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State Court Halts Michigan Governor’s Flavored Vaping Ban Health
State Court Halts Michigan Governor’s Flavored Vaping Ban

LANSING, Mich. — A state judge has granted a preliminary injunction to vape shop owners who opposed Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s flavored vaping ban, temporarily stopping the state from enforcing emergency rules banning the sale of the products. The facts... Read More

Justices to Consider Life-Without-Parole Sentences in D.C. Sniper Case Supreme Court
Justices to Consider Life-Without-Parole Sentences in D.C. Sniper Case
2019-10-15 19:59:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Do a pair of decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court require the resentencing of Lee Boyd Malvo, the surviving assailant in the D.C. sniper case? That's the question the justices will consider when it convenes Wednesday to hear... Read More

Former National Intelligence Director Coats Rejoins Law Firm In The News
Former National Intelligence Director Coats Rejoins Law Firm
2019-10-15 19:55:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Former National Intelligence Director Dan Coats has rejoined the King & Spalding law firm and serves as a senior policy advisor on its D.C.-based national security team. “Our clients around the world benefit from the insight of our... Read More

Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants Supreme Court
Supreme Court to Consider State Role in Prosecuting Immigrants
2019-10-15 19:08:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments about whether states can prosecute immigrants who use other people's Social Security numbers to get a job. The case not only has implications for the balance of power between the... Read More

Massive Opioid Case May End With Huge Settlement. Where Would The Money Go? Litigation
Massive Opioid Case May End With Huge Settlement. Where Would The Money Go?

The largest civil trial in U.S. history is scheduled to begin in a matter of days, putting those who made, marketed, distributed and dispensed prescription painkillers under the legal spotlight. But those on the front lines of the opioid epidemic... Read More

Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay? Law
Why Are Judges Sentencing People on Probation for Debts They Won’t Ever Be Able to Pay?

PHILADELPHIA — A decade after he was first sentenced in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Maurice Hudson still could not come up with $1,941 in outstanding court costs — and, at a February hearing, it was clear Judge Genece Brinkley was... Read More

Trump’s Policies and Anti-Immigrant Violence Disturbed These Latinos. Now They’re Taking Action Law
Trump’s Policies and Anti-Immigrant Violence Disturbed These Latinos. Now They’re Taking Action

LOS ANGELES — Adrian Rios was closing in on his dream job as a U.S. diplomat when the unexpected happened: Donald Trump entered the White House. Throughout his campaign, Trump had labeled migrants from Mexico as rapists, criminals and drug... Read More

Appeals Court Affirms House Rules In Rejecting Trump Bid to Withhold Financial Records Law
Appeals Court Affirms House Rules In Rejecting Trump Bid to Withhold Financial Records
2019-10-11 18:19:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday relied heavily on procedural rules adopted at the start of the 116th Congress in holding that President Donald Trump cannot ignore a subpoena for his financial records from House Democrats. Those rules... Read More

Two Giuliani Associates Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry Impeachment
Two Giuliani Associates Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-10 20:43:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Two Russian-born associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, were subpoenaed in the House impeachment inquiry just hours after their arrests on campaign finance charges. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have been tied to efforts by... Read More

Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases Law
Supreme Court Weighs Ending Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases
2019-10-10 20:31:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court this week took up a question it has avoided in recent years: Whether the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution requires unanimous verdicts in criminal cases in both federal and state courts. In practice, the Bill... Read More

Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill Aims to Crack Down on Narcotics Traffickers Crime
Spanberger’s Bipartisan Bill Aims to Crack Down on Narcotics Traffickers
2019-10-10 16:55:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., has introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to deter narcotics traffickers from using illicit pill presses to manufacture counterfeit drugs. Spanberger, a member of the bipartisan Freshman Working Group on Addiction, said as the opioid... Read More

Defense Intel Agency Employee Accused of Leaking Secrets to Journo Girlfriend Law
Defense Intel Agency Employee Accused of Leaking Secrets to Journo Girlfriend
2019-10-09 21:27:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A Defense Intelligence Agency employee from Alexandria, Virginia was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly leaking classified information to his journalist girlfriend and a second journalist. Henry Kyle Frese, who is identified in court documents as a counterterrorism analyst,... Read More

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