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  •  TikTok content creators sue the US government over potential ban

    TikTok content creators sue the US government over potential ban

    Legal Events 05/14/2024

    Eight TikTok content creators sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, issuing another challenge to the new federal law that would ban the popular social media platform nationwide if its China-based parent company doesn’t sell its stakes within a y...

  • Pakistan’s former premier Khan convicted of marriage law violation in a fourth case

    Pakistan’s former premier Khan convicted of marriage law violation in a fourth case

    Legal Events 02/03/2024

    A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted and sentenced former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife to seven years in prison on a charge that their 2018 marriage violated the law, officials and a lawyer said.The latest verdict follows another case in...

  • Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

    Legal Events 01/20/2024

    yearslong battle to find an answer to the state’s besieged retirement accounts.The court’s unanimous opinion rejected claims by three dozen working and retired police officers and firefighters from across the state that the merger of 649 ...

  • What to know about arguments over Donald Trump's immunity claims

    What to know about arguments over Donald Trump's immunity claims

    Legal Events 01/11/2024

    Appeals court judges signaled Tuesday that they will likely reject Donald Trump’s claims that he is immune from prosecution in his election interference case. The outcome seemed clear during arguments that touched on a range of political and le...

  • 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

    Legal Events 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 ...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Legal Events 12/24/2023

    The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Republican-drawn legislative maps on Friday and ordered that new district boundary lines be drawn as Democrats had urged in a redistricting case they hope will weaken GOP majorities.The ruling...

  • Ken Paxton will not testify at his impeachment trial, attorney says

    Ken Paxton will not testify at his impeachment trial, attorney says

    Legal Events 07/06/2023

    Embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will not testify in his upcoming impeachment trial that could result in the Republican being permanently removed from office, according to his defense team.In a lengthy statement released Monday night, Paxt...

  • Court rejects governor’s move to dismiss public records suit

    Court rejects governor’s move to dismiss public records suit

    Legal Events 04/16/2023

    The court in a unanimous decision rejected Reynolds’ argument that her office wasn’t obligated to respond in a timely matter to record requests and that she could avoid the state’s open records law by simply ignoring the requests. T...

  • Hobbs doesn’t plan to carry out execution scheduled by court

    Hobbs doesn’t plan to carry out execution scheduled by court

    Legal Events 03/03/2023

    Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs says corrections officials will not carry out an execution even though the state Supreme Court scheduled it over the objections of the state’s new attorney general.The Democratic governor’s vow not to execute Aaro...

  • Man granted new trial in 2006 triple murder freed after plea

    Man granted new trial in 2006 triple murder freed after plea

    Legal Events 11/21/2022

    An man granted a new trial in the murders of three men in Ohio more than a decade and a half ago has been released after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.Stoney Thompson, 43, was originally sentenced in Lucas County to three consecutive lif...

  • Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    Legal Events 11/11/2022

    Abortion rights supporters secured another win Thursday as voters in Montana rejected a ballot measure that would have forced medical workers to intercede in the rare case of a baby born after an attempted abortion.The result caps a string of ballot ...

  • Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    Legal Events 10/08/2022

    The U.S. Justice Department overreached in suing Mississippi over its mental health system, the state’s solicitor general has argued to a federal appeals court.A Justice Department attorney countered that there’s ample precedent to show t...

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