Latest Judiciary News

Court denies ex-Detroit mayor’s motion to get out of prison

Nov. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has denied ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s latest effort to get out of prison. The order was filed Friday on Kilpatrick’s motion arguing, among other things, that U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds was biased and should have recused...

Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena

Nov. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to keep House Democrats from getting his financial records at least until the justices resolve a broader fight over efforts to subpoena a sitting president’s records. Trump filed an emergency appeal with the justices Friday in a case...

Justices to consider reinstating military rape convictions

Nov. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether to reinstate convictions for rape by a military officer and two enlisted men. The issue is whether they could be prosecuted long after the rapes occurred. A military appeals court threw out the convictions because too much time had elapsed between the...

Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight

Nov. 15, 2019 2:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google. Oracle says it wants nearly $9 billion from Google. The case stems from Google’s development of its hugely popular Android operating system by using Oracle’s...

Ailing ex-telecom executive Ebbers seeks release from prison

Nov. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former telecommunications executive convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he can be released as his health deteriorates. Bernard Ebbers led WorldCom, once one of the world’s largest...

Teen who stabbed ex-girlfriend to be tried in juvenile court

Nov. 15, 2019 1:19 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge says the trial of a teenager accused of stabbing his former girlfriend and then himself at an Omaha, Nebraska, high school will be moved to juvenile court. Judge Duane Dougherty said in his ruling Wednesday that he relied heavily on the mental health experts who examined the boy...

Groups challenging Trump order can seek GOP map guru’s files

Nov. 15, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Civil rights groups challenging President Donald Trump’s order to gather citizenship information can try to get documents belonging to a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. A federal judge in Maryland said Thursday the civil rights groups can...

Judge: US-born woman who joined Islamic State not citizen

Nov. 15, 2019 11:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the U.S. government was correct when it determined a woman who joined the Islamic State group was not an American citizen despite her birth in the country. Lawyers for the family of the woman said Friday that they plan to appeal the ruling. “While we are...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book

Nov. 15, 2019 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed political ally: President Donald Trump. In the foreword, shared Friday by the publisher Sentinel with The Associated Press, Trump praises the...