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  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has memoir coming

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has memoir coming

    Headline Legal News 04/04/2024

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has a two-volume memoir coming out this fall, tracking his life from growing up in California to his 30 years on the court, when he cast key votes on landmark cases ranging from abortion to gay marriag...

  • The Man Charged in an Illinois Attack That Left 4 Dead Is Due Back in Court

    The Man Charged in an Illinois Attack That Left 4 Dead Is Due Back in Court

    Headline Legal News 04/01/2024

    A northern Illinois man charged with killing four people and injuring seven others by stabbing, beating and driving over them is expected back in court on Tuesday.A judge in the city of Rockford is expected to consider prosecutors' request that Chris...

  • Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Headline Legal News 03/26/2024

    A former Georgia insurance commissioner who made a failed Republican run for governor has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud.John W. Oxendine of Johns Creek entered the guilty plea Friday in federal court in Atlanta. The 61-year...

  • Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Headline Legal News 03/07/2024

    Criticizing laws or chanting anti-government slogans can be enough to jail someone for sedition in Hong Kong, an appeal court ruled Thursday in a landmark case brought under a colonial-era law increasingly used to crush dissent.Tam Tak-chi, the first...

  • Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    Headline Legal News 02/28/2024

    Prince Harry ‘s fight for publicly funded protection was rejected Wednesday by a London judge who said the U.K. government didn’t act irrationally when it stripped him of security privileges after he quit working as a member of the royal ...

  • Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Headline Legal News 02/08/2024

    The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press over a story about two women’s accounts to police alleging he engaged in sexual misconduct.The court cited state...

  • Biden administration warns of disruption at border if judges halt asylum rule

    Biden administration warns of disruption at border if judges halt asylum rule

    Headline Legal News 11/09/2023

    The Biden administration on Tuesday urged an appeals court to allow sweeping new asylum restrictions to stay in place, warning that halting them would be “highly disruptive” at the border.The government is urging a panel of judges in Pasa...

  • A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters

    A Supreme Court redistricting ruling gave hope to Black voters

    Headline Legal News 09/17/2023

    The Supreme Court’s decision siding with Black voters in an Alabama redistricting case gave Democrats and voting rights activists a surprising opportunity before the 2024 elections.New congressional maps would have to include more districts in ...

  • US sues SpaceX for alleged hiring discrimination against refugees and others

    US sues SpaceX for alleged hiring discrimination against refugees and others

    Headline Legal News 08/26/2023

    The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday sued SpaceX, the rocket company founded and run by Elon Musk, for alleged hiring discrimination against refugees and people granted asylum.The complaint, filed in an administrative court within the departmen...

  • McCarthy floats stopgap funding to prevent a government shutdown

    McCarthy floats stopgap funding to prevent a government shutdown

    Headline Legal News 08/16/2023

    Congressional leaders are pitching a stopgap government funding package to avoid a federal shutdown after next month, acknowledging the House and Senate are nowhere near agreement on spending levels to keep federal operations running.House Speaker Ke...

  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Black Alabama voters

    Supreme Court rules in favor of Black Alabama voters

    Headline Legal News 06/12/2023

    The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a surprising 5-4 ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case from Alabama, with two conservative justices joining liberals in rejecting a Republican-led effort to weaken a landmark voting...

  • Florida man pleads guilty to threatening poll workers

    Florida man pleads guilty to threatening poll workers

    Headline Legal News 05/09/2023

    A South Florida man faces up to five years in federal prison for threatening election workers during the August 2022 primary.Joshua David Lubitz, 38, of Sunrise, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Miami federal court to threatening election workers, accordi...