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Afghan court sentences AP photojournalist's killer to 20 years in jail

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan police officer who shot and killed a veteran Associated Press photographer during the country's 2014 presidential election has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, a Supreme Court official told Reuters on Sunday.

Afghanistan’s Supreme Court Sentences Journalist’s Killer

22 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The court ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country’s attorney general.

Lawsuit: Wrongfully fired for hiring Abner Louima cop

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

In papers filed Friday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Kimberly Allen-Foster said she signed off on Charles Schwarz's (center) hiring as a Con Ed mechanic in November of 2014 despite his ties to the infamous Abner Louima (right) brutality case.

Italian Supreme Court overturns Amanda Knox’s murder conviction

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Italy’s top court on Friday threw out Amanda Knox’s conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience. Judges at the Court of Cassation also quashed all charges against...

Theater Review: Review: ‘The Originalist,’ About Scalia, Opens in Washington

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John Strand’s drama, having its world-premiere production at Arena Stage, stars Edward Gero as the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Amanda Knox a free woman

“We finally got the right decision.” That’s what the lawyer for Amanda Knox has to day upon word that the Italian Supreme Court has overturned his client’s murder conviction. And that of her Italian boyfriend. Who would have been sent to prison immediately had the ruling gone the other way. Knox, who is with her … Continue reading Amanda Knox a free woman

Colorado Asks Supreme Court To Toss Marijuana Lawsuit Filed By Nebraska, Oklahoma

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Colorado Attorney General's Office on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma that contends Colorado's legalization of marijuana is causing an increase in drug crimes in their states. Attorney...Show More Summary

Amanda Knox Guilty Verdict Overturned by Italy's Highest Court

Italy's supreme court has overturned the murder convictions of American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the 2007 killing of Meredith Kercher, a British woman. Knox and Sollecito, who is Italian, were previously...Show More Summary


AMANDA KNOX is finally free of murder charges after Italy’s high court overturned her murder conviction. The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case. It ends the long legal battle waged by Knox andShow More Summary

Top Italian Court Clears Amanda Knox

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the Supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele Sollecito. Both...

Amanda Knox Conviction Overturned By Italy’s Top Court

The Italian Supreme Court overturned Amanda Knox’s conviction Friday for the 2007 murder of her roommate Meredith Kircher. Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted as co-conspirators in Kercher’s murder in the apartment they shared as exchange students in Perugia in 2009. But that conviction was overturned in 2011 and in 2014, after prosecutors…

White Supremacy’s Gross Symbol: What the 'Stars and Bars' Really Represent

It didn't take long before the Confederate flag became a symbol of racism. As my colleague Paul Campos noted earlier this week, the Supreme Court will hand down a ruling later this year on whether a state can stop its citizens from purchasing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate flag. Show More Summary

All Female Murders Must be Seen as Possible Femicides, Rules Mexico Supreme Court

2 days agoNews : Vice News

The justices decided that all murders of women should be considered possible femicides, in a landmark ruling over the 2010 murder of 29-year-old Mariana Lima Buendia.

Campaign Money Tests Wisconsin Justices’ Impartiality

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The State Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments about a financing case that involves groups that spent millions backing some of the justices.

Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday.

‘The Guardian’ VS. Prince Charles: Secret Letters To Be Released

Rob Evans, reporter for the Guardian, has waged an epic ten year battle against Prince Charles and the British government, petitioning for secret letters to be released. This week, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling to have the letters released, finally ending the ordeal once and for all. Show More Summary

UK Supreme Court Rules Prince Charles Lobby Letters Must Be Seen

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the public has the right to see letters written by Prince Charles to senior government and Whitehall figures in which he attempted to influence government policies.

UK court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king.

No, Justice Kennedy Did Not Just Suggest He'll Rule Against Obamacare

The Supreme Court is a frustrating thing to cover. After oral arguments in a case are over, the justices retreat into silence for months, leaving court correspondents fretting and agonizing, endlessly prognosticating, searching frantically for a hint of a tea leaf. Show More Summary

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