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In Debt: Supreme Court Ruling Draws a Vague Line in Bankruptcy Cases

In Debt: Supreme Court Ruling Draws a Vague Line in Bankruptcy Cases

In an opinion written by Justice Stephen G. Breyer, the United States Supreme Court ruled last month that the order of payment in a bankruptcy cannot be evaded when a Chapter 11 case is dismissed.
Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Executions

Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Executions

Demonstrators protested the death penalty in front of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock on Friday.
Damien Echols Says He Is Proof Arkansas Sends ‘Innocent People to Death’

Damien Echols Says He Is Proof Arkansas Sends ‘Innocent People to Death’

Damien Echols, one of the so-called West Memphis Three, was released from prison and spared execution in Arkansas in 2011.
Court Decisions Force Arkansas to Halt Execution

Court Decisions Force Arkansas to Halt Execution

The Cummins Unit is an Arkansas prison that houses the state’s execution chamber.
States Can’t Keep Criminal Fines of Exonerated, Supreme Court Rules

States Can’t Keep Criminal Fines of Exonerated, Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington this week.
The Arkansas Death Penalty Dispute: Where Things Stand

The Arkansas Death Penalty Dispute: Where Things Stand

The Cummins Unit, the Arkansas Department of Correction prison that houses the state’s execution chamber.
John T. Curtin, Judge Who Desegregated Buffalo Schools, Dies at 95

John T. Curtin, Judge Who Desegregated Buffalo Schools, Dies at 95

Judge John T. Curtin in 1985. His ruling forced the Occidental Chemical Corporation to clean up Love Canal.
Judge Clears Way for Police Body Cameras in New York

Judge Clears Way for Police Body Cameras in New York

Former Police Commissioner William J. Bratton wearing a body camera in 2014. A trial of the cameras is set to begin Thursday.
In London, Class Warfare of a Different Stripe

In London, Class Warfare of a Different Stripe

The unusual facade of the townhouse in Kensington, West London, in 2015.
Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

Protesters outside United States District Court in San Francisco this month.
Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

Protesters outside United States District Court in San Francisco this month.
Drug Evidence Will Be Permitted at Cosby Trial

Drug Evidence Will Be Permitted at Cosby Trial

Bill Cosby departing a hearing this month at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. His trial on sexual assault charges is set for June 5.
Chicago Schools Ex-Leader Is Sentenced as Classrooms Struggle to Stay Open

Chicago Schools Ex-Leader Is Sentenced as Classrooms Struggle to Stay Open

Barbara Byrd-Bennett was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in federal prison.

‘Neutral Sex’ Designation Is Struck Down in France

The country’s top court ruled against allowing an intersex person born with a genital malformation to obtain civil status as being neither male nor female.
El Chapo’s Efforts to Ease Jail Restrictions Fail

El Chapo’s Efforts to Ease Jail Restrictions Fail

The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, the high-security federal jail where Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the notorious drug lord known as El Chapo, is awaiting trial.
Former Dewey & LeBoeuf Executive Convicted in Split Verdict

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf Executive Convicted in Split Verdict

Joel Sanders, former chief financial officer of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, in 2015. A jury convicted him on charges of securities fraud, scheme to defraud and conspiracy.
Argentines Fight Court’s Leniency for Human Rights Crimes

Argentines Fight Court’s Leniency for Human Rights Crimes

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Buenos Aires on Wednesday after the Supreme Court reduced the sentence of a man convicted of committing human rights abuses during the military
Service to Both Al Qaeda and U.S., With Fate Hanging in the Balance

Service to Both Al Qaeda and U.S., With Fate Hanging in the Balance

Bryant Neal Vinas provided extensive detail to the authorities about the inner workings of Al Qaeda.
Ruling on E.U. Trade Deals Retains a Hurdle for ‘Brexit’ Talks

Ruling on E.U. Trade Deals Retains a Hurdle for ‘Brexit’ Talks

The container port in Singapore last month. The decision by the European Union’s highest court affirmed that all the national parliaments of the bloc must have a say in trade deals.

Movers: JPMorgan’s Annual Meeting, a Court Ruling, and Vodafone Earnings

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