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  • Court to hear actor Smollett appeal of conviction for staging racist attack

    Court to hear actor Smollett appeal of conviction for staging racist attack

    U.S. Court News 03/31/2024

    The Illinois Supreme Court will hear an appeal of actor Jussie Smollett’s disorderly conduct conviction for staging a racist and homophobic attack against himself in 2019, then lying to Chicago police about it.The court on Wednesday accepted th...

  • Court orders makers of gun parts to comply with rules on ghost guns

    Court orders makers of gun parts to comply with rules on ghost guns

    U.S. Court News 10/16/2023

    trace because they lack serial numbers.The court had intervened once before, by a 5-4 vote in August, to keep the regulation in effect after it had been invalidated by a lower court. No justice dissented publicly from Monday’s order, which foll...

  •   Court rejects an appeal from former coal company CEO Don Blankenship

    Court rejects an appeal from former coal company CEO Don Blankenship

    U.S. Court News 10/11/2023

    The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday from former coal executive Don Blankenship, who argued that major news outlets defamed him by calling him a “felon.”The justices left in place an appellate ruling against Blankenship, the forme...

  • Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    Biden backs new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

    U.S. Court News 10/01/2023

    President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday proposed up to three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, but none in Alaska, as it tries to navigate between energy companies seeking greater oil and gas production and environmental act...

  • Southern Indiana man bolts from courtroom before capture

    Southern Indiana man bolts from courtroom before capture

    U.S. Court News 06/07/2023

    A man sentenced to 200 days in jail for a probation violation bolted from a southern Indiana courtroom and tried to escape before two shocks from a stun gun brought him down, police said.Trevin Littlejohn, 35, of Columbus, faces a new charge of resis...

  • Kansas high court signals continued abortion rights support

    Kansas high court signals continued abortion rights support

    U.S. Court News 03/23/2023

    Kansas’ highest court signaled Monday that it still considers access to abortion a “fundamental” right under the state constitution, as an attorney for the state argued that a decisive statewide vote last year affirming abortion rig...

  • Pakistani court acquits parents of activist in treason case

    Pakistani court acquits parents of activist in treason case

    U.S. Court News 02/16/2023

    A Pakistani court on Wednesday acquitted the parents of an exiled female human rights activist, a defense lawyer said, three years after the couple was arrested on charges of terror financing and sedition.The 2019 arrests of Gulalai Ismail’s pa...

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

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

    U.S. Court News 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 ...

  • Lawsuit against doctor who defied Texas abortion law tossed

    Lawsuit against doctor who defied Texas abortion law tossed

    U.S. Court News 12/10/2022

    Lawyers for a doctor who intentionally defied a Texas abortion law that the lawyers called a “bounty-hunting scheme” say a court has dismissed a test of whether members of the public can sue providers who violate the restrictions for at l...

  • Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    U.S. Court News 08/04/2022

    A Florida woman who was acquitted of murdering her husband, a prominent official at the University of Central Florida, was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for tampering with evidence.A judge sentenced Danielle Redlick in state court in Orland...

  • Court: Health care workers in lawsuit must reveal identities

    Court: Health care workers in lawsuit must reveal identities

    U.S. Court News 07/12/2022

    Nine health care workers who sued Democratic Maine Gov. Janet Mills over the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate have until Money to reveal their identities.The workers have so far remained anonymous, but on Thursday, a federal appeals court in Bo...

  • Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    U.S. Court News 06/03/2022

    A Colorado man pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Vermont to kidnapping a man who was later found shot to death in a snowbank in 2018 in what prosecutors allege is a murder-for-hire case stemming from a financial dispute. Federal prosecu...

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