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  • More protests called in Moscow to demand Navalny’s release

    More protests called in Moscow to demand Navalny’s release

    National Legal News 02/01/2021

    Moscow braced for more protests seeking the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces a court hearing Tuesday after two weekends of nationwide rallies and thousands of arrests in the largest outpouring of discontent in Russia in y...

  • Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

    Republicans condemn 'scheme' to undo election for Trump

    National Legal News 01/05/2021

    Trump has enlisted support from a dozen Republican senators and up to 100 House Republicans to challenge the Electoral College  vote when Congress convenes in a joint session to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s  306-232 win. With B...

  • Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    Appeals court vacates order delaying woman’s execution

    National Legal News 01/01/2021

    A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the only woman on federal death row to be executed before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.The ruling, handed down Friday by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Co...

  • Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    Justices rule Muslim men can sue FBI agents over no-fly list

    National Legal News 12/11/2020

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Muslim men who were placed on the government’s no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants can seek to hold federal agents financially liable.The justices continued a string of de...

  • Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

    Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

    National Legal News 11/29/2020

    Pennsylvania’s highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court’s order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President...

  • Supreme Court changes fuel moves to protect abortion access

    Supreme Court changes fuel moves to protect abortion access

    National Legal News 11/01/2020

    A vast swath of West Texas has been without an abortion clinic for more than six years. Planned Parenthood plans to change that with a health center it opened recently in Lubbock.  It’s a vivid example of how abortion-rights groups are str...

  • DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    DeSantis court pick improper, but high court won't undo

    National Legal News 09/03/2020

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis exceeded his authority by appointing a constitutionally ineligible person to the Florida Supreme Court, but the high court said in a ruling Thursday that it won't undo the appointment.State Rep. Geraldine Thompson asked the ...

  • Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

    Court drops rape, other charges against megachurch leader

    National Legal News 04/07/2020

    A California appeals court ordered the dismissal of a criminal case Tuesday against a Mexican megachurch leader on charges of child rape and human trafficking on procedural grounds.Naason Joaquin Garcia, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mund...

  • Texas court delays 2nd execution due to virus outbreak

    Texas court delays 2nd execution due to virus outbreak

    National Legal News 03/20/2020

    Texas’ highest criminal court on Thursday delayed the scheduled execution of a second death row inmate as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered a 60-day delay of Tracy Beatty’s s...

  • Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    Cross-examination drives key Weinstein accuser to tears

    National Legal News 02/02/2020

    A  key accuser in the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein broke down in tears on the witness stand on Monday during an exhaustive cross-examination over the nature of her relationship with the once-powerful movie mogul.The drama, which ...

  • EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

    EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

    National Legal News 12/14/2019

    EU regulators must block tech companies from transferring data outside the bloc in cases in which privacy rules are broken, an advisor to the European Union’s top court said Thursday, part of a lengthy legal case involving an Austrian privacy c...

  • Court denies attempt led by Ohio to stop opioid trial

    Court denies attempt led by Ohio to stop opioid trial

    National Legal News 10/10/2019

    A federal appeals court has denied an effort led by Ohio's attorney general to stop a bellwether trial over the opioid crisis from starting this month in Cleveland.The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Ohio didn't object when laws...