Feds drop bribery case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Sep 9, 2016

Feds drop bribery case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Thursday. Prosecutors indicated in court filings they do not want to pursue a second trial against the couple, a move that comes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned McDonnell’s ...

Sep 5, 2016

Government to extend early voting on Supreme Court justices

The government has decided to bring rules for early voting on Supreme Court justices in line with those for Lower House elections, according to a government source. The change, to extend the early voting period to 11 days, is aimed at making it more ...

Aug 12, 2016

Reid says Clinton will back Obama's Supreme Court pick

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Thursday he believed Hillary Clinton would stick with President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee if she won the Nov. 8 presidential election. Some Republican conservatives were concerned that if Democratic presidential candidate Clinton won the White House, ...

Jul 21, 2016

Tsutsui's death sentence stands in fatal 2011 stalking case

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Gota Tsutsui’s appeal of his death sentence for murdering two family members of a former girlfriend in 2011. The defense counsel for Tsutsui, 31, from Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, maintained that their client was innocent throughout multiple trials. But ...