Despite the rejection, lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder say they are encouraged by the judges' 4-1 split, which may indicate that the court will change its decision.
Sweden's Supreme Court has given WikiLeaks figure Julian Assange the green light to appeal allegations of sexual assault stemming from two incidents that allegedly took place in Enköping and Stockholm in 2010.
After spending over a year in a federal correctional institution, "Weev" Auernheimer's conviction has been vacated by an appeals court. The U.S. government may try him again and critics of his prosecution hope Auernheimer's plight will underscore the need to put an end to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
The US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has dealt a terrible blow to Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky and the other activists and journalists suing to prevent the indefinite military detention of American citizens Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has dealt a terrible blow to Chris Hedges and the other activists and journalists suing to prevent the indefinite military detention of American citizens.
On the day it was announced that British unemployment had risen to close to 27 million people, a high court judge ruled that Occupy London protesters must dismantle their encampment on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral in the city's center The protesters, who expressed both defiance and resolve, were given seven days to appeal the decision.
He may not walk free, especially if Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has his say, but after decades of struggles and appeals, Mumia Abu-Jamal will not face the death penalty for his fiercely contested murder conviction in the killing of a police officer 30 years ago.
As WikiLeaks faces financial limitations caused by big corporations putting the squeeze on funding, the whistle-blowing site's founder Julian Assange is still dealing with some considerable issues that could threaten his personal freedom -- namely, the two allegations of rape and sexual assault that still await him in Sweden. (more)
Same-sex couples hoping to tie the knot soon in California are going to have to wait awhile longer: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday rejected a request to allow gay marriages to continue as the long-term fate of Proposition 8 remains to be seen.