US election loss judge lets defendants go

US election loss judge lets defendants go

Image copyright Harris County Juvenile Probation Dept/Facebook Image caption The ACLU has called for an investigation citing the judge’s „improper” actions. A tough Texas judge has released a group of defendants, reportedly saying it was what voters wanted, a day after he lost his re-election bid. Republican Judge Glenn Devlin let seven juvenile defendants go…

Brazil top judge becomes justice minister

Brazil top judge becomes justice minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sergio Moro met Jair Bolsonaro at his home in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro has convinced prominent anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro to lead the country’s justice ministry. Mr Moro said on Thursday it was an „honour” to be asked to be the minister overseeing justice…

Bolsonaro eyes top judge for justice post

Bolsonaro eyes top judge for justice post

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro have been celebrating his victory Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro says he wants the country’s best-known anti-corruption judge to be justice minister or to serve on the Supreme Court. Sergio Moro has been the driving force behind an anti-corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash. In…

A US judge approved the settlement between the SEC and Elon Musk that will force Musk to step down as Tesla’s chairman for three years

A US judge approved the settlement between the SEC and Elon Musk that will force Musk to step down as Tesla’s chairman for three years

A US judge on Tuesday approved the settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla, and its Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk. Musk agreed to pay a $20 million fine and step aside as Tesla’s chairman for three years to settle charges that could have forced his exit from Tesla. The company also accepted…

Judge dismisses one Weinstein charge

Judge dismisses one Weinstein charge

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex A judge in New York has dismissed one of the six sex assault charges against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Prosecutors said actress Lucia Evans had given a witness a different version of the alleged sex assault from the one she had given them.…

A judge could yet tear up Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC

A judge could yet tear up Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC

Elon Musk’s settlement with the SEC is not finalised yet. US District Court Judge Alison Nathan asked on Thursday that both Musk and the SEC supply justification for the settlement reached over the Tesla privatisation fiasco. Musk did a deal with the SEC on September 29, consisting of a $20 million fine and a ban…

US top judge accuser reveals ordeal

US top judge accuser reveals ordeal

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself. Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post Mr Kavanaugh had pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were both…

US judge orders deportation turnaround

US judge orders deportation turnaround

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made a number of changes to crackdown on US migrant policy A federal judge has ordered a mother and her daughter to be flown back to the United States, after learning they had been deported mid-appeal. The two were being represented in a lawsuit…

US judge orders migrant family reunions

US judge orders migrant family reunions

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVeronica is terrified she’ll be separated from her daughter when she seeks asylum at the US borderA US judge has ordered that migrant children and their parents who were separated when they crossed into the US should be reunited within 30 days. The judge issued the injunction…