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Judge throws out DJ's claims against Taylor Swift

Denver - A US judge on Friday dismissed claims that pop superstar Taylor Swift got a radio DJ fired, but court proceedings will continue to consider the singer's allegations that he sexually assaulted her.

Ex-judge in 1984 French child murder case found dead

Le Mans - The French magistrate who first investigated the still unsolved 1984 murder of a four-year old-boy has been found dead just weeks after a dramatic development in the case.

Brazil corruption probe gets new top judge

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court named a new justice Thursday to oversee cases against politicians caught in a giant corruption probe after the previous judicial pointman was killed in an airplane crash.

Jo Weil to serve as judge on the finale of Miss Germany

Actor Jo Weil will be serving as one of the judges on the finale of "Miss Germany," which will take place in February of 2017.

Funeral for Brazil judge killed in small plane crash

Porto Alegre - Brazilian President Michel Temer attended a funeral service Saturday for a Supreme Court judge who died in a plane crash while probing a corruption scandal that potentially could implicate him.

Judge in Brazil's Petrobras probe dies in plane crash

Rio De Janeiro - A judge involved in the probe of Brazil's huge pay-to-play corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras died in a plane crash Thursday.

Brazilian judge orders seizing of Ryan Lochte passport

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered that US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and teammate James Feigen be prevented from leaving the country after doubts emerged over their claim to have been mugged at gunpoint.

$1B settlement approved between U.S. gov't and Aboriginal tribes

A settlement between the Obama administration and Native American tribes was approved by a judge. The settlement is nearly $1B, and it stems from contact costs to manage various federal services.

Authorities: Texas judge expected to survive Austin shooting

Austin - A Texas state presiding judge was shot and injured late Friday in a still unexplained attack in West Austin, authorities said Saturday.

Boy writes letter asking judge to keep his mother in prison

Middletown - A boy who watched his mother fatally stab his father in the chest with a knife has written a letter to a judge asking him to to keep her behind bars. Little Bradyn Takach, 10, was only four when he saw his mother, Shannon Smith, stab his dad to death.

Op-Ed: Judge: Anti-Planned Parenthood group must turn over the evidence

On Friday, a federal judge said that the anti-abortion group attacking Planned Parenthood with heavily edited videos cannot refuse to turn over pieces of evidence by pleading the Fifth Amendment.

Reviewers on Yelp are not employees, says Federal judge

A Federal judge has decided that reviewers on Yelp, a site that allows customers to review businesses, are not employees of Yelp.

Ripping CDs and DVDs is now illegal once more in the UK

The UK High Court has once again banned the copying of CDs and DVDs for personal use just nine months after it was made legal. After a successful challenge from the music industry, the law will now be reverted to its former status.

TV streaming should be treated like cable operators: U.S. judge

In a landmark ruling for the world of TV broadcasting and streaming, a U.S. judge has ruled that one streaming company could be entitled to a license that would let it transmit the copyrighted content of other broadcasters over the Internet.

Afghan lawmakers reject female Supreme Court nominee

Kabul - Afghan lawmakers on Wednesday rejected the first ever female nominee for the country's Supreme Court, a setback to the government's efforts to promote women to high-profile positions.

Microsoft told that Skype logo is too similar to Sky's

An EU court has ruled that Microsoft-owned video messaging software Skype's name and logo is too similar to that of broadcaster Sky, preventing Microsoft from trademarking the Skype branding and allowing Sky to pursue Microsoft for licensing if it wants.

Microsoft and Nokia Lumia phones violate patents, rules judge

An ITC judge has ruled that Lumia-branded Windows Phone smartphones built by Nokia and Microsoft violate patents held by licensing firm InterDigital. Microsoft plans to appeal but failure could lead to an import ban on Lumia phones in the US.

'Gone Girl' may win another tight box office race

Because "Gone Girl"performed better than expected last week, it means momentum may be on its side for another victory. It will be close again.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

Spanish Judge enforces torture probe against Bush and Cheney

On Tuesday, Judge Pablo Ruz at the Spanish National Court defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the United States prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former U.S. president George W. Bush.

Judge who arrested Ukraine protesters killed: Ministry

Kiev - A judge who placed several anti-government protesters under house arrest has been killed by two unknown assailants in central Ukraine, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.The ex-Soviet country has been hit by large-scale protests since November, wh...

Judge rules Sherlock Holmes to be within public domain

England's most famous detective, who has been the subject of many television shows and movies as of late, has been declared part of the public domain, according to a federal judge.

Man ordered by judge to write 'boys do not hit girls' 5,000 times

On Monday, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh presided over Pacer Anthony Ferguson's sentencing. Baugh ordered Ferguson to six months in jail for an assault, as well as ordering him to write "boys will not hit girls" 5,000 times.

Utah lawyers seek higher court to stop gay marriage

Denver - U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby shook the world by declaring Utah's gay marriage ban unconstitutional last Friday. On Monday, he denied the state of Utah's request to temporarily suspend his ruling as the appeals process plays out.

Op-Ed: DHS agents do the right thing and break the law

Brownsville - It is not often that the Department of Homeland Security receives a pat on the back for doing something right. This occurrence was brought to the attention of the country by a judge criticizing DHS for smuggling illegal aliens into the country.

Game of Thrones: Judge sends self-styled King of Germany to jail

Neustadt - 48-year-old Peter Fitzek, who claims to rule a nine-hectare kingdom in Germany, has been sent to jail. He got into trouble for using a fake driving license issued by his imaginary kingdom, "New Germany."

Spanish judge orders split of divorce couple's home

Seville - A judge in Seville has found the ideal way to settle a property dispute in a divorce case. She says that the property must be split into two separate living spaces - the wife upstairs and the husband on the ground floor.

Op-Ed: Conservative attorney may be recent-target of administration

Conservative attorney may the latest but not the last victim of a corrupt liberal administration. Attacking on all levels, in order to secure the destruction of careers, lives, and country.

Casey Anthony judge states there was enough evidence to convict

Orlando - Judge Belvin Perry told NBC's "Today" show that he believed there was enough evidence to convict Casey Anthony, the Florida mother found not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

Swedish judge says allegations against Assange are 'a mess'

Adelaide - A top Swedish judge has told the media that the case against Julian Assange is "a mess." He has further defended the release of classified information by WikiLeaks, saying "It should never be a crime to make known crime of a state."
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Judge Constance Briscoe leaves Southwark Crown Court in London January 31, 2014. The jury for Briscoe's trial was discharged after failing to decide if she perverted the course of justice in relation with the speeding case of former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne
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Judge Constance Briscoe leaves Southwark Crown Court in London January 31, 2014. The jury for Briscoe's trial was discharged after failing to decide if she perverted the course of justice in relation with the speeding case of former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne
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