Trial on We Build the Wall fraud kicks off for holdout defendant
Steve Bannon’s cohort in the We Build the Wall fundraising fraud appeared before a jury Tuesday morning for the start of his federal trial.
La Niña expected to fuel another active Atlantic hurricane season
Forecasters with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center are predicting above-average hurricane activity in 2022, for the seventh year in a row.
Black judge installed by Trump confirmed to 6th Circuit
The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Sixth Circuit nominee Stephanie Dawkins Davis, making it the second time the Cincinnati-based court has had a Black female judge and the first time the post has gone to a Black woman from Michigan.
Federal Oracle-HP copyright fight kicks off in Silicon Valley
Oracle faced off against Hewlett Packard in federal court Tuesday, in a yearslong battle over whether HP violated copyrights to Oracle’s software upgrades.
At least 15 dead in shooting at Texas elementary school
A Texas high school student opened fire at an elementary school Tuesday and killed 14 students and a teacher before police fatally shot him, according to authorities.
Exxon Mobil can’t sidestep climate change suit on basis of speech
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court refused Tuesday to let Exxon Mobil escape a lawsuit that says it hurt investors and consumers by making misleading statements about how oil production contributes to climate change.
Indiana lawmakers override governor’s veto of transgender sports ban
The GOP-dominated Indiana Legislature forced the passage of a bill targeting transgender student-athletes in a one-day technical session on Tuesday, overriding a March veto by Republican Governor Eric Holcomb.
Lawyers challenge gender balance rule for Iowa judicial selection panel
An Iowa law mandating an equal number of male and female elected members of the commission that interviews applicants for the state’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals is unconstitutional, two Iowans argue in a complaint filed Tuesday in Des Moines federal court.