Trump spins political victory out of Supreme Court defeat

It’s the way Trump has gotten by his whole life, in business and politics. Nothing is a loss, just an opportunity to delay and attack. Trump the businessman countersued when facing loan collectors or allegations of wrongdoing. Trump the politician counterattacks when faced with any staffer who disagrees with him, any opponent who questions his […]

Israel’s top court says no to digital tracking without legislation

Israel’s supreme court ruled on Sunday that the government must bring under legislation its use of mobile phone tracking in the battle against the coronavirus. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet in March approved emergency regulations that enabled the Shin Bet internal security service to use an anti-terrorism technology to tap into cellular data and trace […]

Senate’s impeachment vote result was predictable — now the ball’s in America’s court

President Donald Trump’s impeachment is over. Investigations in the House, and a trial in the Senate, demonstrated with nauseating clarity that he used his presidential powers to try to bully Ukraine into smearing Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden. Like President Richard Nixon, Trump abused his presidential powers to advance his own partisan political campaign. But […]

Hospital ordered to keep 11-month-old in Texas on life support, appeals court says

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas appeals court on Friday agreed to delay a judge’s ruling that would have allowed a hospital to end life-sustaining treatment for an 11-month-old girl who doctors say is in pain and will not get better. The Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth ordered Cook Children’s Medical Center to […]

‘Diet’ soda does not advertise weight loss, court rules

“Diet” soda does not pretend to help you lose weight, a California appeals court has ruled. “The prevalent understanding of the term in (the marketplace) is that the ‘diet’ version of a soft drink has fewer calories than its ‘regular’ counterpart,” a panel of judges with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decreed […]

Supreme Court reserves judgment in Graham Dwyer case

The Supreme Court will give judgment on a later date on the State’s appeal over a key phone data ruling which could help Graham Dwyer to overturn his conviction for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. The State says the High Court ruling has implications extending well beyond Dwyer’s case and means enormous adverse consequences for […]

Court to decide if Dzhokhar Tsarnaev got a fair trial

BOSTON — A federal appeals court in Boston is set to hear testimony Thursday on whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial before he was sentenced to death.  A three-member panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case stemming from the April 15, 2013, twin bombs at the […]

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a “generally peaceful” march over the weekend, police said on Monday. The comments came as protesters called for strikes across the city on Monday. During the early morning rush hour […]