Court decisions

Roger Stone, center, departs federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 25, 2020 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger Stone on charges related to the Russia investigation in order to answer questions on allegations of juror misconduct. The revelation by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Mimi Haleyi, right, arrives to testify in Harvey Weinstein's trial on charges of rape and sexual assault in New York. Haleyi, one of the women Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexually assaulting, said Tuesday, Feb. 25, that the verdict made her feel grateful to be “heard and believed.” Weinstein faces a possible sentence of five to 29 years after a Manhattan jury convicted him of sexually assaulting Haleyi and raping an aspiring actress in 2013. He was acquitted of first-degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 25, 2020 - 6:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after a jury branded Harvey Weinstein a convicted rapist, the former film producer remained at a New York City hospital on Tuesday, his new life as an inmate interrupted by concerns about high blood pressure and heart palpitations. Lawyers for the 67-year-old Weinstein said he...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Tilli Buchanan, left, sits in court with Randy Richards, right, her attorney, during deliberations in a case where Buchanan was charged with criminal lewdness involving a child, in Salt Lake City. Judge Kara Pettit refused on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law in a blow to Buchanan who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include women’s breasts in American society, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
February 25, 2020 - 4:09 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who fought criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home took a plea deal Tuesday to avoid the risk of having to register as a sex offender if convicted, her lawyer said. Tilli Buchanan's decision brought an end to the case that drew...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. A jury convicted the Hollywood mogul of rape and sexual assault. The jury found him not guilty of the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, which could have resulted in a life sentence.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 25, 2020 - 4:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors are hailing Harvey Weinstein's conviction as a pivotal moment that could change the way the legal system views a type of sexual assault case historically considered difficult to prove. Most of the women who testified against Weinstein stayed in contact with him...
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February 24, 2020 - 9:51 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California appeals court on Monday blocked the release of a man dubbed the “Bolder Than Most" rapist who was charged with a string of bizarre and brutal attacks in the San Diego area in the 1980s. The 4th District Court of Appeals reversed the decision of a judge to grant the...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 24, 2020 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women and led off to prison in handcuffs Monday in what his foes hailed as a landmark moment for the legal system and a long-overdue reckoning for the man vilified as the biggest monster...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Actor Rose McGowan, right, speaks at a news conference as actor Rosanna Arquette, center left, listens outside a Manhattan courthouse after the arrival of Harvey Weinstein in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 24, 2020 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Mira Sorvino broke down in tears as she described her reaction to the guilty verdict against Harvey Weinstein: relief, that the fallen movie mogul would not go unpunished. A tinge of disappointment, that he was acquitted of the most serious charges, two counts of predatory...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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February 24, 2020 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a verdict in the rape and sexual assault trial of Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Actress Annabella Sciorra, who accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the 1990s, said Monday that her testimony against him at his New York City trial was “painful but...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Las Vegas. A U.S. appeals court has upheld the Trump administration's rules imposing more hurdles for women seeking abortions. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday, Feb. 24 overturns decisions that had been issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 24, 2020 - 2:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions. The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington,...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 21, 2020 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The jury deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges. In a note sent to the judge during their lunch break, jurors posed a question asking if it were permissible for them to be hung on two counts of predatory...
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