We Build the Wall fraud case ends in mistrial, jurors ‘hopelessly deadlocked’
A federal judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the criminal case against a Colorado businessman accused of laundering money from a bogus charity that milked about $25 million from private donors who thought they were funding the construction of former President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Getting past the brainstorming phase of ending school violence
The recent massacre in Uvalde, Texas, like any school shooting before it, left the American public horror struck and grasping at ways to change. Research suggests that a lot of what’s now being done is unproductive.
Son of woman slain in Buffalo pleads for Senate to move on frozen domestic terror bill
A man whose 86-year-old mother was killed during the mass shooting last month at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, delivered an impassioned speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, telling its members they should resign if they cannot get domestic terrorism legislation over the finish line.
Appeal in Depp-Heard case could center on retweet
In the coming days, a final order will formalize last week’s verdict that Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard defamed one another. And that will be the end of that. Or maybe not.
Study finds Supreme Court on far right of American public
Ten years ago, the Supreme Court’s rulings were generally in line with the preferences of most Americans. That’s no longer the case, however, according to a decade-long study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Wisconsin justices OK release of employer coronavirus data to newspaper
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the state’s largest business group cannot block the state from releasing records a newspaper requested showing how many employees at some businesses tested positive for Covid-19 or had contact with someone who tested positive.
Ohio foster parents argue for benefit payments at Sixth Circuit
Foster parents approved to care for relatives under Ohio’s state-funded foster family program are not properly licensed for benefit payments under the federal-state program funded by the Social Security Act, the state argued on Tuesday before a Sixth Circuit panel.
Prosecutors seek life sentence for suspects in killing of Dutch journalist
Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday asked for a life sentence for two men charged with the 2021 murder of journalist Peter R. de Vries.