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  • Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores

    Dutch court upholds Amsterdam’s ban on new tourist stores

    Legal Events 12/18/2018

    The Netherlands’ highest administrative court has upheld an Amsterdam municipality ban on new stores in the city’s historic heart that sell goods specifically to tourists.The Council of State ruling Wednesday is a victory for the Dutch ca...

  • Lawyer for WikiLeaks’ Assange says he would fight charges

    Lawyer for WikiLeaks’ Assange says he would fight charges

    Legal Events 11/16/2018

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not willingly travel to the United States to face charges filed under seal against him, one of his lawyers said, foreshadowing a possible fight over extradition for a central figure in the U.S. special counsel&rs...

  • Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Court orders Japan company to pay 4 Koreans for forced labor

    Legal Events 10/31/2018

    In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.The l...

  • Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virginia

    Chief justice re-elected to Supreme Court of Virginia

    Legal Events 08/29/2018

    The current chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia has been elected to a second term in that role.The court said in a news release Tuesday that the justices re-elected Donald W. Lemons as chief justice. His second term will begin Jan. 1, 2019...

  • Weinstein pleads not guilty, released on bail

    Weinstein pleads not guilty, released on bail

    Legal Events 07/07/2018

    Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman."We fight these battles one day at a time, and today we won this round," ...

  • North Carolina court allows case against dance instructors

    North Carolina court allows case against dance instructors

    Legal Events 04/11/2018

    North Carolina's highest court says dance instructors who glided away to a competing dance studio can still be sued by the employer who wrangled the foreign-born pair's permission to work in the United States.Happy Dance Inc. studio owner Michael Kra...

  • Court leaves black judge on case against white officer

    Court leaves black judge on case against white officer

    Legal Events 02/24/2018

    The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to make a black judge quit the case of a white police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man.The justices without comment Friday turned down a request from officer Aaron Cody Smith of th...

  • Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Warrant dropped for professor who spoke Hawaiian in court

    Legal Events 02/02/2018

    A judge dropped an arrest warrant Thursday for a University of Hawaii professor who refused to respond in court to English and spoke Hawaiian instead.Samuel Kaleikoa Kaeo was in court Wednesday facing a trial for charges connected to his participatio...

  • Burundi becomes 1st to leave International Criminal Court

    Burundi becomes 1st to leave International Criminal Court

    Legal Events 10/30/2017

    Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, but officials say the court's prosecutor will move ahead with an examination of the East African nation's deadly political turmoil.An ICC spokesman confirmed that...

  • Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law

    Legal Events 10/30/2017

    For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name "5Pointz" — a place where all five New York City boroughs come together — but painters ...

  • Court: Utility, not gov't responsible for Fukushima disaster

    Court: Utility, not gov't responsible for Fukushima disaster

    Legal Events 09/22/2017

    A Japanese court has ruled that a utility, not the government, should pay compensation to dozens of former residents of Fukushima for losses to their livelihood caused by meltdowns at a nuclear plant after a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011.Chi...

  • Ohio court sets 2022 execution date for Cleveland killer

    Ohio court sets 2022 execution date for Cleveland killer

    Legal Events 09/22/2017

    The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2022 execution date for a man sentenced to die for fatally shooting a man in an argument over a sewing machine.Death row inmate Percy Hutton, of Cleveland, was sentenced to die for the 1985 slaying of Derek Mitchell.H...

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