A strange case in the Vatican and its implications for the international rule of law

An unprecedented trial in the heart of the Vatican has drawn widespread attention in Catholic and legal circles for what it is revealing about the management and justice system of one of the oldest organizations on the planet. Hearings are underway in what is being described as the biggest scandal in Vatican history, an incredible … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo rape case dismissed after accuser’s lawyer ‘repeated use of stolen documents’

Cristiano Ronaldo will not stand trial over allegations that he raped a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey of Las Vegas dismissed a rape lawsuit Friday against the 37-year-old Portuguese soccer star because of the actions of his accuser Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall. According to … Read more

Amber Heard reportedly broke and can’t pay Johnny Depp

Actress Amber Heard is reportedly unable to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp more than $10 million in damages after a US jury sided with the Pirates of the Caribbean star in a bitter libel trial.

Grim reality behind the decision in the defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The court may have ruled in Depp’s favor, but the damage done to their careers after weeks of excruciating testimony is significant.

Grim reality behind the decision in the defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The court may have ruled in Depp’s favor, but the damage done to their careers after weeks of excruciating testimony is significant.

Depp wins libel case

A jury in Virginia ruled Wednesday that Johnny Depp’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, defamed him in her December 2018 opinion piece in the Washington Post, which detailed allegations of domestic abuse. The seven-person jury also found that Depp’s lawyer defamed Heard, who accused her of creating a detailed hoax. The case received national attention for allegations … Read more

Former nurse charged in 20-year-old murder case at Missouri hospital

Nine mysterious deaths have long stumped a Missouri hospital wondering what caused them. Two decades later and now the answer may be grim after a former nurse has been arrested for murder. On Thursday, police in rural Livingston County in Missouri arrested Jennifer Anne Hall, a former nurse at Hedrick Medical Center, where all the … Read more

US says WNBA star Brittney Griner is being ‘wrongly detained’ in Russia

The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the United States will work more aggressively to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two officials said. Americans on Tuesday. Key points: The Biden administration has been under pressure to make his … Read more

Ottawa cites cabinet confidentiality over its response to trucker protests, court file shows

Police hang from a truck as authorities work to end a protest against COVID-19 measures that had escalated into a broader anti-government demonstration and occupation that lasted for weeks, in Ottawa on February 19.COLE BURSTON/The Canadian Press The federal government says it will not reveal what information prompted it to use the Emergencies Act to … Read more