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Adnan Syed from 'Serial' Is Getting a New Trial

An appeals court ruled that his attorney's failure to call up an alibi witness in 2000 warrants Syed another shot at proving his innocence in his girlfriend's murder.
Drew Schwartz
travel ban

Trump's travel ban isn't getting out of legal limbo anytime soon

Carter Sherman

Fabio Maldonado's Appeal Against Decision Loss to Fedor Emelianenko Is Denied

It was a strange, if not totally expected, decision from the judges. But, Maldonado always had more chance of winning that fight than he did overturning a verdict in Russia.
Jake Hughes

Lawyers Fight to Free Woman Convicted of Murder for Self-Induced Miscarriage

Purvi Patel is serving 20 years after she was charged with feticide—a law created to protect pregnant women from third party violence, not to control abortion, her lawyers argue.
Cole Kazdin

The 'Monkey Selfie' Monkey Just Filed an Appeal

Naruto v. Slater is headed to the Ninth Circuit, fighting for animal copyrights.
Sarah Jeong

Ross Ulbricht Writes from Prison: 'I Will Never Give Up Hope'

The convicted Silk Road boss is seeking funds for his appeal.
Kari Paul
Crime & Drugs

Indonesian Court Rejects Appeal by Frenchman on Death Row for Drug Trafficking

Serge Atlaoui, 51, had contested Indonesian President Joko Widodo's refusal to pardon him after he was sentenced to death for working at an ecstasy lab.
Matthieu Jublin

Ross Ulbricht, Convicted Mastermind Behind Silk Road Website Sentenced to Life in Prison

The founder of the dark website plans to appeal the sentence and his lawyers believe he has "very strong" grounds to do so, Ulbricht's mother said.
Liz Fields

Berlusconi Finishes Community Service Early — But Faces Final Chapter in 'Ruby the Heartstealer' Saga

The three-time prime minister was let off the last 45 days of his sentence for good behavior in a move many believe could pave the way for a comeback. But first, he must return to court yet again.
Nick Panzarella

Court Ruling Makes Taking Pictures Up Women's Skirts Legal in Texas

The highest criminal court in Texas struck down a state law prohibiting "improper photography" in public.
Liz Fields
middle east

Rachel Corrie’s Parents Want to Hold Israel Accountable for Their Daughter’s Brutal Death

The 23-year-old was killed in 2003 in the Gaza Strip while trying to prevent the IDF from demolishing Palestinian houses.
John Beck