Latest Courts News

An appeals court dismisses charges against a Michigan election worker who downloaded a voter list

Apr. 19, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An appeals court dismissed charges against a Michigan election worker who put a USB flash drive into an electronic poll book and downloaded the names of voters at the close of a primary election in 2022. The court's conclusion: James Holkeboer's conduct...

Children of reality TV's Chrisleys hope court hearing is step toward bringing convicted parents home

Apr. 19, 2024 11:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley, who are in prison after being convicted on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion, on Friday challenged aspects of their convictions and sentences in a federal appeals court. The Chrisleys rose to fame with...

Croatia's top court rules President Milanović cannot be prime minister because of campaign

Apr. 19, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's Constitutional Court on Friday banned President Zoran Milanović from becoming prime minister in case his center-left party manages to garner a majority after this week's highly contested parliamentary election. The ballot on Wednesday ended...

Italian court drops charges against migrant rescue ship crews and ends long-running legal battle

Apr. 19, 2024 09:36 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court on Friday dismissed a long-running case against the crew of three humanitarian organizations, dropping charges accusing them of collaborating with smugglers as they helped rescue thousands of migrants at sea. The judges in the Sicilian city of Trapani...

Teenager is charged with terrorism offenses in stabbings of bishop and priest at Sydney church

Apr. 18, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing two Christian clerics during a Sydney church service has been charged by police with terrorism offenses. Authorities said the stabbing was declared a terrorist act because of the teenager’s suspected religious motivation and...

A former Maldives president is freed after a high court throws out his 11-year sentence

Apr. 18, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in the Maldives on Thursday threw out former President Abdulla Yameen's 11-year prison sentence on money laundering and bribery charges and ordered a retrial. The development comes two days ahead of parliamentary elections in this Indian Ocean...

Nevada Supreme Court rulings hand setbacks to gun-right defenders and anti-abortion activists

Apr. 18, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Supreme Court upheld a state ban on ghost guns Thursday, overturning a lower court's ruling that sided with a gun manufacturer's argument that the 2021 law regulating firearm components with no serial numbers was too broad and unconstitutionally vague. ...

Hawaii Supreme Court chides state's legal moves on water after deadly Maui wildfire

Apr. 18, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii attorney general's office must pay attorney fees for using last year's Maui wildfire tragedy to file a petition in “bad faith” that blamed a state court judge for a lack of water for firefighting, Hawaii's Supreme Court ruled. It seems the state...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 18, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...

US committee releases sealed Brazil court orders to Musk's X, shedding light on account suspensions

Apr. 18, 2024 20:25 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A U.S. congressional committee released confidential Brazilian court orders to suspend accounts on the social media platform X, offering a glimpse into decisions that have spurred complaints of alleged censorship from the company and its billionaire owner Elon Musk. ...