Mail.com: Courts https://www.mail.com/subjects/3308-courts.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Courts https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/3308-courts.html Dylann Roof jail videos: Jokes, spats, no mention of 9 slain https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199400-dylann-roof-jail-videos-jokes-spats-mention-9-slai.html CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. But Roof was more concerned with the clothes he would wear to court. Since he could n... Wed, 17 May 2017 08:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199400-dylann-roof-jail-videos-jokes-spats-mention-9-slai.html 2017-05-17T08:20:00Z Georgia carries out first execution of the year https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199168-georgia-carries-execution-year.html JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia on Wednesday carried out its first execution this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his 73-year-old neighbor 25 years ago. J.W. Ledford's time of death was 1:17 a.m., after an injection of compounded barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson, Warden Eric Sellers told witnesses. Ledford, 45, was convicted of murder in... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199168-georgia-carries-execution-year.html 2017-05-17T06:18:00Z The Latest: US Supreme Court denies stay of execution https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199182-latest-us-supreme-court-denies-stay-execution.html ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Georgia death row inmate (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Georgia has carried out its first execution of the year, putting to death a man who fatally stabbed his neighbor 25 years ago. Authorities say 45-year-old J.W. Ledford Jr. was pronounced dead at 1:17 a.m. We... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199182-latest-us-supreme-court-denies-stay-execution.html 2017-05-17T05:34:00Z Jailhouse videos show quirks of Charleston church gunman https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5197992-jailhouse-videos-quirks-charleston-church-gunman.html CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A week before the sentencing phase of his trial, Dylann Roof got a visit in jail from his mother, who pleaded with him to reconsider his decision to act as his own lawyer in the fatal shootings of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. But Roof was more concerned with the clothes he would wear to court. Since he could n... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5197992-jailhouse-videos-quirks-charleston-church-gunman.html 2017-05-17T00:01:00Z Federal appeals court upholds Google trademark https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5198444-federal-appeals-court-upholds-google-trademark.html SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that aimed to cancel Google's trademark by arguing that "google" is now synonymous with searching the internet. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday it was not enough to show that people use the verb "google" generically to refer to searching the web. The lawsuit had to show that people underst... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5198444-federal-appeals-court-upholds-google-trademark.html 2017-05-16T22:10:00Z Sudan's president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197990-sudans-president-invited-saudi-arabia-to-trump-mee.html RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been invited to this weekend's summit in the Saudi capital with U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders from across the Muslim world, Saudi officials close to the king said Tuesday. Al-Bashir, who has been Sudan's leader since 1989, is wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Nethe... Tue, 16 May 2017 21:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197990-sudans-president-invited-saudi-arabia-to-trump-mee.html 2017-05-16T21:03:00Z Cornyn says he will stay in Senate, won't be FBI director https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197736-cornyn-will-stay-senate-wont-fbi-director.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. John Cornyn has told the Trump administration he isn't interested in serving as FBI director, the second member of Congress to take himself out of the running this week. Cornyn, a former Texas attorney general and judge on the state supreme court, was interviewed for the position after President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey last week. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:53:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197736-cornyn-will-stay-senate-wont-fbi-director.html 2017-05-16T20:53:00Z AP Source: Garland happy on bench, no interest in FBI job https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197428-ap-source-garland-happy-bench-interest-fbi-job.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime friend of Judge Merrick Garland tells The Associated Press that Garland is happy in his job and has no interest in leaving the judiciary to head the FBI. The comment came Tuesday after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he recommended that President Donald Trump nominate the federal appeals court judge for the post. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5197428-ap-source-garland-happy-bench-interest-fbi-job.html 2017-05-16T17:18:00Z Q&A: What to know about travel ban appeals https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196250-qa-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html SEATTLE (AP) — Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being asked by Trump's opponents to use the president's own anti-Muslim campaign rhe... Tue, 16 May 2017 12:20:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196250-qa-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html 2017-05-16T12:20:00Z Supreme Court order unlikely to deter voting restrictions https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196280-supreme-court-order-unlikely-to-deter-voting-restr.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's refusal to breathe new life into North Carolina's sweeping voter identification law might be just a temporary victory for civil rights groups. Republican-led states are continuing to enact new voter ID measures and other voting restrictions, and the Supreme Court's newly reconstituted conservative majority, with the addition of Justice N... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:52:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5196280-supreme-court-order-unlikely-to-deter-voting-restr.html 2017-05-16T07:52:00Z 2 gang rapes show India struggling on women's safety https://www.mail.com/news/world/5196294-2-gang-rapes-india-struggling-womens-safety.html NEW DELHI (AP) — One woman was brutally gang raped and murdered, her body left disfigured in a patch of shrubs near her home in a north Indian village. Days later, another woman was abducted and gang raped in a moving car in a New Delhi suburb. The two crimes were reminiscent of the horrific 2012 deadly gang rape in New Delhi that spurred widespread prote... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:48:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5196294-2-gang-rapes-india-struggling-womens-safety.html 2017-05-16T07:48:00Z Conan jokes may have killed, but he stands accused of theft https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5196260-conan-jokes-killed-stands-accused-theft.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — What do Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument have in common? They're all subjects of punchlines Conan O'Brien is accused of ripping off — and that's no joke. O'Brien lost an effort to toss out a federal copyright infringement lawsuit in San Diego last week, potentially setting up a novel trial over comic creativity and the value of laughte... Tue, 16 May 2017 07:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5196260-conan-jokes-killed-stands-accused-theft.html 2017-05-16T07:37:00Z 'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte https://www.mail.com/news/world/5196142-this-democracy-intl-court-duterte.html MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged Tuesday that allegations he induced extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs could be raised to the International Criminal Court after an impeachment case failed in the House of Representatives. "Yeah, he can go ahead. He is free to do it. This is a democracy," Duterte said in ... Tue, 16 May 2017 05:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5196142-this-democracy-intl-court-duterte.html 2017-05-16T05:37:00Z The Latest: Trump confident travel ban is lawful https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194716-latest-trump-confident-travel-ban-lawful.html SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the appeal of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local): 1:05 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer expressed confidence that President Trump's travel ban order will be upheld by an appeals court. Spicer said Monday the executive order is fully lawful. He did not... Tue, 16 May 2017 01:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194716-latest-trump-confident-travel-ban-lawful.html 2017-05-16T01:43:00Z No laughing matter: Writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5195662-laughing-matter-writer-claims-conan-obrien-stole-j.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the best jokes are stolen, the best comedians don't think it's funny when they're accused of ripping off material. That's why Conan O'Brien is vigorously defending himself from copyright infringement allegations by a writer who said he plagiarized punchlines about Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Brady and the Washington Monument. Tue, 16 May 2017 01:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/celebrity/5195662-laughing-matter-writer-claims-conan-obrien-stole-j.html 2017-05-16T01:07:00Z Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5194252-judge-tells-uber-to-return-waymo-files-taken-engin.html DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge's order that bars Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo is bad news for Uber and likely will hurt the ride-hailing company's own self-driving research, according to legal experts. The ruling by District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco Monday was mainly a victory for Waymo, the autonomo... Tue, 16 May 2017 00:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/news/5194252-judge-tells-uber-to-return-waymo-files-taken-engin.html 2017-05-16T00:21:00Z Federal judges ask if travel ban is biased against Muslims https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193468-federal-judges-travel-ban-biased-muslims.html SEATTLE (AP) — Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president's campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny. Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, defending the travel... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193468-federal-judges-travel-ban-biased-muslims.html 2017-05-15T23:51:00Z Protesters Chant 'No Ban' Outside Federal Court https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195790-protesters-chant-no-ban-federal-court.html There were chants of 'no ban' outside a federal court in Seattle Monday, as a three-judge panel heard arguments on the Trump administration's revised... Mon, 15 May 2017 23:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195790-protesters-chant-no-ban-federal-court.html 2017-05-15T23:47:00Z Man gets 49 years for anti-transgender hate crime killing https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193452-man-49-years-anti-transgender-hate-crime-killing.html GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender woman. In a case watched by the LGBT community nationwide, U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Joshua Vallum in the 2015 killing of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson. It was the firs... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193452-man-49-years-anti-transgender-hate-crime-killing.html 2017-05-15T22:57:00Z AP News Guide: What to know about travel ban appeals https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195654-ap-news-guide-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html SEATTLE (AP) — Does federal law give President Donald Trump broad legal authority to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? That's the question before two federal appellate courts that have now heard arguments over Trump's revised travel ban and are being asked by Trump's opponents to use the president's own anti-Muslim campaign rhe... Mon, 15 May 2017 22:36:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195654-ap-news-guide-what-to-travel-ban-appeals.html 2017-05-15T22:36:00Z $7.5M settlement approved in Wal-Mart same-sex benefits case https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193100-75m-settlement-approved-wal-mart-same-sex-benefits.html BOSTON (AP) — A $7.5 million class action settlement between Wal-Mart and a former employee who challenged the retail chain's lack of health insurance benefits for her same-sex spouse was approved by a federal judge on Monday. The settlement will pay for claims by current and former Wal-Mart associates in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that they were unable to ... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193100-75m-settlement-approved-wal-mart-same-sex-benefits.html 2017-05-15T21:49:00Z Supreme Court's Roberts: 'Uncertainty' sinks voter ID appeal https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194120-supreme-courts-roberts-uncertainty-sinks-voter-app.html RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court shut the door Monday on North Carolina Republicans' effort to revive a state law that mandated voter identification and scaled back early voting, provisions that a lower court said improperly targeted minority voters. The justices left in place last summer's ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals striking do... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194120-supreme-courts-roberts-uncertainty-sinks-voter-app.html 2017-05-15T21:41:00Z The Latest: Sessions pledges more work against hate crimes https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195204-latest-sessions-pledges-work-hate-crimes.html GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a Mississippi man convicted of federal hate crimes charges in killing a transgender person (all times local): 4 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department, under his leadership, will continue efforts to "vindicate the rights of those individuals who are affected by bias motivated crimes." ... Mon, 15 May 2017 21:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5195204-latest-sessions-pledges-work-hate-crimes.html 2017-05-15T21:16:00Z Arguments Conclude on Trump's Revised Travel Ban https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195326-arguments-conclude-trumps-revised-travel-ban.html Arguments have wrapped up in a federal appeals court in Seattle over President Donald Trump's travel ban. The three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:41:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5195326-arguments-conclude-trumps-revised-travel-ban.html 2017-05-15T20:41:00Z Who are 3 judges who heard arguments on Trump travel ban? https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193474-who-3-judges-who-heard-arguments-trump-travel-ban.html SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton heard the appeal Monday of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in its Seattle courthouse. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Vi... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5193474-who-3-judges-who-heard-arguments-trump-travel-ban.html 2017-05-15T17:46:00Z Justices rule against consumer in debt collection case https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5194228-justices-rule-consumer-debt-collection-case.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that debt collection companies can't be sued for trying to recover years-old credit card debt from people who seek bankruptcy protection. The 5-3 ruling is a blow to consumer groups that complain debt collectors are unfairly misleading people into repaying old debts even when they are not required to under the law. ... Mon, 15 May 2017 15:27:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/business/economy/5194228-justices-rule-consumer-debt-collection-case.html 2017-05-15T15:27:00Z Justices reject challenge to Hawaii, Montana open primaries https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194162-justices-reject-challenge-to-hawaii-montana-open-p.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place rulings by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the states' open primaries. Democrats... Mon, 15 May 2017 13:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5194162-justices-reject-challenge-to-hawaii-montana-open-p.html 2017-05-15T13:54:00Z Justices reject appeal of student arrested for burping https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194152-justices-reject-appeal-student-arrested-burping.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to hear a New Mexico mother's appeal over her son's arrest for disrupting his seventh grade gym class with fake burps. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said the police officer who arrested the boy in 2011 was immune from liability. The appeals court's ruling drew... Mon, 15 May 2017 13:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5194152-justices-reject-appeal-student-arrested-burping.html 2017-05-15T13:50:00Z South African opposition wants secret ballot on Zuma vote https://www.mail.com/news/world/5193662-south-african-opposition-wants-secret-ballot-zuma.html JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's political opposition on Monday mounted its latest challenge to President Jacob Zuma, saying in court that a parliamentary vote of no confidence should be by secret ballot. Opposition lawyers argued for the measure at the Constitutional Court in the belief that disgruntled lawmakers in the ruling party could turn against ... Mon, 15 May 2017 11:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5193662-south-african-opposition-wants-secret-ballot-zuma.html 2017-05-15T11:07:00Z Clapper: US govt 'under assault' by Trump after Comey firing https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191638-clapper-us-govt-under-assault-trump-comey-firing.html WASHINGTON (AP) — American democracy is "under assault" on separate fronts from President Donald Trump and Russia, the former U.S. intelligence chief warned Sunday, expressing dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign. As Trump works to fast-tra... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5191638-clapper-us-govt-under-assault-trump-comey-firing.html 2017-05-15T06:13:00Z