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2023-02-03 20:35:39
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Want Justice Department to Investigate More Trump Supporters

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are asking the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate whether Special Counsel John Durham and former... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are asking the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate whether Special Counsel John Durham and former Attorney General Bill Barr abused their authority with their review of Congress' Russia inquiry. The Democrats say they suspect Durham... Read More

2023-01-25 21:49:13
by Tom Ramstack
Justice Dept. Sues Google Again Alleging Monopolistic Ad Tactics

A Justice Department lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the internet giant of illegally acting like a monopoly with its... Read More

A Justice Department lawsuit filed Tuesday against Google accuses the internet giant of illegally acting like a monopoly with its digital advertising technology. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Virginia seeks a court order to break up Google’s grip... Read More

2023-01-24 15:03:37
by Tom Ramstack
Attorneys General Challenge Social Responsibility Policies for Investing

Some state attorneys general are continuing a conservative backlash against investment strategies that emphasize social responsibility with a challenge to... Read More

Some state attorneys general are continuing a conservative backlash against investment strategies that emphasize social responsibility with a challenge to two corporate advisory companies. A letter written last week to the two companies says forcing social responsibility onto investors could... Read More

2023-01-20 18:43:54
by Tom Ramstack
Environmentalists Fire Back Against Oil Industry in Lawsuit over Greenhouse Gas Regulation

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists tried this week to strike down efforts by oil industry supporters who are challenging U.S. government warnings... Read More

WASHINGTON — Environmentalists tried this week to strike down efforts by oil industry supporters who are challenging U.S. government warnings about greenhouse gasses. They filed a brief that urged a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss a lawsuit... Read More

Florida Judge Fines Trump, Lawyer for 'Frivolous' Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida Judge sanctioned former President Donald Trump and one of his attorneys Thursday, ordering them to pay... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida Judge sanctioned former President Donald Trump and one of his attorneys Thursday, ordering them to pay nearly $1 million for filing what he said was a bogus lawsuit against Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton and others.... Read More

2023-01-19 17:50:53
by Dan McCue
Arizona Appeals Court Upholds State’s Mail-In Voting System

PHOENIX — Arizona’s mail-in, early voting process does not violate voters’ constitutional right to privacy, the state Court of Appeals... Read More

PHOENIX — Arizona’s mail-in, early voting process does not violate voters’ constitutional right to privacy, the state Court of Appeals has ruled. Tuesday’s ruling by a three-judge panel is a blow to the Arizona Republican Party and its chair, Kelli... Read More

2023-01-12 19:35:16
by Dan McCue
Special Counsel Appointed for Biden Document Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate why documents with classified markings were... Read More

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate why documents with classified markings were found at President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at the office of a think tank he once chaired.... Read More

2023-01-11 16:46:11
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit to Consider Whether to Limit Election Lawsuits

ST. LOUIS — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could... Read More

ST. LOUIS — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could see the court sharply restrict lawsuits challenging redistricting decisions and state election rules on the basis of racial discrimination. The... Read More

Supreme Court Lets New York Enforce Gun Law During Lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York can for now continue to enforce a sweeping new law that bans guns from “sensitive places” such... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York can for now continue to enforce a sweeping new law that bans guns from “sensitive places” such as schools, playgrounds and Times Square, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, allowing the law to be in force while a lawsuit over... Read More

2023-01-09 21:15:59
by Tom Ramstack
Deposition Unsealed in Lawsuit Accusing Trump of Rape

NEW YORK — A woman who accused former President Donald Trump of raping her claimed in parts of a deposition... Read More

NEW YORK — A woman who accused former President Donald Trump of raping her claimed in parts of a deposition unsealed publicly Monday that her life was thrown into turmoil by the assault in a New York department store dressing... Read More

2023-01-06 19:08:08
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Sued for Wrongful Death of Officer at Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON — The estate of a police officer who died a day after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The estate of a police officer who died a day after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is suing former President Donald Trump and two rioters. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington,... Read More

2023-01-04 16:40:41
by Dan McCue
ABA Releases Primer on Immigration Enforcement at the Border

WASHINGTON — Despite the inflammatory rhetoric of some lawmakers and the media reports that often parrot it, the surge of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Despite the inflammatory rhetoric of some lawmakers and the media reports that often parrot it, the surge of asylum seekers at the southern border of the U.S. is not a “security threat,” but instead an understandable flow of... Read More

New Year Expected to Bring More Changes to State Voting Laws

State lawmakers around the country introduced thousands of bills to change the way elections are run after former President Donald... Read More

State lawmakers around the country introduced thousands of bills to change the way elections are run after former President Donald Trump falsely blamed his 2020 loss on voter fraud. Hundreds became law. Even with proponents of Trump's election lies roundly defeated during this year's midterms,... Read More

2022-12-16 22:18:57
by Dan McCue
NC Supreme Court Strikes Down State Senate Map, Voter ID Law

RALEIGH, N.C. — It was a busy Friday at the North Carolina Supreme Court, which within a matter of hours... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — It was a busy Friday at the North Carolina Supreme Court, which within a matter of hours struck down a state Senate district map as an impermissible political gerrymander and tossed a controversial voter ID law. In... Read More

2022-12-16 21:14:24
by Tom Ramstack
DC Panel Says Trump Attorney Giuliani Breached Ethics With Election Lawsuits

WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor and presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani should be disciplined for violating ethics responsibilities of attorneys... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor and presidential lawyer Rudy Giuliani should be disciplined for violating ethics responsibilities of attorneys after he challenged the 2020 election results, a hearing panel of the District of Columbia Bar concluded Thursday. The three-person... Read More

2022-12-05 22:37:05
by Tom Ramstack
Rudolph Giuliani Tries to Keep Law License at Disciplinary Hearing in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON — Former New York mayor and presidential attorney Rudolph Giuliani made a plea to hang onto his license as... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former New York mayor and presidential attorney Rudolph Giuliani made a plea to hang onto his license as a lawyer during a disciplinary hearing Monday in Washington, D.C. He’s accused of disregarding his professional responsibilities of honesty by... Read More

2022-12-02 18:43:52
by Tom Ramstack
Activist Gets Two Months for Blocking DC Beltway During Protest

The 60-day jail sentence a Montgomery County, Maryland, judge imposed this week on a climate activist appears to be part... Read More

The 60-day jail sentence a Montgomery County, Maryland, judge imposed this week on a climate activist appears to be part of a trend among courts to get tough on environmental protesters as they become more aggressive. William Regan, 43, received... Read More

2022-12-02 16:04:35
by Dan McCue
11th Circuit Removes Special Master in Trump Documents Case

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court has removed a major obstacle to the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into former President... Read More

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court has removed a major obstacle to the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s hoarding of national security records at his Mar-a-Lago residence. In a unanimous but unsigned ruling handed down late... Read More

2022-11-28 21:46:31
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Leans Toward Limiting Public Corruption Prosecutions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Monday in which a victory for the defendant would make it... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Monday in which a victory for the defendant would make it harder to prosecute public corruption cases when one of the accused is a private citizen. Statements by the justices during... Read More

2022-11-19 14:58:52
by Tom Ramstack
Theranos Founder Sentenced to 11 Years for Fraud With Blood Testing Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A judge in San Jose, California, on Friday sentenced former Theranos, Inc., Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes... Read More

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A judge in San Jose, California, on Friday sentenced former Theranos, Inc., Chief Executive Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison for defrauding investors with phony blood-testing technology. "I regret my failings with every... Read More

2022-11-18 18:58:00
by Tom Ramstack
DC Sues Washington Commanders Again Claiming Season Ticket Holders Cheated

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general sued the Washington Commanders football team Thursday for allegedly keeping refundable deposits that were supposed to be returned to season ticket holders. The lawsuit says the team violated Washington, D.C.’s, consumer protection... Read More

Same-Sex Marriage Faces Senate Test With GOP Votes Uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the prospect of divided government in the next Congress, Senate Democrats are moving forward with legislation this... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the prospect of divided government in the next Congress, Senate Democrats are moving forward with legislation this week to protect same sex and interracial marriages. It’s a vote that’s “as personal as it gets,” Senate Majority Leader... Read More

2022-11-16 14:33:01
by Dan McCue
House Poised to Limit Use of NDAs in Workplace Harassment, Assault Cases

WASHINGTON — The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would limited the use of nondisclosure agreements... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would limited the use of nondisclosure agreements to silence victims of workplace sexual assault and harassment. In a party line, 215 to 208 vote on Tuesday, members... Read More

2022-11-14 22:32:33
by Dan McCue
Google Agrees to $391.5M Settlement Over Location Tracking Practices

WASHINGTON — Google has agreed to pay $391.5 million to settle claims it misled consumers into believing they opted out... Read More

WASHINGTON — Google has agreed to pay $391.5 million to settle claims it misled consumers into believing they opted out of location tracking when in reality a separate setting in their Web and App activity continued to collect that data.... Read More

2022-11-14 22:21:12
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Argues Documents FBI Seized Were Personal in His Latest Court Battle

MIAMI — Former President Donald Trump is fighting back against FBI allegations he illegally took secret documents from the White... Read More

MIAMI — Former President Donald Trump is fighting back against FBI allegations he illegally took secret documents from the White House that he stored in his home. In a court filing last week that a judge unsealed Monday, Trump says... Read More

2022-11-14 19:49:33
by Dan McCue
8th Circuit Blocks Student Debt Relief Program Nationwide

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction Monday temporarily barring the Biden... Read More

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a nationwide injunction Monday temporarily barring the Biden administration from moving forward with its student loan debt relief program. In August, President Joe Biden had rolled out a... Read More

2022-11-10 22:12:16
by Tom Ramstack
DC Attorney General Sues NFL and Washington Commanders’ Owner 

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general on Thursday revealed deep-seated deceit in an independent investigation that started in... Read More

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s attorney general on Thursday revealed deep-seated deceit in an independent investigation that started in 2020 of a hostile work environment at Washington’s professional football team. He made the allegations against team owner Dan Snyder... Read More

2022-11-10 22:04:43
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Justices Question Native American Adoption Law

WASHINGTON — For the second week in a row, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court showed that trying to... Read More

WASHINGTON — For the second week in a row, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court showed that trying to get the law right is a marathon, not a sprint. For roughly four hours on Wednesday, the justices weighed arguments... Read More

2022-11-07 21:53:32
by Tom Ramstack
Oath Keepers Founder Denies Planning Jan. 6 Riot at Capitol

WASHINGTON — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes denied that he planned an attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021,... Read More

WASHINGTON — Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes denied that he planned an attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021, as he testified during his own trial Monday in Washington, D.C. He said his earlier suggestion to then-President Donald Trump... Read More

2022-11-05 00:01:39
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Misses Deadline to Deliver Documents Congress Subpoenaed

WASHINGTON — The deadline came and went Friday for Donald Trump to deliver documents that answer the subpoena from the... Read More

WASHINGTON — The deadline came and went Friday for Donald Trump to deliver documents that answer the subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. Lawmakers warned him he would suffer... Read More

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