Jun 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists. The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing law allows people ...

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

Jun 15, 2015

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

South Africa will have to defy its own judiciary or risk the wrath of other African nations if the High Court orders the government to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes and genocide charges. Judge Hans Fabricius told the government Sunday ...

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Jun 13, 2015

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction Friday as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: “All that for this?” From a sordid New York hotel encounter to orgies in Paris, the former International Monetary Fund ...

Jun 13, 2015

Four Muslims seek damages for time on government no-fly list

Four Muslim men who have accused FBI agents of putting them on a no-fly list because they refused to become informants want to pursue damages against the agents even though the travel ban has been lifted, the men’s lawyers told a federal judge Friday. ...

Jun 12, 2015

Ex-madam gets 10 years in prison over buttock-enhancement death

A former madam who performed illegal “body sculpting” was sentenced Thursday to 10 to 20 years in prison after the death of a dancer whose heart stopped after nearly half a gallon of silicone was injected into her buttocks. Padge-Victoria Windslowe told jurors during ...