Latest Judiciary News

Zimbabwe court blocks leader from keeping chief justice on

May. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s High Court on Saturday forced the country’s chief justice to retire, ruling that an extension of his term by the president is illegal. The ruling is a major setback for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose party in May pushed...

Fulton judge to hear lawsuit over Augusta-area court split

May. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging a plan to create a new judicial circuit covering Columbia County will be heard by a retired Fulton County judge. The Augusta Chronicle reports Senior Judge Gail S. Tusan was appointed to preside over the...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against city over COVID regulations

May. 15, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit a fitness gym filed against a Mississippi city claiming the city violated business owners’ rights when it forced non-essential businesses to close to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. ...

Iran's hard-line judiciary chief registers presidential run

May. 15, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's judiciary chief, a hard-line cleric linked to mass executions in 1988, registered on Saturday to run in the Islamic Republic’s presidential election next month, a vote that comes as negotiators struggle to resuscitate Tehran's nuclear deal with...

Pennsylvania's spring primary: ballot issues, judicial races

May. 15, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beyond a slew of local races on ballots, Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday will determine the future of a governor's authority during disaster declarations and a Republican nominee aiming to keep a state Supreme Court seat in GOP hands. ...

Iran's judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric linked to 1988 mass executions, registers to run for president

May. 15, 2021 03:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi, a hard-line cleric linked to 1988 mass executions, registers to run for president.

Today in History

May. 15, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 15, the 135th day of 2021. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1970, just after midnight, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two...

Belugas finally arrive at Mystic Aquarium after legal battle

May. 14, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Three Beluga whales arrived Friday night at their new home in a Connecticut aquarium after a legal battle to import them and two others from Canada. The whales were flown from Ontario to Connecticut on Friday, secured in special stretchers inside...

Michigan lifts indoor mask requirement for vaccinated people

May. 14, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People in Michigan who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don't need to wear a mask any longer, and people who aren't vaccinated don't have to wear one outdoors, officials said Friday, also declaring that the state's indoor mask requirement will expire in July. ...

Prosecutors ask to drop most charges in doctor rape case

May. 14, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — State prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to dismiss most sex crime charges filed against a reality TV doctor and his girlfriend, who are accused of drugging and raping several women at their Southern California home. The attorney general's...