(WASHINGTON) -- Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, faces up to 11 hours of grilling Tuesday on Day 2 of her four-day confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Jackson, 51, who currently sits on the nation's... Read More.
Four days after actor Jussie Smollett was sentenced to five months in prison for staging a hate crime, his Empire cast mate Taraji P. Henson is calling for his release. "I am not here to debate you on his innocence but we can agree that the punishment does not fit the crime,"... Read More.
Not 24 hours after a Chicago judge sentenced Jussie Smollett to five months behind bars for staging a racially motivated attack on himself, attorneys for the disgraced former Empire star have filed an appeal. According to ABC affiliate WLS-TV, Smollett is now in protective custody at Cook County Jail,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Thursday directly rebuked the Republican National Committee's resolution that declared the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol "legitimate political discourse" as she sentenced a man convicted of punching two officers during the assault to six months in... Read More.
(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A federal judge in Central Florida has granted a request from attorneys representing Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector of Seminole County, to delay his sentencing after prosecutors said Greenberg was providing investigators more information about his activities in relation to... Read More.
(SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif.) -- A young man who pleaded guilty to storming a Poway, California, synagogue and opening fire is set to be sentenced following victim impact statements on Thursday. John Earnest will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A Florida man who joined in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol will serve eight months in prison with 24 months of supervised release, in the first felony sentencing to result from the Justice Department's sprawling investigation into the insurrection. Washington, D.C.,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A judge has delayed the sentencing of a man convicted of murdering University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense attorneys filed court documents accusing prosecutors of failing to disclose that police were investigating a sex trafficking "trap house" involving a... Read More.
Drake Bell is spending some quality time with his son after being sentenced Monday to two years probation and 200 hours of community service for improper conduct with an underage girl. Shortly after the virtual sentencing, the 35-year-old former star of Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh went... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- When Judge Peter Cahill took the bench in Minneapolis Friday for the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, he did something that is an extreme rarity in the U.S. legal system -- punishing a now-former police officer convicted of murder while on duty. In the... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Before former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years for the murder of George Floyd, members of George Floyd's family gave emotional statements asking for the maximum sentence. Floyd's 7-year-old daughter Gianna shared a prerecorded video message at the... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- When Judge Peter Cahill takes the bench in Minneapolis Friday for the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, he will set about doing something that is an extreme rarity in the U.S. legal system -- punishing a now-former police officer convicted of murder while... Read More.