US appeals court denies bid to resurrect Bundy standoff case

A U.S. appeals court refused Thursday to resurrect the criminal case against states’ rights figure Cliven Bundy, family members and others stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents trying to round up Bundy cattle near the family ranch in Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco denied prosecutors’ efforts[…]

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man’s life sentence for stealing hedge clippers more than 20 years ago

A life sentence handed down to a Black man for stealing a pair of hedge clippers more than two decades ago was upheld by the Louisiana Supreme Court last week. Fair Wayne Bryant, 62, was convicted in 1997 for stealing the clippers and was subsequently given a life sentence, which was sanctioned under the state’s[…]

Appeals court tells parties in Flynn case to be ready for questions on judicial impartiality

The impartiality of District Judge Emmet Sullivan, who was the trial judge for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, appears as if it will be argued before a panel of judges. The Washington, D.C., Circuit Court of Appeals, told parties to be ready to answer questions about the effect of federal statutes on judicial impartiality in a brief[…]

Twitter hack court hearing ‘Zoombombed’ with porn

Image copyright Getty Images A court hearing for the Florida teenager accused of being behind last month’s major Twitter hack was interrupted with pornography. The hearing took place over video chat app Zoom, but had to be suspended after repeated interruptions. The 17-year-old was asking for a lower bail amount, after pleading not guilty to[…]

Trey Gowdy reacts to federal court vacating Boston bomber’s death sentence

Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy joined Fox News Radio‘s “The Guy Benson Show” Friday to react to the breaking news that a federal appeals court had thrown out the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A three-judge panel ordered a new penalty-phase trial on the grounds that the case judge did not vet the[…]

Supreme Court denies request to halt construction of the border wall

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote has denied a request to halt construction of President Trump’s border wall over environmental concerns. A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way for the administration to use military[…]

Maxwell-Epstein emails shown in new court papers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A courtroom sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell, who was denied bail on 14 July Emails between UK socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and the late US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein have been revealed in a trove of unsealed court documents. Epstein tells Ms Maxwell she has done “nothing wrong” in the 2015 exchange,[…]

Bill Clinton visited Jeffery Epstein’s private island, unsealed court documents suggest

US charges Epstein confidant Ghislaine Maxwell Disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is charged with helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually exploit and abuse multiple minor girls from the period of 1994 through 1997; Bryan Llenas reports. A trove of documents released late Thursday could shed light on Ghislaine Maxwell’s relationship with late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The[…]