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Blow to Madison Cawthorn as appeals court reverses ‘insurrectionist’ ruling

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People who take part in insurrections against the US government can be barred from office, an appeals court said on Tuesday, reversing a ruling in favor of Madison Cawthorn, an extremist Republican politician from Nor...

Ukrainian court sentences Russian soldier to life in prison – video report

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A court in Kyiv has sentenced a 21-year-old Russian soldier to life in prison for killing a Ukrainian civilian in the first war crimes trial held since Russia's invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old sergeant, was...

Ukrainian court sentences Russian soldier to life in prison for killing civilian

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A court in Kyiv has sentenced a Russian soldier to life in prison for the killing of a Ukrainian civilian, in the first verdict in a trial related to war crimes carried out by the Russian army during its invasion of U...

In the firing zone: evictions begin in West Bank villages after court ruling

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Below the dusty plateau, home to Khribet al-Fakhiet village, on the southern edge of the occupied West Bank, sheep, goats and camels belonging to Palestinian Bedouin roam the hills. The Israeli town of Arad glitters i...

US supreme court abortion reversal would be global ‘catastrophe’ for women

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The probable demise of abortion as a federal right in the US will be a “catastrophe” for women in low and middle-income countries, with an emboldened anti-choice movement likely to raise renewed pressure on hard-won g...

Win for Ted Cruz as supreme court strikes campaign contribution limit

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The six conservatives who dominate the US supreme court ruled in favour of the hard-right Texas senator Ted Cruz in a case seeking to remove limits on campaign finance spending, in a ruling that one dissenting justice...

Wayne Rooney had ‘awkward’ chat with Jamie Vardy about wife’s column, court told

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Wayne Rooney asked Jamie Vardy if his wife could cut back on her media activities during the Euro 2016 football tournament because it was causing “distractions” for the England team, the high court has heard. Rooney t...

Rebekah Vardy’s WhatsApp messages ‘just evil’, Coleen Rooney tells court

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Coleen Rooney has said Rebekah Vardy’s private WhatsApp messages were “just evil”, as she finished giving evidence in the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial. The court has previously heard that Vardy and her agent Carolin...

Witness first heard allegations Ben Roberts-Smith kicked unarmed Afghan off cliff in 2017 interview, court hears

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A former SAS soldier has told Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial that he first heard the allegation that Roberts-Smith kicked an Afghan prisoner off a cliff when he was interviewed by the inspector general of the Au...

Nancy Pelosi: supreme court ‘dangerous to families and to freedoms’

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The supreme court is “dangerous to families and to freedoms in our country”, Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday, as justices prepare to finalize a draft ruling stripping almost have a century of abortion rights in the US. Th...

Clarence Thomas calls leak of supreme court abortion draft ‘tremendously bad’

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The leak of a draft supreme court opinion on abortion rights has turned the body into a place “where you look over your shoulder”, the conservative justice Clarence Thomas said on Friday, adding that the reputation of...

‘Wagatha Christie’: the sensational court battle that became a fashion face-off

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Legal arguments were not the only thing under such heavy scrutiny at the high court this week. The media coverage of the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial has seen the sartorial choices of all involved under rigorous exa...

Protesters rally outside US supreme court justices’ homes ahead of pro-choice marches

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Pro-choice demonstrators continue to turn up outside the homes of supreme court justices, with the latest target being conservative Amy Coney Barrett, who signed on to a majority draft opinion that was leaked to revea...

Intoxication can be violent crime defense, Canada supreme court rules

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Canada’s supreme court has ruled that defendants accused of violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense, striking down a federal law supported by women’s a...

Craig McLachlan allegedly threw tantrums and threatened Rocky Horror Show cast members, court told

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Craig McLachlan has been portrayed in court as an allegedly powerful and angry lead actor who threw tantrums, threatened cast members and physically abused actresses. Defence barrister Michael Hodge QC on Friday took ...

Supreme court overturning Roe allows ‘open season’ on American freedoms, warns Schumer – video

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The supreme court overturning the landmark Roe v Wade decision that protects women's rights to abortion in the US would create an open season on Americans' freedoms, majority leader Chuck Schumer has said.Schumer was ...

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