Toronto Bar Owner and Manager Convictions Upheld by Ontario Court for Sexual Assault Case

TORONTO, ONTARIO – A ruling released Thursday by the Ontario Court Appeal upheld the sexual assault and drugging convictions of the owner of the defunct College Street Bar and one of his managers. The convictions stemmed from a “prolonged, violent and degrading” attack on a woman in 2016 at the establishment. Gavin MacMillan, the owner, … Read more

Death Sentence for Huntsville Officer Killer LaJeromeny Brown Upheld in Court

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – On Friday morning, a man who was found guilty of killing a Huntsville police officer was sentenced to death. LaJeromeny Brown fatally shot Huntsville STAC Agent Bill Clardy III during a sting operation on Levert Street in December 2019. Originally, Brown was sentenced to death last fall by a non-unanimous jury of … Read more

Judge Medical care for transgender youth upheld by federal judge

MISSOULA, MT. – In a noteworthy ruling on Tuesday, a federal judge in Idaho, Judge B. Lynn Winmill, deemed that a prohibition on gender-affirming care for transgender youth in the state violates the equal protection and due process rights of parents and their transgender children. The court concluded that gender-affirming care is both safe and … Read more

Musharraf’s Death Sentence Upheld by Pakistan Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for former President Pervez Musharraf in a treason case. The court’s decision marks the end of a long legal battle for the former military ruler, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016. The case against Musharraf was filed in 2013 … Read more

Second Amendment Upheld: California Law Banning Public Gun Possession Temporarily Blocked

SAN FRANCISCO – A recent California law restricting the possession of guns in most public spaces has faced further legal challenges after a U.S. appeals court ruling. The law, signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom in Sept. 2023, was initially blocked by a U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in December. The judge ruled that the … Read more

Democracy Upheld: Berkshire County Demonstrators Gather in Local Opposition to Jan. 6 Capitol Attack

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – On the third anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, Berkshire County demonstrators gathered in Pittsfield’s Park Square to oppose the attack and remember the events of Jan. 6. The attack, spearheaded by right-wing conservatives, aimed to overturn the results of the 2020 general election following President Joe Biden’s victory over former President … Read more