FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has entered a default judgment against a Libyan military commander after he repeatedly failed to show up for depositions in a federal lawsuit in which he is accused of war crimes. The exact amount of the judgment against Khalifa Hifter, who spent decades living in the U.S., […]

July 29 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday rejected key aspects of the Boy Scouts of America’s reorganization plan and its underlying sex abuse settlement, delaying the national youth organization’s ability to emerge from bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein in Wilmington, Delaware, ruled she could not approve all aspects of the plan […]

MENTONE, Texas — On a December day in 2021, Loving County Judge Skeet Jones, 71, climbed atop an oilfield tank surrounded by wide-open Texas desert dressed in a business suit and toting a pair of binoculars, hoping to spot an elusive black bull.  What Jones most likely didn’t realize from his steel perch as he […]

MGN Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson being administered the Judicial Oath by former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson officially joined the U.S. Supreme Court, marking a historic first for an African American woman. After receiving the required two oaths—Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath, and outgoing Justice Stephen Breyer, […]

Credit: Heidi Randhava When Lionel Jean-Baptiste and his family members tried to tug the string attached to the brown paper wrapping concealing the judge’s new honorary street sign, the string snapped before it could yank off the covering and reveal the sign. Before audience members had time to worry, a man jumped up onto the […]

Placeholder while article actions load The Biden administration has until Aug. 1 to say whether it believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should be immune from a civil lawsuit filed against him in the United States by Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist who was murdered in 2018. Cengiz and Democracy […]

June 27 (Reuters) – A Louisiana judge on Monday temporarily blocked the Republican-led state from enforcing laws banning abortion that were set to take effect after the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision to end the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide. Louisiana is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely […]

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Joseph Hatchett, who died in 2021, appears in an undated photo courtesy of the Florida Supreme Court and the State Archives of Florida. Florida State Archive/Handout via Reuters Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register U.S. Senate gun safety bill also would rename building after former U.S . […]

Despite his long-lasting career, actor Christopher Judge seemingly only entered the pop culture spotlight after he replaced Terrance C. Carson as a voice actor for the 2018’s God of War soft-reboot — a game that transitioned the gaming series from Mount Olympus to the journey across the Nine Realms. However, besides appearing in an enviable […]

Alexander McClay Williams, 16, was convicted in 1931 by a white jury for murdering a white woman, but Pennsylvania state court, after decades of lobbying by his only surviving sister, finds Williams innocent and wrongly convicted. Alexander McClay Williams, aged 16 then, was convicted by a white jury in just four hours and remains the […]

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