Germany, July 23, 2020. (Fabian Bimmer/Pool via AP)
July 23, 2020 - 6:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted a 93-year-old former SS private of being an accessory to murder at the Stutthof concentration camp, where he served as a guard in the final months of World War II. He was given a two-year suspended sentence. Bruno Dey was convicted of 5,232 counts...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wears a face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting, at the foreign ministry, in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Photo by Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)
July 19, 2020 - 8:34 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will resume in earnest in January, with thrice-weekly evidentiary hearings set to begin then, a Jerusalem court decided Sunday. It was not immediately clear if Netanyahu would be required to be present at each hearing,...
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July 17, 2020 - 11:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine women who alleged they were sexually harassed by former casino mogul Steve Wynn. The women, manicurists and makeup artists in a salon at the Wynn Las Vegas, were unnamed in the lawsuit and instead identified by their attorneys...
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July 17, 2020 - 6:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal court in Maryland on Friday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program must be restored fully, meaning it must open up to new applicants for the first time in three years. The program allows immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children but who lack...
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FILE - This booking photo provided by the Glynn County Sheriff's Office shows William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., who was jailed Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Brunswick, Ga., on charges of felony murder and attempted false imprisonment. A judge has denied bond to Bryanm one of three white men charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery while the Black man was running in a neighborhood near Georgia’s coast. (Glynn County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 17, 2020 - 4:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — One of the white men charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery while he was running in a neighborhood near Georgia's coast struck the Black man with his vehicle and had messages on his phone that were “replete" with racist remarks, a prosecutor said in court Friday. Cobb...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2012, file photo, Foie Gras is torched and made into a Brulee at the Sent Sovi restaurant in Saratoga, Calif. Foie gras is back on the menu in California after a judge ruled the rich dish can't be prevented from being brought in from out of state. California's ban on the delicacy, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, was challenged by out-of-state producers. An appeals court upheld the ban, but on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, a judge ruled for the plaintiffs, including farmers in Canada and New York. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 16, 2020 - 9:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that California residents can again legally buy foie gras, provided the product and transaction are made out of state, but they still can’t get the delicacy in restaurants. California’s ban on foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, was...
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A security officer talks on his mobile phone at the sentencing hearing of the two police officers, Ronny Bugis and Rahmat Kadir Mahulette who are accused of attacking Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta,Indonesia Thursday, July 16, 2020. At the hearing that was held virtually as a precaution against the new coronavirus outbreak, the court sentenced Mahulette to two years and Bugis to 18 months in prison for attacking Baswedan with acid in 2017 that badly damaged his eyes. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
July 16, 2020 - 8:57 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced two elite police officers to 18 months and two years in prison for attacking a senior anti-corruption investigator with acid, in a verdict slammed by rights groups and anti-graft activists. Novel Baswedan, a leading investigator at...
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