Judge orders Kevin Spacey to attend January arraignment on sexual misconduct charges

Evan Agostini/AP Former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey must appear in a Massachusetts court on accusations that he groped a young man in 2016. Spacey argued he should be excused from attending his Jan. 7 hearing because it would “amplify the negative publicity” around him. The judge said no. The actor has said he […]

‘Fair report privilege’: Judge backs BuzzFeed in Russian’s lawsuit over Steele dossier

A federal judge in Florida ruled for BuzzFeed in a defamation lawsuit brought by a Russian internet entrepreneur accused of hacking the Democratic Party in the salacious Steele dossier that was published by the outlet. Because BuzzFeed did not attest to the truth of the allegations contained in the dossier and published the documents in […]

Ninja’s delight: Federal judge rules NY’s decades-old ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

Things are looking up for America’s ‘ninjas.’ A federal judge has ruled that New York’s statewide ban on nunchucks – the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee – is unconstitutional. The ban was initially adopted in 1974 following fears that the surging popularity of martial arts films would inspire roving packs of youths […]

A federal judge just ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional, threatening healthcare chaos

Thomson Reuters In a ruling released Friday evening, a federal judge in Texas sided with 19 states arguing that key provisions of the Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” are unconstitutional. The ruling brings new uncertainty to the country’s healthcare markets, a day before the deadline to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans in […]

Democrats react with fury after federal judge rules that Obamacare is unconstitutional

Rogelio V. Solis/AP Images Democrats responded with fury on Friday night after a federal judge in Texas ruled that key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare,” were unconstitutional — rendering the entire law unconstitutional. Some conservative groups praised the ruling, while other Republican lawmakers stayed silent. The federal judge ruled the […]

Stacey Dooley: Strictly Come Dancing star to WIN as judge declares their support

Stacey Dooley, 31, has grown week on week during her time on Strictly Come Dancing, being taught how to dance by professional Kevin Clifton, 36. Although she had hiccups in the beginning, it seems Stacey has won over both judges and viewers at home with her commitment to the BBC show. Speaking ahead of the […]

Tyson Fury demands controversial judge who cost him Deontay Wilder victory is SACKED

Mexican judge Alejandro Rochin scored the fight in Wilder’s favour despite the feeling that Fury had down enough after rising from the canvas TWICE, including in the 12th round. And Fury wants him out of the sport and has told him to go to Specsavers. He said: “I’ve never seen a worse decision in my […]

Judge slams bikini-app maker’s lawyers in legal clash with Facebook

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Iain Masterton) At the conclusion of a tense hearing that lasted over 3.5 hours, a San Mateo County judge ruled Friday that a top executive of an embattled and now-defunct bikini-related app company now must surrender his electronic devices for forensic inspection. San Mateo County Judge V. Raymond Swope ordered […]

Judge rejects claim that Trump can’t be sued while in office, allows lawsuit against Trump Foundation to move forward

The lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and his children Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump Jr., alleging misuse of charity funds, will move forward. Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York State Supreme Court issued a ruling on Friday, rejecting the notion that President Trump cannot face a […]

Female genital mutilation can’t be banned at federal level, judge says

A federal judge struck down a law against female genital mutilation on Tuesday, ruling the statute unconstitutional and dismissing multiple charges against two defendants in the first case ever brought under the 22-year-old law. US District Court Judge Bernard Friedman argued the Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996, overreached Congressional powers, violating both the Necessary […]