Criminal Law

Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The man who …

NAACP

Court hears how man supplied drugs to Omagh woman Emma Doogan before death

The death of a teenager in Omagh at the weekend is a “chilling example” of the dangers of the illicit use of drugs, a judge has said.<p>District Judge …

Crime

Life-bans confirmed for trio of former IAAF officials

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed appeals from three senior IAAF officials who were banned for life for blackmailing athletes and …

News (Ireland)

Judge to decide next week on fitness assessment for woman facing terror charges

TORONTO - An Ontario judge will decide by next week if a fitness assessment is required for a Toronto-area woman facing terror charges in an alleged …

Judiciary

BBC Radio 4 - Today, 21/08/2017

<b>0650</b><br>Africa's population is expected to double by 2050 - to two and a half billion people. This new baby boom could provide a huge workforce to transform African economies and lift millions out of poverty - or it could lead to an even bigger migration problem. Alastair Leithead is the BBC's Africa …

Judiciary

Ronald Gasser's prior road rage case is admissable in trial for Joe McKnight's death: appeals court | NOLA.com

The state Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal sided with a Jefferson Parish district court judge who decided to allow prosecutors to introduce evidence of …

Crime

Bristol Magistrates' Court listings - find out who was convicted this week

<i>Crown Prosecutors from CPS South West have had a busy week at Bristol Magistrates' Court.</i><p><i>Here we take a look at their cases and at those who have</i> …

Crime

Man charged after sudden death of 19-year-old female in Omagh

Police in Omagh have launched an investigation following the sudden death of a 19-year-old woman in the Meelmore Drive area on Saturday …

Crime

Police investigate death of teenager in Omagh

<b>Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman in Omagh.</b><p>She was found in a property in the Meelmore Drive area of the County Tyrone town on Saturday.<p>A 24-year-old man has been charged with a number of drug-related offences and is due to appear at Enniskillen Magistrates' Court on …

Crime

Teenagers involved in drink-driving crash went to pub after being sentenced

A pair of teenagers who avoided jail after a drink-driving crash celebrated their freedom by going to the pub.<p>Alesha Peers, 18, and Kaitlyn Morris, …

Crime

Commuter facing jail for elbowing woman in the face during Tube rush hour crush

A commuter who admitted seeing ‘a red mist’ and elbowing a woman in the face has been told he faces a jail sentence.<p>Robert Bucknor-Smartt, 38, …

Crime

Keeping Corporate America Honest: Why Putting Caps On Damages Only Punishes Victims

Without the threat of uncapped damages, companies have proven over and over again that they will prioritize their bottom line above the well-being of everyone else.<p>Recently, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would limit monetary damages for pain-and-suffering in medical …

Law

Can you spot the burglar found hiding from police?

<b>A burglar was caught after he forgot to hide his legs under the bed when police came looking for him at his house.</b><p>Moment terrorist is shot dead by …

Crime

Drug fresh, Arkansas' oldest death-row prisoner to have execution set

Arkansas' oldest death-row prisoner will have an execution date set, the governor's office announced Thursday, just as a prison spokesman revealed …

Prison

Police find drug bunker on Qld property

An underground bunker allegedly used to make ice has been uncovered on a property in Queensland's Wide Bay region.<p>Police searched the address on …

Bunker

US judge rejects Polanski victim's bid to close case

LOS ANGELES, United States - A US judge on Friday rejected a bid by a woman Roman Polanski raped as a teenager to close the case, saying the fugitive …

Roman Polanski

Thug battered man with a hammer after visit to dentist put him in a bad mood

Derek Docherty has been jailed for five years following the brutal attack that left his victim with 60 staples in a fractured skull<p>A thug who …

Crime

B.C. judge to deliberate fate of Sri Lankan man convicted of human smuggling

Sentencing hearing for Kunarobinson Christhurajah concluded Friday in B.C. Supreme Court<p>The fate of a Sri Lankan man convicted of human smuggling for …

Judiciary

Postmaster who fought three robbers tells his story

AN HEROIC postmaster has spoken of his brave attempts to stop three robbers who stole £1,800 from his store.<p>The employee at the Crescent Road Post …

Manchester

High Court quashes man's murder conviction

A Queensland man found guilty of the shooting murder of his girlfriend in 2013 will face a new trial after the High Court quashed his …

Australian News

Orange County Judge Removes Death Penalty Option For Mass Murderer Scott Dekraai

The decision stems from the Orange County Sheriff's Department's mishandling of evidence in the case. [ more › ]

Judiciary

News24.com | Janusz Walus parole decision must consider Hani's widow - SCA

Justice Minister Michael Masutha must take a victim impact statement by Limpho Hani into consideration when deciding anew if her husband’s killer, …

News (South Africa)

Australia puts multinationals on notice after Chevron drops tax appeal

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Chevron Corp (N:CVX) has withdrawn an appeal to Australia's High Court over a disputed A$340 million ($268 million) tax bill, …

Stock Markets

Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercy

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An unlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV on Thursday acknowledged his mistake in reusing syringes and told an appeals court that he only sought to provide health care for his …

News

72-year-old architect convicted of assaulting driver who refused to make way for her Ferrari

SINGAPORE: A 72-year-old woman was found guilty on Thursday (Aug 17) of assaulting a driver when he refused to make way for her Ferrari along Telok …

Crime

Hoddle St killer loses final freedom bid (AAP)

Melbourne's Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight will stay in jail until he's near death after the High Court rejected his last ditch attempt for …

Australian News

Court denies appeal of man caught in texting sting | Miami Herald

A court has denied the appeal of a man convicted of attempting to lure a minor after a New Jersey mother posed as her teen daughter, texted him and …

Business

Malegaon Blast Case: Supreme Court to hear accused Colonel Shrikant Purohit's bail plea today

The Supreme Court will hear former Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit's bail plea in the 2008 Malegaon blast case on Thursday. On 14 August, …

Judiciary

Al-Werfalli’s Arrest Warrant: Respect for International Criminal Law need of the hour

Al-Werfalli, a Libyan National born in 1978 belonging to the Al-Sahibani family of the Werfalla Tribe is a commander in the Al-Saiqa Brigade. …

Law

Hip-hop artist Scribe granted bail after appearing at Porirua District Court

Hip-hop artist Malo Ioane Luafutu, better known as Scribe, has been granted bail after appearing in Porirua District Court on Thursday afternoon.

Judiciary