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  • Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

    Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

    Litigation Reports 02/03/2023

    Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday.The money will help carry out the agreements that define the tribes’ rights to ...

  • President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

    President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

    Legal Compliance 01/30/2023

    President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared.The move to end t...

  • California Supreme Court dumps triple-slaying death sentence

    California Supreme Court dumps triple-slaying death sentence

    Litigation Reports 01/25/2023

    The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the murder convictions and death sentence for a man who killed three people and committed a series of other crimes in San Diego in 1985.The court ordered a new trial for Billy Ray Waldon, ruling unani...

  • Supreme Court has failed to find leaker of abortion opinion

    Supreme Court has failed to find leaker of abortion opinion

    Litigation Reports 01/20/2023

    The Supreme Court said Thursday an eight-month investigation that included more than 120 interviews and revealed shortcomings in how sensitive documents are secured has failed to find who leaked a draft of the court’s opinion overturning aborti...

  • Top Brazil court greenlights probe of Bolsonaro for riot

    Top Brazil court greenlights probe of Bolsonaro for riot

    U.S. Court News 01/14/2023

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Friday authorized adding former President Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into who incited the Jan. 8 riot in the nation’s capital, as part of a broader crackdown to hold responsible parties to account.A...

  • Republicans challenge New Mexico redistricting after loss

    Republicans challenge New Mexico redistricting after loss

    Litigation Reports 01/09/2023

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in a legal challenge to a congressional map that divvies up a politically conservative region of the state.It’s one of several court battles in states from Kentucky to Utah...

  • Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding

    Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding

    Litigation Reports 01/04/2023

    A lawsuit over how much money Arizona’s lawmakers allocate for school maintenance, buses, textbooks and technology won’t go to trial next week, after a judge granted a request for a delay by the state’s incoming attorney general.Dem...

  • State seeks long prison term for accused NYC subway gunman

    State seeks long prison term for accused NYC subway gunman

    U.S. Court News 01/02/2023

    Prosecutors plan to seek a decades-long prison sentence for a man who is expected to plead guilty this week to opening fire in a subway car and wounding 10 riders in an attack that shocked New York City.Frank James, 63, is scheduled to enter a guilty...

  • No-nonsense judge takes over FTX-Bankman-Fried criminal case

    No-nonsense judge takes over FTX-Bankman-Fried criminal case

    Litigation Reports 12/27/2022

    A Manhattan federal judge known for swift decisions and a no-nonsense demeanor during three decades of overseeing numerous high-profile cases was assigned Tuesday to Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency case.The case was relegated to Judge Lewis ...

  • Lake loses suit over her defeat in Arizona governor’s race

    Lake loses suit over her defeat in Arizona governor’s race

    Litigation Reports 12/24/2022

    A judge has thrown out Republican Kari Lake’s challenge of her defeat in the Arizona governor’s race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, rejecting her claim that problems with ballot printers at some polling places on Election Day were the result of...

  • FTX founder could be sent to US after extradition hearing

    FTX founder could be sent to US after extradition hearing

    Litigation Reports 12/21/2022

    Sam Bankman-Fried is back in a Bahamian court Wednesday for an extradition hearing that could clear the way for the one-time billionaire to be sent to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.In a court...

  • Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down school choice law

    Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down school choice law

    Legal Compliance 12/15/2022

    School choice advocates suffered a bitter defeat Thursday, when Kentucky’s Supreme Court struck down a state law that allowed donors to receive tax credits for supporting private school tuition.In its unanimous decision, the high court said the...