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U.S. 6th Circuit prepares to hear six same-sex marriage cases

Cincinnati - The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to make history next week, becoming the first federal court to hear six marriage equality cases in a single day.

Op-Ed: Nine-month-old baby accused of attempted murder in Pakistan

Lahore - In what could be the most bizarre criminal court case in history, nine-month-old Muhammad Mosa Khan stands trial for charges of attempted murder, assault, and interfering with state affairs in Pakistan.

Dog killer makes Spanish legal history

Madrid - It has taken five years, but In a first for the Spanish courts, a Madrid man who killed his dog back in 2008 was on trial on Wednesday in the first-ever animal cruelty case in Spain.

Occupy activist Michael Premo cleared in NYPD case by video proof

New York - Occupy Wall Street activist, Michael Premo was acquitted of assaulting a police officer, amongst other charges, at a December 17, 2011 OWS demonstration in Lower Manhattan. Video evidence of the incident was presented and jurors found him not guilty.

Felix Baumgartner, Austrian daredevil, to appear in court

Salzburg - "Fearless Felix" will appear in court next week to appeal a conviction of inflicting bodily harm, in a traffic incident that occurred two years ago.

Rimsha case adjourned and sent to juvenile court

Islamabad - A mentally ill Christian girl has had her case adjourned. There was no evidence that the girl desecrated the Noorani Qaida, according to a police investigator in Pakistan. However, accusers want the girl to be expelled from the area where she lived.

Catholic UK midwives lose abortion participation case

Glasgow - The judge at the Scottish Court of Session ruled against two Catholic midwives who claimed their "conscientious objections" went unheeded and were forced to participate in abortions, which the pair claimed violated their human rights.

Murfreesboro, Tennessee mosque wins court case

Murfreesboro - Is Islam a religion? That was the question posed to the Chancery Court for Rutherford County. That answer is yes. That answer allows a proposed mosque to be built in Murfreesboro despite community protests.

Women's group backs niqabs worn in Ontario Court of Appeals

Toronto - The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will intervene on June 8 and 9 in the Ontario Court of Appeal case of R. v. N.S. The case deals with a Muslim woman who was ordered to remove her niqab to testify against two family members.

Christian nurse ordered to remove crucifix, loses court case

A Christian nurse who claimed Christians were being discriminated against when she was ordered to remove her crucifix has lost a discrimination claim against her employer.

Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim Loses Case

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim lost his initial court battle in a sodomy case filed against him on a complaint by an aide after a Malaysian court dismissed his application to have his case thrown out for lack of evidence.

Letter Bomber Case In Court In The UK

A primary school caretaker had a virtual bomb factory in operation in his bedroom. It was in the nick of time. Police found three letter bombs addressed and ready to be sent.

Jury Begins Deliberations in Jose Padilla Terrorism Trial

On the morning of Wednesday, August 15th, a jury of twelve went behind closed doors to begin deliberations in the trial of Jose Padilla and two co-defendants who were charged with operating a support cell for Islamic terrorists, including al-Qaeda.

Donkey appears in Court

Dallas attorney Gregory Shamoun decided to take his case to court and took Buddy the Donkey to court to testify for himself. This gentle well mannered creature walked to the bench and stared at the jury.

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