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Tim Michels, a relative political outsider who has never held public office, beat a denizen of Wisconsin's Republican establishment in the GOP primary for the state's governorship on Tuesday.

by Joe Kelly

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised to launch an investigation of the Justice Department if Republicans take back the chamber in November.

by Emily Zantow

While the ruling marks a victory for Democratic lawmakers, the former president is likely to appeal to either the full D.C. Circuit or Supreme Court.

by Alexandra Jones

The latest in the saga to bolster federal protections for the gray wolf comes after the Biden administration missed a deadline to determine if the species should be relisted under the Endangered Species Act.

by Carson McCullough

Critics decried the president’s move as unconstitutional, citing his past reform that created the civilian security force as proof of the violation.

by Cody Copeland

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In addition to filling the congressional seat held by the late Don Young, Alaskans will also decide if Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski should keep her seat despite her moderate views.

by Julie St. Louis

Courts

The right for Americans to make their own firearms goes back to the nation's founding and the Biden administration is trying to curtail that freedom with a vague rule, the company's attorney argued.

by Cameron Langford

A jury delivered a mixed-bag verdict in the case of Ahmad Abouammo, a former twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia, finding him guilty of acting on behalf of Saudi Arabia in exchange for a luxury watch and cash, but did not find him culpable for the conduct of a co-worker who was also charged.

by Maria Dinzeo

Heaps faces trial on 21 counts of sexually assaulting seven of his former patients.

by Hillel Aron

An anti-abortion activist wants an appellate court to lift an injunction blocking the release of over 500 hours of surreptitious footage of abortion industry conferences that a jury found activists had illegally obtained.

by Maria Dinzeo

The Trump lawyer dodged testifying before a special grand jury on Tuesday, claiming he is unable to travel due to a recent medical procedure.

by Megan Butler

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the Peach State has a “once in a generation” chance to invest in families and small businesses without raising taxes in a major speech Tuesday evening announcing her economic plan for Georgia ahead of November’s election.

by Kayla Goggin

In a pair of afternoon signing ceremonies, President Joe Biden approved a bill to boost U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and a resolution ratifying Finland and Sweden’s bids to join the Western military alliance.

by Rose Wagner

Extreme heat is expected to escalate strain on California's power grid, and leaders discussed balancing cleaner energy sources with ensuring grid reliability.

by Natalie Hanson

A rap battle found its way to the 11th Circuit on Tuesday, where judges heard arguments in a producer's appeal of a ruling that he had infringed on rapper Rackboy Cam's copyright of the 2015 song "Everything Be Lit."

by Megan Butler

"NIMBYism is destroying the state," Governor Gavin Newsom said of San Francisco's penchant for rejecting housing projects.

by Madalyn Wright

A new survey finds nearly half of voters under the age of 49 said they wish there were more political parties to choose from.

by Gabriel Tynes

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Rulings

by Lorraine Bailey

The Second Circuit revived a couple’s claims stemming from the wife’s Trulign ocular lens implant, which caused her significant loss of vision, finding Connecticut law expressly permits claims against medical device manufacturers for failing to provide adequate warnings to regulators about complications unique to their products.

A federal judge denied Missouri parents’ motion to enjoin a school district from removing eight books featuring non-white or LGBTQ+ protagonists from the school library, ruling they haven’t shown the need for a preliminary injunction while the books are being reviewed to determine if they’re age-appropriate.

The Seventh Circuit upheld an Illinois law that prohibits state municipalities from entering into or renewing any contract with the federal government to house immigrants accused of violating federal immigration laws.

A federal judge ruled that Lisa Frank, the iconic artist beloved by middle-school girls, may have broken a contract with a vegan makeup company to produce branded cosmetics, and used its concepts and designs to launch a new line of products with a larger cosmetics company, Morphe.

A federal judge ruled that Boston University’s shutdown of in-person classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic was not a breach of contract because remote classes were an adequate substitute for in-person instruction.

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by Courthouse News editors

Twenty-five Texas cities led by Dallas claim Disney, Hulu and Netflix have failed to pay millions of dollars in franchise fees dating back to 2007.

Conservationists sued to force the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to comply with Governor Jay Inslee's order to use nonlethal deterrents before allowing ranchers to kill wolves that attack cattle.

A Brooklyn night club sued the New York State Liquor Authority in federal court over a law that prohibits alcohol sales before 10 a.m. on Sundays but before 8 a.m. on all other days, after the club was denied an all-night permit for New Year's Eve 2022 because Jan. 1, 2023, falls on a Sunday.

The Houston Astros sued the Texas comptroller to recover over $470,000 in taxes the baseball team says it overpaid on giveaway items, cleaning services and security services.

Citing the need to put his family first, ousted San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin said Thursday he will not run for elected office in 2022.

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