Jul 28, 2014

Judge strikes down D.C. ban on handguns outside home

The U.S. capital’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled. In a 19-page ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside ...

India minister orders release of Rajiv Gandhi's killers

Feb 19, 2014

India minister orders release of Rajiv Gandhi's killers

The chief minister of an Indian state Wednesday ordered the release of all seven people jailed for plotting the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, meaning they could walk free in three days. J. Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, announced the decision ...

Judge: Defense in terror case can see secret docs

Jan 30, 2014

Judge: Defense in terror case can see secret docs

The U.S. government can’t keep secret its request to conduct clandestine surveillance of an accused attempted terrorist, a federal judge in a Chicago terrorism case said Wednesday in a ruling that gives defense attorneys an unprecedented look at a request made to the country’s ...

Lay judge seeks payout over murder case stress

Sep 25, 2013

Lay judge seeks payout over murder case stress

A former lay judge is suing the government for ¥2 million in compensation, claiming she was hit by an acute stress disorder after being exposed to graphic evidence at a murder trial. Hifumi Aoki, 63, from Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, who served in March in ...