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Death penalty ruled unconstitutional in California

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:42

A federal US judge ruled Wednesday that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system which administers it.

Briton sentenced 12.5 years in US for Taliban support

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 02:15

A US judge sentenced a British computer engineer to 12.5 years in prison today for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Two counts tossed in Rajaratnam brother's insider trading trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 05:14

A US judge on Tuesday dismissed two securities fraud counts against Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, in a surprise development in the federal criminal insider trading case.

Judge suspends 9/11 pre-trial US hearing

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 04:56

Prosecutors accused the defense of seeking to delay the proceedings.

US judge: Gay couples can wed in Chicago

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 01:37

A federal judge says gay couples in Chicago don`t have to wait until June to marry.

U.S. judge declares mistrial in Google, Intellectual Ventures case

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 06:53

A U.S. judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in a lawsuit brought by private patent owner Intellectual Ventures against Google Inc`s Motorola Mobility unit, according to a Intellectual Ventures statement.

US judge dismisses Apple consumer lawsuit over data privacy

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 11:07

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California dismissed the case.

US judge eases communication between Guantanamo inmates, lawyers

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 13:05

The military judge in the September 11 trial ordered the US government to hand over correspondence on Guantanamo prison conditions and lifted restrictions on lawyers` communications with detainees.

US judge overturns controversial Texas abortion rule

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 08:34

A federal judge has overturned a controversial restriction imposed on abortion providers in Texas, deeming it an unconstitutional "undue burden" on women seeking to terminate pregnancies.

Judge strikes down smoking ban in New York state parks

Last Updated: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 00:28

A US judge has ordered an end to a smoking ban imposed in public parks and beaches across New York State last February.

Baby Messiah gets to keep his name: US judge

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 12:16

A Tennessee judge who changed a baby`s name because she believes "Messiah" should be reserved for Jesus Christ was overruled today, local media reported.

US judge approves Kodak plan to exit bankruptcy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 08:34

The green light from US Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper in New York puts Kodak on track to exit bankruptcy in about two weeks.