Taiwan's DPP drops ball by ramming through Citizen Judges Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s judicial system has for a long time been in need of serious reform, but unfortunately the recent passage of the Citizen Judges Act is not the solution. O...

Citizen Judges Act’s passage shame for Taiwan: Critic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The passage of the contentious Citizen Judges Act (國民法官法) on Wednesday (July 22) “marked a shameful day in the history of Taiwan democracy,” said Taiwan Public...

Taiwan legislature passes citizen judge bill

The Legislative Yuan has passed a Citizen Judges Act that will allow ordinary citizens to participate in criminal trials and work with professional judges in handing down verdicts. Under the contro...

Independence groups support having only ‘Taiwan’ on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-independence groups on Monday (July 20) called for changes to Taiwan’s passport, the name of China Airlines, and the country’s judicial system. Members ...

Jury finds 3 liable for about $10M in Medicare fraud

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi hospital owner cheated Medicare out of $10.8 million, and his wife and the former chief financial officer of another company are liable for slightly less, a federa...

Judge: Man not competent for trial in 2017 killing of wife

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont judge has ruled that a man charged with killing his wife with a meat cleaver is not competent to stand trial. The legal filing this week agreed with...

UN official equates Chelsea Manning incarceration to torture

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A United Nations official says the continued incarceration of former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for her refusal to testify to a grand jury amounts to torture. ...

Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

ATLANTA (AP) — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con — this time a child pornography charge stemming from a published art work — his attorney has renewed hi...

Momentum builds in Oregon to require unanimous jury verdicts

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After a jury convicted an Oregon man of having sex with a passed-out partygoer, one of the jurors left the courthouse and wept. Cash Spencer and three other jur...

2019 winners in journalism and arts

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners: JOURNALISM Public Service South Florida Sun Sentinel for examining mistakes by school and law enf...

Chelsea Manning continues to fight grand jury subpoena

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says a judge rejected her effort to quash a grand jury subpoena to testify in an apparent investigation of Wikileaks. ...

Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media...

Guilty verdicts set precedent in fighting shady recruiting

A federal jury found three men guilty of fraud charges for channeling secret payment to the families of top-tier recruits to influence their choices of schools, apparel companies and agents. ...

Trial date set for Statue of Liberty climber

NEW YORK (AP) — A protester who was arrested after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest America's immigration policies says she wants to go to trial. Therese Okoumou...

Malaysia ex-PM fails in media gag bid ahead of graft trial

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has failed to win a court order barring the media from discussing the merits of corruption charges against him ahead of the st...