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Arizona inmate who says police 'beat the crap out of' him can sue

(Reuters) - A judge should not have dismissed an Arizona state prison inmate's lawsuit accusing police of having "beat the crap out of" him during a traffic stop because the claim appeared "too vague and conclusory," a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (NYC)

The Judge Will Hear Your 223,000 Excuses Now

Tales from the tiny offices where New Yorkers go to fight summonses for everything from unshoveled sidewalks to underheated hot dogs.


U.S. judge dismisses currency-rigging claims against big banks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against 16 big banks by retail foreign currency investors who claimed they were indirectly harmed by a conspiracy to rig prices.


Five more Cosby accusers to testify at sex assault retrial: judge

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ruled that five other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault over the years could testify at his retrial on charges of drugging and assaulting a former friend, giving prosecutors an early win.


U.S. judge says AT&T-Time Warner merger trial may last 8 weeks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said on Thursday a trial to decide if AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc is legal under U.S. antitrust law may last six to eight weeks, significantly longer than previously forecast.

Decisions and Verdicts

Judge Says Five More Women Can Testify Against Bill Cosby

The decision could be a damaging one for Mr. Cosby, who is facing a retrial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.


'Forget about it': EU kills pizzeria's 'Mafia' trademark

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - EU judges failed to see the funny side of branding a chain of pizzerias as "The Mafia", rejecting an appeal on Thursday by a Spanish company to keep European trademark protection for its marketing slogan.

Katy Perry faces backlash over kiss on lips

"American Idol" judge Katy Perry shocked a contestant with a kiss on the lips during an audition.

Prisons and Prisoners

Hepatitis C Drugs Save Lives, but Sick Prisoners Aren’t Getting Them

Since this insidious disease became curable, judges have begun ordering prisons to pay the high cost of treatment, setting up a showdown over drug pricing.


Hong Kong's judges voice fears over China influence in judiciary

HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Hong Kong's judges and senior lawyers paraded in ceremonial wigs and gowns on Jan 8 to mark the start of the legal year, anxieties over China's growing reach into the city's vaunted legal system swirled with the wintry winds.

Manafort asks judge to dismiss criminal charges against him

Paul Manafort has asked a federal judge in DC to dismiss the five criminal charges against him, arguing that special counsel Robert Mueller had no right to indict him for work done before he joined the Trump campaign as chairman in 2016.


Federal judge blocks Down syndrome abortion ban in Ohio

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law due to take effect later this month that would criminalize abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis, ruling that it violates a woman's right to choose.


Suspected Florida school shooter silent in court, judge enters not-guilty plea

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida judge entered a not-guilty plea for Nikolas Cruz, who faces a possible death penalty for a massacre at a high school last month that killed 17 people and triggered a nationwide walkout of students on Wednesday.

Paul Manafort faces 305 years

Paul Manafort could face the rest of his life -- and almost 300 years or more -- in prison, a federal judge said Tuesday.


Judge rejects U.S. demand to exclude AT&T argument in Time Warner merger trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc can cite a voluntary commitment not to withhold content in licensing talks as a key part of its defense when an antitrust trial begins next week over the fate of the company's planned $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc , U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said on Tuesday.


Investors challenge Tilton's U.S. bankruptcy plan for her Zohar funds

WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - A lawyer for investors in Lynn Tilton's distressed debt empire told a U.S. judge on Tuesday that his clients plan to challenge her plan to use a bankruptcy filing to end years of legal battles over her private equity portfolio.


U.S. wants judge to exclude key AT&T argument in Time Warner merger trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department wants a judge to bar AT&T Inc from using a voluntary commitment it made on licensing content as part of its defense when an antitrust trial begins next week over the fate of the company's planned $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc , court documents show.


Ireland refers extradition case to ECJ over Polish law changes

DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish High Court judge has referred a Polish extradition case to Europe's top court over concerns that recent judicial reforms have been "so immense" that the rule of law in Poland has been systematically damaged.

Decisions and Verdicts

Charles Manson’s Remains Will Go to Purported Grandson, Judge Rules

Jason Freeman says he wants to give Mr. Manson, one of the most notorious killers of the last century, a proper burial.

Judge decides grandson will get Charles Manson's body

A court has decided that Charles Manson's body, after months sitting on ice, will go to Jason Freeman -- who claims to be Manson's grandson.


Judge rejects Massachusetts challenge to Trump birth control rules

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday rejected a lawsuit by Massachusetts' attorney general challenging new rules by President Donald Trump's administration that make it easier for employers to avoid providing insurance that covers women's birth control.


$560 Million Powerball Winner Can Keep Her Name Private, Judge Rules

New Hampshire officials had said the jackpot winner’s name should be made public. But a judge said the woman would face harassment and solicitation.

'American Idol' reboot: What's the verdict?

"American Idol" returned Sunday on a new network with new judges, but was there the same old love for the singing competition?


Data breach victims can sue Yahoo in the United States: judge

(Reuters) - Yahoo has been ordered by a federal judge to face much of a lawsuit in the United States claiming that the personal information of all 3 billion users was compromised in a series of data breaches.

Sessions says judges' rulings blocking Trump policies are unconstitutional

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday that increasingly frequent lower court rulings blocking controversial Trump administration policies are "unconstitutional."


Pennsylvania Republicans make case for scrapping new Congress map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A panel of three federal judges heard arguments on Friday in the latest attempt by Pennsylvania Republicans to block a court-imposed map of voting districts that could boost Democrats' chances of winning control of the U.S. Congress this year.


U.S. court to weigh Republican challenge to Pennsylvania voter redistricting

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A panel of federal judges on Friday will weigh Republicans' latest attempt to block new Pennsylvania district boundaries for voters in congressional elections that could boost Democrats' chances of winning control of Congress this year.

Suits and Litigation (Civil)

Judge Floats Idea to Settle @realDonaldTrump Twitter Blocking Case

Seven Twitter users filed suit after they were blocked by President Trump’s account. At a hearing on Thursday, the main topic was the nature of Twitter.


U.S. judge questions whether Trump can block Twitter users

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday expressed skepticism about whether U.S. President Donald Trump can constitutionally block Twitter users whose views he does not like from following and responding to his own Twitter account.


Judge to weigh whether Trump's Twitter blocks violate First Amendment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge is expected to hear arguments on Thursday about whether President Donald Trump violated Twitter users' free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution by blocking them from his account.


U.S. judge says opioid settlement roadblocks may prompt trials

(Reuters) - A federal judge pushing for a settlement in lawsuits by state and local governments against drug companies over their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic said on Wednesday that trials may be needed after both sides identified barriers to reaching a deal.


Virtual currencies are commodities, U.S. judge rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Virtual currencies like bitcoin can be regulated as commodities by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Frauds and Swindling

Organizer of Failed Fyre Festival Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Billy McFarland told the judge he had good intentions but “greatly underestimated” what it would take to stage a fabulous event on a remote island

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

In Nanny Trial, Jurors See Photos of ‘the Most Horrendous Scene’

After viewing the images, one of the jurors asked to be dismissed, saying he did not believe he could be fair and impartial. The judge excused him.

Corruption (Institutional)

Jury in New York Corruption Trial Says It Is Deadlocked

Three jurors in the trial of Joseph Percoco asked to be dismissed, citing “fundamental differences.” The judge sent them back to the jury room.


Cosby lawyers want other accusers barred at retrial as #MeToo looms

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Allowing 19 other women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault to testify at his retrial would unfairly prejudice jurors, especially against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, his lawyers told a judge on Tuesday.


Cosby's lawyers try to block 19 accusers from next assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby's defense team urged a Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday to bar 19 women accusing him of sexual assault from testifying at his upcoming retrial on charges he abused a former friend.

Opioids and Opiates

Can This Judge Solve the Opioid Crisis?

The Ohio federal judge overseeing hundreds of opioid lawsuits wants a swift settlement with solutions. But first he must tame skeptical legal lions.


Prosecutor in Cosby sex abuse retrial: 'He did it 19 times before'

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A judge should allow 19 women to testify about alleged sexual abuse by comedian Bill Cosby to show a long-running pattern of "bad acts" to a jury at his retrial on charges of drugging and assaulting a former friend, a prosecutor said on Monday.

Shkreli, Martin (1983- )

Martin Shkreli’s Wu-Tang Album Could Be Seized by Government

A judge on Monday authorized the government to seize Mr. Shkreli’s assets, including two rare albums, if he can’t come up with the $7 million he owes.


U.S. judge orders ex-drug executive Shkreli to give up $7.36 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli may have to give up a Picasso and a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, after a U.S. judge on Monday ordered him to forfeit $7.36 million following his conviction of defrauding investors.

NK says US 'should not misjudge' its intention for dialogue

North Korea says the United States "should not misjudge" its intention for dialogue the same day as President Donald Trump's brought up that Pyongyang had recently reached out about possible talks.


Judge in Cosby's retrial denies bid to throw out sex abuse charges

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge rejected a defense motion on Monday to dismiss sexual assault charges against comedian Bill Cosby, agreeing with the prosecution that it was the jury's job to decide at his upcoming retrial if his accuser is credible.


U.S. judge dismisses VW bondholder lawsuit over excess emissions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge late Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by institutional investors who purchased bonds from Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit and claimed the automaker had made false and misleading statements before its massive diesel emissions scandal became public.


Start of trial on AT&T, Time Warner merger may be delayed by one day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The start date for the trial over whether wireless and pay TV provider AT&T Inc can buy Time Warner Inc may be delayed by a day to March 20, Judge Richard Leon said on Friday.


U.S. seeks time to consider joining opioid litigation

(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors to give it 30 days to decide whether to participate in the litigation.


Massachusetts can sue federal student loan servicer, judge rules

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts' attorney general can move forward with a lawsuit alleging that one of the largest student loan servicers in the United States has engaged in practices that have undermined a federal debt forgiveness program, a state court judge has ruled.


Breast cancer patients may misjudge how they’ll feel after mastectomy

(Reuters Health) - Women who have one or both breasts removed to treat cancer may have unrealistic expectations about how they’ll feel after that surgery and after breast reconstruction, if they choose that option, a U.S. study suggests.

Courts and the Judiciary

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Pakistan’s Judges Are on a Mission. But What Is It?

Our Supreme Court justices quote “The Godfather” and run hearings like TV talk shows. I wish they’d just do their job.

Trump, Donald J

Editorial: Donald Trump Gets a Lesson From That ‘Very Bad Judge’

Can you guess which man is the model public servant?


Judge says she blocked Louisiana pipeline permit on 'irreparable harm' concern

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A judge in Louisiana who halted development of a section of Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge oil pipeline last week said on Tuesday that her decision was designed to prevent "further irreparable harm" to wetlands.


Coca-Cola defeats U.S. lawsuit over Diet Coke ads

(Reuters) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Coca-Cola Co's advertising for Diet Coke misleads people into thinking that consuming the soft drink assists in weight loss, and that it actually causes weight gain.


'Pharma bro' Shkreli seeks 12 to 18 month sentence, below guidelines

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive convicted of defrauding investors in two hedge funds he ran, has asked a federal judge to sentence him to 12 months to 18 months in prison, much less than suggested federal guidelines.

Tarps over Charlottesville's Confederate statues must come down, judge rules

Tarps covering statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson in two Charlottesville, Virginia, parks must be removed, a judge ruled Tuesday in the latest twist in the battle over their future.

Alabama's aborted execution was 'botched and bloody,' lawyer says

A federal judge has ordered Alabama prison officials to preserve all evidence related to an aborted execution, including the clothing the inmate wore, following an unsuccessful lethal injection attempt that the convict's attorney described as "botched and bloody."

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017)

Judge Orders Tarps Removed From Confederate Statues in Charlottesville

The city placed black shrouds over statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson after a deadly white nationalist rally last August.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

New York Detective Charged with Faking Lineup Results

Detective Michael Foder is accused of doctoring a photo lineup to persuade a judge that a victim had been able to identify two suspects in a carjacking.

Judge who was attacked by Trump over his heritage rules for border wall

US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has cleared one potential obstacle to President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall, ruling Tuesday that the administration has the authority to waive a host of environmental laws and other regulations to begin construction.


U.S. judge rejects lawsuit seeking to stop Trump border wall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday sided with President Donald Trump's administration and rejected an attempt by the state of California and environmental groups to stop the government from building a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.


U.S. judge halts California plan to require glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked California's plans to require cancer warnings on products containing the popular weed killer glyphosate, in a win for manufacturer Monsanto Co.

Court hands DACA recipients another victory

A federal judge ruled officials can't revoke DACA recipients' work permits or other protections without giving them notice and a chance to defend themselves.


Judge halts California plan to require glyphosate cancer warnings

CHICAGO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has temporarily blocked California's plans to require cancer warnings on products containing the popular weed killer glyphosate, in a win for manufacturer Monsanto Co.


Factbox: Trump on Twitter (Feb 27) - Clinton, Judge Ken Starr

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS.


U.S. federal judge rejects challenge to marijuana prohibition

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States' longstanding prohibition of marijuana on the grounds that the ban was unconstitutional, with the judge finding that the issue could not be decided by the court.


'Pharma bro' Shkreli to be held responsible for $10.4 million in losses: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. drug company executive Martin Shkreli will be held responsible for $10.4 million in financial losses when he is sentenced for defrauding investors, a federal judge ruled on Monday, rejecting his argument that he did not cause any losses because his investors eventually came out ahead.


UPDATE 2-Permit revoked for Energy Transfer Partners' Louisiana pipeline

Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, halting work on a portion of the project following protests by local and environmental groups.


CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Permit revoked for Energy Transfer Partners' Louisiana pipeline

Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, halting work on a portion of the project following protests by local and environmental groups.


Belgian judge charges Paris attack suspect's brother with armed robbery

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge on Saturday charged the brother of Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, with armed robbery.


UPDATE 1-Permit revoked for Energy Transfer Partners' Louisiana pipeline

Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, halting work on a portion of the project following protests by local and environmental groups.


Judge revokes permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Louisiana crude oil pipeline

Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners' Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, halting work on a portion of the project following protests by local and environmental groups.


Alabama's aborted execution comes under court review

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered Alabama on Friday to preserve death chamber evidence of an aborted execution and be ready to present it at court after lawyers for the condemned man warned his poor health left him with veins unusable for a lethal injection.


Shkreli loses bid to toss stock manipulation conviction

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday refused to overturn former drug company executive Martin Shkreli's conviction of scheming to manipulate his company's stock price.


Judge rejects Shkreli's request to have conviction voided: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Biotech founder Martin Shkreli's request to have his securities fraud convictions thrown out was rejected by a judge who is set to sentence him on March 9, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Gun Control

States Mull ‘Red Flag’ Gun Seizures from People Deemed Dangerous

Five states already have laws allowing authorities to temporarily remove guns under a judge’s orders. The Florida school shooting has prompted new debate.


Palantir ordered to open books to investor seeking U.S. fraud probe

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc must open its books to early investor Marc Abramowitz, who wants to investigate possible fraud and mismanagement at the highly valued private U.S. company, a judge ruled on Thursday.


U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to modify his bail terms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Thursday to modify the terms of his bail, after a federal judge said his proposal to pledge certain properties as collateral was "unsatisfactory."

Ethics and Official Misconduct

Ex-Arkansas Judge Receives 5 Years for Coercing Sexual Acts From Defendants

The former judge had told young men their charges could be reduced if they performed what he called “community service,” according to the Justice Department.


U.S. judge in Russia probe orders sealed hearing in Gates case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has ordered a closed hearing for Friday in the Russia probe case of Rick Gates, a former campaign aide for President Donald Trump, according to a court filing on Thursday.


Judge dismisses New York Columbia University student's claims over rape reports

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a Columbia University student's lawsuit accusing the school of acting with deliberate indifference after she was sexually assaulted twice as a freshman in her dormitory room.


Ex-Arkansas judge who bartered in sexual favors sentenced to prison

(Reuters) - A former Arkansas district judge has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges that included granting leniency to defendants in his court if they gave him sexual favors in return, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday.


Judge says IMDb can show Hollywood actors' ages under First Amendment

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television information website, to remove actors' ages at their request.


Steven Cohen loses bid to seal lawsuit alleging sexism at Point72

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's request to temporarily seal a lawsuit accusing his hedge fund firm Point72 Asset Management LP of sexism toward women.


Judge denies AT&T access to White House correspondence on Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday denied AT&T Inc's request to see White House communications that might shed light on whether U.S. President Donald Trump pressured the Department of Justice to try to block the wireless carrier's purchase of Time Warner Inc .

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs

The decision by a federal judge hampers the company’s argument that politics influenced the government’s move to block its $85 billion merger with Time Warner.


VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

FAIRFAX, Va. (Reuters) - A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday rejected a request by the U.S. unit of Volkswagen AG to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners that it fears will prejudice the jury.

Judge blocks AT&T request for White House communications about Time Warner deal


New corruption cases entangle Netanyahu aides

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister.

Bribery and Kickbacks

Netanyahu Faces New Accusations: Did His Adviser Try to Bribe a Judge?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was already accused of accepting nearly $300,000 in bribes. The latest allegations could amount to obstruction of a criminal investigation.


Suspect in Florida school shooting back in court for status hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The former student accused of last week's deadly shooting rampage at a Florida high school returned to court on Monday for a status hearing, and the judge ordered that a defense motion filed last week remain sealed from public view.


Judge approves Takata's U.S. bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Takata Corp's U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs' law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company's deadly air bags.


Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 billion hepatitis C drug patent verdict

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.


UPDATE 1-Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 bln hepatitis C drug patent verdict

Feb 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.


Gilead wins reversal of $2.54 bln hepatitis C drug patent verdict

Feb 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc.

Grandparents given custody of Ohio transgender teen

A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.


South Carolina teen who fatally shot two charged as adult

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old accused of killing his father and driving to a South Carolina elementary school playground in 2016 where he opened fire and fatally wounded a 6-year-old student, will be tried as an adult, a South Carolina judge ruled on Friday.


Monsanto loses bid to stop Arkansas ban on farm chemical

CHICAGO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - An Arkansas judge on Friday dismissed a Monsanto Co lawsuit aiming to stop Arkansas from blocking the use of a controversial farm chemical the company makes, dealing a blow to its attempts to increase sales of genetically engineered seeds.


U.S. top court mulls whether to take up 'Dreamers' dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday discussed in private how to handle President Donald Trump's appeal of a judge's decision blocking his plan to end protections for young illegal immigrants dubbed "Dreamers," and the nine justices could announce as early as Tuesday whether they will take up the case.


Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to face U.S trial in September

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday set a Sep. 5 trial date for Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" who is jailed in the United States on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.


Cohen's Point72 wants lawsuit over hostility to women sent to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen asked a U.S. judge to force a female executive to arbitrate her claims that his firm, Point72 Asset Management LP, maintains a hostile working environment where women are mistreated and paid less than men.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings

Police Sergeant Acquitted in Killing of Mentally Ill Woman

A judge declined to convict Hugh Barry, who shot and killed 66-year-old Deborah Danner in her Bronx home as she wielded a bat.