Witness whom Oath Keepers deemed key seeks 5th Amendment shield
A man under investigation for his conduct at the insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021, took the stand as a key defense witness Tuesday for five associates of the Oath Keepers, including the leader of the far-right militia.
‘Disinformation’ can be a crime, 1st Circuit rules
New Hampshire lawmakers did not run afoul of the Constitution in making it a crime to ridicule people with false statements, the First Circuit held Tuesday, but a concurring judge said it’s time for the Supreme Court to overrule its precedent in this area.
Voters hit the polls to decide who will control Congress, statehouses
After months of politicians, prognosticators, pollsters and pundits dominating the election conversation, it’s now the voters’ turn to have their say.
Theranos co-founders Holmes and Balwani strike out in bids to dump fraud convictions
A federal judge has denied disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' request for a new trial, setting the stage for her sentencing on four counts of wire fraud.
Ex-governor did not waive Fifth Amendment rights in Flint water case, panel rules
A Sixth Circuit panel touted the "bedrock privilege" of the constitutional right against self-incrimination in determining Tuesday that former Michigan government officials were not required to testify at the bellwether Flint water trial even though they participated in earlier depositions.
Ghost gun advocates ask Fifth Circuit to let them fight New Jersey law in Texas court
Fighting a New Jersey law that made sharing instructions for 3D-printed firearms a crime, open-source ghost gun proponents urged a Fifth Circuit panel Tuesday to let their challenge proceed in a Texas federal court.
Romania reprimanded for preventing petite woman from becoming military doctor
Romania discriminated against a potential military recruit by refusing to allow her to sit for an entrance exam because she was too small, Europe’s top rights court held Tuesday.
EU high court overturns $30M tax fine against Fiat Chrysler
The European Union’s top court threw out a $30 million tax penalty against Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday, finding Brussels overstepped its authority.
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