Judiciary

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1991, file photo, Tommy Thompson, left, stands at the helm of the Arctic Explorer as Bob Evans, center, and Barry Schatz look on in Norfolk, Va. Thompson, a former deep-sea treasure hunter, is about to celebrate his fifth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from gold found in an historic ship wreck. Despite an investors lawsuit and a federal court order, Thompson still won't cooperate with authorities trying to find those coins, according to court records, federal prosecutors and the judge who found Thompson in contempt. (Doral Chenoweth III/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
December 14, 2020 - 7:22 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former deep-sea treasure hunter is about to mark his fifth year in jail for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from gold found in an historic shipwreck. Research scientist Tommy Thompson isn't incarcerated for breaking the law. Instead, he's being...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 file photo, chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The outgoing prosecutor of the International Criminal Court hit out Monday at sanctions slapped on her by the Trump Adminstration in her last speech to an annual gathering of the court's member states before she leaves office next year. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)
December 14, 2020 - 3:51 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The outgoing prosecutor of the International Criminal Court hit out Monday at sanctions slapped on her by the Trump Administration in her final speech to an annual gathering of the court's member states before she leaves office next year. Fatou Bensouda noted at the...
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Supporters of President Donald Trump who are wearing attire associated with the Proud Boys attend a rally at Freedom Plaza, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
December 12, 2020 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump returned to Washington on Saturday for rallies to back his desperate efforts to subvert the election that he lost to Joe Biden. Sporadic fights broke out between pro-Trump and anti-Trump demonstrators after sundown. WRC-TV reported...
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December 12, 2020 - 11:15 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump lost a federal lawsuit Saturday while his attorney was arguing his case before a skeptical Wisconsin Supreme Court in another lawsuit that liberal justices said “smacks of racism” and would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters only in the state'...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Travonna Thompson-Wiley, with the Black Action Coalition, speaks at the "Count Every Vote - Protect Every Person," rally and march in Occidental Park in Seattle. The coalition demanded that every vote is counted and orderly transition of power, as well as the elimination the Electoral College. The acrimonious 2020 presidential election is spotlighting an effort to get rid of the current Electoral College system and instead elect America's leader by a national popular vote. Advocates hope it'll be in place by the next presidential election. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP, File)
December 12, 2020 - 7:45 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — When the Electoral College meets Monday, its detractors hope it marks the beginning of the end of a system that twice this century has vaulted the loser of the popular vote to the presidency. This year's presidential race provides the latest motivation for change to supporters of...
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Kathy Kratt of Orlando, Fla., displays her Trump flags as she and other protesters demonstrate their support for President Donald Trump at the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 12, 2020 - 6:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court and subvert the will of voters. Trump bemoaned...
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FILE - President Donald Trump, left, remains on stage as then-Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, walks away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. President Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin returns to the courtroom on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 with hearings in federal and state lawsuits seeking to invalidate hundreds of thousands of ballots and give the GOP-controlled Legislature the power to name Trump the winner. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
December 11, 2020 - 9:55 pm
The elections lawsuit pushed by President Donald Trump and dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court was filled with claims that failed to withstand basic scrutiny. The high court on Friday threw out a complaint filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that directly attacked four other states that...
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Kathy Kratt of Orlando, Fla., displays her Trump flags as she and other protesters demonstrate their support for President Donald Trump at the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 11, 2020 - 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending a desperate attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court and subvert the will of voters. Trump...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 16, 2018 file photo, Lil Wayne performs on Day 3 of the 2018 Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands in Dover, Del. Rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 to a federal charge that he possessed a weapon despite being a convicted felon following a 2019 search of a private plane in the Miami area. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
December 11, 2020 - 6:26 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge that he possessed a weapon despite being a convicted felon following a 2019 search of a private plane in the Miami area. The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, entered the plea during a hearing...
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FILE - President Donald Trump, left, remains on stage as then-Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, walks away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. President Trump's extraordinary effort to overturn Joe Biden's win in Wisconsin returns to the courtroom on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 with hearings in federal and state lawsuits seeking to invalidate hundreds of thousands of ballots and give the GOP-controlled Legislature the power to name Trump the winner. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, file)
December 11, 2020 - 4:12 pm
The elections lawsuit pushed by President Donald Trump and dismissed Friday by the U.S. Supreme Court was filled with claims that failed to withstand basic scrutiny. The high court on Friday threw out a complaint filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that directly attacked four other states...
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