Stories tagged: court
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Supreme Court interviews delayed as Idaho governor recovers
Gov. Butch Otter’s office says they are a little behind on conducting interviews for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court due to the Republican governor’s recent back surgeries.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
U.S. court upends murder conviction of Blackwater contractor
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater security contractor, ordering a new trial for the man prosecutors say fired the first shots …
Fri., July 28, 2017
Judge says Apple owes foundation $506 million in patent infringement case
A federal judge in Madison, Wis., has ruled that Apple Inc. must pay $506 million for infringing on a patent owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s research foundation – double …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Three Chicago officers plead not guilty in Laquan McDonald case
Three Chicago police officers have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to cover up what happened the night a white officer shot a black teenager 16 times.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
Retrial set for defendants in Bundy standoff case in Nevada
Federal prosecutors in Nevada are about to try again to prove that four men should spend decades in prison for bringing assault-style weapons to a confrontation that stopped government agents …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
FBI: Man accused of assault on flight is scheduled for court
The Florida man accused of assaulting a flight attendant on a Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night is scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday, …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
9th Circuit panel: Minors who enter U.S. illegally may not be confined without hearing
Minors who enter the U.S. without permission must be given a court hearing to determine whether they can be released, a federal appeals court panel decided unanimously Wednesday.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Feds don’t need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency doesn’t need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Friend of ousted South Korean president gets three years in prison
A South Korean court on Friday sentenced a longtime friend of ousted President Park Geun-hye to three years in prison for using her presidential ties to unlawfully get her daughter …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Obermiller attorneys: Witness testimony supporting innocence claim was delayed by prosecution
Prosecutors in the case against Jason Obermiller, who was acquitted of murder Wednesday for the death of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt, did not disclose an interview with a witness that helped …
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial after jury deadlocks
Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, is declaring victory this Father’s Day after a jury deliberated 52 hours …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Idaho Supreme Court to hear veto challenge arguments
Proponents of a lawsuit challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of a contentious grocery tax repeal bill will present arguments in front of the Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Appeals court says chimpanzees don’t have rights of people
Two chimpanzees that were caged at a trailer lot and at a primate sanctuary don’t have the legal rights of people in New York, an appeals court said Thursday.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Late in life, sex assault trial caps Cosby’s life and legacy
Bill Cosby doesn’t plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, remarkable testimony he gave in the accuser’s lawsuit could still prove …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
Field trip or ploy? Judge briefly bars Muslim kids’ visit
Some Islamic school students in New York City got a surprise civics lesson when a judge briefly barred them from a public courtroom, saying she suspected their presence was a …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from anywhere in the world, saying the U.S. …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Court orders last main opposition group in Bahrain dissolved
A court in Bahrain ordered the country’s last main opposition group dissolved and its property confiscated on Wednesday in the latest blow to reformers and dissenting voices in the Middle …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 5 p.m.
9th Circuit judge: Trump deportation order for man in Hawaii ‘inhumane’
A Trump administration order to deport a man who entered the country illegally nearly three decades ago and became a respected businessman in Hawaii was “inhumane” and “contrary to the …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Courts could put Texas GOP’s aggressive agenda to the test
Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that would let police ask drivers whether they’re in the U.S. legally, restrict what school bathrooms …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Judge confirms Prince’s six siblings as heirs to his estate
A judge confirmed Prince’s six siblings to be his rightful heirs in a ruling released Friday, bringing them a big step closer to collecting their shares of the music legend’s …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Supreme Court rejects challenge to Hawaii, Montana open primaries
The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations.
Sat., May 13, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Washington farmer with starved animals pleads not guilty
A Washington farmer accused of animal abuse has pleaded not guilty.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Anthem’s latest court loss means Cigna deal is all but dead
Anthem Inc. is pretty much out of chances to hang on to Cigna Corp.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
West Side residents among six accused of running prostitution ring
Six people have been charged with running what officials say was an organized prostitution ring.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Conviction tossed for woman who ran over girls in leaf pile
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a motorist who drove an SUV into a pile of leaves that concealed two girls, killing them.
Sun., April 30, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
New charges filed against so-called ‘Spokane spanker’
New charges have been filed against a man accused of slapping the backsides of women along a popular hiking trail that runs through the eastern Washington city of Spokane.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Court upholds ruling dismissing Idaho from school fees suit
The Idaho Supreme Court says the state can’t be named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the fees many public schools charge for classes, supplies and …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Are public defenders overworked, underpaid?
The Idaho State Public Defense Commission asked Idaho public defenders to track their hours starting this past Monday for 12 weeks as part of a workload study so the commission …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Trump takes aim at 9th Circuit Court again, may support breaking it up
President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Arkansas faces two setbacks to plan for multiple executions
Arkansas suffered two more legal setbacks Wednesday in its bid to carry out multiple executions this month when the state Supreme Court spared one prisoner and a judge later ruled …