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  • Mexico breaks diplomatic ties with Ecuador after embassy raid

    Mexico breaks diplomatic ties with Ecuador after embassy raid

    Courts and the Judiciary 04/08/2024

    The Mexican president has quickly moved to break off diplomatic ties with Ecuador after police broke into the Mexican Embassy to arrest a former vice president who had sought political asylum there after being indicted on corruption charges.In an ext...

  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has memoir coming

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has memoir coming

    Law Journals 04/04/2024

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has a two-volume memoir coming out this fall, tracking his life from growing up in California to his 30 years on the court, when he cast key votes on landmark cases ranging from abortion to gay marriag...

  • 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

    Top Stories & Analysis 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

    Courts and the Judiciary 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...

  • Alabama woman who faked kidnapping pleads guilty to false reporting

    Alabama woman who faked kidnapping pleads guilty to false reporting

    Supreme Court News 03/22/2024

    An Alabama woman who claimed she was abducted after stopping her car to check on a wandering toddler pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of giving false information to law enforcement.News outlets reported that Carlee Russell pleaded guilty to misd...

  • A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    A Supreme Court ruling in a social media case could set standards

    Courts and the Judiciary 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...

  • Trump wants N.Y. hush money trial to wait for Supreme Court immunity ruling

    Trump wants N.Y. hush money trial to wait for Supreme Court immunity ruling

    Courts and the Judiciary 03/11/2024

    Donald Trump is seeking to delay his March 25 hush money trial until the Supreme Court rules on the presidential immunity claims he raised in another of his criminal cases.The Republican former president’s lawyers on Monday asked Manhattan Judg...

  • Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    Prince Harry loses a court challenge over being stripped of a UK security detail

    Courts and the Judiciary 02/28/2024

    Prince Harry ‘s fight for publicly funded protection was rejected Wednesday by a London judge who said the U.K. government didn’t act irrationally when it stripped him of security privileges after he quit working as a member of the royal ...

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

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

    Courts and the Judiciary 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....

  • Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Law Journals 02/08/2024

    The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press over a story about two women’s accounts to police alleging he engaged in sexual misconduct.The court cited state...

  • Republicans urge state Supreme Court to reject redistricting report’s findings

    Republicans urge state Supreme Court to reject redistricting report’s findings

    Top Stories & Analysis 02/03/2024

    Wisconsin Republicans urged the state Supreme Court on Thursday to ignore a report from redistricting consultants that determined GOP-proposed legislative maps were unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders.While Republicans argue that the consultants&r...

  • NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    Courts and the Judiciary 01/08/2024

    The longtime head of the National Rifle Association said Friday he is resigning, just days before the start of a civil trial over allegations he treated himself to millions of dollars in private jet flights, yacht trips, African safaris and other ext...