Judiciary

September 09, 2020 - 7:31 am
BOSTON (AP) — Black and Latino defendants in Massachusetts are more likely than white defendants to be locked up for drug and weapons offenses and get longer sentences than white people sent to prison for similar crimes, researchers at Harvard Law School said in a report released Wednesday. In a...
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FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Voting integrity advocates will try this week to convince a federal judge that the state of Georgia should scrap its touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots, while the state will ask her not to order any changes, especially so close to an election. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
September 09, 2020 - 4:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Voting integrity activists will try this week to convince a federal judge that Georgia should scrap its brand new touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots. The state, meanwhile, will ask her not to order any changes, especially with an election looming. A...
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In this image taken from video provided by the Arakan Army, Private Zaw Naing Tun provides a video testimony from an undisclosed location somewhere in Myanmar on July 8, 2020. Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (Arakan Army via AP)
September 08, 2020 - 6:26 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all that you see and that you hear” in villages where minority Rohingya Muslims lived, a human rights group said Tuesday. The comments appear to be the...
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FILE - In this photo from Wednesday, March 4, 2020, E. Jean Carroll talks to reporters outside a courthouse in New York. A New York judge has knocked down President Donald Trump’s bid to delay a lawsuit from Carroll, who accused him of rape. Manhattan judge Verna Saunders says in a decision released Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 that the presidency doesn’t shield Trump in the case. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 08, 2020 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court Tuesday to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2020, file photo, the Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is preparing to release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees. It's a list that will give voters something to compare to rival Joe Biden’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the high court if given the chance. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
September 08, 2020 - 4:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to again release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, one that voters can compare to rival Joe Biden's promise to nominate a Black woman to the high court if given the chance. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters at the...
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September 08, 2020 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly can remain behind bars awaiting multiple trials on child pornography and other charges in three states, an appeals court in New York said Tuesday as a lawyer for the R&B singer cited another inmate's attack on Kelly last month as one reason he should receive bail. The...
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FILE - This Sunday, April 5, 2020, photo shows an envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 08, 2020 - 11:41 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two days after a federal judge ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to stop winding down 2020 census operations for the time being, the statistical agency said Tuesday in court papers that it's refraining from laying off some census takers and it's restoring some quality-control...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. With a failed attempt by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question, the hiring of three political appointees with limited experience to top positions, a sped-up schedule and a directive from President Donald Trump to exclude undocumented residents from the process of redrawing congressional districts, the 2020 census has descended into a high-stakes partisan battle. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 06, 2020 - 10:50 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau for now must stop following a plan that would have it winding down operations in order to finish the 2020 census at the end of September, according to a federal judge's order. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, issued a temporary...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2012, file photo, Amit Mehta, then the attorney for Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaks in Bronx state Supreme Court in New York. Judge Amit Mehta has ordered the Trump administration to resume issuing diversity visas for immigrants from underrepresented countries. The order issued Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 in Washington, D.C., partially reverse a pandemic-related freeze on a wide range of immigrant and temporary visas. The U.S. issues up to 55,000 visas a year to people from countries with low representation in the U.S., many in Africa. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta denied requests to take similar action on other visa categories subject to bans. (Stan Honda/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 05, 2020 - 2:28 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to resume issuing diversity visas for immigrants from underrepresented countries, partially reversing a pandemic-related freeze on a wide range of immigrant and temporary visas. The U.S. issues up to 55,000 visas a year to people...
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Alberto Zangrillo, Silvio Berlusconi's longtime physician, talks to reporters at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week, has an early-stage lung infection but was breathing on his own Friday after being hospitalized in Milan, his personal physician said. Alberto Zangrillo, who is also on the staff of San Raffaele hospital, where Berlusconi was taken in the early hours of the day, told reporters that test results are reassuring and “makes us optimistic” for his recovery over the next “hours and days.” (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 8:03 am
ROME — The personal doctor of Silvio Berlusconi has expressed “cautious but reasonable optimism” for the former Italian leader’s recovery from the coronavirus. The 83-year-old Berlusconi is hospitalized in Milan after testing positive this week. Dr. Alberto Zangrillo said in a written statement...
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