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  • Supreme Court: CFPB funding doesn't violate Constitution

    Supreme Court: CFPB funding doesn't violate Constitution

    Featured Articles 05/17/2024

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative-led attack that could have undermined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.The justices ruled 7-2 that the way the CFPB is funded does not violate the Constitution, reversing a lower court and...

  • Retrial of Harvey Weinstein unlikely to occur soon, if ever, experts say

    Retrial of Harvey Weinstein unlikely to occur soon, if ever, experts say

    Featured Articles 05/01/2024

    A retrial in New York of disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein won’t be coming to a courtroom anytime soon, if ever, legal experts said on a day when one of two women considered crucial to his rape trial said she wasn’t sure she w...

  • Court will decide if Trump has immunity in election interference case

    Court will decide if Trump has immunity in election interference case

    Featured Articles 04/26/2024

    Supreme Court arguments have begun over whether former President Donald Trump can avoid prosecution over his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.The justices on Thursday took up for the first time whether a former preside...

  • Court questions obstruction charges brought against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

    Court questions obstruction charges brought against Jan. 6 rioters and Trump

    Featured Articles 04/17/2024

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether federal prosecutors went too far in bringing obstruction charges against hundreds of participants in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. But it wasn’t clear how the justices would rule in a case that ...

  • Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Featured Articles 03/26/2024

    John W. Oxendine of Johns Creek entered the guilty plea Friday in federal court in Atlanta. The 61-year-old had been indicted in May 2022 on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.The crime is puni...

  • Alabama woman who faked kidnapping pleads guilty to false reporting

    Alabama woman who faked kidnapping pleads guilty to false reporting

    Featured Articles 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

    Featured Articles 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

    Featured Articles 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...

  • Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Featured Articles 03/07/2024

    Criticizing laws or chanting anti-government slogans can be enough to jail someone for sedition in Hong Kong, an appeal court ruled Thursday in a landmark case brought under a colonial-era law increasingly used to crush dissent.Tam Tak-chi, the first...

  • Sam Bankman-Fried Seeks Lenient Sentence and to Appeal Conviction

    Sam Bankman-Fried Seeks Lenient Sentence and to Appeal Conviction

    Featured Articles 03/02/2024

    Sam Bankman-Fried’s lawyer said Tuesday that a suggested 100-year prison sentence for the FTX founder by an arm of the court is “grotesque” and “barbaric” and at most a term of a few years behind bars is appropriate for ...

  • Witness at trial recounts fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin

    Witness at trial recounts fatal shooting of cinematographer by Alec Baldwin

    Featured Articles 02/25/2024

    Testimony at trial Monday turned emotional and argumentative as an eyewitness recounted the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a movie rehearsal and described gun misfires, crew members walking out and a “ludi...

  • Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Nevada Supreme Court sides with AP in Wynn defamation suit

    Featured Articles 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...