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# US Courts
Co-leader of Michigan governor kidnapping plot jailed for 16 years
Adam Fox was convicted of conspiracy charges in August.
# US Courts
Former police officer jailed over role in death of George Floyd
J. Alexander Kueng had kneeled on George Floyd’s back.
# US Courts
Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon sentenced to four months in jail for contempt of Congress
The Justice Department had urged a six-month sentence.
# US Courts
R Kelly convicted on multiple sex abuse charges but acquitted of trial fixing
The decision comes after a federal judge in New York sentenced Kelly to 30 years in prison in June for racketeering and sex trafficking.
# Georgia
Man who shot jogger Ahmaud Arbery given life sentence for hate crime
Travis McMichael’s punishment is largely symbolic as he had already been sentenced to life without parole for murder earlier this year.
# january 6
Former Trump aide Steve Bannon convicted of contempt for defying Capitol riots subpoena
He faces up to two years in federal prison when he is sentenced on October 21.
# 4 july shooting
Chicago parade shooting suspect 'contemplated second attack' before arrest
The accused’s lawyer said he intends to plea not guilty plea to all charges.
# fraud probe
New York high court rejects Trump appeal, clearing way for testimony
Trump and his two eldest children, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr, agreed last week to answer questions under oath starting 15 July.
# Mark Zuckerberg
Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach
The lawsuit maintains he was aware of the potential dangers of sharing Facebook users’ data.
# US Courts
'How To Murder Your Husband' writer on trial for murder of husband
Nancy Crampton Brophy stands accused of shooting Daniel Brophy using a gun whose now-missing barrel she bought on eBay.
# Roe v Wade
Roe v Wade: What would change if the landmark abortion case was overturned by the US Supreme Court?
If the case was overturned, 24 States are set to restrict abortion access.
# US Courts
Judge finds Trump in contempt in legal fight with New York attorney general
New York Attorney General Letitia James had asked the court to hold Mr Trump in contempt over disclosure of documents.
# us lawsuits
Depp will go to his grave knowing people think he is an abuser, court hears
Lawyers on behalf of the actor said Amber Heard had been ‘preparing to give the performance of a lifetime’ during the recently begun US trial.
# US Courts
LGBTQ group sues Florida Governor over so-called Don’t Say Gay law
The law has catapulted Florida and Ron DeSantis, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, to the forefront of the US’s culture wars.
# jussie smollett
US actor Jussie Smollett released from jail during appeal
Smollett’s lawyers said he was the target of a racist justice system and people playing politics.
# US
Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims agree €64 million settlement with gun maker
The families and a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut sued Remington in 2015.
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# US Courts
Ghislaine Maxwell jury must work through new year’s holiday if they do not reach verdict
It was the latest sign that a verdict was not near in the month-long trial.
# Floyd
Derek Chauvin expected to plead guilty to violating George Floyd's civil rights
Chauvin has already been convicted of state murder and manslaughter charges.
# banning the ban
Once again, Donald Trump's travel ban has been rejected by the courts
The ban has been rejected twice before – once in January and again in March.
# Erin Andrews
Fox Sports TV star awarded $55m after stalker filmed her naked in a hotel room
A jury found the hotel was partly to blame.
# shannon conley
Judge describes ISIS-bound US teen as "a bit of a mess", jails her for four years
A US judge described Shannon Conley as “a bit of a mess”.
# not my type
Court reporter fired for repeatedly typing 'I hate my job' instead of case dialogue
Pages and pages of this: “I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job…”
# Birth Control
US businesses in dispute with White House over birth control cover for employees
Two businesses will go to the Supreme Court to get exemptions given to religious organisations extended.
# Copyright
Google wins sweeping court ruling and the right to scan 'millions of books'
A US judge rejected arguments from the Authors Guild that Google’s “Library Project” violated the rights of authors by scanning works without approval.
# Smartphones
US upholds ban on some Samsung devices
The ban had been issued due to patent infringements on Apple products with today’s decision coming as Samsung announced details of their new curved smartphone.
# Breastfeeding
Mother sues after breastfeeding footage used in porn film
Maryann Sahoury is suing a production company after breastfeeding instructional video was used by a third party to make porn.
# Florida
Man facing charges over fracas at Batman screening in Florida
Over 100 people fled the cinema after man shouted “This is it” and donned black gloves at screening.
# Colorado
Judge bans cameras from courtroom in Colorado movie shooting case
Meanwhile, Christian Bale visited survivors of Friday’s shooting and lays flower at memorial.
# Child Abuse
Former US football coach convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse
Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of child abuse.
# Best Friend
Man spends $60,000 on canine custody battle
Craig Dershowitz says he considers the dog his ‘son’ and has spent his life savings on lawyers’ fees in trying to win custody.
# Macho Man
Village People star wins copyright court battle
Victor Willis has been granted partial ownership of the rights to YMCA, Macho Man and other Village People hits.
# Bankruptcy
David Drumm's wife reaches settlement with US court - report
Former Anglo Irish Bank CEO David Drumm filed for bankruptcy in the US in 2010.
# US Courts
Woman facing life in prison for cutting infant from womb
Jamie Stice, 21, was attacked while pregnant and left to die after her unborn child was taken.
# Underwear Bomber
Underwear bomber sentenced to life in prison
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a US flight on Christmas Day 2009 using a bomb concealed in his underwear.
# US Courts
Stabbing spree killer proposes to Kim Kardashian during court appearance
Maksim Gelman is serving 200 years in prison for killing four people in February 2011.
# Doughnut Nut
US teen fined $200 for eating (but not buying) doughnut
The 19-year-old was accused of eating the treat without paying for it.
# US Courts
Teen denies Boston murder of Irishman Ciaran Conneely
A 17-year-old has been charged with the first-degree murder of Ciaran Conneely, who had moved to the US over ten years ago.
# Lawsuit
US woman sues clinic over 'implanted memories' claim
The 31-year-old claims that therapists made her believe she had participated in Satanic rituals and suffered sexual abuse through hypnosis.
# Anthrax Attacks
US to pay anthrax attack victim's family $2.5m
Five people died and 17 others fell ill as a result of the anthrax letter campaign in 2001.
# Seattle Superhero
Charges dropped against Seattle 'superhero' Phoenix Jones
City Attorney Pete Holmes said there were “proof problems” in bringing a case against Ben Fodor/Phoenix Jones, but insists he is “no hero”.