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Above the Law
2 months ago
Law

Kayleigh McEnany Shows Off Harvard Law Degree Asking Why State Criminal Cases Aren't In Federal Court

Former Trump press secretary in legal analysis controversy due to misconceptions about federal courts and presidential immunity. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 months ago
US news

What to know about Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial

The corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez in federal court in Manhattan, facing 16 felony counts, could last well into June. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 months ago
Marketing

TikTok sues U.S. over sell-or-ban law. What the lawsuit means for California's 16 million users

TikTok and ByteDance are challenging the constitutionality of a law requiring ByteDance to sell TikTok or face a nationwide ban. [ more ]
Miami Herald
2 months ago
New York City

Miccosukee tribe member charged after an argument-turned-shooting on the reservation

Sutanga Rex Cypress faces federal assault charges for shooting incident on Miccosukee Indian Reservation. [ more ]
Consequence
2 months ago
Chicago

R. Kelly's child pornography conviction upheld in Chicago

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld R. Kelly's child pornography conviction and 20-year sentence, citing the New York case as a factor in the sentencing. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Texas AG Ken Paxton Stomps Into DC, Wishes He Hadn't

Texas AG Paxton faces challenge in federal court over personal jurisdiction. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
Los Angeles

LAPD officer kept shooting after suspect was down, but court says law protects her

Qualified immunity protects LAPD officer in controversial shooting case.
Officer shielded from federal claims despite using excessive force. [ more ]
Boston.com
4 months ago
Education

N.H. school bus driver and his wife accused of producing child porn

Couple accused of producing child sexual material
Investigation is ongoing in the case [ more ]
#donald-trump
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
US politics

Donald Trump in court in Florida for documents case hearing

The case involves Trump's alleged hoarding of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after leaving office
Dispute over interpretation of Presidential Records Act is key in the case [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 weeks ago
US news

Judge Skeptical of Claim Search Was Mishandled in Trump Documents Case

Judge shows skepticism towards Trump's lawyers' argument on Mar-a-Lago search specificity. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
4 months ago
US politics

Donald Trump in court in Florida for documents case hearing

The case involves Trump's alleged hoarding of classified documents at Mar-a-Lago after leaving office
Dispute over interpretation of Presidential Records Act is key in the case [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 weeks ago
US news

Judge Skeptical of Claim Search Was Mishandled in Trump Documents Case

Judge shows skepticism towards Trump's lawyers' argument on Mar-a-Lago search specificity. [ more ]
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Above the Law
4 months ago
Law

Donald Trump Just Secured An Appeal Bond So You Might Be Asking... 'What Does That Mean?'

Appeal bonds are commonly filed in state and federal courts to stay the execution of a judgment pending appeal.
In New York State, filing both a bond and a Notice of Appeal pursuant to CPLR 5519 is required for an automatic stay of judgment execution. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
4 months ago
California

Suspected drug trafficker charged with killing 2 witnesses in Washington State

Drug trafficker charged with killing witnesses
Victims found in remote area in Washington State [ more ]
#mark-meadows
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
US politics

Appeals court declines to rehear Mark Meadows' bid to move Georgia case

Federal appeals court denies Mark Meadows's request to transfer election interference case to federal court.
Meadows faces racketeering charges in state court in Atlanta unless US Supreme Court intervenes. [ more ]
The Washington Times
7 months ago
US politics

An appeals court will hear arguments over whether Meadows' Georgia charges can move to federal court

A federal appeals court will hear arguments on whether the election interference charges against Mark Meadows should be moved to federal court.
Meadows is charged with scheming to keep Trump in power after Biden won Georgia. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
4 months ago
US politics

Appeals court declines to rehear Mark Meadows' bid to move Georgia case

Federal appeals court denies Mark Meadows's request to transfer election interference case to federal court.
Meadows faces racketeering charges in state court in Atlanta unless US Supreme Court intervenes. [ more ]
The Washington Times
7 months ago
US politics

An appeals court will hear arguments over whether Meadows' Georgia charges can move to federal court

A federal appeals court will hear arguments on whether the election interference charges against Mark Meadows should be moved to federal court.
Meadows is charged with scheming to keep Trump in power after Biden won Georgia. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
US politics

Ex-F.B.I. Informant to Be Held in Custody Indefinitely, Judge Says

Alexander Smirnov deemed flight risk and held in custody indefinitely
Details of Smirnov's rearrest and possession of firearms emerge [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

Hunter Biden found guilty on federal gun charges; Philly's tribute to Marian Anderson

Hunter Biden convicted on felony gun charges [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
US politics

Ex-F.B.I. Informant to Be Held in Custody Indefinitely, Judge Says

Alexander Smirnov deemed flight risk and held in custody indefinitely
Details of Smirnov's rearrest and possession of firearms emerge [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
US news

Hunter Biden found guilty on federal gun charges; Philly's tribute to Marian Anderson

Hunter Biden convicted on felony gun charges [ more ]
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https://www.wtok.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Chief Justice Roberts casts a wary eye on the uses of artificial intelligence in the federal courts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday turned his focus to the promise, and shortcomings, of artificial intelligence in the federal courts, in an annual report that made no mention of Supreme Court ethics or legal controversies involving Donald Trump.
www.nytimes.com
7 months ago
Law

New York's Ban on Guns in Parks and Other Sensitive' Sites Is Affirmed

A federal appeals court upheld significant portions of New York's gun law, allowing the state to ban the carrying of guns in schools, parks, and other places.
The court ruled that local officials can deny firearms to individuals they deem dangerous and the law also requires applicants to be of good moral character. [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
7 months ago
Canada news

Ontario First Nations leaders say federal government's carbon tax is discriminatory | CBC News

Ontario First Nations leaders are asking the Federal Court to exempt their communities from the federal carbon tax, calling it unfair and discriminatory.
The First Nations argue that the carbon tax is leaving their communities worse off than others in Canada, breaching the principles of reconciliation. [ more ]
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LawSites
8 months ago
Law

In Case of 'Real Lawyers Against A Robot Lawyer,' Federal Court Dismisses Law Firm's Suit Against DoNotPay for Unauthorized Law Practice

A federal court in Illinois dismissed a law firm's lawsuit against self-help legal service DoNotPay.
The court ruled that the law firm failed to establish standing and did not allege any concrete injury.
The court also found that DoNotPay and the law firm provide different "products." [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
US politics

The dismissed case was among hundreds of similar ones federal prosecutors have filed in Chicago

A federal judge in Chicago ruled that the statute barring felons from possessing handguns is unconstitutional, throwing multiple cases into legal limbo.
The ruling contradicts recent rulings by other district judges upholding the felon-with-firearm law.
The U.S. attorney's office has appealed the ruling and the case will be considered by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. [ more ]
LawSites
8 months ago
Law

In Case of 'Real Lawyers Against A Robot Lawyer,' Federal Court Dismisses Law Firm's Suit Against DoNotPay for Unauthorized Law Practice

A federal court in Illinois dismissed a law firm's lawsuit against self-help legal service DoNotPay.
The court ruled that the law firm failed to establish standing and did not allege any concrete injury.
The court also found that DoNotPay and the law firm provide different "products." [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
8 months ago
US politics

The dismissed case was among hundreds of similar ones federal prosecutors have filed in Chicago

A federal judge in Chicago ruled that the statute barring felons from possessing handguns is unconstitutional, throwing multiple cases into legal limbo.
The ruling contradicts recent rulings by other district judges upholding the felon-with-firearm law.
The U.S. attorney's office has appealed the ruling and the case will be considered by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. [ more ]
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www.cbc.ca
1 month ago
Canada news

Air Canada ordered to pay couple $2,000 in compensation. Instead, it's taking them to court | CBC News

The Canadian Transportation Agency's decision in favor of passengers can be challenged in Federal Court, leading to legal battles between airlines and customers. [ more ]
#sec
Fast Company
3 weeks ago
Law

Supreme Court rejects SEC's in-house courts-a critical enforcement tool in fraud cases

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of giving individuals accused of fraud by the SEC the right to a jury trial in federal court, impacting regulatory agencies and administrative state procedures. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
3 weeks ago
Law

Supreme Court limits SEC enforcement by striking in-house courts

The Supreme Court ruled that SEC's in-house enforcement process violated the Seventh Amendment rights of defendants to a civil trial in federal court. [ more ]
Fast Company
3 weeks ago
Law

Supreme Court rejects SEC's in-house courts-a critical enforcement tool in fraud cases

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of giving individuals accused of fraud by the SEC the right to a jury trial in federal court, impacting regulatory agencies and administrative state procedures. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
3 weeks ago
Law

Supreme Court limits SEC enforcement by striking in-house courts

The Supreme Court ruled that SEC's in-house enforcement process violated the Seventh Amendment rights of defendants to a civil trial in federal court. [ more ]
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www.mercurynews.com
4 weeks ago
Law

Courts halt parts of President Biden's student loan repayment plan

Two federal court judges in Kansas and Missouri paused parts of the Biden administration's student loan repayment plan, SAVE, affecting borrower benefits and debt forgiveness. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
US news

Club Q Shooter Pleads Guilty to Hate Crimes in Effort to Avoid Death Penalty

The shooter convicted in a Colorado nightclub case pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes, avoiding the death penalty. [ more ]
ABA Journal
1 month ago
Law

Florida lawyer seeking permanent retirement can't sue in federal court, judge concludes

A Florida lawyer facing disciplinary action cannot sue in federal court to permanently retire from the bar. [ more ]
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