Court decisions

March 24, 2018 - 12:01 pm
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has acquitted twenty people suspected of involvement in the lynching and burning alive of a Christian couple accused of blasphemy in 2014. Shahzad Masih, 26, and Shama Shahzad, 24, brick factory workers and parents of three, were burned alive in an...
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March 23, 2018 - 5:50 pm
FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been found guilty in the death of a Maryland man who was found naked at the bottom of a cliff with his throat slashed, despite her claims that he used her hand to cut himself. Megan Shaffer's attorney Stephen R. Tully tells The Cumberland Times-News...
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Catalan presidential candidate Jordi Turull, center, is surrounded by journalists as he leaves the Supreme Court with his wife Blanca Bragulat during a break for lunch in Madrid, Friday, March 23, 2018. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians, including fugitive president Carles Puigdemont, with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain. Judge Pablo Llarena issued the indictment on Friday, wrapping a four-month long investigation into the events last fall. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 23, 2018 - 4:12 pm
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians with rebellion Friday for their attempts to make the region independent of Spain, dealing a heavy blow to the secessionist movement with an indictment that could put its political elite behind bars for decades...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress convicted in a fatal auto crash must return to court for a second re-sentencing. A New Jersey appeals court in 2016 ordered the first re-sentencing after prosecutors contended Amy Locane's three-year sentence for the 2010 crash was too lenient...
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March 23, 2018 - 8:38 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court has ruled against the Cleveland NAACP's request to release the full transcript from the grand jury that declined to indict two white officers in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. reports the appeals court ruled unanimously on Thursday the...
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FILE - This Sept. 5, 2013 file photo shows the village of Klosterzimmern near Deiningen, Germany, which is one of the homes of the "Twelve Tribes" sect. The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday March 22, 2018 upheld Germany’s decision to take away the children of families in a Christian sect to protect them from being disciplined by caning, saying that it was a “last resort” but that authorities were left with no other choice. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP,file)
March 22, 2018 - 10:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday upheld Germany's decision to take away the children of families in a Christian sect to protect them from being disciplined by caning, agreeing the punishment constituted child abuse and authorities were left with no choice. Bavarian...
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FILE - This May 2, 1990 file photo shows Walter Leroy Moody, Jr., of Georgia. Moody, who was convicted in 1991 of the 1989 mail bomb death of U.S. Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance. Alabama has set at April 19, 2018, execution date for Moody. (AP Photo/File)
March 22, 2018 - 3:47 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Judge Robert S. Vance was at his kitchen table on Dec. 16, 1989, when he opened a package that had been mailed to his home. The bomb hidden inside exploded with brutal force, killing Vance instantly and severely injuring his wife. Two days later, a similar device killed an...
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In this combination photo, Robin Thicke performs at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2015, left, and Pharrell Williams attends the 2016 ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 21, 2016. A federal appeals court has ruled refused to overturn a copyright infringement verdict against Thicke and Williams over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.” In a split decision from a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal on Wednesday upheld a verdict awarding $5.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, who said “Blurred Lines” illegally copied from the late soul singer’s “Got to Give it Up.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up." In a split decision from a...
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Zachary Cruz, center, the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect, is displayed in a monitor via closed circuit television from the main jail as he as he makes his first appearance on charges of trespassing on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
March 21, 2018 - 7:22 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set a $500,000 bond for the brother of the shooting suspect for trespassing at the school. Broward County...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state's decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted...
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