Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

News Elsewhere

Sep 22, 2023

High court might get transgender care cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal appeals court is considering cases out of North Carolina and West Virginia that could have significant implications on whether individual states are required to cover health care for transgender people with government-sponsored insurance. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in cases Thursday involving the coverage […]

Sep 22, 2023

Alabama redistricting case before Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to soon rule on Alabama’s request to let it keep new GOP-drawn congressional lines in place as it fights a three-judge panel’s plan to create a second majority-Black district, or something close to it. The state attorney general and lawyers representing Black voters who challenged the […]

Sep 21, 2023

Band leader: ‘Doing my job’ when arrested

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama high school band director said Wednesday that he was just “doing my job” when police officers arrested him and shocked him with a stun gun after he refused to immediately stop the band as it played in the bleachers following a football game. Johnny Mims, the band director at Minor […]

Sep 21, 2023

Court orders part of abortion referendum rewritten

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A wildly divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday that only one element of the disputed ballot language for describing a closely watched fall abortion rights question is misleading and must be rewritten. The decision lets stand most of the word choices targeted in a lawsuit by Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights, […]

Sep 20, 2023

West Point sued over affirmative action in admissions

West Point was sued in federal court Tuesday for using race and ethnicity as factors in admissions by the same group behind the lawsuit that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court striking down affirmative action in college admissions. Students for Fair Admissions claims the U.S. Military Academy improperly uses benchmarks for how many Black, Hispanic […]

Sep 20, 2023

Jury pool could boost Trump in documents case

MIAMI — The classified documents indictment of Donald Trump would seem, on paper at least, to be the most straightforward of the four criminal cases the former president is facing. Reams of classified files were stashed in Trump’s office and storage room and he boastfully showed off to guests one such document he acknowledged was […]

Sep 19, 2023

City, plaintiff settle lawsuit over CSA monument protest

FLORENCE, Ala. — The city of Florence has reached a tentative agreement to settle a free speech lawsuit brought by an organization that staged dozens of protests against a Confederate monument in the north Alabama city, according to a Monday court filing. The lawsuit, filed in April by Project Say Something and its founder, Camille […]

Sep 19, 2023

Judge rejects bid to reverse former officer’s Jan. 6 guilty verdict

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday upheld an obstruction conviction against a Virginia man who stood trial with members of the Oath Keepers extremist group in one of the most serious cases brought in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta rejected a defense effort to throw out the Washington jury’s […]

Sep 19, 2023

Baylor settles long-running sexual assault lawsuit

Baylor University has settled a years-long federal lawsuit brought by 15 women who alleged they were sexually assaulted at the nation’s biggest Baptist school, ending the largest case brought in a wide-ranging scandal that led to the ouster of the university president and its football coach, and tainted the school’s reputation. Notification of the settlement […]

Sep 19, 2023

Lawyer: Clark acted within the scope of duties

ATLANTA — Former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark was acting within the scope of his official duties when he wrote a letter expressing concern about alleged problems with the 2020 election in Georgia, his lawyer said Monday as he sought to move charges against Clark to federal court. Clark is charged along with former President […]

Sep 18, 2023

Paxton’s legal troubles don’t end with acquittal

DALLAS — For years, the powers and protections that come with being Texas’ top lawyer have helped Ken Paxton fend off ethics complaints, criminal charges and an FBI investigation. With the Texas Senate’s Saturday vote to acquit Paxton of corruption charges at his impeachment trial the Republican has once again demonstrated his rare political resilience. […]

Sep 18, 2023

Judge to decide constitutionally of gun control law

PORTLAND, Ore.— An Oregon judge is set to decide whether a gun control law approved by voters in November violates the state’s constitution in a trial scheduled to start Monday. The law, one of the toughest in the nation, was among the first gun restrictions to be passed after a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling […]

Business Law

See all Business Law News


See all Commentary


How Is My Site?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...