47 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists head to court for 2nd day – National

A court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong‘s national security law was set to resume Tuesday after a marathon session that was adjourned well past midnight after one defendant appeared to collapse and was taken away in an ambulance. The court is weighing whether to grant bail to the activists, who […]

Here’s what prosecutors could learn from Trump’s tax records after court decision – National

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump’s tax records. Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them. But what will that mean for the Democrat’s investigation into Trump’s business affairs? Read more: Trump tax […]

Alexei Navalny due back in court on slander charge days after prison sentence – National

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due back in court on Friday for a slander trial despite Western calls for his release and on the same day as the European Union’s top diplomat is in Moscow for talks with Russia’s foreign minister. Navalny, President Vladmir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed this week for […]

South Korea top court upholds 20-year prison sentence for former president Park – National

South Korea’s top court upheld on Thursday a 20-year prison sentence for former President Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon. Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be thrown out […]

India Supreme Court temporarily suspends implementation of new farm laws – National

India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation. The Supreme Court’s ruling came a day after it heard petitions filed by the farmers challenging the legislation. […]

Chinese court sentences 10 Hong Kong activists to jail for crossing border – National

A Chinese court on Wednesday sentenced 10 pro-democracy activists who sought to flee Hong Kong by speedboat to between seven months and three years in prison, in a case with major political overtones for the territory. The Yantian District Court in the southern city of Shenzhen gave the harshest sentence to one of the […]

Trump campaign files lawsuit with Supreme Court to overturn Wisconsin election results – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted December 29, 2020 8:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. President Donald Trump‘s campaign asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take its failed lawsuit challenging election results […]

Trump takes Pennsylvania election challenge to U.S. Supreme Court – National

Undeterred by dismissals and admonitions from judges, U.S. President Donald Trump‘s campaign continued with its unprecedented efforts to overturn the results of the Nov 3. election Sunday, saying it had filed a new petition with the Supreme Court. The petition seeks to reverse a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases having to do with mail-in ballots and asks […]

India’s top court suggests government delay farm laws at heart of protests – National

India’s Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the government consider delaying implementation of new agricultural reform laws to restore a dialogue with tens of thousands of protesting farmers who say the legislation will drive down crop prices and devastate their earnings. Chief Justice S.A. Bobde also deferred a proposal by the court to set […]

India’s top court proposes mediation panel to end 3-week protest by farmers – National

India’s Supreme Court offered on Wednesday to set up a mediation panel to end a three-week protest by tens of thousands of farmers who are demanding the repeal of new agricultural reform laws that they say will drive down crop prices and devastate their earnings. The court sent notices to the government and the […]