November 6, 2014
by Steven Wildberger
California voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 47, a ballot initiative reducing the penalties associated with certain low-level drug and property crimes, receiving 58 percent voter approval. Under the measure, crimes related to possession of drugs for personal use and theft of property worth ...[read more]
October 9, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk the court is tasked with determining whether time spent by employees for after-hours screenings to guard against warehouse theft qualifies for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Philippines Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Act), which penalizes libel online, is constitutional, despite a number of petitions challenging the law on the grounds that it unjustly limits citizens' rights including free speech. The Act combats various online ...[read more]
December 20, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday pardoning former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and releasing him from prison. Khodorkovsky has already spent over a decade in prison for fraud, theft and money laundering. In a statement posted on his website, Khodorkovsky said he had ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A Moscow court ruled Tuesday that the Russian government can seize the assets of Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin. Charges for theft and money laundering were filed last month against Navalny and his brother. No trial date has been set, but the penalties include up to ...[read more]
August 7, 2013
by G. Redd
Colonel Denise Lind on Tuesday granted in part a defense motion to merge Pfc. Manning's convictions for sentencing purposes, reducing the possible maximum sentence from 136 to 90 years. Manning was convicted of 20 counts of espionage, theft, and fraud last week for releasing military documents to ...[read more]
June 22, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The US government has charged former government contractor Edward Snowden with espionage for leaking top secret documents, according to a sealed criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint charges Snowden with unauthorized communication ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the executions of seven people in Saudi Arabia as a violation of international safeguards on the use of the death penalty. The men were executed by firing squad after convictions for theft, looting and armed robbery. The seven ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister were convicted Thursday of corruption for misusing state-paid staffers to do campaign work and win a seat on the bench. The sisters were convicted for work done on Melvin's 2003 and 2009 Supreme Court campaigns. Melvin was found ...[read more]
January 21, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A lawyer for former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced Monday that a criminal investigation has been initiated against him. The criminal investigation against Serhiy Vlasenko involves alleged car theft, robbery and failure to obey a court order. Vlasenko has denied all allegations ...[read more]

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