New Jersey Top Court Orders Release of Former Black Panther Sundiata Acoli After 49 Years in Prison

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The New Jersey Supreme Court has granted parole to former Black Panthers member Sundiata Acoli after spending 49 years in prison for the murder of a state trooper. The top court ruled that 85-year-old Acoli, whose given name was Clark …

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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Orders Investigation into Leak of Draft Opinion on Abortion

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United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts ordered an investigation into the leak of a draft opinion that suggested that majority is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights. In a statement on May …

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Report: Leaked Supreme Court Draft Opinion Suggests Majority Set to Overturn Roe v. Wade Decision

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A leaked United States Supreme Court draft opinion has suggested that the majority of the court is poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that established a constitutional right to abortion, Politico reported. “Roe was egregiously wrong from …

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UN Court Raps Colombia Over Violation of Nicaragua’s Sovereign Rights

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The  principal judicial organ of the United Nations ruled Thursday that Colombia has violated Nicaragua’s sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the latter’s exclusive maritime zone. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) favored Nicaragua, nine to six votes, over the said …

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Pakistan’s Top Court Rules Blocking of No-Confidence Vote Against Prime Minister Imran Khan was Unconstitutional

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ruled that the decision to block a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan was unconstitutional. Pakistan’s Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial said that Khan violated the law when he instructed House Deputy Speaker Wasim Khan Suri, …

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Indonesian Teacher Sentenced to Death for Raping and Impregnating Students

Fourth EstateHerry Wirawan, 36, had been sentenced to death by a indonesian court for raping and impregnating students

An Indonesian court sentenced an Indonesian teacher to death on Monday for raping 13 students at an Islamic boarding school and impregnating at least eight of the victims upholding an appeal by prosecutors for the death penalty after the court …

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U.S. Senate Moves to Full Vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

Fourth EstateThe United States Senate on April 4 voted to bring Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination to the floor for a final confirmation vote after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked on advancing her earlier.

The United States Senate on April 4 voted to bring Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to the floor for a final confirmation vote after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked on advancing her earlier. In a 53 to 47 vote, the …

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International Criminal Court to Open Venezuela Office

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The prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said Thursday that it would open an office in Venezuela to continue its investigation of the allegations of torture and killings by the country’s security forces. ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan …

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Kenya’s Supreme Court Blocks President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Push for Constitution Change

Kenya’s Supreme Court on March 31 blocked an initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta to make fundamental changes to the constitution. The judges in Nairobi ruled that the reforms called Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) were unconstitutional on the grounds that Kenyan …

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