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Legal news from Sunday, April 16, 2017
by Ruben Sindahl

An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo sentenced Habib el-Adly, the former interior minister under former president Hosni Mubarak, to seven years in jail on Saturday, for embezzling more than $100m of public funds. Adly was the head of Egypt's feared international security forces until the uprising that overthrew the Government in 2011. Adly has faced several criminal charges [Al Jazeera …

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by Ruben Sindahl

US District Judge William Orrick from the Northern District of California heard arguments Friday over President Trump's executive order withholding federal funds from so-called "sanctuary cities". San Fransisco and Santa Clara both filed suit asking for a nationwide preliminary injunction to the order. The cities allege that the order would cause great harm to …

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