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Scott Peterson appeals death sentence to California Supreme Court

Eight years after he was convicted for the murders of his wife and unborn son, Scott Peterson has appealed his death sentence to the California Supreme Court.


U.S. hikers appeal Iran jail sentence

U.S. hikers appeal Iran jail sentence

The lawyer for two American hikers sentenced to eight years in prison said Sunday he has filed an appeal in the case.


DNA expert to testify in Knox appeal

American Amanda Knox arrived in court Saturday as an appeal against her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher resumed in Italy.


Assange to fight extradition in sex case

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange will begin his appeal Tuesday against extradition to Sweden from the United Kingdom to face questioning on sex charges.


Obama Administration to Appeal Healthcare Ruling

Obama Administration to Appeal Healthcare Ruling

Lawyers for President Barack Obama will on Wednesday seek to stave off the biggest legal challenge yet to healthcare reform, his signature domestic policy achievement.


Supreme Court Rules on Snipes

There will be no courtroom retake for actor Wesley Snipes as the Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not give further consideration to an appeal from the Hollywood star who is serving a three-year prison sentence for tax evasion.


New review of DNA in Knox case OK'd

American Amanda Knox won a major victory Saturday in her appeal of the murder conviction in the death of her British roommate when an Italian appellate judge granted approval of independent forensic reviews on two key pieces of evidence.


Amanda Knox appeal ‘not a gamble,’ parents say

The jailed American student’s appeal of her conviction for murdering her roommate in Italy could result in her sentence being lengthened from 26 years to life. But her father, Curt Knox, said: “If they really look at the facts, this isn’t that much of a gamble.”


Stem Cell Ruling Will Be Appealed

Stem Cell Ruling Will Be Appealed

The Obama administration will appeal a court ruling that undercut its efforts to expand stem cell research, the Justice Department said.


Top court to hear appeal by Enron's Skilling

The Supreme Court will consider throwing out the convictions of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling for his role in the collapse of the one-time energy giant.


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