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2021-03-05 20:42:14
by TWN Staff
Swalwell Sues Trump, Others Over Capitol Hill Riot

WASHINGTON - Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a House manager in Donald Trump’s last impeachment trial,, filed a civil lawsuit on... Read More

WASHINGTON - Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a House manager in Donald Trump’s last impeachment trial,, filed a civil lawsuit on Friday against the former president and others whose words and actions, he claims, led directly to January’s riot at the... Read More

2021-02-19 15:15:36
by Tom Ramstack
British Court Ruling Against Oil Company Could Expand Liability for Foreign Accidents

A ruling by Britain's top court last week that said Royal Dutch Shell oil company could be liable in English... Read More

A ruling by Britain's top court last week that said Royal Dutch Shell oil company could be liable in English courts for pollution by its subsidiary in Nigeria, is likely to expand the company’s potential liability abroad. The court’s decision... Read More

Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the unrest, including a lawsuit from a congressman Tuesday. But his biggest legal problems might be the... Read More

2021-02-05 22:01:35
by Tom Ramstack
Voting Machine Company Sues Trump Lawyers and Fox News

Electronic voting systems operator Smartmatic is suing two of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys and Fox News cable network, claiming... Read More

Electronic voting systems operator Smartmatic is suing two of former President Donald Trump’s attorneys and Fox News cable network, claiming they defamed the company by accusing it of rigging the 2020 presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. The lawsuit... Read More

2021-02-02 15:54:58
by Tom Ramstack
SpaceX Accused of Discrimination Against Foreign Job Applicants

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is accusing SpaceX of stonewalling for information after a job applicant filed a complaint saying... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is accusing SpaceX of stonewalling for information after a job applicant filed a complaint saying the rocket company discriminates against foreign citizens. U.S. attorneys said in a court filing last week that they subpoenaed documents... Read More

Litigants Take More Cooperative Approach in Census Lawsuit

Attorneys for a coalition of municipalities and advocacy groups that had sued the Trump administration over accuracy concerns about the... Read More

Attorneys for a coalition of municipalities and advocacy groups that had sued the Trump administration over accuracy concerns about the 2020 census say they're hopeful about reaching an agreement with the new Biden administration as both sides take a more... Read More

2021-02-01 21:01:54
by Dan McCue
Judge Rules Against Brindisi on Ballots in NY Congressional Race

One could almost hear incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi sigh as he typed a tweet early last week. "Unfortunately, this is... Read More

One could almost hear incumbent Rep. Anthony Brindisi sigh as he typed a tweet early last week. "Unfortunately, this is a long process," he said of the legal battle and ongoing ballot count that will ultimately decide the outcome of... Read More

2021-01-26 14:47:58
by Tom Ramstack
Voting Machine Company Sues Giuliani for Defamation

WASHINGTON -- Another Trump administration lawyer was hit with a billion-dollar plus lawsuit for defamation Monday after he alleged the... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Another Trump administration lawyer was hit with a billion-dollar plus lawsuit for defamation Monday after he alleged the company that supplied the voting machines in the 2020 presidential election was implicated in fraud. This time the defendant is... Read More

2021-01-13 20:59:09
by Reece Nations
Telecommute Taxation: States Take Sides Over Out-of-State Income Tax Dispute

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether jurisdictions may tax the income of remote workers who cannot commute to... Read More

2021-01-08 23:49:24
by Tom Ramstack
Former Trump Campaign Lawyer Sued by Voting Machine Company

WASHINGTON -- Voting machine manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems Corp. sued former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell Friday in a lawsuit... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Voting machine manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems Corp. sued former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell Friday in a lawsuit seeking $1.3 billion in damages for defamation. The lawsuit called Powell’s accusations that Dominion fraudulently deleted or changed votes to... Read More

2020-12-22 17:07:57
by Dan McCue
Brindisi, Tenney Race May Not Be Decided Before Start of 117th Congress

Continued delays in the review of ballots cast two months ago in one New York county could mean the state's... Read More

Continued delays in the review of ballots cast two months ago in one New York county could mean the state's 22nd Congressional District will go without representation at the start of 117th Congress in January. During a State Supreme Court... Read More

Court Case in Texas Shows DACA Program Remains Under Peril

HOUSTON (AP) — A Tuesday court hearing over a U.S. program shielding immigrants brought to the country illegally as children... Read More

HOUSTON (AP) — A Tuesday court hearing over a U.S. program shielding immigrants brought to the country illegally as children highlights the peril the program still faces even under an incoming Democratic president who has pledged to protect it. A... Read More

Trump Allies File Emergency Petition at Supreme Court Over 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — Weeks after President Donald Trump said the Supreme Court should decide whether to throw out millions of ballots in what he... Read More

WASHINGTON — Weeks after President Donald Trump said the Supreme Court should decide whether to throw out millions of ballots in what he dubbed a fraudulent election, and with state and federal courts rejecting nearly all his legal team's lawsuits in multiple states,... Read More

2020-12-03 15:10:42
by Dan McCue
Federal Workers Can Press Back Pay Case Over 2019 Shut Down

WASHINGTON - Thousands of federal employees can proceed with a class act in which they claim they were forced to... Read More

WASHINGTON - Thousands of federal employees can proceed with a class act in which they claim they were forced to work without pay during the 35-day partial government shutdown that extended from late 2018 to early 2019. “The claims brought... Read More

2020-12-01 21:55:49
by Tom Ramstack
Former Cybersecurity Official Mulls Lawsuit Against Trump Attorney

WASHINGTON -- A former Trump administration head of cybersecurity is considering legal action against a lawyer for the president who... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A former Trump administration head of cybersecurity is considering legal action against a lawyer for the president who said Monday he should be executed. The dispute arose from President Donald Trump’s allegations of voter fraud during the presidential... Read More

2020-11-30 14:27:59
by Tom Ramstack
Fox News Settles Lawsuit After Conspiracy Theory Report

NEW YORK -- Fox News is paying a reported seven-figure sum in a settlement reached this week with the parents... Read More

NEW YORK -- Fox News is paying a reported seven-figure sum in a settlement reached this week with the parents of a Democratic National Committee staff member who was murdered in Washington, D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood in 2016. A subsequent Fox... Read More

2020-11-24 21:33:37
by Dan McCue
The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals... Read More

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals on Monday granted a request from President Donald Trump's campaign to consider, on an expedited basis, an appeal of a... Read More

Judge: DHS Head Didn't Have Authority to Suspend DACA

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York ruled Saturday that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York ruled Saturday that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully, a determination that invalidated Wolf's suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which... Read More

Michigan Officials Debunk Trump Dead Voter Claim

DETROIT — President Donald Trump's campaign filed a second lawsuit in Michigan on Tuesday seeking to stop the state's canvassing and certification of ballots, but... Read More

DETROIT — President Donald Trump's campaign filed a second lawsuit in Michigan on Tuesday seeking to stop the state's canvassing and certification of ballots, but the state's chief elections official and attorney general defended the election results. The Trump campaign filed the case in federal... Read More

Trump's Challenge to the 2020 Vote: A State-By-State Guide

President Donald Trump's challenge to the 2020 election results runs through six battleground states, five of which he won in 2016. This... Read More

President Donald Trump's challenge to the 2020 election results runs through six battleground states, five of which he won in 2016. This time around, Democrat Joe Biden has five-digit vote leads in all six states with some counting continuing, including three where he leads... Read More

2020-11-10 20:04:33
by Reece Nations
Republican AGs File Amicus Brief in Pennsylvania Mail-In Ballot Case

WASHINGTON -- Republican Attorneys General from 10 states have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the latest... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Republican Attorneys General from 10 states have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the latest legal action in the case to contend the counting of certain mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. In the brief, the AGs... Read More

Trump Launches a Legal Barrage in An Effort to Block a Biden Victory

WASHINGTON — Facing a fast-shrinking path to a second term, President Donald Trump baselessly accused his opponents of fraud Wednesday as he launched... Read More

WASHINGTON — Facing a fast-shrinking path to a second term, President Donald Trump baselessly accused his opponents of fraud Wednesday as he launched an aggressive legal effort to reverse or stop vote counts in four battleground states that could clinch the race for Joe... Read More

With Election Results Unsettled, GOP Mobilizes Vast Network of Lawyers

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump promised to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republicans activated a massive network of attorneys in battleground states... Read More

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump promised to take the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republicans activated a massive network of attorneys in battleground states crucial to the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, hoping to thwart the counting of thousands of early and absentee... Read More

Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal

LANSING, Mich. — The open carry of firearms will be permitted at the polls on Election Day, under an order issued Thursday... Read More

LANSING, Mich. — The open carry of firearms will be permitted at the polls on Election Day, under an order issued Thursday by the Michigan Court of Appeals. A three-member panel of the court rejected Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's appeal of a ruling that... Read More

Judge: US Can't Replace Trump in Columnist's Slander Suit

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied President Donald Trump's request that the United States replace him as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit alleging he raped a woman in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.... Read More

Trump Faces Skeptical Court in Fight to Keep Records from House

WASHINGTON - Two of three judges on a Washington appeals court appeared skeptical of President Donald Trump's renewed efforts to prevent accounting firm Mazars USA LLP from... Read More

WASHINGTON - Two of three judges on a Washington appeals court appeared skeptical of President Donald Trump's renewed efforts to prevent accounting firm Mazars USA LLP from turning over his financial records to House Democrats. At a hearing Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals, two judges appointed by... Read More

2020-10-20 19:33:24
by Dan McCue
Justice Department Files Landmark Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Monday accused Google in an antitrust lawsuit of maintaining an illegal monopoly over online... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Monday accused Google in an antitrust lawsuit of maintaining an illegal monopoly over online search and search advertising. The filing of the lawsuit in the D.C. federal court came just two weeks after Democratic... Read More

2020-10-07 19:45:46
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Staying Out of Steinbeck Family Dispute

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined to get involved in a long-running dispute among members of the late author John... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined to get involved in a long-running dispute among members of the late author John Steinbeck's family, leaving in place a $5 million award to his stepdaughter. The author of "Cannery Row," “The Grapes of... Read More

2020-10-07 19:28:40
by Dan McCue
Led Zeppelin Victorious in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case

WASHINGTON - Fans of Led Zeppelin are feeling a "Whole Lotta Love" for the U.S. Supreme Court this week after... Read More

WASHINGTON - Fans of Led Zeppelin are feeling a "Whole Lotta Love" for the U.S. Supreme Court this week after the justices declined to take up the long-running copyright battle over the band's "Stairway to Heaven." The justices did not... Read More

2020-09-08 21:53:31
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau Reverses Course on Layoffs After Court Order

The Census Bureau told a federal judge on Tuesday that it will delay laying off some census takers and will... Read More

The Census Bureau told a federal judge on Tuesday that it will delay laying off some census takers and will restore quality-control measures it had already begun winding down as the end of the once-a-decade population count nears its end.... Read More

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