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  • President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

    President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

    National News 01/30/2023

    President Joe Biden informed Congress on Monday that he will end the twin national emergencies for addressing COVID-19 on May 11, as most of the world has returned closer to normalcy nearly three years after they were first declared.The move to end t...

  • Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding

    Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding

    Headline Legal News 01/05/2023

    A lawsuit over how much money Arizona’s lawmakers allocate for school maintenance, buses, textbooks and technology won’t go to trial next week, after a judge granted a request for a delay by the state’s incoming attorney general.Dem...

  • FTX founder could be sent to US after extradition hearing

    FTX founder could be sent to US after extradition hearing

    Legal Events 12/21/2022

    Sam Bankman-Fried is back in a Bahamian court Wednesday for an extradition hearing that could clear the way for the one-time billionaire to be sent to the U.S. to face criminal charges related to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX.In a court...

  • German parliament votes to approve EU-Canada trade pact

    German parliament votes to approve EU-Canada trade pact

    Headline Legal News 12/01/2022

    German lawmakers on Thursday approved a free-trade deal between the European Union and Canada, moving the accord a step closer to taking full effect.The pact, formally known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, was signed in la...

  • Suit seeks to have mail-in votes lacking dates counted

    Suit seeks to have mail-in votes lacking dates counted

    National News 11/05/2022

    Several Pennsylvania groups represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed suit in federal court seeking to have votes from mail-in or absentee ballots counted even if they lack proper dates on their return envelopes.The suit filed Frid...

  •  Judge rules in favor of Columbus on gun control measures

    Judge rules in favor of Columbus on gun control measures

    National News 11/01/2022

    An Ohio law that prevents cities from implementing their own gun control measures cannot be enforced in Columbus, a county judge ruled.The law is an “unconstitutional infringement upon municipal home-rule,” Franklin County Judge Stephen L...

  • Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    Legal Issues 10/23/2022

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a Baton Rouge judge without pay for 180 days for abusing her power to hold people in contempt.East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court Judge Charlene Charet Day, who has held the seat since 2011, violated the law...

  • Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

    Headline Legal News 09/13/2022

    President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday.A lawyer for opponents of the vaccin...

  • Lobster fishing union drops lawsuit about new whale closure

    Lobster fishing union drops lawsuit about new whale closure

    National News 08/23/2022

    A lobster fishing union in Maine has decided to drop part of its lawsuit against the federal government over new restrictions meant to protect rare whales.The Maine Lobstering Union sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after the g...

  • Graham appeals order to testify in Georgia election probe

    Graham appeals order to testify in Georgia election probe

    National News 08/18/2022

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has formally appealed a judge’s order requiring him to testify before a special grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally sought to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia....

  • Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

    Top Stories & Analysis 08/12/2022

    Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil Gorsuch at a time of intense political polarization and rising skeptici...

  • Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban

    Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban

    National News 07/03/2022

    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...