Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on U.S. Supreme Court, dies
Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Friday at the age of 93, the court said. O'Connor's centrist views and shrewd negotiating skills allowed her to steer the nation’s law for m...
Russian court extends pre-trial detention of U.S. journalist
A Russian court extended the detention of Russian-American journalist Alsu Kurmasheva on Friday as she awaits trial for failing to register as a "foreign agent." The court in the city of Kazan prolonged her detention until Feb. 5. No dat...
Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on U.S. Supreme Court, dies
The U.S. Supreme Court says retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court, has died at age 93. O'Connor was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and retired in 2006.
Germany faces budget crisis after court ruling
German court has ruled that the reallocation of €60 billion left-over emergency funds from the COVID-19 pandemic to green projects and industry subsidies is illegal. The government needs to take urgent action as the huge gaping hole in i...
White House condemns attack on three Palestinian students
The suspect in the shooting of three Palestinian students was arraigned Monday in a Vermont courtroom. "While we are waiting for more facts, we know this: There is absolutely no place for hate in America," said Karine Jean-Pierre, the Wh...
Russian court extends detention of U.S reporter Gershkovich
A Russian court said it had extended the detention of Evan Gershkovich, a Wall Street Journal reporter who is awaiting trial on espionage charges he denies, until January 30, 2024.
Accused shooter of Palestinian students pleads not guilty
The suspect in the shooting of three college students of Palestinian descent in Vermont over the weekend has pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted second-degree murder and was ordered by a judge to be held without bond.
Six teens in court over beheading of French teacher
Six teenagers went on trial behind closed doors on Monday, accused of involvement in the beheading of French history teacher Samuel Paty by a suspected Islamist in 2020 in an attack that struck at the heart of the country's secular values.
Ex-Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius renews parole bid
South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius was seeking an early release from prison, a decade after he killed his girlfriend in a crime that gripped the world. After serving half of his sentence, Pistorius, 37, filed a request for...
Jamie Foxx accused of sexual abuse in new lawsuit
The lawsuit filed in New York City alleges Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx groped a woman at a rooftop bar in Manhattan in 2015. The lawsuit filed identifies the plaintiff only as Jane Doe.
Colorado Supreme Court to hear appeal in Trump ballot case
The Colorado Supreme Court will hear appeals from a liberal group that filed a lawsuit claiming that Trump should be disqualified from running for president in 2024. They cite a Civil War-era Constitutional clause that prohibits anyone w...
Explained: Why climate change lawsuits are heating up
As global temperatures and emissions climb, people are increasingly turning to courtrooms to challenge fossil fuel companies' activities, leading to wins on issues like "climate-washing" but also backlash as companies file countersuits.
Appeals court weighs free speech rights in Trump's subversion case
A Washington, D.C., appeals court continues hearing arguments on the gag order against former President Trump in his 2020 election subversion case.
More than 230 convicted in Italy's largest mafia trial
The biggest Italian mafia trial for decades has concluded, with more than 200 defendants sentenced to prison terms of up to thirty years. It’s the climax of a so called ‘maxi-trial’ that’s been going on since 2021.
Italy opens largest mafia trial in decades
Italy opened its largest trial in decades against organised crime as hundreds of people stand accused of membership in the 'Ndrangheta, one of the world’s most powerful, extensive and wealthy drug-trafficking groups.
Shakira reaches deal to avoid $15 million tax fraud trial
Colombian pop star Shakira reached a settlement with prosecutors to avoid a trial in Barcelona over charges she failed to pay 14.5 million euros ($15.7 million) in Spanish income tax between 2012 and 2014.
Man convicted for hammer attack on Pelosi's husband
A federal jury in San Francisco convicted right-wing conspiracy theorist David Wayne DePape of a hammer attack on the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
David DePape convicted in attack of Nancy Pelosi's husband
A jury has convicted the man who broke into the San Francisco home of Nancy Pelosi and attacked her husband with a hammer last year. David DePape is facing as many as 50 years in prison.
Former Philippine senator free after seven years in detention
A former Philippine senator is home after nearly seven years in detention. Leila de Lima was granted bail, after a court found evidence used to charge her with drug trafficking was weak. Rights groups say the charges are politically moti...
Alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer back in court
Suspected Gilgo Beach serial killer Rex Heuermann appeared in court Wednesday, with his estranged wife, Asa Ellerup, attending his appearance for the first time.
U.K PM Sunak's Rwanda migrant scheme declared unlawful
The U.K. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a controversial government plan to send migrants to Rwanda and upheld a lower court ruling that it was unlawful, in a major setback for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Suspect takes stand in hammer attack case of Paul Pelsoi
David DePape, the man accused of breaking into the San Francisco home of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last year and attacking her huband Paul Pelosi with a hammer, testified in his own defense Tuesday. The jury could begin deli...
U.S Supreme Court unveils ethics code for justices
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced its first formal code of conduct governing the ethical behaviour of its nine justices, bowing to months of outside pressure over reports of luxury trips and hobnobbing with wealthy benefactors.
Bangladesh opposition alleges judicial abuses
Bangladesh's main opposition party says the government is using the judicial system to crush criticism through mass arrests, raids and politically motivated court cases. The administration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina denies the accus...
Fashion mogul Nygard found guilty of assault
After a six-week trial which heard testimony from five complainants, former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been found guilty of four counts of sexual assault by a Toronto jury.
Turkey coup attempt makes it to the courtroom
An unprecedented clash between two of the highest courts in Turkey over the imprisonment of a politician, accused of trying to overthrow the government, is raising concerns over the rule of law in that country.
Michigan files lawsuit against Trump on ballots
Thursday was the third time a courtroom has heard this case, one that each time has asserted the same thing: Donald Trump was the key inciter of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and therefore should be ineligible to run for president nex...
Trial begins of alleged Paul Pelosi attacker
A federal trial has gotten underway for David DePape, the man accused of breaking into the San Francisco home of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and attacking her husband Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer.
Ivanka Trump takes stand in civil fraud trial
Ivanka Trump is the latest member of the Trump family to testify in the civil fraud trial in New York regarding the family business. She took the stand Wednesday morning in a Manhattan courtroom.