Djokovic Returns to Warm Embrace in Home Country of Serbia

Novak Djokovic’s deportation from Australia over his vaccination status could signal future difficulties in his quest to win a record 21st tennis Grand Slam title.

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Martin Shkreli Barred From Drug Industry and Must Repay $64.6 Million

A federal judge found that Mr. Shkreli violated state and federal antitrust laws by trying to maintain a monopoly over a lifesaving drug and must pay back the excess profits.

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Judge Tosses Teen’s Sexual Assault Conviction, Drawing Outrage

Drew Clinton, 18, faced four years in prison under Illinois sentencing guidelines. But the judge, Robert Adrian, overturned his conviction this month, saying the sentence was “not just.”

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Three Men Sentenced to Life in Prison in Ahmaud Arbery Killing

One man will be eligible for parole after 30 years. The three face a federal trial on hate crime charges next month.

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Mistrial Declared for Three Counts in Elizabeth Holmes Trial

The three hung counts were related to investments from three Theranos investors who testified that Ms. Holmes misled them.

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Federal judge blocks the Defense Dept. from punishing Navy forces who refuse the vaccine.

“There is no Covid-19 exception to the First Amendment. There is no military exclusion from our Constitution,” the judge said in his ruling.

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Ghislaine Maxwell Is Found Guilty of Aiding in Epstein’s Sex Abuse

On the fifth full day of deliberations, jurors convicted Ms. Maxwell of five of the six counts against her. She faces the possibility of decades in prison.

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Russian Court Orders 2nd Ban of a Major Human Rights Group in 2 Days

Critics of the government said the rulings capped a year of erosion of civil rights and media freedoms in the country.

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Michelle Lodzinski’s Murder Conviction Dismissed in ’91 Death of Son

Evidence didn’t support Michelle Lodzinski’s 2016 conviction for killing Timothy Wiltsey, who vanished in 1991, New Jersey’s highest court ruled.

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Iraq Confirms Election Gains for Muqtada al-Sadr

A court certified October’s parliamentary vote that gave Muqtada al-Sadr’s party a plurality of seats, clearing a path for a government to be formed.

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Daunte Wright Case: Kim Potter is Convicted on Two Charges of Manslaughter

The prosecution and defense had agreed that the shooting was a mistake and that Ms. Potter, who is white, had meant to draw her Taser when she fatally shot Mr. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop.

#black-people, #brooklyn-center-minn, #decisions-and-verdicts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #potter-kimberly-a-1973, #stun-guns, #wright-daunte-d-2021

Former Boston College Student Gets Suspended Sentence in Boyfriend’s Suicide

Inyoung You pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suicide of her college boyfriend, whom she had sent tens of thousands of abusive text messages.

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Man Gets 5 Years on Capitol Riot Charges, Longest Sentence So Far

Robert Palmer hurled a fire extinguisher at police officers during some of the fiercest fighting on Jan. 6.

#attacks-on-police, #chutkan-tanya-s, #decisions-and-verdicts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #palmer-robert, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fox News’ Request to Dismiss Dominion’s Defamation Suit Is Rejected

Dominion, an election technology company, has accused the network of defaming it by spreading false claims that it was involved in rigging vote counts in the 2020 election.

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Jacob Zuma Must Return to Prison, South Africa Judge Rules

The former president had been granted medical parole two months into a 15-month prison sentence on contempt charges linked to a corruption inquiry.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #politics-and-government, #probation-and-parole, #south-africa, #zuma-jacob-g

Jussie Smollett Found Guilty: What Comes Next?

The actor who was found guilty of falsely telling the police he was the victim of a hate crime faces a possible sentence of up to three years, but experts disagree on whether the judge is likely to incarcerate him.

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Small Court Victories Change Nothing for Women Seeking Abortions in Texas

A Texas statute that bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy was seemingly undercut by two court rulings, but the reality on the ground has not changed.

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U.K. Court Rules Julian Assange Can Be Extradited to U.S.

The WikiLeaks founder can still appeal the verdict, which would leave him facing espionage charges that could put him in prison for decades.

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Citizen Enforcement of Abortion Law Violates Texas Constitution, Judge Rules

A state judge said the approach inappropriately granted standing and denied due process. Abortion providers said they would expand services if the State Supreme Court upheld the ruling.

#abortion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #law-and-legislation, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

Jussie Smollett Found Guilty of Reporting a Fake Hate Crime

Mr. Smollett was convicted of filing a false police report in 2019 claiming he had been the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. The jury deliberated for more than nine hours.

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Bid to Shield Material From Jan. 6 Inquiry

A three-judge panel held that Congress’s oversight powers, backed by President Biden’s decision not to invoke executive privilege over the material, outweighed Mr. Trump’s residual secrecy powers.

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Black Man Wins New Trial Over Confederate Memorabilia in Jury Room

A Tennessee appeals court granted Tim Gilbert a new trial after jurors deliberated in a room named after the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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Court in Philippines Allows Maria Ressa to Travel to Norway for Nobel

The decision came after days of growing international pressure on the government to allow the journalist to attend the ceremony in Norway.

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Woman Who Sued Walmart Over Shoplifting Arrest Is Awarded $2.1 Million

Lesleigh Nurse said she was wrongfully accused of stealing groceries from the Walmart in Semmes, Ala., in 2016. The retailer said it would appeal the verdict.

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California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Is Restored by Appeals Court

The overturning of a district judge’s decision may also lead to the reinstatement of a state ban on semiautomatic weapons.

#appeals-courts-us, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution

Judge Temporarily Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers in 10 States

The injunction is another setback for the Biden administration after an appeals court suspended its vaccine mandate for large employers earlier this month.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #vaccination-and-immunization

In Bill Cosby Case, Supreme Court Is Asked to Toss Ruling That Freed Him

The prosecutors who brought the 2018 sexual assault case are appealing the decision in June by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that overturned the jury verdict.

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The Woman on the Bridge

Police and prosecutors spent five years chasing a domestic violence case. Would it be enough?

#assaults, #decisions-and-verdicts, #domestic-violence, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #maine, #police, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

More Than $1 Million Raised to Help Kevin Strickland

More than 20,000 strangers have donated to an online fund-raiser to help Kevin Strickland’s re-entry to society.

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How a Prosecutor Addressed a Mostly White Jury and Won a Conviction in the Arbery Case

Linda Dunikoski, a prosecutor brought in from the Atlanta area, struck a careful tone in a case that many saw as an obvious act of racial violence.

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Arbery Verdict: What is Malice Murder?

In finding Travis McMichael guilty of that charge, the 12 jurors found that he had deliberately intended to kill Mr. Arbery.

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Australian Minister Wins Defamation Case Over Tweet

A government minister sued and won over a brief Twitter post that called him a “rape apologist.” A journalist sees “asymmetric warfare.”

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Missouri Detective Convicted in Cameron Lamb’s Fatal Shooting

A judge convicted Detective Eric DeValkenaere of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Cameron Lamb outside his home in 2019.

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Having Rittenhouse Testify Was ‘Not a Close Call,’ His Lawyer Says

Mock juries used by his defense team to test their case reacted much more favorably when he testified, his lead lawyer said.

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Elation and Dismay as Crowds at Courthouse Hear of Rittenhouse Verdict

Small groups of supporters and detractors of Kyle Rittenhouse reacted to news of the not-guilty verdict as a horde of journalists looked on.

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On Abortion and Covid-19, a Court Goes Rogue

The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.

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Alex Jones Guilty in Sandy Hook Defamation Suits

A Connecticut judge’s ruling combines with decisions in Texas to grant a clean sweep for families of shooting victims in their cases against the Infowars host.

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Judge Rules to End Britney Spears’s Conservatorship

The pop star had called the arrangement, which governed her life for nearly 14 years, exploitative. A judge ruled it was “no longer required.”

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The Core Legal Strategy Against Opioid Companies May Be Faltering

Two recent rulings rejected the “public nuisance” argument being used in thousands of cases against the industry, with more trials and settlement talks underway.

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Judge Rejects Trump’s Bid to Keep Papers Secret in Jan. 6 Inquiry

But a Trump lawyer has signaled an intent to appeal the ruling, which raises novel issues about an ex-president’s executive privilege powers.

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Blue Origin Loses Legal Fight Over SpaceX’s NASA Moon Contract

A federal judge rejected the argument by Jeff Bezos’ rocket company that NASA unfairly awarded a lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s firm.

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In Texas Abortion Law Case, a Spotlight on Brett Kavanaugh

If the Supreme Court is to reverse course after refusing to block the law in September, at least one conservative justice must change positions. Justice Kavanaugh is the most likely candidate.

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Supreme Court Won’t Block Maine’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

A state regulation that does not allow exemptions on religious grounds was challenged by workers who said taking a coronavirus vaccine was at odds with their faith.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us

Eitan Biran Custody Ruling Issued by Israeli Court

Eitan Biran, the 6-year-old survivor of a cable car accident in Italy, should live there with his aunt, not his grandfather in Israel, ruled a judge in Tel Aviv.

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Detention of an Afghan at Guantánamo Bay Is Ruled Unlawful

The decision does not assure the release of the prisoner, who was captured in 2007; Uyghurs who won a similar case languished at the prison for years.

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University of North Carolina Can Keep Affirmative Action, Judge Rules

Students for Fair Admissions vowed to immediately appeal in a case that appears destined for the Supreme Court.

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In Two Rulings, Supreme Court Bolsters Legal Shield for Police

The unsigned decisions, without noted dissents, indicated that the court continued to support the widely criticized doctrine of qualified immunity.

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Man Whose Attack on Ex-Wife Was Livestreamed Gets Death Penalty in China

The case riveted the public’s attention in China and spotlighted the patchy enforcement of the country’s law against domestic violence.

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Appeals Court Lets Texas Continue to Enforce Near-Total Abortion Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reaffirmed its reversal of a lower judge’s ruling that blocked the law while the federal courts weigh its constitutionality.

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Apple Appeals App Store Ruling in Fight With Epic Games

At the heart of the legal battle is the power Apple wields over its lucrative App Store.

#apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #decisions-and-verdicts, #epic-games, #gonzalez-rogers-yvonne-1965, #mobile-applications