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New York prosecutor says office is investigating further criminal conduct by Trump organization
In a court filing released Monday, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said that the prosecutor has expanded the inquiry into President Trump's now defunct charity beyond the original claims of illegal hush money payments and is (More)
Poland Supreme Court validates presidential election win by conservative incumbent despite irregularities
Poland's Supreme Court Monday approved the results of last month’s presidential election, allowing conservative incumbent President Andrzej Duda to continue his presidency, but also recognizing that there had been dozens of irregularities in the elec (More)
Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses challenge to statewide moratorium on evictions
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. The decision issued Friday leaves in place an order that protects renters from losing their homes for failing to pay r (More)
Facebook to appeal Brazil fine for not fully blocking Bolsonaro supporter accounts spreading 'fake news'
A Brazilian high court judge imposed a 1.92 million reais ($367,710) fine on Facebook Friday for failing to internationally block 12 accounts of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. On Saturday, Facebook announced that it had complied wi (More)
US appeals court overturns Boston Marathon bomber death sentence
A panel of judges for the US First Circuit Court of Appeals Friday overturned the death sentence imposed on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two men responsible for bombing the Boston Marathon in 2013.The three-judge panel said that the trial court (More)
Supreme Court permits Trump administration to continue constructing border wall
The US Supreme Court Friday rejected a request to halt the Trump administration’s construction of the southern border wall while litigation on its construction is pending before the nation’s highest court.In February 2019, President Donald Trump (More)
Voters file lawsuit to prevent President Trump from excluding undocumented immigrants in census
A group of voters from several states filed a lawsuit in US federal court Friday to halt enforcement of a presidential memorandum that would alter the census count by leaving out undocumented immigrants.The US Constitution mandates that a census (More)
US Supreme Court stays lower court ruling allowing modification of Idaho ballot initiatives during COVID pandemic
The Supreme Court granted a stay to the State of Idaho Thursday after a grassroots group successfully argued in June that ballot initiative requirements should be modified due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Reclaim Idaho brought suit against the Idaho (More)
Mexico Supreme Court refuses to uphold injunction decriminalizing abortion in Veracruz
The Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled against an injunction that would have granted abortion rights in the Mexican state of Veracruz.The injunction issued last year by a local judge in Veracruz had decriminalized the termination of pregnancy in t (More)
Understanding John Roberts: A Conservative Institutionalist Concerned with Durability of the Law and Respect for the Court
Many practitioners, to say nothing of members of the press, recently have come to ask: "What's up with John Roberts? Has he become a liberal?" This, of course, started with National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, where the Chief Just (More)