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Federal judge blocks Alabama’s strict abortion ban

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By Kim Chandler Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Alabama’s near-total abortion ban from taking effect next month and called...

Bill Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

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By Maryclaire Dale Associated Press     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby will be retried in November on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a...

Local lawyers give first-hand accounts why they see violence escalating in...

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By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. The Birmingham Times Lawyers view the violence that permeates a community from a unique vantage point as they defend the accused, prosecute...

Obama nominates Muslim American for federal bench

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated a Washington, D.C., attorney for the federal bench. If confirmed, he would be the first Muslim...

Judge Withdraws All Arrest Warrants Before 2015 in Ferguson

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By Krystal Franklin, BlackAmericaWeb.com An order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in Ferguson, Missouri before December 31, 2014 was announced today. CNN reports: Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin,...

Terrence Howard in Court Trying to Undo Divorce Agreement

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terrence Howard agreed to a 2012 divorce settlement with his ex-wife after she threatened to leak details about his sex...

New Orleans Scandal Involves Judge, Prominent Lawyer and Businesswoman Facing Federal...

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By Tonya Pendleton, BlackAmericaWeb.com A scandal in New Orleans has the city riveted as a prominent lawyer, his wife, a Federal judge and a businesswoman...

Rep. Sewell Condemns Dismissal of Battery Charges Against Judge Fuller

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Rep. Sewell Condemns Dismissal of Battery Charges Against Judge Fuller The Congresswoman renews her call for Fuller’s impeachment Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri Sewell issued the...