Judiciary

Chagos Islanders take marine park case to supreme court

Islanders expelled from Indian Ocean home argue that UK decided to create protected area to stop them returning<p>Chagos Islanders expelled decades ago from their homes on the Indian Ocean archipelago by the UK have taken their case to the supreme court.<p>Opening a fresh legal challenge to restore the …

Birmingham counter-terror arrest: Alleged 'spiritual leader' of Majorca-based cell is held

The alleged “spiritual leader” of a suspected Spanish terror cell has been arrested in Birmingham.<p>The 44-year-old was detained by police on suspicion of terrorism offences after a European Arrest Warrant was executed in the early hours of Wednesday.<p>West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit arrested the …

Terrorism

Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner Appears in Federal Court, Trial Date Set

AUGUSTA, Georgia — The young intelligence industry contractor accused of leaking a top-secret report to journalists made her second appearance in federal court on Tuesday, as a judge set her trial date for the fall.<p>Reality Winner, 25, entered court Tuesday shackled at her ankles and wrists wearing …

U.S. Federal Courts

EU Willing to Soften Brexit Position Over Court’s Role, Officials Say - Bloomberg

The European Union is willing to give ground on its demand that its judges protect the future rights of EU citizens in the U.K., according to three …

Brexit

Pastor due in court in granddaughter's faith healing death

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The pastor of a church that rejects modern medicine is due in court in Pennsylvania on a charge that he failed to report suspected abuse when his 2-year-old granddaughter died of pneumonia.<p>Rowland Foster is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing …

Crime

The lies about abortion must stop. Here's what we're doing about that.

There is one place where facts still matter: the courtroom. So that’s where we’re fighting.<p>Imagine going to your doctor about one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Imagine your doctor’s response is to lie to you.<p>You‘d rightly wonder why you’re not being told the truth and whether …

Rights & Freedoms

UK Judges: Romanian Criminals Can’t be Deported Because Prison Cells in Romania Are Too Small

Britain’s human rights laws were widely mocked today after judges in London said two Romanian criminals cannot be extradited because prison cells in …

Lifestyle

How will Trump's travel ban be enforced? Here's what the Supreme Court's decision really means.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up President Donald Trump's travel ban in the coming fall session. The ban has faced repeated legal …

U.S. Supreme Court

Britain looking at creating new body for EU citizens' rights - Sky

British ministers are looking at the option of creating some kind of new body to oversee EU citizens' rights in Britain, Sky News quoted sources as saying on Wednesday, a possible way of overcoming a standoff between London and Brussels.<p>Government officials have said that one way of getting around …

Brexit

German businesses plan for Brexit blow

Most German companies are still trying to figure out what Brexit means for them, but one effect is already making itself felt: those engaged in …

Brexit

New Jersey’s Appeal of Sports Betting Ban Heads to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear an appeal from Gov. Chris Christie and the state of New Jersey to allow betting on professional and collegiate sports at the state’s casinos and racetracks.<p>The case, which the court will hear in the fall, will be a major test for the federal ban on sports …

New York City

Google’s $2.7 Billion Fine: What It Means and What Happens Next

The European Commission on Tuesday rocked Google with a massive fine for violating antitrust laws. The EC's $2.7 billion penalty, which also requires …

Google

Supreme Court's decision could spur action in Congress, sports leagues on gambling

The odds consumers will be able to place bets as easily as ordering a cold brew improved with Tuesday’s announcement that the Supreme Court will hear New Jersey’s sports betting case.<p>Oral arguments for the case have not been scheduled and a decision is not expected for about a year, but the fact …

Sports Betting

Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.<p>Things looked very different when the …

News

Ten Commandments monument installed in Arkansas; ACLU vows court fight

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - Arkansas installed a Ten Commandments monument on the state's Capitol grounds on Tuesday, and a civil liberties group pledged a court challenge, saying it showed an unconstitutional government preference for a certain religion.<p>Legislators approved the act for the …

United States

Blue State Trio Joins Appeal Court Fight Over Gay Rights at Work - Bloomberg

A trio of solidly Blue States urged a federal appeals court to extend a federal anti-discrimination law to protect workers from being fired for being …

Equality

Supreme Court decision to take on sports gambling issue might force NCAA to accept Las Vegas

On the heels of a federal judge issuing an injunction on March 7, 2013, that barred New Jersey from allowing sports betting in the midst of an ongoing legal battle between the state and five sports organizations, the NCAA affirmed its stance that the spread of gambling is “a threat to the integrity …

Las Vegas

Boy bullied so badly that when he was sick he ate it out of fear

<b>A young boy was bullied so badly by an adult that he ate his vomit out of fear after being sick on his food.</b><p>The boy, who cannot be identified for …

Crime

Man charged with sexual assault of girl, 4, in Salford

<b>A man has been charged with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl.</b><p>Officers said they were called to an address in Salford at about 04:30 BST on Monday following reports of a disturbance.<p>Conrad Pritchard, 21, of Isaac Close, is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on …

Crime

Google Must Delete Search Results Worldwide, Supreme Court of Canada Rules

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against Google on Wednesday in a closely-watched intellectual property case over whether judges can apply their own …

Supreme Court of Canada

Fifa discloses long-withheld report on alleged corruption in Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid

World football’s governing body had previously declined to publish the 400-page report drawn up by US independent investigator Michael Garcia.<p>Fifa on …

Court of Arbitration for Sport

Supreme Court Lays Solid Foundation for School Choice Growth

This week, the nation’s highest court made two decisions that could profoundly affect the future of educational freedom in the United States.<p>On …

Conservative POV

The Justices Lay Down the Law

In the travel-ban case, a high-court ‘compromise’ delivers a unanimous rebuke to political judges.<p>In one of the last decisions of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a clear rebuke to politicized lower courts. The justices’ unanimous ruling in Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project …

U.S. Supreme Court

KK Venugopal likely to be the next attorney-general: All you need to know about the supporter of judicial reforms in India

After former attorney-general, Mukul Rohatgi asked the NDA government to not reconsider him for reappointment to the top constitutional post, the …

India

Fake news, manipulated data and the future of betting fraud

<i>Editor's note: Previous installments of ESPN's special series on the future of sports betting focused on the potential marketplace, the bettors,</i> …

Court of Arbitration for Sport

Newspaper headlines: 'May's top team splits over Brexit'

Brexit

Death penalty dispute goes to Florida Supreme Court

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's power to strip a prosecutor of murder cases because she won't seek the death penalty will be tested before the state …

Death Penalty

Chicago Bridge & Iron Was Vindicated

In this article, I decided to look at precisely why shares of Chicago Bridge & Iron soared to close up 39% on June 27th<p>The surge higher was driven by …

Business

All Eyes on LAX on the Eve of the Travel Ban Redux

Masih Fouladi was hiking near Yorba Linda on Monday morning when he got the news: The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump’s …

Immigration

The Supreme Court case that could shift how Americans vote rests on a simple math equation

Next year, one of the biggest flaws in the US electoral system could be on its way to getting fixed—or made much worse. On June 19, the US Supreme Court announced it would hear arguments on the Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case, <i>Gill v. Whitford</i>.<p>Electoral districts are redrawn every 10 years, …

U.S. Supreme Court