Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | Back issues

Thousands of Russians are signing up for the front lines in Ukraine. A school massacre, said to be perpetrated by a man in a T-shirt with a swastika, likely will add to patriotic sentiments.

by Cain Burdeau

The leaked information appeared to shine a new light on an investigation that has been shrouded in secrecy for years, but families of the victims denounced its publication, as well as the government’s continued failure to find answers.

by Cody Copeland

The shift in representation in the U.S. workforce comes four decades after the number of U.S. women earning bachelor's degrees surpassed their male counterparts.

by Alanna Madden

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When you see a white chip, don't assume you know what it is. Fortunately, there are lawyers determined to protect you from chip disillusionment.

by Milt Policzer

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After the governing Social Democratic party took another step to create a processing center in Rwanda for asylum seekers applying in Denmark, its main ally threated to pull its support ahead of national elections.

by Mie Olsen

Courts

Iowa’s efforts to bar recording of animal abuse in livestock facilities has twice before been found to violate the First Amendment.

by Rox Laird

The 11-judge en banc panel affirmed a three-judge panel's ruling, which said the state's ban on private detention facilities would force the feds to dramatically change its business of handling immigrants.

by Hillel Aron

“There is a national narrative that people get abortions for frivolous reasons, that they take the issue very lightly, which I think is almost never the case," one legal expert said of the case.

by Andrew J. Nelson

The House committee’s subpoena demanded testimony regarding a July phone call the legislator had with Donald Trump in which the former president pressed him to overturn Wisconsin’s 2020 election results.

by Joe Kelly

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Italy has a new face at the top of its politics: Her name is Giorgia Meloni and she's set to become prime minister. But her victory may bring with it powerful shocks both at home and across the EU because of her roots in Italy's post-fascist political movements.

by Cain Burdeau

Mahamat Said Abdel Kani turned himself to the International Criminal Court last year to face charges over his actions after the ouster of his country's president.

by Molly Quell

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Rulings

by Daniel Conrad

The New Mexico Supreme Court determined that the Legislature did not intend for portions of the state’s Governmental Conduct Act to be punished as criminal violations. The question arose because a county treasurer allegedly used his position to pressure people into sexual relationships; the law speaks of “ethical principles” and “aspirational expressions” rather than criminal statutes.

The Alabama Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling against a church that accused another of forging the deed that governs the church property that the two groups are disputing. The relevant statute of limitations does not expire after two years, but 10, so the claims may proceed.

A federal judge in Illinois declined to dismiss a family’s lawsuit against Chicago and four police officers they accuse of conspiring to cover up the 2014 shooting death of Roshad McIntosh, an unarmed Black man who ran from police during a stop. Their excessive force claim against an officer and their wrongful death and conspiracy claims survived the motion to dismiss.

A North Carolina federal judge allows an imprisoned trans woman’s lawsuit to move forward against the state’s public safety department, which allegedly refused to provide her with gender-affirming surgery. Her claims for deliberate indifference and disability discrimination were well pleaded, in part because she offered medical opinions indicating the procedure is medically necessary for her.

A federal judge in Louisiana allowed a widower’s wrongful death claims to proceed against Shell and a specialty chemicals firm, whose petrochemical plant allegedly polluted the air with ethylene oxide that caused the man’s wife to die of breast cancer. He adequately argued the companies breached a standard of care owed to residents living near the plant.

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Hot Cases

by Courthouse News editors

The union representing courthouse security officers in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, sued to block the county’s recent order to disarm the officers until pending grievances are resolved.

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli claims he was deceived into booking a New Hampshire company’s chartered flight services as part of his U.S. tour schedule and was given an “unacceptable jet.”

A Southern California man faces charges of interfering with a flight crew stemming from a filmed assault of an American Airlines flight attendant Wednesday.

A commercial fisherman claims his tournament team was wrongly denied a $199,880 cash prize for catching a 195.6-pound bigeye tuna after the team’s captain failed a polygraph twice – first because of alcohol consumption and lack of sleep, and again because he was tired from the stress of the first test.

The Satanic Temple sued the governor and attorney general of Indiana over the state’s near-total abortion ban, claiming it interferes with religious beliefs regarding bodily autonomy.

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