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Monday, December 11, 2023

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The Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in on a question that will decide if the former president faces charges for efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

by Kelsey Reichmann

It’s ‘No more Mr. Minnesota nice guy’ as the Minnesota representative slams Biden’s tactics, creating a new headache for the president.

by Thomas F. Harrison

The high court will not review a First Amendment challenge to Washington state’s conversion therapy laws, against conservative dissent on the bench.

by Kelsey Reichmann

The European Union is pushing to regulate artificial intelligence. EU leaders say they're crafting a global blueprint to ensure AI isn't harmful, but civil rights experts worry the rules are weak while business warns they will stifle innovation.

by Cain Burdeau

During his inaugural address, the new president warned Argentines to buckle up for painful economic shocks.

by Ella Feldman


A comprehensive study reveals that privileged students at good schools do well. Surprise!

by Milt Policzer

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lost his fight to join a red state effort accusing the Biden administration of online censorship.

by Kelsey Reichmann

Trailing Trump in the new Iowa poll, GOP primary hopefuls Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis are jockeying for second place, according to poll results published Monday.

by Rox Laird

Courts & the Law

Lawmakers have suggested that a push from investment companies to decarbonize their portfolios could violate antitrust law.

by Benjamin S. Weiss

The Second Circuit said the class action fails to demonstrate that a reasonable consumer would be confused by the company's labeling of their product as "fish oil."

by Nika Schoonover

family and supporters of jawan dallas at a podium in mobile alabama protesting police brutality

Jawan Dallas, 36, died after a struggle with Mobile police in July.

by Gabriel Tynes

Around the Nation

Ohio’s biggest court moved quickly to remove restrictions on public access by putting new pleadings on its website as soon as they come in.

by Bill Girdner

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an appeal with the high court to hold up any further action following a lower state court’s ruling allowing the emergency abortion to be provided.

by Kirk McDaniel

“It does represent one of the most shameful chapters in our nation’s history,” said U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw about Donald Trump's family separation policy.

by Sam Ribakoff

The Milwaukee woman wants the appellate court to revive her wrongful termination case after a federal judge dismissed it.

by Caitlyn Rosen

State officials say they have improved a proposal to soon modernize how California collects and stores water from the Sacramento River.

by Natalie Hanson

Victims of the Oxford High School shooting confronted the shooter at the sentencing hearing where they called him a coward and detailed the personal traumas they would deal with for the rest of their lives.

by Andy Olesko

Prosecutors hope to conclude their case against former alderman Ed Burke by early next week.

by Dave Byrnes

Read till the end to learn the secret ingredient.

by Cody Copeland


by Daniel Conrad

The D.C. Circuit upheld a $430 million arbitration award issued by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela following its forcible occupation and expropriation of two Spanish companies.

A federal court in Louisiana denied Allstate’s request to involuntarily dismiss a hurricane coverage lawsuit brought by a property owner who was one of hundreds left unrepresented after their counsel withdrew amid widespread allegations of fraudulent conduct by the law firm McClenny, Moseley & Associates. The property owner’s delay has not been shown to cause harm to the insurance giant, and the cases have been stayed after the controversy.

The Second Circuit partially granted the New York attorney general’s request for an injunction keeping anti-abortion activists from blocking clinic entrances to prevent access to abortion services. A 15-foot buffer zone will be enforced around abortion clinics, not the 30-foot zone requested, and the injunction is limited to the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

An appeals court in Florida reversed the trial court’s decision to compel arbitration in a wrongful death and medical malpractice suit brought against a doctor by the parents of a baseball player for the Minnesota Twins’ minor league team. He suffered Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a congenital heart condition, but was cleared to play even though his EKG showed abnormalities.

The Second Circuit reversed a New York federal court’s determination that religious discrimination claims were not yet ripe in a lawsuit brought by the backers of an academy for Orthodox Jewish girls against the town where they wanted to build. The group argues that a town supervisor and local residents opposed to the school manipulated the zoning appeals and building permit application processes to thwart the new school.

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Hot Cases

by Courthouse News editors

With humpback whales still migrating and reports of a turtle being snagged by crabbing equipment and dying, California has again delayed the start of commercial Dungeness crab season.

Target’s Market Pantry brand apple cinnamon breakfast bars are misleadingly labeled as “naturally flavored” because the source of the apple taste in the bars is actually malic acid, a class action filed in federal court in Florida Wednesday claims.

A man who holds a patent on dynamic barcodes wants Major League Baseball to pay for scalping his invention, Alan Amron says in a complaint. The MLB app uses constantly changing codes to prevent digital ticket fraud.

A woman says then-NHL player Sergei Krivokrasov and his brother, Andrei, raped her at a party at Elmira College in 2000, according to a suit filed in state court. Jane Doe is suing the brothers and the college, which she says should have prevented someone with a history of assault from staying on campus.

Thirty-two female student-athletes accused the University of Oregon Title IX violations in women's beach volleyball and club rowing. The athletic department failed to provide "equal treatment, equal athletic financial aid, and equal opportunities to participate in varsity athletics," including inadequate scholarship money and practice facilities.

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