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British Supreme Court: Archie Cannot Recover

Court refuses to prevent a hospital from withdrawing life support

(Newser) - Britain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to prevent a hospital from withdrawing life support from a 12-year-old boy with catastrophic brain damage, rejecting a bid by his parents to extend his treatment. Per the AP , the parents of Archie Battersbee had asked the court to block a lower court’...

US Agrees to Let Assange Do Time in Australia

British court hears assurances about WikiLeaks founder's possible imprisonment

(Newser) - The US has tweaked its position on the potential imprisonment of Julian Assange in an effort to get a British court to allow his extradition. If he's convicted in the US, the WikiLeaks founder will be allowed to serve his sentence in an Australian prison, ABC Australia reports. The...

Australians Want Assange Free on Bail

WikiLeaks founder skips court hearing

(Newser) - Julian Assange refused to attend a court hearing Monday in England, even as a group of Australian lawmakers, journalists and human rights advocates pushed for him to be released on bail. A judge in London said an email from the prison where the WikiLeaks founder is being held said that...

UK Court: Assange Will Be Extradited to Sweden

WikiLeaks founder to answer sex assault accusations there

(Newser) - Britain's Supreme Court has upheld the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden to answer accusations of rape and sexual assault by two WikiLeaks volunteers. The British court rejected in a 5-2 vote Assange's claim that a European arrest warrant seeking his extradition was invalid because it was issued...

Court Clerk Watches Porn During Rape Trial

He said he was 'bored'

(Newser) - A "bored" London court clerk was busted after looking at hardcore bondage pornography in the middle of a British rape trial. The judge spotted the photos on the clerk's computer as he peered over his bench while the victim described her horrific attack. When the judge "noticed...

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