US officials Thursday announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individuals responsible for the death of Paraguayan prosecutor Marcello Pecci. In May, Pecci was shot while on his honeymoon in Isla Barú, Cartagena, Colombia. Pecci served as a Paraguayan prosecutor on high-profile organized crime and drug cartel [...]

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In documents unsealed Monday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) accused former President Donald Trump of engaging in “gamesmanship” in the ongoing legal battle over government documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida residence. Trump’s legal team and the DOJ filed the documents previously under seal in response to Special Master Raymond Dearie’s request that both [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Monday issued a nationwide injunction against the Biden administration’s federal student loan forgiveness plan. The administration is temporarily barred from dispensing loan forgiveness to the millions of student borrowers who already applied to the plan. The injunction will remain in place until the court decides otherwise [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday released the list of oral arguments it will hear during the January 2023 session. The court will hear seven arguments in a session that begins on January 9, 2023. The court will first hear arguments in the cases of In re Grand Jury and Ohio Adjutant General’s Department v. Federal [...]

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The US House Ways and Means Committee and the US Department of Justice’s Solicitor General Thursday urged the US Supreme Court to reject former President Donald Trump’s request to block the committee from accessing his tax records. On November 1, Chief Justice Roberts stayed an appeals court ruling, temporarily halting a lower court decision ordering [...]

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A New York appeals court Wednesday rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to stay a November 3 order requiring a financial watchdog be installed at the Trump Organization. The decision is just the latest in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil fraud lawsuit against Trump and the organization. James requested that the court install [...]

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Voters across Nevada, Connecticut, Michigan, Arizona, Nebraska and Ohio Tuesday voted on whether to expand or restrict voter access to election procedures. Some of the issues addressed in the proposed ballot initiatives and constitutional amendments paralleled issues in the over 100 lawsuits filed leading up to Election Day. In Nevada, with approximately 77 percent of [...]

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Ahead of the US Election Day on November 8, Republicans and Democrats filed over 100 election-related lawsuits, according to Democracy Docket, a progressive voting rights organization. 138 lawsuits were filed across the US as of Tuesday. Even as Election Day got underway, additional cases extending polling hours were filed and decided in Georgia and Pennsylvania. [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Tuesday denied the City of Jacksonville’s request to stay a redistricting case between the city and civil rights groups. The stay would have allowed the city to use newly drawn voting district maps in upcoming elections. As it stands, a preliminary injunction prevents the maps from [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Thursday reached a $523 million settlement with opioid manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries. The settlement is the largest reached with an individual state; state and local governments also reached a nationwide settlement with Teva earlier this year for $4.35 billion. In total, New York will receive $523 million from Teva–$210 [...]

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