Category Archives: court

French court convicts ISIS operative over 2015 train attack foiled by 3 American passengers

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PARIS — A French court on Thursday convicted an Islamic State operative over a train attack five years ago that was foiled with the dramatic intervention of three American passengers. The special terrorism court sentenced Morocco-born Ayoub El Khazzani to life in prison, with 22 years guaranteed behind bars. El Khazzani, who went from drug-trafficking […]

US Supreme Court ruling reverses military statute of limitations on rape cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overruled the military’s top appeals court, which had put a five-year statute of limitations on rape cases that occurred between 1986 and 2006. The ruling, published Dec. 10, does not have a bearing on rape cases outside that window but could open up new prosecutions for past incidents. The […]

US Supreme Court ruling reverses military statute of limitations on rape cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overruled the military’s top appeals court, which had put a five-year statute of limitations on rape cases that occurred between 1986 and 2006. The ruling, published Dec. 10, does not have a bearing on rape cases outside that window but could open up new prosecutions for past incidents. The […]

US Supreme Court ruling reverses military statute of limitations on rape cases

us-supreme-court-ruling-reverses-military-statute-of-limitations-on-rape-cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overruled the military’s top appeals court, which had put a five-year statute of limitations on rape cases that occurred between 1986 and 2006. The ruling, published Dec. 10, does not have a bearing on rape cases outside that window but could open up new prosecutions for past incidents. The […]

US Supreme Court ruling reverses military statute of limitations on rape cases

us-supreme-court-ruling-reverses-military-statute-of-limitations-on-rape-cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overruled the military’s top appeals court, which had put a five-year statute of limitations on rape cases that occurred between 1986 and 2006. The ruling, published Dec. 10, does not have a bearing on rape cases outside that window but could open up new prosecutions for past incidents. The […]

New court ruling could give thousands of Vietnam vets and survivors overdue disability payouts

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A recent court order could give up to 15,000 Vietnam veterans previously denied disability benefits an average of $28,000 in backdated payouts, but federal officials could still yet try to appeal the ruling in coming weeks. Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled in favor of thousands of “blue water” Navy […]

New court ruling could give thousands of Vietnam vets and survivors overdue disability payouts

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A recent court order could give up to 15,000 Vietnam veterans previously denied disability benefits an average of $28,000 in backdated payouts, but federal officials could still yet try to appeal the ruling in coming weeks. Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled in favor of thousands of “blue water” Navy […]

Supreme Court to hear case over use of DoD funds for Trump border wall

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling that it improperly diverted Defense Department money to build portions of the border wall with Mexico. The high court has previously allowed construction to continue, even after a federal appeals court ruled in June that the […]

Court argument seeks reversal of military HIV policies

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Lawyers for military service members whose careers were halted after testing positive for the AIDS virus asked a federal judge Monday to overturn policies restricting their service as irrational and discriminatory. Lawsuits filed on behalf of two airmen and an Army National Guard sergeant say the military has no rational basis […]

Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects that use DoD funds

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration’s construction of portions of the border wall with Mexico following a recent lower court ruling that the administration improperly diverted money to the project. The court’s four liberal justices dissented, saying they would have prohibited construction while a court […]