Law Headlines

  • Justice Department cleared Matthew Whitaker to be acting attorney general

    The Justice Department told Trump, before he tapped Whitaker for the job, that he could appoint Whitaker as acting head of Justice. Whitaker was named to the post a week ago, after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

  • Woman looked for shoes during car park murder, court hears

    Lawyers for Laura Mitchell say her murder conviction is unsafe after changes in ‘joint enterprise’ law A woman sentenced to life imprisonment for murder following a fight outside a Bradford pub was looking for her shoes in the car park when the fatal attack occurred, the court of appeal has been told. In the first case referred by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) under new judicial guidance for joint enterprise cases, lawyers for Laura Mitchell have argued that her conviction is...

    the Guardian
  • Lawsuit filed against PG&E for California wildfire victims

    A group of three law firms has filed a lawsuit against PG&E Corp alleging negligence and health and safety code violations by the utility company in California's deadliest wildfire that has killed at least 48 people, seeking damages for multiple victims.

  • Special Report: How ZTE helps Venezuela create China-style social control

    In April 2008, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dispatched Justice Ministry officials to visit counterparts in the Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen. Their mission, according to a member of the Venezuela delegation, was to learn the workings of China's national identity card program.

  • Romanian ruling lawmakers push bill to cancel wiretap evidence

    Lawmakers in Romania approved a bill on Wednesday that would cancel wiretap evidence used to prosecute past corruption cases and could wipe out hundreds of convictions, including that of the head of the ruling Social Democrats.

  • Swiss propose gold transparency to avoid human rights breaches

    Switzerland stopped short of new laws to ensure that gold it imports for refining has not been produced in violation of human rights, proposing greater industry transparency instead.