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  • Ex-Thailand PM Shinawatra indicted for defaming monarchy

    Ex-Thailand PM Shinawatra indicted for defaming monarchy

    Courts and the Judiciary 06/16/2024

    Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was indicted and arraigned Tuesday on a charge of defaming the country’s monarchy in one of several court cases that have rattled Thai politics. He was granted bail.Thaksin is the unofficial power b...

  • Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

    Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

    Courts and the Judiciary 06/13/2024

    The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously preserved access to a medication that was used in nearly two-thirds of all abortions in the U.S. last year, in the court’s first abortion decision since conservative justices overturned Roe v. Wade two ...

  • A Thai court sentences an opposition lawmaker to 2 years in prison

    A Thai court sentences an opposition lawmaker to 2 years in prison

    Courts and the Judiciary 05/29/2024

    A Thai court on Monday sentenced a lawmaker from a progressive opposition party to two years in prison after finding her guilty of defaming the monarchy in a speech she made during a protest rally three years ago.Chonthicha Jangrew of the Move Forwar...

  • TikTok content creators sue the US government over potential ban

    TikTok content creators sue the US government over potential ban

    Courts and the Judiciary 05/14/2024

    Eight TikTok content creators sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, issuing another challenge to the new federal law that would ban the popular social media platform nationwide if its China-based parent company doesn’t sell its stakes within a y...

  • Supreme Court will weigh banning homeless people from sleeping outside

    Supreme Court will weigh banning homeless people from sleeping outside

    Courts and the Judiciary 04/22/2024

    The Supreme Court will consider Monday whether banning homeless people from sleeping outside when shelter space is lacking amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.The case is considered the most significant to come before the high court in decades on...

  • Mexico breaks diplomatic ties with Ecuador after embassy raid

    Mexico breaks diplomatic ties with Ecuador after embassy raid

    Courts and the Judiciary 04/08/2024

    The Mexican president has quickly moved to break off diplomatic ties with Ecuador after police broke into the Mexican Embassy to arrest a former vice president who had sought political asylum there after being indicted on corruption charges.In an ext...

  • Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Courts and the Judiciary 03/26/2024

    A former Georgia insurance commissioner who made a failed Republican run for governor has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud.John W. Oxendine of Johns Creek entered the guilty plea Friday in federal court in Atlanta. The 61-year...

  • A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    Courts and the Judiciary 03/18/2024

    In a busy term that could set standards for free speech in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Monday is taking up a dispute between Republican-led states and the Biden administration over how far the federal government can go to combat controversi...

  • Trump wants N.Y. hush money trial to wait for Supreme Court immunity ruling

    Trump wants N.Y. hush money trial to wait for Supreme Court immunity ruling

    Courts and the Judiciary 03/11/2024

    Donald Trump is seeking to delay his March 25 hush money trial until the Supreme Court rules on the presidential immunity claims he raised in another of his criminal cases.The Republican former president’s lawyers on Monday asked Manhattan Judg...

  • Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    Courts and the Judiciary 02/28/2024

    Prince Harry ‘s fight for publicly funded protection was rejected Wednesday by a London judge who said the U.K. government didn’t act irrationally when it stripped him of security privileges after he quit working as a member of the royal ...

  • North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    Courts and the Judiciary 02/14/2024

    A federal lawsuit filed over five years ago challenging North Carolina's new photo voter identification mandate is now set to go to trial in the spring, with an outcome that could possibly affect what people must do to cast ballots this fall.The U.S....

  • NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    Courts and the Judiciary 01/08/2024

    The longtime head of the National Rifle Association said Friday he is resigning, just days before the start of a civil trial over allegations he treated himself to millions of dollars in private jet flights, yacht trips, African safaris and other ext...