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  • Bahia Emerald case may proceed despite Brazil's efforts, judge rules

    Bahia Emerald case may proceed despite Brazil's efforts, judge rules
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that a trial to determine ownership of the prized Bahia Emerald will continue in Los Angeles despite ongoing efforts by the government of Brazil to return the gem to its country of origin.  The 180,000-...
  • Bar linked to ex-Speaker Fox avoids board license review

    A court order kept a city board from deciding on Monday whether to void the licenses of the Providence bar that former House Speaker Gordon Fox says bribed him. Stephen Ryan, senior assistant city solicitor, told the Board of Licenses that the owners...
  • High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a North Carolina sex offender should have another chance to challenge an order that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet around the clock and for the rest of his life. The justices said the state's highest court must...
  • Daley boosts coffers in Wisconsin Supreme Court race

    Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful James Daley boosted his cash over the last two months but incumbent Justice Ann Walsh Bradley still held the overall money edge as their race entered its final two weeks, according to figures their campaigns released...
  • Michigan man takes on Heinz in US court in patent case

    PITTSBURGH Trial began Monday in the patent infringement case of a Michigan man who says H.J. Heinz stole his idea for its Dip & Squeeze condiment packets. Attorneys for David Wawrzynski told jurors in U.S. District Court that the Pittsburgh food company...
  • Danbury Woman Charged With Intentionally Burning Child She Was Babysitting

    DANBURY — A 31-year-old Danbury woman is accused of intentionally burning a child she was babysitting. Lidia Quilligana faces arraignment Monday in Superior Court in Danbury on charges including first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor....
  • High court rejects church appeal over use of public school

    The Supreme Court has again rejected an appeal from a small evangelical church in the Bronx seeking to overturn New York City's ban on after-hours religious worship services at public schools. The justices did not comment Monday in siding with the city's...
  • Supreme Court questions lifetime monitoring of sex offenders

    The Supreme Court raised constitutional doubts Monday about the life-time monitoring of sex offenders and other criminals with the use of GPS devices. In a unanimous decision, the justices ruled for a North Carolina man and said this monitoring is a...
  • Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students

    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not comment Monday in...
  • Supreme Court won't hear pastor's appeal of abuse conviction

    The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a Wisconsin pastor convicted of conspiracy to commit child abuse for advocating the use of wooden rods to spank children. The justices had no comment on their order Monday rejecting Philip Caminiti's...
  • Charles Munger Jr. stands ready to protect democracy

    Charles Munger Jr. stands ready to protect democracy
    Charles Munger Jr. isn't waiting around idly for the U.S. Supreme Court to act on congressional redistricting. He's hoping for the best but planning for bad news. The political activist has resurrected his old reform coalition and is getting ready, if...
  • Court says lawyer's brief absence doesn't merit a retrial

    The Supreme Court says a Michigan man convicted of murder and armed robbery does not deserve a new trial even though his lawyer was absent for 10 minutes during the original trial. The justices ruled Monday in favor of Michigan officials who want to stop...