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James Holmes Appears in Court

Public gets first look at alleged killer since Aurora shooting

(Newser) - The world got its first look at James Holmes since the 24-year-old allegedly killed 12 people in a movie theater shooting at the Dark Knight Rises premiere. He appeared in court for the first time today with red/orange hair, and the AP calls him "wide-eyed and unshaven as he... More »

Giffords Stable, Husband Says 'Little We Can Do but Pray'

Husband thanks nation for 'outpouring of support'

(Newser) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in stable—though still critical—condition ahead of her alleged attacker’s court appearance today at 2pm in Phoenix, CNN reports. Giffords is "functioning at a high level," though "we’re not out of the woods yet," said a doctor. "At... More »

Judge Sends Lindsay Lohan Back to Jail

Troubled starlet denied bail after failing drug tests

(Newser) - No mercy this time: A judge sent Lindsay Lohan back to jail today after she failed two drug tests. She could be there for a month, until her next court appearance on Oct. 22, reports the AP . Lohan looked shocked when the judge denied bail and ordered her taken into... More »

What Not to Wear in Court

It should go without saying, but miniskirts? No.

(Newser) - Not sure how to make a good impression at your next court appearance? ( We’re looking at you , Lindsay Lohan.) The Wall Street Journal gets advice from the experts. It (hopefully) goes without saying that cleavage-baring tops are a no-no, but one expert also warns against loud patterns,... More »

Lindsay Lohan Won't Be Arrested

Judge recalls warrant when bail is posted

(Newser) - Tough break for the paparazzi: Lindsay Lohan won't be arrested upon her return to Los Angeles from France, reports TMZ . The judge in her DUI case recalled the bench warrant for her arrest after her people posted bail and promised she'd be in court bright and early Monday morning. Assuming... More »

Courthouse Fire Delays Lil Wayne Sentencing

Hundreds evacuated, three injured

(Newser) - An electrical fire broke out in the basement of the Manhattan courthouse where Lil Wayne was to be sentenced today, postponing the rapper’s big day. Three people sustained minor injuries in the fire, which started at 10:30 this morning. Hundreds were evacuated, and the court’s afternoon docket... More »

Sorry, Nancy Grace, You Will Be Filmed in Court

Judge tosses out request to ban video cameras

(Newser) - Despite her protests, Nancy Grace will have to smile for the camera when she gives a court deposition this week: A judge has thrown out the TV host's request to keep the video cameras away from her testimony. Grace will be defending herself against a wrongful death suit by the... More »

Nancy Grace: No Cameras at My Court Date

CNN host asks judge to bar media in wrongful death case

(Newser) - Nancy Grace, who specializes in grilling the main players in high-profile crime cases, will give a court deposition this week as part of a wrongful death lawsuit and doesn't want cameras anywhere near her. The CNN Headline News host has asked the judge to bar the filming of her testimony... More »

Winehouse Charged in New Assault

This time, singer roughs up employee at Cinderella performance

(Newser) - Amy Winehouse made quite a scene at the theater this past weekend and has been charged with assault as a result. \Winehouse attended a stage production of Cinderella, which was fine until police say she started shouting things like “He's f---ing behind you” and “F--- Cinders, Prince Charming,... More »

Von Brunn in 'No Condition' for Court: Judge

Hospitalized museum gunman, shot in face, still in critical condition

(Newser) - A white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to appear in court, a federal judge ruled today. James von Brunn, 88, was shot in the face by guards who returned his fire last week and is still hospitalized.... More »

Kiefer, Designer Make Up Over Head-Butt Incident

(Newser) - Kiefer Sutherland made nice today with the designer he allegedly head-butted at a Soho nightclub 2 weeks ago, E! Online reports. "I am sorry about what happened that night and sincerely regret that Mr. McCollough was injured," the 24 star said in a statement, the AP reports. Jack... More »

Peterson Pleads Not Guilty

(Newser) - A defense attorney entered a not-guilty plea today for former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson in the 2004 death of his third wife. Peterson stood silently in court, wearing a blue jail jumpsuit and shackles. He's been in custody since May 7, when he was arrested near his Bolingbrook home... More »

Vick's New Job: Construction Worker

(Newser) - Lawyers for Michael Vick say the incarcerated football player “is going to turn a new leaf,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. In bankruptcy court in Virginia today, one of Vick’s attorneys said the convicted dogfighter has a $10-an-hour construction job lined up for him when he gets out... More »

Bruised Pic Leads to Push for 'Rihanna's Law'

Plus, Chris Brown cancels court meeting

(Newser) - The now-ubiquitous photo of a battered Rihanna has propelled an advocacy group to push for “Rihanna’s Law,” which would deter law enforcement employees from releasing exploitative photos of crime victims, the Los Angeles Times reports. “We can no longer tolerate the leaking of private information when... More »

Usher to Brown: Quit Living It Up, Show Some Remorse

'Show some remorse, man,' he urges

(Newser) - A stunned Usher yesterday blasted the luxurious lifestyle and high-spirited smiles of Chris Brown relaxing in Miami just weeks after he apparently viciously beat girlfriend Rihanna, reports the New York Daily News. "Come on, Chris, have a bit of remorse, man," said Usher. "The man's on jet... More »

Anthony Trial Set for Oct. 12

(Newser) - The judge tentatively set Oct. 12 as the date for Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Today’s court appearance also featured wrangling among lawyers over the release of Anthony’s online photos, and a video that shows her reacting emotionally to the news that daughter Caylee’... More »

Britney's Dad Seeks Restraining Order

(Newser) - Britney Spears' dad yesterday asked an LA court for help in keeping the troubled pop star away from three men he fears are attempting to interfere with her recovery. Jamie Spears, who has legal control of his 27-year-old daughter's affairs, appeared weary as he offered a peek into daily life... More »

Trial Postponed for Iraqi Shoe Hurler

Unrepentant journalist says chucking shoes at Bush was protest against US occupation

(Newser) - The trial of an Iraqi journalist who chucked his shoes at President Bush has been delayed until next month, reports the BBC. The court first needs to consult with the Iraqi government on whether Bush's visit to Iraq was formal or informal, according to the judge. Munthadar al-Zaidi is charged... More »

Judge Limits Distribution of Caylee Images

Accused mom Casey appears for motion on autopsy photos

(Newser) - Accused murderer Casey Anthony headed back to a Florida jail after her first public appearance since October at a court hearing today, the Orlando Sentinel reports. At the hearing, held to determine restrictions on photos and X-rays of the corpse of Anthony’s daughter Caylee Marie, a judge granted defense... More »

Giants' Burress Turns Himself In

Wide receiver to plead not guilty to weapons charge after shooting himself

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress arrived at a police station this morning where he was expected to be charged after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh at a Manhattan nightclub. The New York Giants' star wide receiver plans to plead not guilty to a weapon possession charge during an afternoon court appearance,... More »

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