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  • 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...

  • DOJ: Lawsuit should proceed over town’s police fines

    DOJ: Lawsuit should proceed over town’s police fines

    U.S. Supreme Court News 08/01/2022

    The Justice Department is urging a federal judge to let a class-action lawsuit go forward against an Alabama town accused of policing for profit with excessive fines and aggressive enforcement of local laws.The U.S. attorney’s office this week ...

  • Ex-cop Kueng gets 3 years for violating Floyd’s rights

    Ex-cop Kueng gets 3 years for violating Floyd’s rights

    U.S. Supreme Court News 07/27/2022

    Former Minneapolis police Officer J. Alexander Kueng was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to three years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights during the May 2020 killing.Kueng’s co-defendant Tou Thao was scheduled to be...

  • Louisiana seeks suspension of block on enforcement

    Louisiana seeks suspension of block on enforcement

    U.S. Supreme Court News 07/22/2022

    A day after a state judge blocked enforcement of Louisiana’s abortion ban, state officials asked the same judge to suspend his own ruling while they pursue an appeal.Lawyers for state Attorney General Jeff Landry and health secretary Courtney P...

  • Senate confirms Michelle Childs to DC appeals court

    Senate confirms Michelle Childs to DC appeals court

    Legal Events 07/19/2022

    The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nomination of South Carolina jurist Michelle Childs — recently under consideration for a slot on the U.S. Supreme Court — to sit on the federal court typically seen as a proving ground for the nati...

  • Georgia abortion law challenge now focused on ‘personhood’

    Georgia abortion law challenge now focused on ‘personhood’

    U.S. Supreme Court News 07/17/2022

    Lawyers for the state of Georgia urged a federal appeals court to allow the state’s 2019 abortion law to take effect now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled there is no constitutional right to an abortion.Ruling in a case out of Mississippi, ...

  •  Biden vows ‘strong’ climate action despite dual setbacks

    Biden vows ‘strong’ climate action despite dual setbacks

    U.S. Supreme Court News 07/14/2022

    President Joe Biden is promising “strong executive action” to combat climate change, despite dual setbacks in recent weeks that have restricted his ability to regulate carbon emissions and boost clean energy such as wind and solar power.T...

  • 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...

  • Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban

    Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban

    U.S. Supreme Court News 07/05/2022

    A Florida judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new 15-week abortion ban days after it took effect in the state, an expected move following an oral ruling last week in which he said the law violated the state constitution.Judge John C. Cooper issued...

  • Judge holds hearing on challenge of Mississippi abortion law

    Judge holds hearing on challenge of Mississippi abortion law

    U.S. Courts Newsroom 07/01/2022

    A judge held a hearing Tuesday but didn’t say how she would decide a lawsuit filed by Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, which is trying to remain open by blocking a law that would ban most abortions in the state.The law — which st...

  • Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

    Scottish leader calls for new independence vote next year

    U.S. Supreme Court News 06/28/2022

    Scotland’s leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh Tuesday that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland’s independence on Oct. 19, 2023 — even though U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson maintains it wasn’t the right time for...

  • Japan high court rejects paternity harassment allegations

    Japan high court rejects paternity harassment allegations

    Legal Events 06/23/2022

    A Japanese High Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a former brokerage manager alleging on-the-job harassment and unlawful dismissal after he took parental leave while working at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley.The case of Glen Wood, a Canadian who...