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  • What to know about abortion in Arizona under the near-total 1864 ban

    What to know about abortion in Arizona under the near-total 1864 ban

    Litigation Regulations 04/12/2024

    The Arizona Supreme Court gave the go-ahead Tuesday to prepare to enforce a long-dormant law that bans nearly all abortions, drastically altering the legal landscape for terminating pregnancies in a state likely to have a key role in the presidential...

  • A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    Litigation Regulations 03/18/2024

    In a busy term that could set standards for free speech in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Monday is taking up a dispute between Republican-led states and the Biden administration over how far the federal government can go to combat controversi...

  • Ex-Illinois lawmaker abruptly pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering

    Ex-Illinois lawmaker abruptly pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering

    Litigation Regulations 02/17/2024

    Former Illinois lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate William “Sam” McCann abruptly pleaded guilty on Thursday to nine felony counts of wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, halting his federal corruption trial over misusing up to ...

  • Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Litigation Regulations 01/20/2024

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday endorsed the consolidation of local police and firefighter pension systems, a rare victory in a yearslong battle to find an answer to the state’s besieged retirement accounts.The court’s unanimous opin...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Litigation Regulations 12/24/2023

    The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Republican-drawn legislative maps on Friday and ordered that new district boundary lines be drawn as Democrats had urged in a redistricting case they hope will weaken GOP majorities.The ruling...

  • New Mexico Supreme Court upholds Democratic-drawn congressional map

    New Mexico Supreme Court upholds Democratic-drawn congressional map

    Litigation Regulations 11/28/2023

    The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld a Democratic-drawn congressional map that divvied up a conservative, oil-producing region and reshaped a swing district along the U.S. border with Mexico, in an order published Monday.All five justices signed a sho...

  • Sen. Menendez enters not guilty plea to a new conspiracy charge

    Sen. Menendez enters not guilty plea to a new conspiracy charge

    Litigation Regulations 10/30/2023

    U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez returned to Manhattan federal court Monday to challenge a new criminal charge alleging that he conspired to act as an agent of the Egyptian government when he chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.“Not guilty,&rd...

  • Federal Judge rules California assault weapons ban unconstitutional

    Federal Judge rules California assault weapons ban unconstitutional

    Litigation Regulations 10/20/2023

    A federal judge who previously overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons did it again on Thursday, ruling that the state’s attempts to prohibit sales of semiautomatic guns violates the constitutional right to bear ar...

  • Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina’s new abortion law

    Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina’s new abortion law

    Litigation Regulations 10/03/2023

    A federal judge on Saturday blocked two portions of North Carolina’s new abortion law from taking effect while a lawsuit continues. But nearly all of the restrictions approved by the legislature this year, including a near-ban after 12 weeks of...

  • Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    Litigation Regulations 10/01/2023

    President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, but none in Alaska, as it tries to navigate between energy companies seeking greater oil and gas production and environmental act...

  • Trump’s Lawyers Meet With Prosecutors as Election Interference Charges Loom

    Trump’s Lawyers Meet With Prosecutors as Election Interference Charges Loom

    Litigation Regulations 07/29/2023

    Lawyers for Donald Trump were meeting Thursday with members of special counsel Jack Smith’s team as a potential indictment loomed over the former president’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a person fami...

  • Judge allows North Carolina’s revised 12-week abortion law to take effect

    Judge allows North Carolina’s revised 12-week abortion law to take effect

    Litigation Regulations 07/02/2023

    A federal judge ruled on Friday that nearly all of North Carolina’s revised 12-week abortion law scheduled to begin this weekend can take effect, while temporarily blocking one rule that doctors feared could expose them to criminal penalties.Th...