Latest Judiciary News

UK court rules under-16s can get puberty blocking drugs

Sep. 19, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Friday that doctors can prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to children under 16, overturning a lower court’s decision that a judge’s approval should be needed. Appeals judges said the High Court was wrong to rule last...

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

Sep. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been...

Vermont's chief trial judge to retire, replacement named

Sep. 19, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The chief of Vermont’s trial courts is retiring after 17 years as a judge, including seven as chief superior judge, the state Supreme Court has announced. Chief Judge Brian Grearson will retire Nov. 1. “Vermont’s...

New trial granted for Lyft driver convicted of raping rider

Sep. 19, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A judge has granted a new trial to Mandan Lyft driver whose 2019 conviction for raping a customer was upheld by the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler wrote in an order earlier this week that Corey Wickham’s...

Netflix series touts ‘scandalous’ look at New Orleans jail

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, video shot inside the New Orleans jail of inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun prompted outrage and a costly federal consent decree that still hangs over Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Now, a different kind of reality TV is...

Today in History

Sep. 19, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2021. There are 103 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 19, 1796, President George Washington’s farewell address was published. In it,...

Nevada court: Inmate no longer eligible for death penalty

Sep. 18, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada death row inmate convicted in the 1980 robbery-killing of a man for $2 is no longer eligible for capitol punishment and must be resentenced, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled. The Nevada justices ruled Thursday that a New York court's recent...

Woman gets 75 years in prison for killing boyfriend's son

Sep. 18, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois woman accused of resenting a boyfriend's 4-year-old son was sentenced to 75 years in prison for killing the boy. Lesli Jett was portrayed as a selfish drug abuser who didn't like being at the East Peoria home with Tate Thurman. The boy had...

Judge's refusal to block vaccination requirement appealed

Sep. 18, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for two women who challenged New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers is appealing a judge's denial of their request for an injunction blocking the mandate. Attorney A. Blair Dunn...

Man gets probation for improper shipping of nuclear waste

Sep. 18, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A judge has opted against prison time for a Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to shipping low-level nuclear waste to a Kentucky landfill without proper labeling. A federal judge handed down a five-year probation sentence Wednesday for Cory David...