Mongols’ Defense: A Club Can’t Conspire With Itself

A defense attorney for the Mongol Nation motorcycle club told a California jury Tuesday that federal prosecutors had not presented any evidence that the club ever violated racketeering laws or engaged in a conspiracy — indeed, he said, it could not be convicted of conspiracy because an entity cannot conspire with itself.

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Pipeline Trial Focuses on Expropriation, not Environment

Attorneys for three landowners who say Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC trespassed, cut down hardwood trees and buried a crude oil pipeline, effectively expropriating their land, expressed frustration Thursday at the conclusion of a trial that the judge will did not allow more discussion of the public and environmental toll of pipelines and oil and gas in general.

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New Cohen Plea Ties Candidate Trump to Moscow Tower Deal

Pleading guilty to a new charge of having lied to Congress, ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told a federal judge Thursday morning that the president’s inner circle pursued a Moscow real estate project into the 2016 campaign season and beyond.

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Closing Arguments Made in Border Patrol Teen Shooting Trial

Former Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz wasn’t scared for his life in October 2012 when he fired his handgun through a border fence, killing a Mexican teen who was lobbing rocks up and over the barrier, the lead prosecutor in Swartz’s federal manslaughter trial told the jury Friday.

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