Latest Judiciary News

Judge allows Democrats' lawsuit against Trump to proceed

Jun. 25, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit that accuses President Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause can move forward. U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan of the District of Columbia ruled against Justice Department lawyers who...

Man charged with impersonating federal agent to be released

Jun. 25, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border will be released to a halfway house in New Mexico while he faces charges that he impersonated a federal agent there. U.S. Magistrate Judge Shon Erwin ordered James...

Brazil's top court denies petition to release ex-president

Jun. 25, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court has denied a petition to release former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who is serving a sentence for corruption. In a 3-2 vote, a panel of Supreme Court judges rejected freeing da Silva while they consider a petition from his defense team demanding his...

Supreme Court denies appeal of Oklahoma death sentence

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for a fatal stabbing during an Oklahoma City robbery nearly 20 years ago. Attorneys for 39-year-old Tremane Wood argued in the appeal that he received ineffective legal assistance during his trial over the 2001...

Judge tosses ex-Minnesota players' suit against university

Jun. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no merit to...

Brazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption case

Jun. 25, 2019 7:25 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Supreme Court rejects another attempt by ex-President da Silva to get out of jail in corruption case.

Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

Jun. 25, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B was arraigned Tuesday on new felony charges in connection with a fight last year at a New York City strip club. "Not guilty, sir, honor," said the rapper dressed in a dark blue and light pink pantsuit with her hair tinted blue as she pleaded in state court to...

Missouri's only abortion clinic continues fight over license

Jun. 25, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's only abortion clinic on Tuesday asked a state panel for an extension to continue providing abortions after its license is set to expire Friday. The state health department last week refused to renew the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate's license, and a court order...

Minnesota appeals court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun. 25, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A district court must determine if state environmental regulators improperly sought to suppress a federal agency's serious concerns about the pollution risks arising from a proposed copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The St. Paul-based...

Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to take liquor lawsuit

Jun. 25, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lower court should first consider a case brought by a group of liquor wholesalers who are challenging a change in the state's alcohol laws. The court rejected the request Monday to immediately take the lawsuit and issue an injunction blocking the law...