Litigation

Burr Faces Lawsuit Over Sale of Up to $1.7 Million in Stock
Litigation
Burr Faces Lawsuit Over Sale of Up to $1.7 Million in Stock

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fallout continued this week over revelations that U.S. Sen. Richard Burr dumped up to $1.7 million in stock after private briefings about the coronavirus, including a personal lawsuit against him. Politico reported the shareholder suit against Burr... Read More

Free Speech Lawsuit Against Trump Gets Go-Ahead from Judge
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Free Speech Lawsuit Against Trump Gets Go-Ahead from Judge

Free speech advocates can move forward with a lawsuit alleging U.S. President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by threatening journalists and news organizations who have criticized his administration. U.S. District Judge Lorna Schofield on Tuesday denied Trump’s request to throw... Read More

Lawsuit Against Trump Delayed While Similar Dispute Pending
Law
Lawsuit Against Trump Delayed While Similar Dispute Pending
2020-03-23 19:15:32
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A federal judge put a lawsuit by Congress against President Donald Trump on hold Friday until other legal action against the White House is resolved. The lawsuit filed by congressional Democrats seeks six years of Trump’s federal tax... Read More

Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
State News
Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
2020-03-20 12:58:49
by Dan McCue

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to amend absentee and online primary rules in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The state Democratic Party and the Democratic... Read More

Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Riff, Court Rules
Law
Led Zeppelin Did Not Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Riff, Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Monday that the British rock band Led Zeppelin did not steal portions of its iconic hit “Stairway to Heaven” from a guitarist from another band. The ruling, by an 11-judge panel of... Read More

Lawsuit Threatened Over Trump Flags Hanging in Rural Pa. Municipal Building
Law
Lawsuit Threatened Over Trump Flags Hanging in Rural Pa. Municipal Building

One flag features Donald Trump standing on a tank. Another has him dressed as Captain America. On the third, the shirtless president is holding a rocket launcher, his biceps ripped. All three flags are hanging on the wood-paneled walls of... Read More

Trump Blocked From Building Mexico Wall With Trident Submarine Base Funds
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Trump Blocked From Building Mexico Wall With Trident Submarine Base Funds

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration was barred by a court from diverting $89 million to build the Mexico border wall from a construction project at a submarine base in Washington state. Thursday’s ruling by a federal judge in Seattle... Read More

Georgia City Sues Drug Company Over Medicine That Went from $40 to $39,000
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Georgia City Sues Drug Company Over Medicine That Went from $40 to $39,000

ATLANTA — The city of Marietta, Ga., has filed a class action lawsuit against a drug company after the price of a decades-old medicine went from $40 a vial to more than $39,000. The city, which covers health care costs... Read More

States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution
Litigation
States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution
2020-02-06 21:55:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada are suing in federal court for an order that would add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On January 27 Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the... Read More

States Sue Federal Government Over Impending Food Stamp Losses
Litigation
States Sue Federal Government Over Impending Food Stamp Losses
2020-01-30 21:06:42
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen states have joined a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump administration from reducing food benefits for about 700,000 people nationwide. The cuts represent a rule change the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized shortly before Christmas for... Read More

5th Circuit Won't Review Ruling That Tossed Obamacare Mandate
Health
5th Circuit Won't Review Ruling That Tossed Obamacare Mandate
2020-01-29 20:26:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - An appeals court in New Orleans rejected a request to review a December ruling invalidating a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. In December, a three-judge panel in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the... Read More

District of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse of Funds
Litigation
District of Columbia Sues Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse of Funds
2020-01-23 13:39:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia is suing the Trump inaugural committee and the two companies that control the Trump International Hotel here, accusing them of abusing nonprofit funds to benefit the president's family. The city's attorney general, Karl Racine,... Read More

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