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Appeals Court Delivers Gut Punch to Voting Rights Act Enforcement: The case may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the Voting Rights ...
Appellate courts to decide if statewide office has power to prosecute voter fraud cases
Alabama and Georgia Defy Federal Courts on Redistricting: A series of southern states have ignored federal court rulings on voting rights.
Speaker Vos offers deception. He's the one interfering with right to vote. | Letters
Texas Supreme Court pauses lower court's order allowing pregnant woman to have an abortion
Texas judge to consider pregnant woman's request for order allowing her to have an abortion
Quick Glance: Texas Judge Grants Pregnant Woman Abortion Amid State Ban
- District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble grants pregnant woman with fatal diagnosis permission for abortion
- Lawsuit by 31-year-old mother from Dallas area is first of its kind since Roe v. Wade overturn
- Temporary restraining order allows abortion under narrow exceptions to Texas' ban
- Texas and 12 other states have rushed to ban abortion, facing opposition and legal challenges
Texas attorney general petitions state supreme court after woman who sued the state was granted permission for an abortion
Donald Trump Faces Legal 'Hurricane': The former president's 14th Amendment case in Colorado could have wide ranging political and legal consequences.
Quick Glance: Colorado Supreme Court to Decide on Trump's Ballot Removal
- Oral arguments set for Wednesday afternoon before Colorado Supreme Court regarding Trump's role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol
- Denver district court judge ruled Trump not disqualified under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment despite involvement in insurrection
- Trump also appealed judge's finding of culpability in Capitol attack
- Dozens of lawsuits filed this year to prevent Trump from running for president again
Texas Supreme Court pauses lower court's order allowing woman's emergency abortion
Quick Glance: Texas Supreme Court Halts Abortion for Pregnant Woman
- Texas Supreme Court puts on hold ruling allowing abortion for pregnant woman.
- Ruling applied to Kate Cox, a 31-year-old mother of two from Dallas area.
- Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued against medical exception for Cox.
- Pregnant woman from Kentucky also filed lawsuit demanding right to abortion.
Quick Glance: Democrats Vote to Subpoena Supreme Court Conservative Allies
- Senate Democrats vote to subpoena conservative allies of Supreme Court justices to learn about undisclosed gifts.
- Republicans push back against demanding information from Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo.
- Democrats argue for more information from Crow and Leo, stating that the court's code of conduct is insufficient.
- Republicans resist, claiming the effort aims to delegitimize the conservative court majority.
Biden forgives another $5 billion in student loans: That's $132 billion in student loan relief for over 3.6 million Americans.
Quick Glance: Government Erases 3.6 Million Student Loans
- New efforts announced by the U.S. Department of Education to aid borrowers affected by repayment program issues.
- Over 900,000 borrowers have had approximately $44 billion in federal student loan debts approved for erasure due to changes in income-driven repayment plans.
- Nearly 750,000 borrowers have now received up to $53.5 billion in relief through modifications to the previously troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness plan.
- The Biden administration has approved the cancellation of almost $132 billion in federal student loan debts for more than 3.6 million Americans.
Kentucky woman approximately eight weeks pregnant files lawsuit challenging state’s abortion bans
Quick Glance: Legal Action for Abortion Rights in Kentucky
- A woman in Kentucky is demanding the right to have an abortion through a legal action.
- The ban on abortions in Kentucky violates the rights of the plaintiff.
- Jane Doe, about eight weeks pregnant, wants to have an abortion in Kentucky.
- She is seeking class-action status to include other Kentuckians who desire to have an abortion.
Opioid Victims Have a Settlement. Will the Supreme Court Undo It?: The justices will decide whether the multibillion-dollar compensation deal struck by Purdue ...
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Examines Sackler Family's Role in Opioid Settlement
- The Biden administration is challenging a bankruptcy plan that allows the Sackler family to avoid future lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic.
- This is no ordinary bankruptcy case and involves the nationwide harm caused by the opioid crisis and the role played by Sackler-owned Purdue.
- As part of the proposed deal, which the Supreme Court put on hold in August, the Sackler family had agreed to pay around $6 billion to settle opioid-related claims, but only in return for a complete release from any liability in future cases.
- The overall settlement, including assets held by Purdue, is likely to be worth significantly more, with the reorganized company dedicated to tackling the impact of opioid abuse.
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, dies: O’Connor’s nomination in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan and subsequent confirmation by the ...
Quick Glance: Sandra Day O'Connor, First Female Supreme Court Justice, Passes Away
- Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, passes away at the age of 93 in Phoenix.
- She was unanimously appointed as the first female justice on the Supreme Court by the Senate in 1981.
- Her nomination by President Ronald Reagan ended 191 years of male exclusivity on the high court.
- O'Connor resisted the decision in 1989 to allow states to outlaw most abortions.
Wisconsin judge rules 1849 law doesn’t outlaw abortion: A Wisconsin circuit court judge has ruled that an 1849 law that classifies the destruction of a fetus by ...
Federal appeals court rules Trump can be sued for inciting violence on Jan. 6: A federal appeals court says lawsuits against Donald Trump brought by Capitol ...
Quick Glance: Court Allows Lawsuits Against Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Violence
- Trump’s sweeping claims of presidential immunity rejected by the circuit court.
- Expected rejection of the same claim by judge in Capitol riot criminal trial.
Georgia Republicans approve new map that protects their advantage in state’s congressional delegation
Trump is not immune from election-subversion prosecution, judge rules: “A former President’s exposure to federal criminal liability is essential to fulfilling ...
Quick Glance: Judge Rejects Trump's Immunity Claim
- Former US President Donald Trump attends civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court.
- Judge Tanya Chutkan rules that Trump has no immunity from criminal charges.
- Chutkan's ruling is the first in the US affirming that presidents can be charged with crimes like any other citizen.
- Trump's lawyers claimed he is 'absolutely immune' from charges, which was rejected by Judge Chutkan.
Kate Cox can't get abortion for now, Texas Supreme Court court says, halting judge's OK
Not just the Supreme Court: Ethics troubles plague state high courts, too: This story also appeared in USA TODAY Subscribe on Google | Apple ...
The Supreme Court Case that Could Rewrite the Tax Code: Oral arguments begin on Tuesday in a high-stakes case that could redefine what is taxable income.
Quick Glance: New Rwanda Bill Grants Ministers Power to Disregard Human Rights Laws
- Government claims bill clarifies Rwanda as safe for asylum seekers, to be introduced in Parliament on Thursday.
- UK's highest court ruled last month that plans to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda were unlawful.
- Policy, first announced by former PM Boris Johnson in April 2022, aims to deter small boat crossings of the English Channel.
- Bill allows ministers to disregard emergency orders from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to temporarily halt flights to Rwanda during ongoing individual case considerations.
Florida state attorney, suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis, goes to court - UPI.com: A Democratic state attorney, suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis for "neglecting ...
Donald Trump Could Be Disqualified Due to 55-Year-Old Ruling: A former Black Panther leader was excluded from the presidential ballot for violating a ...
Supreme Court seems inclined to narrowly uphold Trump tax provision: The challenge by a Washington state couple is widely viewed as an effort to preemptively ...
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Case Could Impact Taxation of the Wealthy
- The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Moore vs United States, a case that could limit Congress from imposing certain types of wealth taxes in the future.
- The couple argues that the transition tax violates the 16th Amendment, which gives Congress the power to levy taxes on income, as they never received any of the company’s profits.
- While the justices could limit their decision to the transition tax, a ruling in favor of the Moores could bring a lot of uncertainty into the nation’s current tax system and lead to more lawsuits aiming to challenge other provisions that impose taxes on unrealized or undistributed income.
- Various groups filing amicus briefs would like the Supreme Court to issue a decision that would block such proposals in the future.
US aims to show Trump's history of vote fraud claims at 2020 election trial: U.S. prosecutors trying Donald Trump on charges of trying to overturn his 2020 ...
A MAGA court in New Orleans is shaping the Supreme Court’s agenda : The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals makes SCOTUS look moderate by comparison
Editorial: Sandra Day O’Connor shone as a beacon for law’s power and integrity: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor shone as a beacon for law’s power ...
Elon Musk asks Supreme Court to undo ‘Twitter sitter’ agreement with SEC : Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to undo a settlement agreement ...
US Supreme Court Suggests Support for 2017 Tax on Foreign Earnings: US Supreme Court justices signaled they are inclined to uphold a 2017 tax on American-owned ...
Trump claims immunity in Jan. 6 lawsuits. Federal court disagrees.: While a federal appeals court dismissed Donald Trump’s claims that presidential immunity ...
Sandra Day O’Connor Is Celebrated as a ‘Trailblazer’: Public figures from across the political spectrum heralded the former Supreme Court justice for breaking ...
Quick Glance: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, First Woman on Supreme Court, Dies at 93
- Sandra Day O’Connor, first female Supreme Court Justice, dies at age 93.
- She died in Phoenix of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness.
- Chief Justice John Roberts mourns her death.
- She refused to let states outlaw most abortions.
GOP Senate candidates soften abortion stances ahead of 2024: Republican candidates in states that will determine Senate control have quietly shifted their ...
Supreme Court Review of Sackler Settlement Threatens to Upend Bankruptcy Deals: Members of the Sackler family who profited from the sale of OxyContin may ...
US expresses support for Guyana's sovereignty amid border tensions with Venezuela
Quick Glance: Venezuelans Approve Takeover of Oil-Rich Region in Guyana
- Venezuelans voted overwhelmingly to approve the takeover of an oil-rich region in Guyana, escalating a long-standing territorial dispute.
- The area in question, the densely forested Essequibo region, comprises about two-thirds of Guyana’s national territory and is roughly the size of Florida.
- The referendum aimed to create a Venezuelan state in the Essequibo region, provide its population with Venezuelan citizenship, and incorporate that state into the map of Venezuelan territory.
- Although the vote’s result was widely expected within Venezuela, its practical implications are likely to be minimal, with the creation of a Venezuelan state within the Essequibo a remote possibility.
5th Circuit rules Texas must remove river border buoys : The barrier in the river border Texas shares with Mexico has been condemned by immigrant advocates ...
Supreme Court drapes courtroom doors in honor of Sandra Day O’Connor: The Supreme Court hung a black drape over the courtroom doors in remembrance of the late ...
Appeals court reinstates gag order on Trump in N.Y. civil fraud trial: The former president is scheduled to take the stand next month as the final witness in the ...
This couple is fighting $15,000 in taxes. Their case could cost Washington trillions
Trump’s Attempt to Delay His Jan. 6 Trial Receives a Double Blow: On Friday, two federal courts in Washington rejected parallel claims by former President Donald ...
NY appeals court restores gag order on Donald Trump in real estate fraud trial: A New York appeals panel restored the gag order on Donald Trump in his real ...
Quick Glance: Trump's Gag Order Reinstated in Civil Fraud Trial
- Former President exits court after testifying
- Previously lifted gag order back in place
- Decision pending on appeal from Trump's legal team
- Gag order prohibits comments about Judge Engoron's staff
Police raid Moscow gay bars after a Supreme Court ruling labeled LGBTQ+ movement ‘extremist’
What Sandra Day O’Connor Did as the Swing Vote on the High Court: For a time, she was perhaps the most important person in the country.
Lawsuit claims new NC districts discriminate against minority voters: A group of Black and Latino voters in North Carolina filed a lawsuit Monday to stop the ...
Here’s why it would be even harder now to kill Obamacare: Among the main reasons: A record number of people signing up for Obamacare policies ...
Florida appeals court sides with DeSantis, reverses ruling on congressional map: A circuit court judge back in August said the map violated Florida’s ...
Supreme Court conservatives seem likely to axe SEC enforcement powers: The Supreme Court's conservative justices seemed highly skeptical of how the Securities ...
Quick Glance: Constitutional Concerns Over Internal S.E.C. Tribunals
- Constitutional debate over the agency's authority to pursue enforcement actions before its own judges instead of federal courts.
- Supreme Court's conservative majority receptive to attack on primary Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement methods.
- Agency conducts some enforcement actions in internal tribunals rather than federal courts.
- Debate over the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's funding in October.
Clarence Thomas’ Benefactors Finally Face the Music: It’s time to compel compliance from these recalcitrant targets.
Why are the 14th Amendment lawsuits seeking to bar Trump failing? : So far, all 14th Amendment lawsuits against Trump have been rejected by courts.
Kamala Harris breaks VP record of most Senate tie-breaking votes: Kamala Harris just shattered another boundary — casting the most tie-breaking Senate votes of ...
Quick Glance: Kamala Harris Sets VP Record for Most Senate Decisions
- Kamala Harris has shattered the record for most Senate decisions with 32 votes in just two and a half years.
- Harris plays a crucial role in a closely split Senate.
- The vice president serves as president of the Senate and has the right to cast deciding votes.
- Harris has also cast deciding votes for two major priorities of the Biden administration.
Federal appeals court blocks some of New York gun law: A federal appeals court has blocked enforcement of three parts of a New York gun law ...
Russia's Supreme Court effectively outlaws LGBTQ+ activism in a landmark ruling: Addressing a lawsuit filed by the Justice Ministry, the court labeled the LGBTQ+ ...
Quick Glance: Russia Bans International LGBT Movement as 'Extremist'
- Russia's Supreme Court bans the 'international LGBT public movement' as an extremist organization, despite its lack of organizational structure or leaders.
- The ban could have sweeping implications for LGBT people in Russia, despite the movement's non-existence.
- The ruling shocked liberal Russians, with independent media organizations showing solidarity with LGBT people by displaying the LGBT flag.
- The ban could force LGBT groups to operate in secret and be used against LGBT people, with unclear legal implications.
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Trump may be sued over Jan. 6 incitement claims, appeals court panel rules: The three-judge panel turned aside Trump’s sweeping argument that nearly all speech ...
Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori released from prison: Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been released from prison after a court restored a ...
Justice Thomas' Chances of Being Removed Laid Out by Ex-Prosecutor: Thomas is facing a Senate investigation for allegedly accepting gifts from donors.
The fading legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor, a trailblazing justice: America’s first female justice, who died on December 1st aged 93, once steered the Supreme ...
The Stakes of Idaho Asking the Supreme Court to Allow Near-Total Abortion Ban: If the Supreme Court weighs in, it would be the first time it would render a ...
Trump’s Loss on Civil Immunity Claim Spells Trouble for Him in Criminal Trial: Judges in past civil cases have granted presidents vast protection from liability ...
Biden Administration Cancels $5 Billion in Federal Student Aid for 80,000 Borrowers
Appeals court upholds gag order on Trump but narrows restrictions on his speech: ‘Sweeps too broadly’
Quick Glance: Cobre Panamá: Closure of Contentious Copper Mine
- Supreme Court ruling declares contract between the State and Minera Panama unconstitutional.
- Mass protests erupted after Panama's Congress passed a law approving the new contract with First Quantum.
- Cobre Panamá is situated in a biodiverse jungle area on Panama's Atlantic coast.
- Image caption: Protesters cheered the unanimous Supreme Court ruling.
Donald Trump's 'Deadly Serious' Ruling Could Poison All His Other Cases: Trump is appealing a lower court's decision that he rebelled against the United States ...
Teen sentenced to 16 years' jail for killing River Valley High schoolmate with axe
Community celebrates legal win over water bottling giant: A Supreme Court decision on water bottling company Cloud Ocean could have wide-ranging implications for ...
Supreme Court appears likely to ease process for workplace discrimination claims: Supreme Court justices seems to agree with a St. Louis, Mo., police sergeant ...
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