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According to a Vice report, a new study shows that court reporters frequently fail at correctly transcribing the testimony of Black folks, which can have a devastating impact on individuals during a trial. The new study, which will be published in the journal Language next month, highlights and expands on previous research that found court reporters […]

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge overseeing singer R. Kelly’s child-pornography case in Chicago is set to rule on how tightly he should restrict access to and mentions of the evidence. There’s little doubt Judge Harry Leinenweber will approve some form of a protective order during a Wednesday hearing. But the singer’s lawyers said at a […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The business partner of Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to selling sealed video evidence from his murder trial. Mark Blankenship entered a plea Wednesday to a count of conspiracy to obstruct justice. Prosecutors say Blankenship and Knight’s girlfriend arranged to sell surveillance video from a Compton hamburger stand of […]

CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking […]

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly‘s publicist says the R&B singer wants his child support payments lowered, but it doesn’t appear that they were reduced during the most recent hearing in the case. The judge in Kelly’s child support case has sealed it and prohibited attorneys from talking to the media about it, so it’s unclear […]

Bill Cosby’s mind is reportedly playing tricks on him behind bars, as Radar Online reports that the disgraced believes he is “possessed.” A taped phone conversation obtained by the outlet has Cosby, 81, explaining why he believes his late mother is communicating with him spirituality. The phone conversation has Cosby saying, “What I’m about to tell you […]

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The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The House is expected to pass the bill this week, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill : —Attempts to focus the toughest sentences on the most violent offenders by lowering mandatory minimum sentences for prior drug felonies, including reducing the life […]

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby‘s lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge’s decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. They’ve also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this month to release the 81-year-old disgraced comedian from a state […]

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TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Judges at hearings Wednesday in state district court are considering crucial decisions about child neglect and abuse charges against five defendants arrested at a remote compound in northern New Mexico where 11 children were found living in filth and the body of a 3-year-old boy was retrieved. A couple is confronting […]

A federal judge ordered Orleans Parish courts to allow a “neutral forum” to determine whether defendants can afford to pay court fees and fines before sending them to jail for nonpayment.

Comedian Katt Williams has been ordered by a court to pay a former employee money that they say Williams didn’t give them while on tour. Bossip reports on January 31 the court ordered Williams to pay Courtney Gilmore $55,000. Gilmore sued Williams for supposedly not paying him for the work he did while on tour. […]

As a mother, if your child is facing charges against them in court would you testify against them or risk going to jail for not talking? Sherri says she’s not talking because she can’t handle sneaking things into jail for people! Kym is the complete opposite, she would tell it all and not even care! READ […]