Court decisions

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, left, and Attorney General Phil Weiser, right, announce they have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeals court ruling that presidential electors can vote for the candidate of their choice, at a news conference in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Griswold and Weiser insist that presidential electors are bound to cast their votes at the Electoral College according to the popular vote in their respective states. (Jesse Paul/The Colorado Sun/via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 7:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Wednesday they want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that presidential electors can vote for the candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states. The August decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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This Sept. 18, 2019, booking photo released by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office shows Ed Kramer, a co-founder of Dragon Con. Kramer was indicted Oct. 9 on a charge of sexual exploitation of children. The indictment says Kramer possessed a digital image showing a minor "engaged in sexually explicit conduct." Kramer’s attorney says the image is a published photograph by artist Sally Mann and can’t be considered child pornography. (Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
October 16, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A digital image of a Sally Mann photograph depicting the genitals of a young boy has prompted a child pornography charge against a co-founder of a popular sci-fi, fantasy and gaming convention. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed...
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Nehemiah Griego wipes away a tear during his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Albuquerque, N.M., for the deaths of his parents and three younger siblings he committed in 2013. Griego convicted of killing his parents and younger siblings in 2013 when he was a teenager says he's sorry and wishes he could take it back. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 9:48 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and three younger siblings when he was 15 apologized to the rest of his family Tuesday as he asked a judge for an opportunity at rehabilitation and redemption. Nehemiah Griego, now 22, was the last person to address the...
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Jock Palfreeman speaks to journalists as he leaves migrants' detention centre in Busmantsi, Bulgaria, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Australian man Palfreeman was convicted of fatally stabbing a Bulgarian student during a 2007 brawl and has been paroled after serving 11-years of his 20-year prison sentence, but then held back in a detention centre after a prosecutors' petition to revoke the parole. (AP Photo)
October 15, 2019 - 9:08 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — An Australian man who has spent 11 years in Bulgarian custody over a fatally stabbing was released from immigration detention Tuesday after a court unexpectedly ordered him paroled. Jock Palfreeman must remain in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, and report to local police weekly...
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October 15, 2019 - 6:25 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday...
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A protestor kicks a fence outside the Spanish Government Office in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 15, 2019 - 2:13 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Catalan protests and politics (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Thousands of Catalan separatists are protesting for a second straight day over the Spanish court ruling that imprisoned nine independence leaders and the conviction of three others. Protesters held vigils at the...
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Robert "Chip" Olsen waits for DeKalb County Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson to decide on when his sentencing will be given at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Decatur, Ga., Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Olsen, a former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man, was found not guilty of murder on Monday, but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could potentially send him to prison for more than 30 years. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)
October 14, 2019 - 8:47 pm
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years. Robert "Chip" Olsen's face turned red and he squeezed his...
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Trolleys block an entrance at El Prat airport, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthly prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to gain Catalonia's independence, sparking protests across the wealthy Spanish region. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 14, 2019 - 3:27 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the...
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Police officers stand by a doorway as protestors sit down blocking access to El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 9:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to gain independence for Catalonia, sparking protests across the wealthy Spanish region. The landmark ruling, after a four-month trial...
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Ronald Lee Haskell is escorted into court Thursday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Houston. He is in court for the sentencing phase after he was convicted of a 2014 massacre that killed six of his ex-wife's family members. ( Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 11, 2019 - 5:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was on Friday sentenced to death. Jurors sentenced Ronald Lee Haskell after deliberating for little more than four hours. The jury had to...
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