Latest Judiciary News

Judge overturns murder conviction over juror-selection bias

Jun. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge has overturned a Black man's murder conviction after prosecutors agreed with defense attorneys that it was unlikely that earlier prosecutors struck possible Black jurors by chance. The Times-Picayune ' The New Orleans Advocate...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments...

Ivory Coast's former president Gbagbo attends Mass in public

Jun. 20, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has made one of his first public appearances since returning home after nearly a decade in exile, attending Mass on Sunday as residents of his hometown made preparations for his visit. Gbagbo, who...

Family seeks 2nd chance at charging officer in man's death

Jun. 20, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge will decide this week whether to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car, after the man's family invoked a rarely used legal process in a bid to get around prosecutors who cleared the officer. Joseph...

Judge to hear motions to toss Georgia ballot review case

Jun. 20, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge who last month ordered absentee ballots in Georgia's most populous county to be unsealed as part of a lawsuit alleging fraud during the November election is now set to hear arguments over whether the case should be dismissed. Originally filed in...

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

Today in History

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2021. There are 194 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Summer begins at 11:32 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1967, boxer Muhammad...

Doping’s puzzling rules: McNeal's case poses another hurdle

Jun. 19, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Were it not for Shelby Houlihan and her head-scratching case involving a pork burrito, the talk of doping — and, thus, track and field — on Saturday might very well have been Brianna McNeal. Like Houlihan, McNeal, the defending Olympic champion...

Iowa Supreme Court rules on Waterloo's ban the box ordinance

Jun. 19, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down part of the city of Waterloo’s new “ban the box" ordinance that prohibits employers from making hiring decisions based on pending criminal charges without a legitimate business reason. What remained after...

Poopy pipe cancels court in aged Georgia government building

Jun. 19, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A ruptured pipe in Columbus' main government building dumped bird feces, leaves and other debris into a judge's office. Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Gil McBride tells WRBL-TV he found debris and water in his office suite earlier this month...