Judiciary

FILE - In this April 16, 2007, file photo, Brendan Dassey appears in court at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he will not consider a pardon request from Dassey convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer." A letter released Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, says the request from Dassey filed in October does not meet the criteria for a pardon consideration because he has not completed his prison sentence and he is a required to register as a sex offender. (Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent, Pool, File)
December 20, 2019 - 10:07 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he will not consider a pardon request from a man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The request from Brendan Dassey filed in October does not meet...
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December 20, 2019 - 9:02 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court took a major step Friday toward opening an investigation in the occupied Palestinian territories, asking judges exactly what territory a future investigation could cover. The announcement ended years of preliminary...
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December 19, 2019 - 9:16 pm
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a “Walking Dead” episode in 2017. The Daily Report reports the verdict Thursday comes after a weeklong trial before Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley. Jurors...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2010, file photo, Alex Vavilov, right, and his older brother brother Tim leave a federal court after a bail hearing for their parents Donald Heathfield and Tracey Ann Foley, in Boston, Massachusetts. Canada's Supreme Court has ruled on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, that Alex Vavilov, the son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States, can keep his Canadian citizenship. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 19, 2019 - 5:22 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that he son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States can keep his Canadian citizenship. Alexander Vavilov was born in Toronto, which would typically qualify him for Canadian citizenship. But authorities...
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December 19, 2019 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge denied the U.S. government's request Thursday to toss out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said he was rejecting the government's arguments that...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, best selling author John Grisham speaks to an attendee of the Mississippi Book Festival, at Galloway Methodist Church Sanctuary in Jackson, Miss. Karl Fontenot, who spent 35 years in prison in a murder case featured in Grisham's book and television series "The Innocent Man" has been released from an Oklahoma prison. Fontenot was released early morning on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 and transferred to the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Office, said Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Matt Elliott. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 19, 2019 - 11:47 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who spent 35 years in prison in a murder case featured in the book and television series “The Innocent Man” was released Thursday morning from an Oklahoma prison. Karl Fontenot, 55, was transferred to the custody of the U.S. Marshal's Office, said Oklahoma Department of...
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Demonstrators hold a rally to protest against changes to Poland's judiciary planned by the ruling Law and Justice party near the building of parliament in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 19, 2019 - 10:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lawmakers from Poland's ruling party defended proposed legislation that would give the government the power to fire and fine judges, arguing as debate on it began in parliament Thursday that the measure is needed to control growing anarchy in the justice system. The...
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This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, booking photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Jing Lu. Lu, a Chinese national trespassed at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club Wednesday, and was arrested when she refused to leave, police said, the second time this year a woman from that country has been charged with illicitly entering the Florida resort. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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December 19, 2019 - 10:18 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The latest Chinese intruder at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida appeared in court Thursday, with a judge appointing a public defender as her lawyer and ordering that she remain in custody. Jing Lu, 56, is charged with misdemeanor counts of loitering...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles walk behind the Imperial State Crown as they arrive in the chamber for the State Opening of Parliament, in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, Thursday Dec. 19, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II will formally open a new session of Britain's Parliament on Thursday, with a speech giving the first concrete details of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to do with his commanding House of Commons majority. (Aaron Chown, Pool via AP)
December 19, 2019 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britain’s era of Brexit deadlock Thursday, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31, overhaul everything from fishing to financial services and shore up the country’s cash-...
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FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. Airbnb’s Chief Operating Officer Belinda Johnson is stepping down from her post in order to achieve a better work-life balance. Johnson will join the San Francisco-based company’s board. CEO Brian Chesky said in a statement Friday, Nov. 22, 2018 that Johnson was the first executive he hired for Airbnb. She’s worked for the business since 2011.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 19, 2019 - 3:13 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's highest court rejected Thursday a case brought by hotels arguing Airbnb should be subject to strict rules governing French estate agents. The case was submitted by a French court after a major association of hotels, including leading chains such as Best Western...
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