Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

World 10/20/18, 22:42

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail.Israel has ...

US tries to stop youth climate lawsuit days before trial

U.S. 10/19/18, 17:02

The U.S. government is trying again to stop a high-profile climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights through policies that have caused a dangerous climate.Justice Department lawyers on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss ...

EU court orders Poland to reinstate Supreme Court judges

Europe 10/19/18, 04:52

The European Union's top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop applying a law that lowered the retirement age for Supreme Court judges, forcing some 20 off the bench.The interim injunction from the European Court of Justice also obliges EU member Poland to reinstate the judges who had to ...

Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling

U.S. 10/18/18, 13:35

The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. The U.S. Department of Justice wants the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to ...

Israel’s Supreme Court overturns deportation of US student

World 10/18/18, 12:30

Lawyers for a U.S. student who was denied entry to Israel because of alleged support for a boycott campaign say the Supreme Court has accepted her appeal and will allow her to study in the country.The lawyers say that under Thursday's ruling, Lara Alqasem will be released from detention immediately ...

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in ‘outsider’ cash

Politics 10/18/18, 11:46

It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races.Citizens United, as the ruling is commonly known, has transformed American ...

Rap lyrics, Kavanaugh take the stage in pivotal House race

New York 10/18/18, 10:32

Hip-hop, health care and Brett Kavanaugh have emerged as issues in a tight congressional race in New York's Hudson Valley that pits a freshman Republican congressman against a rapper-turned-corporate lawyer seeking his first political office.Democrat Antonio Delgado is running on universal access to Medicare, creating good jobs and eliminating tax ...

Power of president tested in ex-‘Apprentice’ star’s case

Entertainment 10/18/18, 07:51

Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he were to buck an order in the case?The question came up — but wasn't ...

Maine university bans professor who planned protest course

U.S. 10/18/18, 04:50

The University of Southern Maine has barred from teaching a professor who organized a one-credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins in Washington as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Portland Press Herald reports University president Glenn Cummings said in a statement Wednesday Dr. Susan ...

White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Politics 10/17/18, 22:43

Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn's last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme ...

Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

U.S. 10/17/18, 13:18

Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal's extinction in violation of federal law.Lawyers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however, countered that new rules for the red wolf ...

Indian temple set to allow entry to females who menstruate

World 10/17/18, 03:32

A temple in southern India that's one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centers in the world is set to open its doors to females of menstruating age following a ruling by the country's top court.Some 1,000 police officers cleared protesters from the vicinity of the Sabarimala temple in Kerala state ...

ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

Europe 10/17/18, 03:23

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor issued a warning Wednesday that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime.Israel's Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar.ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said ...

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Politics 10/17/18, 03:08

President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump compared the case of Khashoggi, who Turkish officials have ...

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

Politics 10/16/18, 18:09

President Donald Trump is criticizing the mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Trump says in an ...

Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech

U.S. 10/16/18, 15:45

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political pressures.In a speech at the University of ...

Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit

Enviroment 10/16/18, 08:53

An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of drilling.A lawyer for the state countered that regulators acted properly when they ...

California justices takes rare step of recusing themselves

California 10/15/18, 13:04

The California Supreme Court is taking the unusual step of disqualifying itself from considering a case.The justices issued an order Monday recusing themselves from a lawsuit over tens of millions of dollars in back pay and benefits to the state's judges. Court officials say the justices have not all recused ...

W.Va. Senate postpones acting on impeachment trial ruling

U.S. 10/15/18, 12:23

The West Virginia Senate has postponed the impeachment trial of a state Supreme Court justice after a judge who was to preside over the trial failed to show up.The impeachment trial of Justice Margaret Workman was to begin Monday, but Acting Chief Justice Paul Farrell was absent. Given that and ...

Death sentence vacated for man who threw children off bridge

U.S. 10/15/18, 10:22

An Alabama man convicted of killing four children by throwing them off a bridge had his death sentence reduced by a judge Monday to life imprisonment, after tests showed the man had an IQ of 51.The state attorney general's office and defense lawyers jointly asked the judge to change Lam ...

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