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  • Marilyn Mosby to be sentenced for mortgage fraud and perjury convictions

    Marilyn Mosby to be sentenced for mortgage fraud and perjury convictions

    Legal Events 05/20/2024

    A former top prosecutor for the city of Baltimore will soon learn her sentence for lying about her personal finances so she could improperly access retirement funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.Former Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby ap...

  • Ex-Illinois lawmaker abruptly pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering

    Ex-Illinois lawmaker abruptly pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering

    Legal Events 02/17/2024

    Former Illinois lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate William “Sam” McCann abruptly pleaded guilty on Thursday to nine felony counts of wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, halting his federal corruption trial over misusing up to ...

  • Michigan Supreme Court will keep Trump on the state's primary election ballot

    Michigan Supreme Court will keep Trump on the state's primary election ballot

    Legal Events 12/27/2023

    Michigan’s Supreme Court is keeping former President Donald Trump on the state’s primary election ballot.The court said Wednesday it will not hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling from groups seeking to keep Trump from appearing ...

  • Supreme Court justices and donors mingle at campus visits

    Supreme Court justices and donors mingle at campus visits

    Legal Events 11/16/2023

    When Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas headlined a 2017 program at McLennan Community College in Texas, his hosts had more than a speech in mind. Working with the prominent conservative lawyer Ken Starr, school officials crafted a guest list for ...

  •   Biden faces more criticism about the US-Mexico border, one of his biggest problems

    Biden faces more criticism about the US-Mexico border, one of his biggest problems

    Legal Events 10/07/2023

    The ad sounds like something out of the GOP 2024 playbook, trumpeting a senator’s work with Republicans to crack down on the flow of fentanyl and other illegal drugs into the U.S., getting tough on Chinese interests helping smugglers, and notin...

  • US, Mexico agree on tighter immigration policies at border

    US, Mexico agree on tighter immigration policies at border

    Legal Events 05/02/2023

    U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.Homeland Se...

  • Court rejects governor’s move to dismiss public records suit

    Court rejects governor’s move to dismiss public records suit

    Legal Events 04/16/2023

    The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds that seeks to require her office to respond to public record requests.The court in a unanimous decision rejected Reynolds’ argument that her office wasn&rsq...

  • Kansas high court signals continued abortion rights support

    Kansas high court signals continued abortion rights support

    Legal Events 03/23/2023

    Kansas’ highest court signaled Monday that it still considers access to abortion a “fundamental” right under the state constitution, as an attorney for the state argued that a decisive statewide vote last year affirming abortion rig...

  • Judge OK’s Arizona rancher trial in Mexican migrant killing

    Judge OK’s Arizona rancher trial in Mexican migrant killing

    Legal Events 02/26/2023

    An Arizona rancher accused of shooting at a group of migrants on his property near the U.S.-Mexico border, killing one man, will face trial on charges including second-degree murder and aggravated assault, a judge ruled Friday.Santa Cruz County Justi...

  • Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel’s high court

    Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel’s high court

    Legal Events 08/18/2022

    The lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner said Tuesday that her client will appeal his case to Israel’s Supreme Court as he continues what his family says is a 165-day hunger strike against his detention.Also Tuesday, an Israeli military court exte...

  •  Kentucky judge extends block of state’s abortion ban

    Kentucky judge extends block of state’s abortion ban

    Legal Events 07/20/2022

    A Kentucky judge granted an injunction on Friday that prevents the state’s near-total ban on abortions from taking effect, meaning the state’s two clinics can continue providing abortions, for now.Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry&rsquo...

  • Court: DWI fatality sentence needs more definition

    Court: DWI fatality sentence needs more definition

    Legal Events 04/13/2022

    A Louisiana appellate court has ordered a state judge to add details to the sentence of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a jogger while driving drunk in October 2020.A three-judge panel of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal ruled in the case of Georg...

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