US Legal News

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a criminal complaint and an affidavit on Monday against Russian national Mariia Butina for conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government without notification to the Attorney General and influencing American politics. Butina is accused of working on behalf of the Russian Federation and attempting to [...]

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A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to temporarily cease deporting families who have been reunited after the administration dropped its policy of separating undocumented children from their parents. The American Civil Liberties Union brought a request  before Judge Dana Sabraw of the US District Court for the Southern District of California  asking that [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois  ruled  Thursday that the court will not stop the extradition of former Lithuanian judge Neringa Venckiene. The charges stem from Venckiene’s allegations  that powerful Lithuanian officials were involved in a pedophile ring. The charges against her include stalking, disobeying a court order and assaulting a police [...]

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court  found  Wednesday that a proposed bill redefining the definition of residency in New Hampshire is constitutional under both the state and US Constitutions despite the fact that it would require those who declare themselves residents in order to vote to abide by other requirements of residency such as obtaining a New [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ)  announced Thursday that it has indicted  12 Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) officers for hacking the emails of employees and volunteers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, including that of campaign chairman John Podesta. The indictment, approved by Special Prosecute Robert Mueller, charged the officers with conspiracy to commit an offense [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Tuesday that there is sufficient evidence that Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup, might be carcinogenic, allowing lawsuits to move forward. Judge Vince Chhabria’s order cites different scientific tests and testimony from multiple doctors and scientists. These reports show that the company [...]

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US President Donald Trump  signed an executive order  on Tuesday that changes the hiring process for administrative law judges (ALJs).  The order allows agencies to appoint ALJs and exempts the candidates from the “competitive examination and competitive service selection procedures.” Previously ALJs were hired  from a general list of qualified candidates. Trump cited a recent Supreme Court decision , [...]

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