ACT Policing took over the ACT Supreme Court building yesterday evening (Saturday, May 25) to test their emergency response, coordination and communication strategies for a possible terrorist incident. The Australian New Zealand Counter-Terrorism...Show More Summary
The Mississippi Supreme Court is currently considering a case which could lead to the prosecution of women who suffer miscarriages and stillbirths, according to Mother Jones. In 2009, Nina Buckhalter gave birth to a stillborn girl (whom she named Hayley Jade) following the use of methamphetamine during her pregnancy. Two months later, a grand jury in Lamar [...]Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — The top court in the Guatemalan judicial system has overturned the conviction of their former dictator, Efrain Rios Montt, for genocide (per Associated Press). The Constitutional Court said that the genocide trial must revert to the middle of the proceedings, with court secretary Martin Guzman stating that the trial needs to go back [...]
It's going to be a while before we've figured out our brave new marijuana-approved world. The next lesson comes courtesy of the Michigan Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled that it isn't necessarily against the law for a medical marijuana user to drive with the drug in their system. Show More Summary
Prenda Law accidentally takes out the worst loan in history, Kim Dotcom's evidence issue heads to New Zealand's Supreme Court and more!
On Friday, a bewigged Amanda Bynes appeared in Manhattan court, where she was charged with reckless endangerment, marijuana possession, and evidence-tampering for her Thursday night bong-throwing incident. After claiming that what she tossed out of her 47th Street apartment building window was, in fact, a vase, she was released without bail, ... More »
Tunisian FEMEN activist Amina Tyler, 19, is set to appear before a court on May 30 to face a charge of "non-authorized possession of pepper spray." If convicted the young woman could spend up to six months in prison.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona [metro-Phoenix and environs] likes to puff up and promote himself as “America’s Toughest Sheriff”. To support the self-promotion he points to housing short term County inmates in Tent City, making inmates wear pink underwear and feeding them day old bread and bologna. He’s also notorious for launching unfounded [...]
A new ramen shop is set to open at the Sussex Centre Food Court, captained by none other than acclaimed chef and former owner of Blancharu, Haru Inukai.
Suffolk, VA – Here in America, pulling down your pants and showing your butt to a school bus full of young children is generally frowned upon. But that, nor common sense, didn’t stop 34-year-old Lisa Grant from doing it. Grant will be catching up on some sleep behind bars for the next few months after the [...]Show More Summary
Photo: Daniel Hernández-Salazar. Protesters in Guatemala and other Latin American countries gathered on Friday to denounce the Guatemalan Constitutional Court's recent decision to overturn the genocide trial and guilty verdict of Ríos Montt. Show More Summary
A man and woman have been charged in a series of burglaries committed in the last month on the Near North Side, according to police and court records.
Monsanto is an agricultural biotechnology corporation that has spent millions of dollars and a great deal of time to make sure they can keep selling genetically engineered seeds to the public even if a federal court deems the product a health risk. Show More Summary
In Game 2 of the Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Eastern Conference Finals playoff series, Dwyane Wade ran down the court, jumped, and elbowed Lance Stephenson in the head. It’s hard to say exactly what D-Wade was doing that caused him to jump at that exact moment, or what his elbow was doing and why [...]
San Antonio Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan is getting divorced. Amy Duncan apparently filed for divorce in March according to court documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News. Spurs spokesman Tom James confirmed Saturday that Duncan and his wife are divorcing. Duncan did not speak to reporters after Saturday morning’s shootaround, but James says the center will not [...]
Bynes has not been diagnosed with any mental illness, and was very lucid in court. She understood what was going on and spoke clearly when answering the judge's questions.
Kaitlyn Hunt, the 18-year-old Florida high schooler charged with two felony counts for dating a 15-year-old female classmate, has refused the state attorney's plea deal and is heading to court. Read more...
A Virginia judge reduced the sentence of a high school teacher because she claimed she'd been diagnosed with a "hypersexuality" disorder. On May 23, Campbell County Circuit Court Judge John T. Cook sentenced William Campbell High School teacher Kathleen Cawthorne, 32, to 11 years in jail. Show More Summary