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  • President Trump Mar 2

    Judge Rules Head of Immigration Agency Was Unlawfully Named

    A federal judge has ruled that Ken Cuccinelli was unlawfully appointed to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency and therefore lacks authority to give asylum seekers less time to prepare for initial screening interviews

  • Reporter Jun 2, 2017

    ‘A Way to Help’: In Connecticut, Abused Animals Get a Legal Voice in Court

    Many states have victim’s advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched nationwide for signs of success. There are eight approved volunteer advocates across Connecticut — seven lawyers and a University of Connecticut law professor, working with...

  • BOSTON Jul 23, 2019

    Charges Dropped, Again, Against Amtrak Engineer in Deadly Philadelphia Crash

    Involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges have once again been dropped against the Amtrak engineer at the controls during a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia.

  • PRESIDENT Mar 3, 2019

    Parents of Deceased West Point Cadet Ask for Genetic Material

    West Point Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead after suffering a spinal injury in a ski accident. Being the last male child in his family, his parents asked for a judge’s order to extract genetic material from his body to carry on the family name. Sergio Quintana reports.

  • JUDGE Dec 9, 2019

    Documents to Be Released Could Reveal Whether Brett Kavanaugh Misled Congress in 2006

    New documents set to be released could reveal whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh misled Congress during his confirmation hearing for his job as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, something two Democratic senators accused him of in 2007, according to NBC News. While under oath in 2006, Kavanaugh said he wasn’t involved in creating a terrorism...

  • Massachusetts Dec 2, 2019

    Life Sentence for Revere Man Who Murdered His Wife

    The Revere man who was convicted of murdering his wife, Vanessa MacCormack, will spend the rest of his life in prison after an emotional sentencing in which he denied ever hurting her.

  • NBC Nov 29, 2019

    Librarians Need Restraining Orders Against Threatening, Violent Patrons

    Libraries are built for reading and research, and librarians are trained to help patrons find what they need. But staffers at San Diego city libraries are also coping with threats to their safety and occasional violence, according to court records and interviews. At least 16 city library department employees have asked judges for protection from unruly patrons, according to documents...

  • JUDGE Dec 1, 2019

    Brazil’s President Criticizes Leonardo DiCaprio Over Amazon Fires

    Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil. DiCaprio’s environmental organization Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million to...

  • JUDGE Nov 27, 2019

    3 Hurt at Texas Chemical Plant Hit by 2 Massive Explosions

    Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile radius from the plant in Port Neches in Southeast Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston. Officials say they have no estimate for...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was...

  • JUDGE Nov 27, 2019

    Legal Settlement Will Keep Confederate Statue Off UNC Campus

    The University of North Carolina announced Wednesday that a torn-down Confederate monument won’t return to campus under a legal agreement that hands over the “Silent Sam” statue to a group of Confederate descendants. The University of North Carolina System said in a news release that a judge approved a settlement giving possession of the monument to the Sons of Confederate...

  • California Nov 27, 2019

    Settlement Reached in Suit Over Video Captioning at Harvard University

    Harvard University agreed to make its website and online courses friendlier to those who are deaf or hard of hearing as part of a settlement announced Wednesday in a federal lawsuit. The suit, filed in 2015 by the National Association of the Deaf, alleged that many of Harvard’s online videos, courses and podcasts did not include captions or were inaccurately...

  • JUDGE Nov 27, 2019

    Judge Puts Brief Hold on McGahn Testimony Order

    The federal judge who ruled that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena for his testimony put her ruling on a brief hold Wednesday. Such holds, known as administrative stays, are often issued to give lawyers a change to file their appeals, NBC News reported. U.S. District Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson said her order “should...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    On the Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey, With a Side of Impeachment

    Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting up heated holiday debates in households with a taste for politics. Bryan Wright, of Cincinnati, said “impeachment will definitely come up”...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    US Judge Bars Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts....

  • JUDGE Nov 27, 2019

    Bangladesh Sentences 7 Militants to Death in Cafe Attack

    A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An...

  • Attorney Mar 8, 2019

    Maryland Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed

    Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday that Adnan Syed, the subject of the world-famous “Serial” podcast, will not be granted a new trial after he was convicted of killing his high school classmate Hae Min Lee 20 years ago.

  • Massachusetts Feb 7, 2019

    Guilty Verdict Overturned in Hernandez Trial

    Footage shows towering flames in San Francisco as crews battle a fire caused by a gas explosion.

  • JUDGE May 4, 2017

    Victim’s Mom Denied Access to Aaron Hernandez’s Remains

    Lawyers for the mother of a man killed by Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed access to his brain, blood and urine samples in support of her wrongful death suit against the former NFL star’s estate.

  • Attorney Nov 26, 2019

    3 Maryland Men Exonerated After 36 Years in Prison

    Three men incarcerated for 36 years in Maryland were exonerated Monday in the slaying of a Baltimore teenager after a review of their case. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were released from custody hours after a judge cleared their convictions and prosecutors dropped the charges. They were teenagers when they were sentenced to life in prison in 1984....

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