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  • Supreme Court: CFPB funding doesn't violate Constitution

    Supreme Court: CFPB funding doesn't violate Constitution

    Litigation Reports 05/17/2024

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the CFPB is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court and...

  • Trump faces prospect of additional sanctions for violating gag order

    Trump faces prospect of additional sanctions for violating gag order

    Litigation Reports 05/06/2024

    Jurors in the hush money trial of Donald Trump heard a recording Thursday of him discussing with his then-lawyer and personal fixer a plan to purchase the silence of a Playboy model who has said she had an affair with the former president.A visibly i...

  • Trump hush money trial: Tabloid publisher David Pecker continues testimony

    Trump hush money trial: Tabloid publisher David Pecker continues testimony

    Litigation Reports 04/26/2024

    As Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, his old friend at the National Enquirer was scooping up potentially damaging stories about the candidate and paying out tens of thousands of dollars to keep them from the public eye.But when it came ...

  • Supreme Court will weigh banning homeless people from sleeping outside

    Supreme Court will weigh banning homeless people from sleeping outside

    Litigation Reports 04/22/2024

    The Supreme Court will consider Monday whether banning homeless people from sleeping outside when shelter space is lacking amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.The case is considered the most significant to come before the high court in decades on...

  • 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 Reports 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...

  • 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

    Litigation Reports 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

    Litigation Reports 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...

  • 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 Reports 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...

  • Donald Trump appeals $454 million judgment in New York civil fraud case

    Donald Trump appeals $454 million judgment in New York civil fraud case

    Litigation Reports 02/25/2024

    Donald Trump has appealed his $454 million New York civil fraud judgment, challenging a judge’s finding that Trump lied about his wealth as he grew the real estate empire that launched him to stardom and the presidency.The former president&rsqu...

  • Court rejects appeal from 3 GOP House members over $500 mask fines

    Court rejects appeal from 3 GOP House members over $500 mask fines

    Litigation Reports 02/21/2024

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected appeals from three Republican U.S. House members who challenged fines for not wearing face coverings on the House floor in 2021.The justices did not comment on leaving in place $500 fines issued in May 2021 to U....

  • North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    North Carolina voter ID trial rescheduled again for spring in federal court

    Litigation Reports 02/14/2024

    A federal lawsuit filed over five years ago challenging North Carolina's new photo voter identification mandate is now set to go to trial in the spring, with an outcome that could possibly affect what people must do to cast ballots this fall.The U.S....

  • Supreme Court could overturn Oklahoma death row inmate's conviction

    Supreme Court could overturn Oklahoma death row inmate's conviction

    Litigation Reports 01/24/2024

    The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear an appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, who has steadfastly maintained his innocence and averted multiple attempts by the state to execute him.Glossip was sentenced in a 1997 murder-for-...