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CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett began a 150-day prison sentence for staging a hate crime against himself in protective custody, separated from other inmates and monitored by security cameras and an officer, prison officials said Friday. Sheriff’s deputies immediately took Smollett to the Cook County Jail on Thursday night after Judge James Linn sentenced the black …

HOLLAND — Convicted killer Juan Sandro Cabrera, 21, has lost another court battle in his quest for a new trial for the murder of 14-year-old Troy “TJ” Wells. Cabrera had asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to overturn a May 2021 decision by an Ottawa County judge denying his request for a new trial. Cabrera …

March 9 (Reuters) – The Purdue Pharma bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a $6 billion opioid settlement funded by the owners of the Sackler family, overruling objections from the Justice Department and 20 opposing states to agreement. As part of the settlement, the Sacklers would pay between $5.5 billion and $6 billion to a trust …

TEXARKANA, Texas — A woman sentenced to life last year by a Bowie County jury in the 2015 stabbing death of an elderly DeKalb man has been denied her bid for a new trial in a notice issued Monday by a Texas appeals court. Shirley Ann Falkowski, 57, was convicted of murder and sentenced to …

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday reinstated the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the 2013 bombing that killed three people and injured more than 260 others, ruling in favor of the federal government. In a 6-3 decision, judges sided with the Justice Department’s …

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Attorney General Jason Miyares’ office has until Friday afternoon to respond to a motion to dismiss the state’s challenge to a federal lawsuit seeking to force another round of elections at Virginia House in November. Attorney Paul Goldman, former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, filed a motion Wednesday to …

On Tuesday, McConnell repeated in the Senate that he was “troubled” by the “intensity of Judge Jackson’s far-left fan club.” Even for McConnell, a five-time Olympic gold medalist in hypocrisy, it was special. There is perhaps no human being more responsible for the tsunami of unlimited, unregulated “black” money that has corrupted and consumed American …

Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s High Court nominee, was inspired by her father, Johnny Brown, an alumnus of the University of Miami Law School. Hours before the first rays of the morning sun broke through the sky, Johnny Brown was already awake in his apartment on the University of Miami campus, helping his 4-year-old …

On Friday, Biden announced that Ketanji Brown Jackson — currently on the federal appeals court in DC — was his nominee to replace retired judge Stephen Breyer, kicking off a confirmation process that could install a black woman on the high court for the first time in US history. . “For too long our government, …

When Scalia died suddenly in February 2016, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace him, moderate liberal Merrick Garland, seemed likely to turn the conservative five-to-four court into a liberal five-to-four court. But a Republican Senate refused to even hold a hearing on Garland’s nomination, on the theory that court vacancies that occur during presidential election …

While several federal courts across the country have consistently recognized the rights of transgender students in recent years, this week’s arguments before a full federal appeals court suggest a potential victory for those seeking to limit those rights. A ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta to uphold …

In October 2020, Judge Eric Morgan of Forsyth Superior Court granted what is known as summary judgment, meaning Morgan ruled in favor of the doctor and Wake Forest without having to hold a jury trial. The ruling meant the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, which would bar Bryant from raising his claims again in a …

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — A federal appeals court on Friday backed investors in a potential class action lawsuit against the promoters of a cryptocurrency that crashed in 2018 after what judges described as a fraudulent scheme. Ponzi. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the decision of U.S. District Judge for …

A Florida lawmaker who sponsored a bill banning abortion in the state after 15 weeks pregnant delivered a closing speech minutes before midnight on Wednesday, lambasting abortion advocates who rally behind a particular phrase , joking that lawmakers could have bet how many times they would hear it in the previous five hours of debate. …

A former Hickory police officer convicted of throwing a woman onto the sidewalk is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for a second time on Thursday. Robert George, 49, was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison by Judge Kenneth Bell in federal court in Charlotte. He was found guilty of using unreasonable force …

Sarah Palin is now 0 for 2 in her ongoing legal battle with The New York Times, but so far the former Alaska governor has given no indication she intends to quit. swing for the fences. Shortly after a federal jury in New York on Tuesday rejected Palin’s second attempt to sue the newspaper for …

An appeals court judge who is the daughter of Mexican immigrants was named by Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday as the first Latina to serve on the California Supreme Court. Judge Patricia Guerrero, 50, of San Diego, grew up in Imperial’s agricultural valley and has worked as a federal prosecutor, law firm partner, Superior Court …

WASHINGTON – The list of Republicans willing to back President Joe Biden’s next Supreme Court nominee “is longer than you might initially imagine,” the second-placed Senate Democrat teased to reporters recently. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin declined to name names. But clearly Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C., is near the top of the list. Graham, who has …

A retired federal judge has asked President Joe Biden not to consider Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for SCOTUS. In a letter obtained by NBC News, Judge UW Clemon questioned Jackson’s commitment to workplace justice. Clemon pointed to a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 5,500 Black Lockheed Martin employees. Loading Something is loading. Alabama’s …

Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba The Traditional Ruler of Ogwashi-Uku, South Aniocha Local Government Area of ​​Delta State, HRM Obi Ifechukwude Aninsi Okonjo II has officially taken possession of the former kingdom palace which is subject to a legal dispute for decades. This followed a judicial certificate of final possession issued to the Ogwashi-Uku Royal Family …

After previously ruling that mail-in ballot boxes could be used in Tuesday’s spring primary, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a split decision that ballot boxes would not be allowed in the U.S. general election. April. In a 4-3 decision, along with conservative justices Brian Hagedorn, who has sided with liberal justices in the …

Sanofi logo at the company’s headquarters during the annual earnings news conference in Paris, France, February 4, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Summary Law firms Related documents Order new trial for woman who blames chemotherapy for permanent hair loss The names of companies and law firms listed above …

By Richard Crump (February 9, 2022, 13:41 GMT) — Britain’s Attorney General on Wednesday appointed a former High Court judge to lead an investigation into the Serious Fraud Office’s handling of a corruption case after an appeals court overturned the conviction of an oil executive due to agency misconduct. Attorney General Suella Braverman, pictured in …

Welcome to the February 7 edition of Dress and Hammerthe Ballotpedia newsletter on the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and other court events in the United States Much of the country may be experiencing a cold winter, but the pages of our newsletter are warm this week with bustling court activity, including a big announcement …

Following President BidenJoe Biden Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa: Cash aid benefits young children living in poverty US officials say Russia has 70% of troop build-up needed for full invasion: reports The ruling class and the Supreme Court MOREannounces he would appoint a black woman “of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity” to replace Justice Stephane BreyerStephen …

By Natalie [email protected] SALISBURY — U.S. Senate nominee Ted Budd and North Carolina Court of Appeals nominee Michael Stading joined Rowan County Republicans on Saturday morning to talk about the upcoming election. Republicans filled two Stringbeans barbecue rooms in Landis on Saturday during the monthly breakfast. Budd currently represents North Carolina’s 13th congressional district and …

The trial in Greece of activists who protested the holding of the Winter Olympics in Beijing has been postponed amid accusations that proceedings were delayed to avoid embarrassing China on the eve of the Games. The much-anticipated hearing was due to take place in the town of Pyrgos on Thursday, attended by human rights lawyers …

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that mail-in ballot boxes will continue to be permitted for the state’s spring primary elections. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that drop boxes should be allowed for the Feb. 15 primary to avoid confusion, as mail-in ballots had already been mailed to voters, some with instructions that …

Believing that the ERA has met all necessary constitutional requirements, supporters are demanding that American archivist David Ferriero, who is due to retire in April, publish the ERA as 28th Amendment to the Constitution as part of his ministerial duties. Ferriero has not publicly indicated that he plans to release the amendment, and the National …

Democrats plan for quick confirmation of Breyer’s successor Breyer, 83, has been in the role since 1994, writing key decisions WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is considering retirement, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden a chance to deliver on his campaign promise to appoint the first …

Members of the Harvard community and leaders of higher education and civil rights organizations expressed surprise and dismay at the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday to take up a case challenging the anxious admissions policies of race at Harvard and the University of North Carolina. President Larry Bacow said in an email to the Harvard …

By Mark Sherman, Associated Press The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda. The court said it would file lawsuits alleging that Harvard University, a private institution, and …

Woman identified as Pauline Bauer inside the Capitol rotunda (via FBI). The owner of a Pennsylvania pizzeria who was filmed ordering the police to “bring Nancy Pelosi outside” to the crowd of donald trump Supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6 lost her bid to overturn a judge’s ruling that she would be detained …

YOUNGSTOWN – A murder case that featured unusual twists involving two defendants – convicted of two Youngstown murders in June and November 2018 – produced an appeals court decision affirming the conviction and sentence of Stephon Hopkins. The Youngstown 7th District Court of Appeals determined the identification of Hopkins and co-defendant Brian Donlow Jr. as …

Adding another major religion and public education case to its roster, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal from a former public high school football coach in the state of Washington who was removed from his position for praying in the field in defiance of his supervisors. The case of Joseph …

By Jeannie O’Sullivan (Jan. 10, 2022, 7:55 p.m. EST) – The Third Circuit examined a union’s proposal on Monday to reinstate an arbitration award in favor of a Merck & Co. Inc. employee asking for wages higher for attending a working anniversary lunch, suggesting the arbitrator stretched the terms of the collective agreement. In oral …

Conservative members of the Supreme Court appeared skeptical on Friday of the Biden administration’s policies that impose a requirement for a COVID-19 vaccine or test on a large chunk of the U.S. workforce. Over hours of oral argument, the court’s Conservative majority posed acute questions as to whether a federal workplace law that Congress passed …

Just as Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams and his legal partner Nicole Burdett could face trial on federal tax evasion charges is pending, a federal judge said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman says “no trial date is certain” for Williams and Burdett until federal appeals court rules on government challenge to order issued …

A state appeals court has breathed new life into a legal challenge to the last will that auto sales mogul Ray Brandt signed weeks before his death in 2019, removing his widow, Jessica Brandt, from scrutiny. an empire of dealers spanning two states. . A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled this week that …

The history of the civil rights movement in the town of Enfield is recognized by the State of North Carolina. Historical markers recognizing the Halifax County Voters Movement, a grassroots civil rights organization based in the city, and Johnson v. Branch, a federal appeals court case that protected South African-American teachers involved in civil rights …

An appeals court has ruled in favor of the Terrebonne parish government in its lawsuit against District Attorney Joe Waitz Jr. in a state agency investigation into possible environmental damage caused by oil companies. Governor John Bel Edwards, Attorney General Jeff Landry and several other parishes are suing energy companies that accuse the drilling of …

TALLAHASSEE – Almost a decade after concerns emerged over the placement of “medically fragile” children in nursing homes, a federal appeals court will not reconsider a ruling that allowed the US Department of Justice to take legal action against Florida. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday declined to hear the case as …

Biden administration asks Supreme Court to block lower court orders that prevent President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers from going into effect in around half of states ThroughThe Associated Press December 17, 2021, 01:10 • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article WASHINGTON – The Biden administration on Thursday …

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by Donald J. Trump that sought to prevent Congress from obtaining his tax returns, ruling that the law gives the chairman of a House committee broad authority to ask for them despite Mr. Trump’s status as a former president. In a 45 page reviewDistrict …

CHARLESTON – The first candidates for nomination for seats on the new West Virginia Intermediate Court of Appeals include former circuit judges, family court judges, prosecutors, public defenders, lawyers and even a disgraced former social security judge. Gov. Jim Justice’s Vacancies Advisory Board met behind closed doors on Thursday and Friday to consider 29 candidates …

3rd Circuit Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith, seen in his Duncansville office, turns 70 on Saturday, forcing him to step down as chief judge. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Former Blair County and U.S. District Judge D. Brooks Smith has stepped down as Chief Justice of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. …

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YOUNGSTOWN – A Mahoning County Common Plea Magistrate has rejected an attempt by a Green Township farmer to prevent Mill Creek MetroParks from trying to acquire a right of way on his property to build the final phase of the MetroParks bike path. Specifically, Michael and Barbara Cameron, whose farm near Washingtonville Road includes a …

Healthcare providers who have treated patients injured by fire and explosion at an ExxonMobil chemical plant near Houston must disclose information about what they billed others for the same services, the Supreme Court has ruled from Texas. In an unsigned notice published on Friday, the high court overturned the decisions of the 14th District Court …

Calling it the “last and best chance to close this refuge,” a group opposed to the use of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons manufacturing site as a wildlife refuge open to hikers and cyclists took their case to court. federal appeals court Friday. The lawsuit, filed by the Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center …

By Tierney Sneed, CNN More than a decade before he was handed the criminal contempt case against Steve bannon, Judge Carl Nichols was a leading Justice Department attorney deeply involved in defending sweeping arguments for protecting a former presidential adviser from congressional testimony. Nichols – who was appointed to the bench in 2019 by former …

Holly Yasui and her father, Minoru Yasui. Holly Yasui of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico died of COVID-19 on October 31, according to Seattle-based Densho. She was 67 years old. The youngest daughter of Minoru Yasui (1916-1986), a civil rights hero who challenged the World War II curfew order targeting Japanese Americans on the West …

LANSING – The Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear separate appeals from two area murderers in rulings released on November 2. Jared Chance WZZM-TV photo Netherlands native Jared Chance, 32, was sentenced to life imprisonment after a Kent County jury found him guilty in 2019 of murder and mutilation of his acquaintance, Ashley Young. Young’s …

PHOENIX – The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that found the Republican-controlled legislature violated the state’s constitution by including new laws banning school mask mandates and a series of other measures in unrelated budget bills. The state’s swift ruling came less than two hours after the seven judges heard …

An FDA rule to ban the use of electrical stimulation devices to combat self-injurious or aggressive behavior has been rejected by a federal appeals court. (FDA / Flickr) A group of senators are urging the Food and Drug Administration to continue the fight after a federal court overturned the agency’s ban on devices used to …

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court prepares to hear a gun rights case that could lead to more guns on the streets of New York and Los Angeles and threaten to restrict guns on subways , airports, bars, churches, schools and other places where people congregate. The case the judges will hear on Wednesday comes …

TALLAHASSEE – An appeals court reported on Friday it believed school officials in Alachua and Duval counties violated state law by forcing students to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and ordered the lower courts to deal with the matter expeditiously. A panel of three judges from the 1st District Court of Appeal did not …

A protester waves an abortion flag in front of the United States Supreme Court as judges hear a major abortion case over the legality of a Louisiana law supported by Republicans that places restrictions on physicians performing the abortion, at Capitol Hill in Washington, United States, March 4, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters Abortion and …

The California Supreme Court declined to consider Brad Pitt’s appeal against a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle for Angelina Jolie ThroughThe Associated Press October 27, 2021, 23:35 • 1 minute read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to consider …

WTSA News for your Friday October 22: Two deaths and 318 new cases of covid 19 were reported in Vermont on Thursday, with 18 new cases in Windham County. In New Hampshire, there have been 2 deaths and 609 new cases of the covid virus. One death and 44 new cases have occurred in Cheshire …

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington on Monday, October 18, 2021. The Biden administration asks the High Court to block Texas law banning most abortions, while the fight over the constitutionality of the measure is played out in the courts . The law has been in force since September. (AP Photo / J. Scott …

By Dorothy Atkins (Oct. 18, 2021, 10:24 p.m. EDT) – A Ninth Circuit judge on Monday cast doubt on LinkedIn’s arguments that the US Supreme Court’s recent overturning of an earlier panel decision de circuits suggests that LinkedIn may deny a data analytics startup access to public profiles, claiming the judges’ opinion is “irrelevant” to …

Court to enforce abortion restrictions he helped put into state law. The Republican was a state representative in 2018 when he co-sponsored a bill to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Now, a legal battle over this law could reshape abortion access across the United States. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis, File)” …

In a legal marathon taking place alongside the real Boston Marathon, the Supreme Court this week heard argument on whether to restore the death sentence to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, for his role in planting the deadly bombs near the 2013 Line finish of the marathon. In 2015, a federal jury sentenced Tsarnaev to death. But in …

A Texas judge this week strongly recommended that a convicted murderer on death row be granted a new trial because of the blatant racism and anti-Semitism she says the trial judge displayed. The recommendation, issued Monday by Justice Lela Mays of the Dallas County Criminal District Court, paves the way for an appeals court to …

A self-driving GM Bolt EV is seen at a media event where Cruise, GM’s self-driving car unit, showcased its self-driving cars in San Francisco, California, United States, November 28, 2017. REUTERS / Elijah Nouvelage Almost identical brand of Micro Mobio used with different products TTAB correctly asserted the validity of GM’s trademark (Reuters) – General …

WASHINGTON – Abortion already dominates the Supreme Court’s new tenure, months before judges decide whether to overturn decisions dating back nearly 50 years. Not only is the Mississippi call to quash Roe v. Wade, but the court will also soon be asked again to rule on Texas law banning abortion at around six weeks. Judges …

YOUNGSTOWN – A dispute between Mahoning County District Attorney Paul Gains and attorney Martin Desmond, who challenged Gains for his work in 2020, peaked on October 27. That’s when an appeals court panel sitting by subpoena from the Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments in Toledo over whether Desmond’s communications with his attorneys are a fair …

Medical marijuana licenses approved by Warren City Council last summer were struck down by the Macomb County Circuit Court on Thursday. A council-approved deal that granted 15 intervenors on Aug. 24 following a 2019 trial, which is currently before the Michigan State Court of Appeals, was dismissed by Judge Carl Marlinga. After city council approved …

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) – The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling in a dispute over allegations that a man has repeatedly trespassed on his neighbor’s rural land. Curtis Henry Johnson said he had the right to go to the land because he claimed, without providing evidence, that he was a Native American. A …

Even before the start of the Supreme Court’s first full term under the Biden administration this week, Tory justices appeared on the defensive. In separate speeches from September, Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettThe Hill’s 12:30 p.m. report: Schumer shortens debt ceiling deadline Judge Alito’s heresy Supreme Court partisanship becomes harder to deny MORE declared …

In this month’s federal court recess tally, Ballotpedia tracked Article III court appointments, confirmations and vacancies from September through October 1. Ballotpedia publishes the federal judicial vacation count at the beginning of each month. STRONG POINTS Vacant jobs : There have been four new vacancies since the August 2021 Report. There are 81 vacancies out …

WASHINGTON – A transformed Supreme Court returns to the bench on Monday to begin a momentous term in which it will consider eliminating the constitutional right to abortion, dramatically expanding gun rights and further undermining the wall between the church and state. The abortion case, a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans most abortions …

Skaluba ALPENA – Nicholas Skaluba deserves a new trial, according to a lawyer arguing before the Michigan Court of Appeals last month. In 2019, a jury found Skaluba guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting two girls in Alpena in 2016. A judge sentenced him to at least 16 years in prison. Lindsay Ponce, assistant to …

More than half of police murders are not labeled as such, according to a new study published in The Lancet. The study examines approximately 40 years of deadly police violence in the United States. To reach this conclusion, the researchers compared statistics from the government’s National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) with open source databases from …

The United States Supreme Court’s tenure that begins Monday is not just about abortion. It only looks that way. The explosive issue promised to be high on the agenda even before the court let Texas start banning abortion after six weeks pregnant a month ago. The court will consider a Mississippi case that could curtail …

Judy Sheindlin returned to the screen in the first trailer for her upcoming show, “Jude Justice. “ IMDb released the trailer on YouTube on Thursday. Sheindlin introduced her team in the clip which included her granddaughter, Sarah Rose, as well as stenographer Whitney Kumar and new bailiff Kevin Rasco. “Sarah is hip like me. She’s …

A Wall Street Journal investigation found that federal judges across the country violated United States law and judicial ethics by overseeing nearly 700 court cases involving companies in which they or their families held shares . Following the Journal’s articles, judges in more than 300 cases informed the courts that they had presided over the …

In just nine days, the United States deported nearly 4,000 Haitian migrants, including hundreds of families with children, without allowing them to seek asylum in an ongoing deportation blitz to a country ravaged by natural and man-made disasters. The Biden administration carried out mass evictions as part of a pandemic-era emergency policy known as Title …

California’s new law, which allows judges to authorize drunk driving offenses for the first time, is creating a swamp in the court system, criminal lawyers and prosecutors are challenging its interpretation, and judges are clear. Conflict over lack. A lawyer has described the law introduced as Parliamentary Bill 3234 by Congressman Filtin from D-San Francisco …

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The fate of a federal lawsuit, filed by a group of New York City teachers, seeking to block the COVID-19 vaccine requirement is now in the hands of a panel of three members of the United States Court of Appeals. The latest development comes as the appeals court ruled on Friday …

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court upheld the conviction on Friday of a former 80-year-old New England mafia boss sentenced to life in prison for the 1993 murder of a nightclub owner whose the remains were discovered in Rhode Island five years ago. The United States’ First Court of Appeals in …

(CNN) – The Supreme Court will hear a case over an abortion law in Mississippi on Dec. 1, the court said on Monday, registering one of the most important cases of the period in which judges are asked to overturn Roe v. Wade. Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, passed in 2018 but blocked by two federal …

By Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer A year after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, schools and hospitals were named for her, college prizes created in her name, and artwork designed with her face. Ginsburg’s pioneering women’s rights legacy lives on, as does the iconic lace collar design on t-shirts …

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated press RALEIGH (AP) – North Carolina judges on Friday struck down the state’s latest voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans had adopted racially biased rules as a way to stay in power. Two of the three trial judges said the December 2018 law was unconstitutional, …

RALEIGH, NC – (AP) – North Carolina judges on Friday struck down the state’s latest photo-voter identification law, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans had imposed racially-biased rules like way to stay in power. Two of the three trial judges who heard a trial said the December 2018 law was unconstitutional, despite being designed to …

By Ellen Gilmer / Bloomberg News (TNS) Pressure from President Joe Biden to relax the Trump administration’s strict policies on locking up unauthorized immigrants gathered momentum with a court ruling on Wednesday. A federal appeals court said the Biden administration’s interim policy on relaxing protocols for the detention and arrest of migrants should not have …

Historic Proposition 22, which provided exceptions to California’s AB5 law, was ruled unconstitutional by a California judge. Under Proposition 22, which was passed in November 2020, delivery men and drivers were not subjected to a test to determine the independent contractor status described in Assembly Bill 5 (AB5 ). The three-part test, officially known as …

The Biden administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to leave intact an eviction freeze put in place amid the increased spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. In a court filing, government lawyers urged the court to lift the Moratorium on evictions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) …

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – A federal appeals court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a South Carolina inmate who spent two decades on death row. Sammie Louis Stokes was sentenced to death in 1999 for the rape and murder of 21-year-old Connie Snipes in Orangeburg County, The State reported. Evidence at trial showed he …

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a panel ruling and upheld Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which seeks to ban a specific type of method of dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion. In a plurality decision, circuit judges Jennifer Walker Elrod and Don Willett wrote that the United States Lower District Court …

An appeals court ruled that New Orleans’ 911 system must turn over the financial records that the city’s inspector general had requested to determine whether the call center and its leaders were using public resources properly. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday issued a ruling upholding a ruling. Orleans Civil District Judge Nakisha …

Women judges past and present from across the state will come together this month at an Indiana State Bar Association event to reflect on the history and meaning of the 19th Amendment. ISBA will celebrate the 100e anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States at the “Indiana’s Bench and Bar Celebration of the 19th …

In a California appeals court, CBS again triumphed over the talent agent who thought Judge Judy Sheindlin’s $ 47 million annual salary was a bizarre deal. The costume came from Richard Lawrence ‘Rebel Entertainment Partners, the successor in the interest of the agency that originally packed Judge Judy. For the agency’s work, Lawrence was still …

Law360 (July 23, 2021, 3:58 p.m. EDT) – A Pennsylvania state judge did not err in ordering the closure of an anti-mask restaurant outside of Pittsburgh while ‘he defied state mask requirements during the pandemic, a state appeals court ruled on Friday. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel said Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John McVay …

EAST AMWELL – A state appeals court upheld a Superior Court ruling barring Mayor Rick Wolfe from participating in any proceedings involving a The Ridge at Back Brook because of his personal biases, including his quote that the country club “throws a giant middle finger at us” and that it was going to “make life …

By Phoebe Petrovic, Mario Koran, Jack Kelly and Madeline Fuerstenberg Wisconsin Watch and WPR Chris Kartsounes had heard enough of Outagamie County Circuit Judge Vincent Biskupic’s demands. In May 2017, at his sixth hearing after having already been sentenced — when a case would normally be over — Kartsounes lost his cool. “I’m tired of …

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has temporarily blocked an order from a lower court that barred Republican lawmakers from hiring private attorneys before the next round of redistribution. The judges also agreed to hear a fast-track appeal of the decision of Dane County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Ehlke in April when he ruled that the legislature …

Elizabeth man sentenced to 148 years in state prison for breaking into motel rooms and forcing couples to have sex at gunpoint will not receive compensation under ‘a decision of the court of appeal. The Appeal Division upheld the conviction and sentence of Rasheed Powell, 48, also known as Rashid Powell and Rashad Powell, but …

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, overturned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on the use of electric shock devices on people with intellectual disabilities by a Massachusetts residential school. The judges’ 2-1 decision this week will allow the Judge Rotenberg Education Center in Canton, Mass., To continue using shock devices on its …