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  • Shooting outside US court in Phoenix wounds federal officer

    Shooting outside US court in Phoenix wounds federal officer

    Legal Events 09/15/2020

    A drive-by shooting wounded a federal security officer outside the U.S. courthouse in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday, and a person was later taken into custody, authorities said. The officer was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover, according...

  • Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    Grandson of Harding and lover wants president’s body exhumed

    Law Firm News 09/11/2020

    The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court th...

  • New Jersey's top court: Defendant must share phone passcodes

    New Jersey's top court: Defendant must share phone passcodes

    Legal Issues 08/16/2020

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled a defendant must turn over the passcodes for his two phones in response to a search warrant, opening the way for law enforcement to compel other defendants in the state to do the same.The court's majority decisio...

  • New Orleans councilman, attorney plead not guilty to fraud

    New Orleans councilman, attorney plead not guilty to fraud

    Legal Events 07/14/2020

    New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams and an attorney in his law firm pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges on Friday.Williams, 47, and Nicole Burdett, 39, appeared remotely before a federal magistrate judge and entered their pl...

  • Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

    Legal Issues 06/27/2020

    A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’...

  • LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    LGBT activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win

    Legal Issues 06/15/2020

    LGBT-rights activists are elated by a major Supreme Court victory on job discrimination, and hope the decision will spur action against other biases faced by their community despite Trump administration efforts to slow or reverse advances.In most sta...

  • German far-right party wins court case against minister

    German far-right party wins court case against minister

    Legal Events 06/08/2020

    Germany's top security official violated the rights of a far-right party by posting remarks criticizing it on his ministry's website, the country's highest court ruled Tuesday.The Alternative for Germany party, known as AfD, whose anti-migration and ...

  • Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

    Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

    Recent Cases 05/19/2020

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The court’s unsigned order granted the Trump administ...

  • Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan

    Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan

    Notable Attorneys 05/09/2020

    Whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright warned on Thursday that the U.S. lacks a plan to produce and fairly distribute a coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available. The nation could face “the darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act ...

  • Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

    Legal Issues 05/07/2020

    Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection drugs, the state's highest court ruled Friday.In ordering the documents to be disclosed for public scrutiny, the Nebraska Supre...

  • Supreme Court sides with government in immigration case

    Supreme Court sides with government in immigration case

    Law Firm News 04/23/2020

    The Supreme Court is making it harder for noncitizens who are authorized to live permanently in the United States to argue they should be allowed to stay in the country if they've committed crimes.The decision Thursday split the court 5-4 along ideol...

  • Democratic super PAC: We will fight Trump in court over ads

    Democratic super PAC: We will fight Trump in court over ads

    National News 04/16/2020

    A leading Democratic super PAC has promised it will tangle in court with President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign to keep airing television ads the Republican president is trying to keep off the airwaves.Priorities USA Action chief Guy Ceci...

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