• Prince Philip Sep 17, 2021

    Judge Orders Prince Philip's Will Be Sealed to Protect Royal ‘Dignity' of Queen

    A judge has ruled that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state.

  • California May 8, 2021

    First Latino Justice on California's High Court Dies at 90

    Cruz Reynoso, a son of migrant workers who worked in the fields as a child and went on to become the first Latino state Supreme Court justice in California history, has died

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sep 19, 2020

    Flowers, Homemade Signs Left Outside Supreme Court in Ginsburg Tribute

    Mourners have dropped off bouquets and gathered outside the Supreme Court early Saturday in quiet tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • Chairman Nov 3, 2019

    Bangladesh Grants Bail to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus

    A court in Bangladesh’s capital granted bail Sunday to micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over the firing of three employees by Grameen Communications, where he is chairman. Acting Chairman of the 3rd Labor Court in Dhaka, Zakia Parveen, granted the bail when Yunus appeared before the court. The country’s High Court had set a Nov. 7 deadline last...

  • China Oct 7, 2019

    2 Protesters Charged in 1st Use of Hong Kong's New Mask Ban

    Two protesters were charged Monday with violating Hong Kong’s new ban on wearing masks at rallies, a move likely to add to a backlash that has thrown the semi-autonomous Chinese territory into deeper crisis. An 18-year-old student and a 38-year-old woman were the first to be prosecuted under the ban, which came into force Saturday under sweeping emergency powers aimed...

  • China Oct 6, 2019

    Protests, Clashes as Bid to Block Hong Kong Mask Ban Fails

    Furiously yelling “Wearing a mask is not a crime,” tens of thousands of masked protesters hit Hong Kong’s rain-drenched streets Sunday in defiance of a new ban on facial coverings. Riot police later swept in with volleys of tear gas and muscular arrests as peaceful rallies again degenerated into widespread violence and chaos in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Instead of...

  • New York Jun 27, 2019

    Census, Redistricting Decisions Due on High Court's Last Day

    Two issues that could determine the distribution of political power for the next decade await resolution on the Supreme Court’s final day of decisions before a long summer break. Chief Justice John Roberts could well be the author of decisions on both politically charged topics Thursday, whether to allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census and place limits on...

  • Supreme Court Mar 29, 2019

    Australian Man Loses Bullying-by-Farting Court Case

    An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of repeatedly breaking wind toward him. The Victoria state Court of Appeal upheld a Supreme Court judge’s ruling that even if engineer David Hingst’s allegations were true, flatulence did not necessarily constitute bullying. Hingst said he would take his case to...

  • spokesman Feb 18, 2019

    Return to Sender: High Court to Hear Undeliverable Mail Case

    Mitch Hungerpiller thought he had a first-class solution for mail that gets returned as undeliverable, a common problem for businesses that send lots of letters. But the process he helped develop and built his small Alabama technology company around has resulted in a more than decadelong fight with the U.S. Postal Service, which says his solution shouldn’t have been patentable....

  • actress Nov 16, 2018

    ‘Pitch Perfect' Actress Rebel Wilson Loses Bid to Keep Most of Defamation Payout

    Rebel Wilson said she was glad she’d stood up to “a bully” despite losing her bid in Sydney court Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine. The actress had sued Woman’s Day magazine last year over a series of articles in 2015 that she said had painted her...

  • JUDGE Jul 12, 2018

    Rebel Wilson Back in Australian Courts in Defamation Appeal

    Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia’s highest court to increase the comic actress’s payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids” movies, was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages.

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 24, 2018

    UK Watchdog Assessing Evidence From Cambridge Analytica Raid

    Britain’s information regulator says it is assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data firm Cambridge Analytica, carried out as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and social media companies. More than a dozen investigators from the Information Commissioner’s Office entered the data firm’s central London office late Friday, shortly...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 24, 2018

    UK Data Watchdog Raids Cambridge Analytica Office in London

    Officers from Britain’s information regulator are raiding the London offices of data firm Cambridge Analytica after being granted a warrant as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information. A High Court judge granted the warrant Friday evening. Soon afterward, 18 people, some in Information Commissioner’s Office jackets, entered the company’s central London offices.

  • United States Mar 20, 2018

    High Court: Detained Immigrants Not Entitled to Bond Hearing

    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren’t entitled by law to a bond hearing after six months in detention and then every six months if they’re still being held. The case is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who’ve spent long periods in custody. The group includes some people facing deportation...

  • Asher Klein Dec 1, 2017

    Opponents in LGBT Supreme Court Case Agree: It's Not About Wedding Cake

    In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion’s place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It’s not about the cake. At its core, the case that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments on Dec. 5 is a showdown between a gay couple from Colorado and a Denver-area baker who in...

  • JUDGE Nov 15, 2017

    Is Gun Maker Liable? Court Takes Up Sandy Hook Shooting Case

    With both gun rights supporters and gun control advocates nationwide looking on, lawyers for Newtown families and gun maker Remington Arms faced off Tuesday before the Connecticut Supreme Court to argue whether the company should be held liable for the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

  • President Nov 4, 2017

    NYU Grad Charged with Subversion in Zimbabwe Goes to Court

    An American woman charged with subversion in Zimbabwe for allegedly insulting the president on Twitter as a “sick man” made her first court appearance on Saturday as her lawyers disputed the charges that carry up to 20 years in prison. A lawyer for 25-year-old Martha O’Donovan, Rose Hanzi, told the court that the subversion charge was illegal because police did...

  • Associated Press Aug 17, 2017

    Young Leaders of Massive 2014 Hong Kong Protests Get Prison

    A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony. The High Court overturned an earlier verdict that let Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow avoid...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 27, 2017

    Judge Approves Plan for Charlie Gard to Be Sent to Hospice

    A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill infant Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will “inevitably” die within a short time. Judge Nicholas Francis made the order after Charlie’s parents and the hospital treating him failed to meet a deadline to agree on an end-of-life care plan that could have seen the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 26, 2017

    Baby Charlie Gard Will End Life in Hospice, Not Home: Judge

    A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life. A High Court judge will decide at a hearing Wednesday whether his parents’ wish to take him home to die will be granted. After months of court proceedings on whether the 11-month-old baby could...

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