Tag: Decisions and Verdicts

Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak’s Sons of Illicit Share Trading

CAIRO — The two sons of former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt were acquitted on Saturday of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the 2011 uprising that ended their father’s 30-year autocratic rule. The brothers, Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, and seven others had faced charges of illegally profiting from […]

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In Case on Wealth Test for Green Cards, a Scathing Sotomayor Dissent

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Trump administration to move forward with plans to deny green cards to immigrants who are thought to be likely to become “public charges” by making even occasional and minor use of public benefits like Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. As in a similar case last […]

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Weinstein Jurors Focus on ‘Project Runway’ Assistant’s Complaint

The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began its second day of deliberations by asking to review testimony and other evidence related to a former production assistant on “Project Runway,” who claimed that the producer had forced oral sex on her in 2006. The jury sent a note to the judge at 9:50 a.m. on […]

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

A federal appeals court panel on Friday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling striking down work rules for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas, casting more doubt over broader Trump administration efforts to require poor people to work, volunteer or train for a job as a condition of getting government health coverage. A three-judge panel of the […]

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Toppled but Not Gone: U.N.C. Grapples Anew With the Fate of Silent Sam

The question of what to do with Silent Sam — the Confederate statue that was toppled by protesters at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2018 — just won’t go away. The university thought it had found an answer in November when it reached an agreement to give the statue to […]

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Siding With Amazon, Judge Halts Work on Microsoft’s JEDI Contract

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in Washington ordered Microsoft on Thursday to halt all work on a $10 billion cloud-computing contract for the Pentagon, in a victory for Amazon, which had challenged the awarding of the contract. In a sealed opinion, the judge ordered work to stop on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project, […]

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Judge Approves T-Mobile Merger With Sprint

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint in a deal that would further concentrate corporate ownership of technology, combining the nation’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers and creating a new telecommunications giant to take on rivals AT&T and Verizon. The decision, by Judge Victor Marrero of United States District […]

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Judge Is Said to Rule for T-Mobile Merger With Sprint

The judge in a contentious lawsuit that tried to stop the long-in-the-works merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is planning to rule in favor of the deal, according to three people briefed on the matter. The verdict, expected Tuesday, will come at the end of an unusual suit filed in June by attorneys general from 13 […]

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Russia Sentences Anti-Fascists on Bogus Terror Charges, Critics Say

MOSCOW — A Russian military court on Monday handed down harsh sentences of up to 18 years to seven members of a group of left-wing activists, who in turn accused the authorities of extorting confessions through torture and threats against their families. Critics said the charges of terrorism were fabricated and that the accused, as […]

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16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Murder in Colorado School Shooting

ImageMourners at the funeral of Kendrick Castillo, who was killed at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado on May 7, 2019.Credit…David Zalubowski/Associated Press A 16-year-old student who told the authorities that he was bullied because he was transgender pleaded guilty on Friday to first-degree murder in a school shooting outside Denver last year that killed […]

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Court Throws Out Emoluments Case Brought Against Trump by Democrats

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court panel threw out on Friday a lawsuit by 215 Democratic members of Congress accusing President Trump of illegally accepting benefits from foreign governments, saying that individual lawmakers cannot sue the president on behalf of the entire Congress. Even assuming that the allegations against Mr. Trump were true, the Supreme […]

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Setback for Kesha in Legal Battle Over Rape Claims Against Dr. Luke

The pop singer Kesha suffered another setback this week in her long-running legal fight against Dr. Luke, her former producer, whom she accused of rape almost six years ago. The two filed dueling lawsuits on the same day in October 2014, with Kesha asking to be released from her contracts with Dr. Luke’s companies, on […]

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Overlooked No More: Homer Plessy, Who Sat on a Train and Stood Up for Civil Rights

Since 1851, many remarkable black men and women did not receive obituaries in The New York Times. This month, with Overlooked, we’re adding their stories to our archives. When Homer Plessy boarded the East Louisiana Railway’s No. 8 train in New Orleans on June 7, 1892, he knew his journey to Covington, La., would be […]

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Facebook to Pay $550 Million to Settle Facial Recognition Suit

Facebook said on Wednesday that it had agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois, giving privacy groups a major victory that again raised questions about the social network’s data-mining practices. The case stemmed from Facebook’s photo-labeling service, Tag Suggestions, which uses face-matching software […]

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U.N. Court’s Order on Rohingya Is Cheered, but Will Myanmar Comply?

BANGKOK — The surprisingly strong ruling against Myanmar by the United Nations’ top court this week is sure to increase international pressure on the country to protect its Muslim Rohingya minority, who critics say have been the victims of a government-sanctioned genocide. But on Friday — a day after the International Court of Justice in […]

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London Police Will Begin Using Real-Time Facial Recognition

London’s police department said on Friday that it would begin using facial recognition technology in the city to identify people in real time, becoming one of the largest Western police forces to deploy software that has been criticized for its questionable effectiveness and violation of privacy. The Metropolitan Police provided few details about when and […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Groping Trial Can Include Testimony From 2 More Women

A judge on Wednesday ruled that two additional women who have accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of unwanted sexual touching will be allowed to testify in his groping trial, giving prosecutors the chance to argue that the actor has exhibited similar behavior for years. The Manhattan district attorney’s office asked permission to admit as witnesses 19 […]

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Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction Is Partially Overturned

A federal appeals court on Tuesday partially overturned the 2018 corruption conviction of Sheldon Silver, once the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, but allowed much of the conviction to stand — likely ending his hopes of remaining out of prison. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had been sentenced […]

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