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Police may stop drivers based only on anonymous tip, rules Supreme Court

Law enforcement officials may now stop US drivers based only on the information gleaned in an anonymous tip phoned in by a caller who dialed 911, the Supreme Court ruled in a tight decision Tuesday.

French winegrower fined over refusal to use pesticide

A court in France has fined a Burgundy winemaker €500 after he refused to use pesticides on his vines in a controversial case in which the wine grower was backed by environmental groups like Greenpeace.

Turkey’s constitutional court: Twitter ban violates free speech

The Twitter ban imposed by Turkey’s government violates freedom of expression and individual rights, said the country’s Constitutional Court after a unanimous vote on Wednesday. The ban caused mass protests and public uproar.

Trust fund child-abusing pervert dodges jail

A Delaware man convicted of raping his three-year-old daughter only faced probation after a state Superior Court judge ruled he "will not fare well" in prison.

IMF rejects claims it sought to compromise Irish judiciary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has rejected claims by EU justice commissioner Vivian Reding that it threatened the independence of the Irish judiciary in seeking to place a regulator for the profession under the aegis of the Department of Justice.

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian Judge at Jordan crossing

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian judge from Jordan on Monday in an altercation at a crossing point between Jordan and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

Beppe Grillo faces jail over train protest

The head of Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement party (M5S), Beppe Grillo, was sentenced to four months in prison on Monday for breaking a police seal on a building during a protest.

Guantanamo: Paris judge asked to probe 'torture'

Two French citizens, who are former inmates at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison camp have asked a French judge to subpoena a former prison commander thay accuse of overseeing an alleged "systematic plan of torture and ill-treatment".

Watchdog slams 'illegal' draft security law

Spain's top legal watchdog has weighed into the heated debate about the country's tough draft Citizen Security law, saying proposals such as allowing private security firms to arrest people are unconstitutional.

Judge Who Sentenced Ukraine Protesters Shot Dead

Ukrainian judge who recently sentenced several political protesters to house arrest has been shot dead by unknown attackers, police said Wednesday.

Woman gets jail term for pro-terrorism tweets

A young Spanish woman has been given a one-year suspended sentence for tweeting "highly radicalized and violent" content in which she glorified Spain's extreme-left terrorist group GRAPO.

Hacktivist Who Leaked the Steubenville Rape Video Faces 10 Years in Prison as Culprit Walks Free

Remember that awful case in which a couple of high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, raped a young girl? Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were brought to justice thanks to an anonymously hacked cellphone video that revealed the teenage victim was in fact unconscious at the time of the crime.

U.S. judge asks: Why haven't the financial executives been prosecuted?

As the five-year statute of limitations approaches for the wrongdoing that bequeathed us the Great Recession, the question of why no high-level executives have been prosecuted becomes more urgent.

Turkey slaps 36 protesters with terrorist charges

Prosecutors in Turkey have charged 36 people with terrorism in connection with massive anti-government protests that rocked the country last year.

ACLU follows through on vow to appeal decision to dismiss NSA suit

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an appeal against the US National Security Agency’s indiscriminate collection of telephone metadata after the group's suit seeking to halt the policy was dismissed last week.

U.S. Judge: Obama Homeland Security Aiding Criminal Conspiracies

The Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security is brazenly violating U.S. law and participating in criminal conspiracies to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen said in a December ruling. He also noted that the schemes were helping to fund Mexican drug cartels and jeopardizing the lives of children. According to Hanen, the apparent Obama administration policies in question are part of a trend and represent a “dangerous course of action,” costing taxpayers huge sums while enriching criminal syndicates.

US judge ruling on NSA ‘comic opera’

A political commentator criticizes as “window dressing” and “comic opera” the recent ruling by a US judge that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone and Internet records was legal.

Fearsome and Awesome: O Great Daughter of Palestine!

A Wake Up call to a sleepy world
A zombie world, a beaten world
Who forgot what it means to be alive

US judge annuls anti-union state law in Wisconsin

A US judge in the State of Wisconsin has struck down an anti-union law signed by the state's Republican governor in 2011, reigniting a controversial issue that prompted recall elections just weeks before Election Day.

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