US lawyer released after UAE money laundering conviction | Courts News

Asim Ghafoor, a prominent civil rights lawyer, was detained while he was in transit through Dubai airport last month. US citizen and civil rights lawyer Asim Ghafoor, who was convicted in the United Arab Emirates this week on money laundering charges, has been released and is on his way home. Ghafoor, who once represented murdered … Read more

What’s going on in Hong Kong’s courts? | Courts News

Thousands of people in Hong Kong are facing court action for taking part in 2019’s mass protests, which grew out of opposition to a mainland extradition bill into wider calls for democracy. While some are well-known names from the city’s political opposition, many others are common citizens who decided to join the months-long demonstrations. More … Read more

FBI recovered ‘top secret’ documents from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home | Donald Trump News

BREAKINGBREAKING, Federal judge makes search warrant public amid accusations by the former president that probe is politically motivated. The FBI recovered documents that were labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the unprecedented search this week. … Read more

7 years in jail for ex-policeman who rioted at US Capitol | US Elections 2020 News

A former Virginia police sergeant who joined Donald Trump’s supporters in storming the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison, matching the longest prison sentence so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. Former Rocky Mount Police Sergeant Thomas Robertson declined to address the court … Read more

Congressional panel can look at Trump’s tax records, court rules | Donald Trump News

The ruling adds to the former president’s growing list of legal challenges as he hints at the 2024 presidential campaign. The United States federal appeals court has ruled that the congressional committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Trump had argued that the request was too political, but the US … Read more

Grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing | Race Issues News

The Mississippi grand jury has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, most likely closing the case that shocked a nation and galvanized the modern civil rights movement. After hearing more than seven hours of testimony from investigators and witnesses, a … Read more

US court sentences Ahmaud Arbery killer to life in prison | Black Lives Matter News

Federal judge gives Travis McMichael life for hate crimes; his two co-defenders will be sentenced later on Monday. The Georgia man who fatally shot Ahmaud Arbery, whose killing in 2020 was among those that fueled mass protests against racism and vigilantism in the United States, has been sentenced to life in prison by a federal … Read more

Alex Jones ordered to pay $45m in damages over Sandy Hook lies | Gun Violence News

A court in the United States has ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a six-year-old boy killed in the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook, on top of the money he has already been told to pay for the suffering he put them through with … Read more

US charges four police officers in killing of Breonna Taylor | Black Lives Matter News

Charges were brought against officers Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison and Kelly Goodlett, along with Sergeant Kyle Meany. Federal prosecutors have charged four current and former police officers in Louisville, Kentucky for their roles in the 2020 fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot in her home in a case that rocked … Read more

Suspect in US Independence Day mass shooting pleads not guilty | Gun Violence News

Robert E Crimo III is charged with 117 counts connected to the attack, including 21 charges of first-degree murder. The man accused of killing seven people and wounding dozens more in a shooting in the United States during an Independence Day parade has pleaded not guilty Robert E Crimo III appeared for a brief hearing … Read more