The Cosby Verdict: Did the #MeToo Movement Sway the Jury?

The Cosby Verdict: Did the #MeToo Movement Sway the Jury?

And they noticed extra proof of a sample of predatory habits that prolonged past Ms. Constand: The decide allowed 5 of Mr. Cosby’s roughly 60 accusers to testify, in contrast with one on the first trial. But some have advised that the decide’s choice was additionally a response to shifting social views after #MeToo. What […]

Former UBS Trader Is Cleared in ‘Spoofing’ Case

Former UBS Trader Is Cleared in ‘Spoofing’ Case

Photo A former dealer for the Swiss financial institution UBS, Andre Flotron, was prosecuted on fees associated to market manipulation and a observe referred to as “spoofing,” which the Justice Department has been attempting to rein in. Credit Michele Limina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A federal jury on Wednesday acquitted a former dealer for the […]

U.S. Must Resume DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules

U.S. Must Resume DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules

Photo Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program demonstrating outdoors the Capitol final month. Credit Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Moveon.org In the most important setback but for the Trump administration in its determination to finish a program that protects undocumented younger adults from deportation, a federal choose dominated Tuesday that the federal government […]

Supreme Court Continues to Narrow the Meaning of Obstruction

Supreme Court Continues to Narrow the Meaning of Obstruction

The majority opinion by Justice Stephen G. Breyer took a narrower view of the supply. It discovered that to show a violation, the federal government should present “there is a ‘nexus’ between the defendant’s conduct and a particular administrative proceeding, such as an investigation, an audit or other targeted administrative action.” This nexus requirement makes […]

Supreme Court Bars Human Rights Suits Against Foreign Corporations

Supreme Court Bars Human Rights Suits Against Foreign Corporations

The plaintiffs in the case said the financial institution had “served as the ‘paymaster’ for Hamas and other terrorist organizations, helping them identify and pay the families of suicide bombers and other terrorists.” The bank responded that it had helped the United States in “the fight against terrorism financing and money laundering” and was not […]

Madonna Loses Legal Battle Over Tupac Shakur Breakup Letter

Madonna Loses Legal Battle Over Tupac Shakur Breakup Letter

The objects had been offered for the sale by Darlene Lutz, Madonna’s former good friend and “art consultant,” who was additionally named as a defendant within the swimsuit. Monday’s ruling additionally stated 2004 settlement settlement between Ms. Lutz and Madonna prevented the singer from suing for the objects. Reached by electronic mail, Ms. Lutz’s lawyer, […]

Cosby Defense Rests as Sexual Assault Trial Nears Its End

Cosby Defense Rests as Sexual Assault Trial Nears Its End

“They would be the records for simply one plane,” Mr. Steele stated. “You can’t tell us whether or not he got in a car as he drove from New York to Philadelphia.” Whether the encounter occurred in January 2004 is necessary as a result of, past Ms. Constand’s credibility, there’s the problem of Pennsylvania’s 12-year […]

Greek Court Upends Rules Limiting Migrants’ Movements

Greek Court Upends Rules Limiting Migrants’ Movements

Greece and Turkey have an extended historical past of tensions over territory and sovereignty, which might irritate the state of affairs. “The tension does not help the management of the refugee and migration issue,” the migration minister, Dimitris Vitsas, stated on Tuesday. “On the contrary, it creates problems, so it is in our interest and […]

Trial Judge Rules to Admit Cosby Testimony About Quaaludes

Trial Judge Rules to Admit Cosby Testimony About Quaaludes

“When you got the quaaludes,” the lawyer, Dolores Troiani, requested on the time, “was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” “Yes,” Mr. Cosby replied. Mr. Cosby’s lawyer objected earlier than he might reply whether or not he had ever […]

Justice Dept. Can’t Tie Police Funding to Help on Immigration, Judge Rules

Justice Dept. Can’t Tie Police Funding to Help on Immigration, Judge Rules

The ruling handed down Wednesday got here in one among several lawsuits that state and metropolis officers in California have filed in opposition to the federal authorities arguing that it has overreached in attempting to pressure local officers to assist with immigration enforcement. “The Trump administration cannot manipulate federal grant fund requirements to pressure states, […]