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  • Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Headline Legal News 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...

  • Michigan Supreme Court will keep Trump on the state's primary election ballot

    Michigan Supreme Court will keep Trump on the state's primary election ballot

    Headline Legal News 12/27/2023

    Michigan’s Supreme Court is keeping former President Donald Trump on the state’s primary election ballot.The court said Wednesday it will not hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling from groups seeking to keep Trump from appearing ...

  • Retired Justice O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died

    Retired Justice O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died

    Headline Legal News 12/02/2023

    Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93.O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related t...

  • A conservative attack on government regulation reaches the Supreme Court

    A conservative attack on government regulation reaches the Supreme Court

    Headline Legal News 11/29/2023

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ability to fight fraud, part of a broad attack on regulatory agencies led by conservative and business interests.The case before the justices Wedn...

  • Six teens in court in connection with beheading of French teacher

    Six teens in court in connection with beheading of French teacher

    Headline Legal News 11/25/2023

    Six teenagers go on trial Monday in Paris for their alleged roles in the beheading of a teacher who showed caricatures of the prophet of Islam to his class, a killing that led authorities to reaffirm France’s cherished rights of expression and ...

  • Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Appeals courts temporarily lifts Donald Trump’s gag order

    Headline Legal News 11/05/2023

    A federal appeals court temporarily lifted a gag order on Donald Trump in his 2020 election interference case in Washington on Friday — the latest twist in the legal fight over the restrictions on the former president’s speech.The U.S. Co...

  • Dutch court convicts man who projected antisemitic message on museum

    Dutch court convicts man who projected antisemitic message on museum

    Headline Legal News 10/15/2023

    A court in Amsterdam sentenced a Polish-Canadian national to two months in prison on Thursday for projecting a message alluding to an antisemitic conspiracy theory onto the Anne Frank House museum.Robert Wilson was charged with insulting a group and ...

  • Biden’s second try at student loan cancellation moves forward with debate

    Biden’s second try at student loan cancellation moves forward with debate

    Headline Legal News 10/10/2023

    President Joe Biden’s second attempt at student loan cancellation began moving forward Tuesday with a round of hearings to negotiate the details of a new plan.In a process known as negotiated rulemaking, 14 people chosen by the Biden administra...

  • Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina’s new abortion law

    Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina’s new abortion law

    Headline Legal News 10/04/2023

    A federal judge on Saturday blocked two portions of North Carolina’s new abortion law from taking effect while a lawsuit continues. But nearly all of the restrictions approved by the legislature this year, including a near-ban after 12 weeks of...

  • McCarthy juggles a government shutdown and a Biden impeachment inquiry

    McCarthy juggles a government shutdown and a Biden impeachment inquiry

    Headline Legal News 09/12/2023

    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is a man who stays in motion — enthusiastically greeting tourists at the Capitol, dashing overseas last week to the G7 summit of industrial world leaders, and raising funds back home to elect fellow Republicans to t...

  • Judge strikes down a Texas law requiring age verification to view adult websites

    Judge strikes down a Texas law requiring age verification to view adult websites

    Headline Legal News 09/02/2023

    A federal judge has struck down a Texas law requiring age verification and health warnings to view pornographic websites and blocked the state attorney general’s office from enforcing it.In a ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Ezra agre...

  • Some states reject federal money to find and replace dangerous lead pipes

    Some states reject federal money to find and replace dangerous lead pipes

    Headline Legal News 08/20/2023

    As the Biden administration makes billions of dollars available to remove millions of dangerous lead pipes that can contaminate drinking water and damage brain development in children, some states are turning down funds. Washington, Oregon, Maine and...