Latest Judiciary News

Fears over impunity grow as Haiti probes president's slaying

Aug. 03, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police have detained more than 40 suspects in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, but many people fear Haiti’s crumbling judicial system could result in the assassination going unpunished. Interrogations are continuing, while dozens...

Election body targets Bolsonaro after he fails to show fraud

Aug. 03, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After years of attacking Brazil's voting system as susceptible to fraud, President Jair Bolsonaro ignored a Monday deadline from the nation's electoral court to present proof of his claims. And the election authority, in turn, adopted its strongest measures yet aimed...

Today in History

Aug. 03, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2021. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3, 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at...

‘I’m back’: Ex-con Blagojevich sues for right to run again

Aug. 02, 2021 21:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ex-con and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich sued his home state Monday for booting him from the governor’s seat after his 2008 arrest for corruption and stripping him of his right to run for elective office in Illinois. Before filing the lawsuit, an...

Court declines to hear church's attack on COVID restrictions

Aug. 02, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a lawsuit by a Maine church that sought to take a preemptive strike against future restrictions associated with a variant of the virus that’s spreading across the country. Calvary Chapel in Orrington...

Court nixes some caps for Alaska campaign contributions

Aug. 02, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided federal appeals court panel has struck down several campaign contribution caps in Alaska, including a $500-a-year limit on what an individual can give a candidate. The decision, released Friday, also struck down a $500-a-year limit on...

Uncertainty in some parts of Arizona as eviction ban ends

Aug. 02, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The lower courts in Arizona’s largest county braced Monday for new filings allowing landlords to remove renters for failure to pay after a national eviction ban expired over the weekend, but officials said the brunt of any action isn’t expected for days. ...

Virginia lawmakers convene in person for special session

Aug. 02, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The entire Virginia General Assembly returned to the state Capitol for the first time in over a year Monday, kicking off a short special session to elect judges and adjust the state budget to account for billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money. ...

Italy's Draghi wins confidence votes on justice reforms

Aug. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Draghi's government easily won two confidence votes early Tuesday, securing approval from lawmakers in Parliament's lower chamber for a key justice system overhaul that Italy needs as part of reforms to help secure generous pandemic recovery funds from the European...

Appeals court upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate

Aug. 02, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Indiana University can proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19, in what is the highest court decision regarding college immunization mandates. The Chicago-based...