Tag Archives: Law

11May/15

Sweden’s Supreme Court upholds Assange detention order

Sweden’s Supreme Court rejects an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order over allegations of sexual assault.

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09May/15

Patz jurors explain verdict problem

(REUTERS/NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT) – Etan Patz vanished in 1979 in New York on his first walk alone to the school bus stop.

He’s thought to have been killed at what was then a deli.

His body’s never been found. He was officially declared dead in 2001.

Thirty-six years later a man on trial for his murder has walked free after jurors failed to agree a verdict.
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01May/15

Charges to be filed in death of Freddie Grey-prosecutor

The Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces that charges will be filed against the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.

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13Apr/15

Arizona judge sentences murderer Jodi Arias to life without parol

Jodi Arias is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for murdering her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

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02Apr/15

Lithuanian prosecutors restart investigation into CIA jail allegations

Lithuanian prosecutors say they have relaunched a criminal investigation into accusations that state security officials allowed the CIA to run a secret jail in the Baltic state.

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01Apr/15

Twenty-three people charged in New York Medicaid fraud ring

(Next Media Online) – Twenty-three people have been indicted for being part of an alleged Medicaid fraud ring that took advantage of thousands of homeless people in New York to claim millions of dollars from Medicaid.
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25Mar/15

Italy’s top court to rule on Knox conviction in Kercher murder

Italy’s highest court prepares to rule on whether to uphold former U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox’s conviction for the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.
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22Mar/15

Local bill on Muslim tribunal in Texas stirs sentiments

(NVO) – A city council in Irving, Texas, has voted to back a bill that some say would single out Muslims in their use of an Islamic Tribunal.

The bill stipulates that foreign law, in this case Sharia law, does not apply to U.S. courts, particularly not in family law cases.
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20Mar/15

Knight’s bail set at $25 million; rap mogul collapses in court

A judge sets bail at $25 million for Suge Knight in a murder case and the rap mogul collapses immediately after the hearing.

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