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Rights group urges Egypt’s president to end violations

A leading international rights group urged Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Tuesday to prioritize reforms aimed at ending human rights abuses during his second, four-year term in office.

Crime victims’ rights campaign faces fresh local backlash

After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce …

U.K. panel rules Uber drivers have rights on wages, time off

Uber lost the latest round in the battle over its operating model Friday, when a British panel ruled that the company’s drivers are workers, not independent contractors, in a decision …

DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for disabled students

The Education Department has rescinded 72 policy documents that outline the rights of students with disabilities as part of the Trump administration’s effort to eliminate regulations it deems superfluous.

In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support …

Trump’s one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump’s administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that …

King County deputies to give kids simplified Miranda warning

The King County sheriff’s office says it’s trying to make it easier for kids to understand their rights when they get arrested.

Filmmakers defiant over Lynyrd Skynyrd film rights

A judge’s finding that a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film violates a “blood oath” made by the band to not exploit the group’s name following a fatal plane crash hasn’t stopped …

ACLU: Washington not ensuring kids get adequate legal help

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is suing the state’s Office of Public Defense in an effort to get the state to do more to make sure children charged …

Trump administration signals change in policy for transgender students

The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction …

Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Any doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma could be charged with a felony and punished with up to three years in prison under a bill that the Legislature passed …

Justices say no constitutional right to speedy sentencing

A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a delay in imposing a prison sentence does not violate the Constitution’s right to a speedy trial.

Jailed Montana resort founder Timothy Blixseth invokes right to silence

The jailed founder of a Montana resort for the ultrarich says he won’t answer a judge’s demands to reveal what happened to hundreds of millions of dollars in assets sought …

North Carolina LGBT law will stay in place, top lawmaker says

A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn’t see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.

Norwegian court rules mass killer Breivik’s rights violated

Norwegian authorities have violated mass killer Anders Behring Breivik’s human rights by holding him in solitary confinement in a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and …

Seattle mayor signs order to protect transgender rights

Seattle’s mayor has signed an executive order aimed at making public spaces safer for transgender and gender-diverse people.

Oregon Prison Authorities Complain Ruling Isn’t Kosher

Oregon authorities are expecting rampant conversion to Judaism in the state prison system thanks to a judge’s ruling that a convicted murderer must be served kosher meals. Daniel Lee Holterman …

Judge Grants Delay In Bombing Case Grand Jury Won’t Hear Evidence Against Accused Domestic Terrorists Until December

A federal judge granted a 30-day delay Friday before a case against three accused domestic terrorists will be reviewed by a grand jury in Spokane. Attorneys representing imprisoned suspects Charles …

High Court To Hear Arguments On Limiting Execution Appeals

A Georgia death row inmate’s fight to escape the electric chair is giving the Supreme Court a chance to review a law that would limit most state prisoners to one …

Drunken-Driving Suspects Must Be Allowed To Make Call

When a person is arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and is given a blood-alcohol test, the person must be allowed to make a telephone call if he or she …

Supreme Court To Review Case Involving Search Without Warrant

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to determine how difficult it should be for criminal defendants to win appeals aimed at barring use of evidence seized by police without a search …

Attempted Murder Charge Dismissed

A Pierce County Superior Court judge Monday dismissed an attempted murder charge against a man who was convicted of the crime in 1993 and spent two years behind bars without …

Armed Neighbors Hit The Beach Hayden Lake Property Owner Arrested After Allegedly Shooting At Beachgoers

Along with their swim trunks and picnic baskets, some residents of the upscale Gem Shores neighborhood on Hayden Lake bring guns to the beach. The little sandbar at the base …

Beach Dispute Leads To Gunfire, Assault Charge

A simmering beach dispute led to gunfire on the shores of Hayden Lake over the weekend, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Brad Nelson St. John, 38, of Hayden …

Lawyers Fear Sign Language

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Death Sentence Reversed In Goldmark Murders Court Says Killer’s Lawyers Had No Right To Waive His Right To Be Present When Jury Was Polled

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