Cardinal George Pell’s Sexual Abuse Trials May Be Held in Secret

Cardinal George Pell’s Sexual Abuse Trials May Be Held in Secret

SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian court docket is to determine on Wednesday whether or not two deliberate trials for Cardinal George Pell, the senior Vatican official accused of sexual abuse, shall be carried out in secret with the general public barred from realizing what befell till the proceedings are over. On Friday, prosecutors within the […]

Peter Madsen, Danish Inventor, Won’t Appeal Murder Conviction

Peter Madsen, Danish Inventor, Won’t Appeal Murder Conviction

Photo The Danish inventor Peter Madsen plans to problem solely the life sentence imposed on him for the killing of Kim Wall, prosecutors stated. Credit Scanpix, by way of Reuters COPENHAGEN — Peter Madsen, a Danish inventor, is not going to enchantment his conviction for killing a journalist aboard the submarine he constructed, prosecutors stated, […]

After Viktor Orban’s Victory, Hungary’s Judges Start to Tumble

After Viktor Orban’s Victory, Hungary’s Judges Start to Tumble

BUDAPEST — Less than 4 weeks in the past, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary won re-election after promising to hunt “moral, political and legal amends” from his opponents. Four days later, one thing unusual began to occur within the Hungarian courtroom system. A flurry of judges started resigning in fast succession from the National […]

Spanish Judges Return Fire After Controversial Sexual Assault Ruling

Spanish Judges Return Fire After Controversial Sexual Assault Ruling

On Saturday, an affiliation of Spanish judges issued an announcement calling for the resignation of Rafael Catalá, the Spanish justice minister, for making “unacceptable declarations” that they stated undermined the independence of the judiciary. Mr. Catalá initially known as for “respect toward legal sentences,” however following the protests, he questioned the dealing with of the […]

Opinion

Opinion

Some journal tales are fishhooks; they work their means into your thoughts and don’t come out. Rachel Aviv of The New Yorker has written a number of such items within the final yr, together with one about an African-American mom’s battle to maintain her brain-damaged daughter alive after the lady was declared clinically useless, and […]

Peter Madsen, Danish Inventor, Is Convicted of Killing Kim Wall

Peter Madsen, Danish Inventor, Is Convicted of Killing Kim Wall

She famous the proof of premeditation within the crimes, together with Mr. Madsen’s historical past of researching homicide and dismemberment, and the truth that he introduced onto the submarine the instruments used to subdue and kill Ms. Wall. “The court finds that the evidence showed Madsen tied up Kim Wall,” she stated. Mr. Madsen and […]

Hearing the Cohen Case: A Soft-Spoken Judge Who ‘Carries a Big Stick’

Hearing the Cohen Case: A Soft-Spoken Judge Who ‘Carries a Big Stick’

Although she had performed nothing unlawful, Judge Wood, 74, was a casualty of politics and continued on the bench at Federal District Court in Manhattan, one of many nation’s highest-profile judicial phases. Over the years, she has dealt with a number of outstanding instances, incomes a status for being delicate, demanding and — as may […]

Opinion

Opinion

In the spring of 1992, there was nobody left on the court docket who sought to harness the Constitution as an engine of social progress. To Judge Reinhardt, that was the regulation’s highest, if not its solely, objective. What I in my journalistic capability noticed as reality, he noticed as tragedy. At his dying at […]

Opinion

Opinion

Are we the one ones sensing a sample right here? Across the nation, state judges are underneath rising fireplace from lawmakers and out of doors teams angered by their rulings, their energy, their tenure or just their independence. That independence is, in fact, central to the separation of powers, which defines American authorities, and to […]