• federal magistrate judge August 24, 2019 11:48 am

    Dayton Shooter's Friend Loses Another Bid to Get Out of Jail

    A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting has lost a second attempt to get out of jail. A federal magistrate judge Friday rejected a request from Ethan Kollie’s attorneys to revoke his detention order. The decision comes just a week after the judge turned down a request...

  • Donald Trump May 25, 2019 4:49 pm

    Utah Judge Suspended for Making Anti-Trump Comments

    A longtime Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments online and in court about President Donald Trump, including a post bashing his “inability to govern and political incompetence.” Judge Michael Kwan’s posts on Facebook and LinkedIn in 2016-2017 violated the judicial code of conduct and diminished “the reputation of our entire judiciary,” wrote...

  • Donald Trump April 15, 2019 4:23 pm

    Chinese Woman Who Entered Mar-a-Lago Denied Bail

    A federal judge denied bail Monday for a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, saying her actions and statements suggest “she was up to something nefarious” and there is an “extreme risk of flight” if she were released. Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman issued the ruling for 33-year-old Yujing Zhang, who pleaded not...

  • Donald Trump April 8, 2019 4:53 pm

    FBI Still Investigating Whether Chinese Woman Arrested at Mar-a-Lago Is a Spy

    A Monday bond hearing was adjourned until next week for a Chinese woman accused of lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club while carrying a device containing computer malware.

  • Attorney March 1, 2019 7:09 am

    Neo-Nazi Group's Leader Is Black Man Who Vows to Dissolve it

    One of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group’s defense against a lawsuit. The NSM is one of...

  • Attorney October 10, 2017 11:56 pm

    Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have Abortion

    Advocates for a pregnant 17-year-old girl held in a Texas facility for immigrant children who have crossed the border alone are asking a federal judge to allow her to get an abortion, over the opposition of U.S. and state officials. A federal magistrate judge in San Francisco has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on a request filed by the American Civil...

  • Attorney October 19, 2018 9:39 am

    Judges Appear Split in ‘Making a Murderer' Teen's Appeal

    A federal appellate judge hearing arguments Tuesday in Chicago about whether investigators coerced a confession from a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” said video of detectives questioning Brendan Dassey was so disturbing that it made her “skin crawl. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

  • federal judge September 26, 2017 8:13 pm

    Judges Appear Split in ‘Making a Murderer' Teen's Appeal

    A federal appellate judge hearing arguments Tuesday in Chicago about whether investigators coerced a confession from a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” said video of detectives questioning Brendan Dassey was so disturbing that it made her “skin crawl.” But other judges at the full-court rehearing at 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago sounded...

  • Donald Trump September 1, 2017 2:36 am

    Lawsuit Over Trump's 1st Attempt to Ban Travel Is Settled

    Foreigners who were barred from entering the U.S. during President Donald Trump’s first attempt to ban travel from seven Muslim-majority nations will get government help reapplying for visas....
    Civil rights lawyers and the Trump administration told a federal magistrate judge in New York on Thursday that they had settled a lawsuit over the treatment of hundreds of travelers who were detained...

  • Rhode Island August 10, 2017 2:33 pm

    RI Man Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

    A 32-year-old Westerly, Rhode Island, man has been arrested on federal child pornography charges.

  • Massachusetts August 7, 2017 3:24 pm

    Court Hearing for Boater Whose Relatives' Deaths Are Still Shrouded in Mystery

    Lawyers for a man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather in 2013 have met with a judge in a lawsuit over the sinking of his boat with his mother onboard.

  • Attorney June 28, 2017 6:51 pm

    Appeals Court: No Immediate Release for Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer'

    A Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer” lost another bid Wednesday to get out of prison while state attorneys fight a ruling overturning his conviction.
    A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Brendan Dassey must stay behind bars for now. The panel’s brief order gave no explanation.

  • Department of Justice June 23, 2017 10:38 pm

    Lawyers Seek to Free Inmate Featured in ‘Making a Murderer'

    Attorneys for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” petitioned for his immediate release Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that his confession was coerced. Lawyers for Brendan Dassey filed papers Friday with the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that he be released on his own recognizance, saying Thursday’s decision by a three-judge...

  • Attorney March 30, 2017 1:57 pm

    Seattle Dreamer ‘Hopeful' After Being Freed From Facing Deportation

    A Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children walked free after more than six weeks in custody. Daniel Ramirez Medina, 24, is facing deportation proceedings but greeting his brother — also a participant in the program — on Wednesday in the...

  • NBC September 26, 2016 12:08 pm

    'Making a Murderer' Subject Steven Avery Is Engaged: Lawyer

    “Making a Murderer” subject Steven Avery is engaged, his lawyer confirmed to NBC Chicago.

  • Attorney August 26, 2016 9:55 pm

    ‘Making a Murderer' Attorney Seeks More Evidence Testing

    The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer” filed a motion Friday seeking permission to perform extensive testing on evidence she believes will show he’s innocent. Steven Avery was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to life in prison in the death of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach, who disappeared after a visit to the...

  • JUDGE February 22, 2016 2:52 pm

    Apple Tells Employees Why It Won't Help Hack Shooter's Phone

    Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged to employees Monday that “it does not feel right” to refuse to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings. But he said that to do so would threaten data security for millions and “everyone’s civil liberties.” “We have no tolerance or sympathy for terrorists,”...

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