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Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue State News
Federal Judge Says Ohio Voter Purge Can Continue

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. District Judge James L. Graham on Tuesday chose not to delay Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s purge of 235,000 people on Ohio voter registration rolls planned for Friday. LaRose spokeswoman Maggie Sheehan said, “Obviously we’re happy... Read More

North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map State News
North Carolina Court Strikes Down State Legislative Map
2019-09-03 21:57:13
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's state legislative district maps were so severely manipulated to benefit Republican candidates that they violate the state constitution, a three-judge state superior court panel ruled Tuesday. The 357-page ruling handed down in Wake County, North Carolina, by Superior... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week Congress
House Judiciary Committee to Tackle Gun Legislation Debate Next Week
2019-09-03 20:22:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee will reconvene next week taking on one of the nation's most contentious issues -- finding a way forward in the wake of a series of mass shootings. The markup on a trio of bills... Read More

Appeals Court Says Government Can Be Sued Over 2015 Church Massacre Litigation
Appeals Court Says Government Can Be Sued Over 2015 Church Massacre
2019-09-01 21:59:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit over the flawed background check that allowed an avowed white supremacist to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack on a South... Read More

Shady Informant and Prosecutor Misconduct Landed Him in Prison. Now He Walks Free In The News
Shady Informant and Prosecutor Misconduct Landed Him in Prison. Now He Walks Free

LOS ANGELES — As soon as Samuel Bonner entered the Long Beach courtroom with his wrists chained to his waist, the judge made a simple — yet for Bonner, unprecedented — request: Could the bailiff please remove his shackles? This... Read More

Ruling Against Carnival on Cuba Cruises Leads to Rash of Lawsuits Litigation
Ruling Against Carnival on Cuba Cruises Leads to Rash of Lawsuits

A lawsuit seeking to punish Carnival Corporation for doing business in Cuba using assets that were expropriated by the Fidel Castro government will move forward, a federal judge in Miami has ruled. Javier Garcia-Bengochea, the descendant of a Cuban business... Read More

Trump Aide Testifies Against Attorney Accused of Foreign Lobbying Violations Law
Trump Aide Testifies Against Attorney Accused of Foreign Lobbying Violations
2019-08-27 21:02:20
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors accused a high-powered Washington, D.C. lawyer in court this week of engaging in illegal foreign lobbying by helping to craft a report critical of the Ukraine’s former prime minister. Gregory Craig, White House counsel during the... Read More

Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's 8-Week Abortion Ban Law
Federal Judge Blocks Missouri's 8-Week Abortion Ban
2019-08-27 20:52:11
by Dan McCue

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a Missouri law banning abortions after eight weeks, one of the most restrictive proposals nationwide. The law, which included no exceptions for rape and incest, was signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parson in... Read More

California Supreme Court Backs Greater Access to Police Misconduct Cases State News
California Supreme Court Backs Greater Access to Police Misconduct Cases

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies may alert prosecutors that a deputy who is slated to testify in a criminal case has a history... Read More

California, 18 Other States Sue Over Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children Immigration
California, 18 Other States Sue Over Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California opened another front in its legal battle with the Trump administration over immigration policies on Monday as officials announced a federal lawsuit challenging a new rule that allows indefinite detention of migrant children and their families.... Read More

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Role in State's Opioid Epidemic Opioids
Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Role in State's Opioid Epidemic
2019-08-26 23:25:56
by Dan McCue

An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million for its role in fueling the state's opioid abuse crisis. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman's ruling concluded the first state opioid case to make it to... Read More

NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Slapped With Subpoena in New York ‘Murder Insurance’ Probe Law
NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Slapped With Subpoena in New York ‘Murder Insurance’ Probe

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s got the National Rifle Association’s top gun squarely in his legal crosshairs. New York officials last week slapped Wayne LaPierre, the powerful gun group’s chief executive, with a subpoena as their legal feud escalates,... Read More

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