Judiciary

January 12, 2021 - 1:12 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the manslaughter conviction for the man who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith to death in 2016. Monday's order in favor of Cardell Hayes had been expected. In December 2017, a jury convicted Hayes by a vote of 10-2 on charges of manslaughter and...
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December 24, 2020 - 3:06 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The NFL says it is honoring Curtis Flowers, a Black man from Mississippi who was imprisoned more than 22 years and was freed in late 2019, months after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the last of his several convictions in a quadruple murder case. The NFL says players are...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Madison Square Garden in New York sits empty after NCAA college basketball games in the men's Big East Conference tournament were cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus. With the virus raging in March, several conferences called off their postseason basketball tournaments, and the NCAA canceled the billion-dollar bonanza known as March Madness, proceeds from which trickle down in some form to almost every Division I school in America. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 23, 2020 - 12:44 pm
The coronavirus was only one factor in a chain of events that consumed college sports in 2020, and is poised to do more of the same in 2021 and beyond. The virus, combined with the harsh spotlight that shined on racial inequality in the United States, further exposed the exploitative side of a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2020, file photo, New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis leaves the field after an an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Davis embarked on a social justice listening tour in Atlanta, Washington, Buffalo, Minneapolis and Los Angeles in five days in June. A portion of profits from his “Man of God” masks and bandanas will benefit the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
December 22, 2020 - 3:06 pm
Many NFL players have been leaders on the social justice front, and some of them are being considered for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. None of them is dedicated to the cause with any such honors in mind. Sure, having an enhanced platform as a nominee for the award that recognizes...
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FILE - Then-Democratic presidential candidate Corey booker speaks during the National Urban League Conference in Indianapolis, in this Thursday, July 25, 2019, file photo. A bill being introduced Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, by four Democratic lawmakers would grant college athletes sweeping rights to compensation, including a share of the revenue generated by their sports, and create a federal commission on college athletics. The College Athletes Bill of Rights is sponsored by U.S. Senators Corey Booker (D-N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). If passed it could wreak havoc with the NCAA's ability to govern intercollegiate athletics, and the association's model for amateurism.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
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December 17, 2020 - 6:59 pm
A bill introduced Thursday by four Democratic lawmakers would grant college athletes sweeping rights to compensation, including a share of the revenue generated by their sports, and create a federal commission to oversee college athletics. The College Athletes Bill of Rights is sponsored by Sens...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020 photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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December 16, 2020 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than three decades, the Supreme Court will hear a case involving the NCAA and what it means to be a college athlete. The high court on Wednesday agreed to review a court decision in an antitrust lawsuit the NCAA has said blurred “the line between student...
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United States players celebrate with Kristie Mewis, number 22, who scored her side's second goal during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)
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December 01, 2020 - 9:46 pm
U.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions compared with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation. The parties filed a redacted public notice of the settlement...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, a sign is posted outside of Orchids of Asia Day Spa, in Jupiter, Fla. A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that police violated the rights of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others when they secretly video recorded them paying for massage parlor sex acts, barring the tapes' use at trial and dealing a potentially deadly blow to their prosecution. (Hannah Morse/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 01, 2020 - 5:57 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two of four women charged in a South Florida prostitution sting that also involved New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have taken plea deals this week, court records show. Lei Wang, 41, and Shen Mingbi, 60, each pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County circuit court to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. A federal appeals court on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a football team shower. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 01, 2020 - 2:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated former Penn State President Graham Spanier's conviction for child endangerment over his handling of a report that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had sexually abused a boy in a team shower. The 3rd U.S. Circuit...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 16 de marzo de 2017, el presidente de la Confederación Africana de fútbol, Ahmad Ahmad, durante una rueda de prensa en Addis Ababa, Etiopía. (AP Foto/File)
November 25, 2020 - 11:36 am
GENEVA (AP) — The president of African soccer who was banned for five years for financial mismanagement by FIFA’s ethics committee said on Wednesday he will appeal the ruling to sport’s highest court. Lawyers for Ahmad Ahmad, the former government minister from Madagascar, announced on his Twitter...
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