5 Supreme Court cases the justices have yet to rule on

Washington (CNN)The Supreme Court is taking an unusually long time to complete its term this year, with decisions in five cases still under wraps days after the justices would have typically cleared out its docket for the season. The coronavirus pandemic can be partly blamed for the delay. Already, the justices broke tradition in May…

Russian Court Convicts Journalist for ‘Justifying Terrorism’

Europe|Russian Court Convicts Journalist for ‘Justifying Terrorism’The case against the freelance reporter revolved around a 2018 text critical of the security services. Even the Kremlin’s human rights council had denounced the charges.The Russian journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva in court in Pskov on Monday. She was fined about $7,000, and the court ordered the confiscation of her…

Supreme Court Blocks Plans for Curbside Voting and Loosened Absentee Restrictions in Alabama

(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservative justices granted Alabama’s request to stay a federal judge’s order that would allow local officials to offer curbside voting in the July…

Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property, according to an affidavit in an ongoing case.As demonstrators marched near the Renaissance palazzo-style home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey on…

Court order, City Council law didn’t stop Seattle police from using pepper spray, projectiles

On June 12, a federal judge ordered Seattle police to stop using crowd control weapons against peaceful protesters. On June 15, the Seattle City Council passed legislation banning crowd control weapons altogether.But as officers cleared people from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone near the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct Wednesday morning and then…