May 22, 2014
by Max Slater
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday that he will not appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Corbett stated that the ruling, authored by Judge John Jones E. Jones III, goes against his political and religious beliefs. However, ...[read more]
August 13, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced on Thursday that it will charge four former officers of the UK Metropolitan Police in the alleged assault of terrorism suspect Babar Ahmad. Police Constables Nigel Cowley, John Donohue, Roderick James-Bowen and Mark Jones are accused of beating ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
US Democratic and Republic senators sparred over the habeas corpus rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees at a US Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday. In a rare appearance as a committee witness, US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) called the detention of 400 ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
A federal judge began hearings Monday to decide whether John Hinckley, Jr. should be given more freedom outside the mental hospital where he was sent after being found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan. Hospital officials and ...[read more]
March 27, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
A senior aide of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has said that she will assert her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination rather than testify regarding the events surrounding the firing of eight US Attorneys. Monica Goodling, the US Justice Department's liaison to the White House... ...[read more]
February 26, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
The UK Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) ruled Monday that a convicted terrorist from Jordan must return to his home country despite his arguments that he risks being tortured upon returning to Jordan. SIAC chairman Justice Ouseley said there was no real threat of persecution for ...[read more]
January 9, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
The US Senate Monday unanimously approved lifting a freeze on pay increases for federal judges. The freeze was imposed last month when a bill was passed by Congress to halt yearly cost-of-living raises for lawmakers and judges until February 15. The measure was passed as part of a commitment by ...[read more]
December 6, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
The Australian Parliament Wednesday voted to lift restrictions on stem cell research and permit the therapeutic cloning of human embryos. Members of the House of Representatives voted 82-62 in favor of lifting the previous therapeutic cloning ban; the Senate approved the measure last month. The ...[read more]
November 28, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A North Carolina state court judge Monday ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of four US contractors killed in Iraq against Blackwater Security Consulting could move forward after being stayed for nearly two years. The company has argued that the case should be litigated in ...[read more]
October 5, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
Two US Marines charged with the death of an Iraqi civilian in Hamdania pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and kidnapping. Pfc. John Jodka and Cpl. Marshall Magincalda are the first of eight soldiers from the Camp Pendleton military base to be arraigned in the April death of Hashim ...[read more]

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