Judge keen to unseal affidavit behind Trump warrant, at least in part
A federal judge indicated Thursday that he will have a decision this time next week that will ostensibly allow the public to access portions of the affidavit used to execute a search warrant on the estate of former President Donald Trump.
Ex-Trump Organization CFO pleads guilty to all tax charges
Less than a week after a New York judge set a trial date for a tax-evasion case against the Trump Organization, Donald Trump’s longtime finance chief Allen Weisselberg pleaded guilty Thursday in Manhattan criminal court.
Sixth Circuit rules against access to court audio records
A pair of Michigan litigants do not have a fundamental right to the audio recordings of their court proceedings, the Sixth Circuit held Thursday.
Sandy Hook defamation trial is imminent, but first Alex Jones needs a jury
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones faces his latest court appearance as a long-awaited defamation trial on his rhetoric that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax kicked off Thursday with jury selection.
Beto O’Rourke takes defamation fight to Texas appeals court
Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke argued that statements he made which are now the subject of a $1 million defamation lawsuit all concern a matter of immense public importance, and that the claim against him is nothing more than an attempt “to silence political debate.”
Kentucky Supreme Court keeps abortion ban in place, for now
A so-called trigger law that took effect after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade and bans nearly all abortions in Kentucky will remain in effect until arguments can be heard in November, the commonwealth's top court ruled Thursday.
Fears of escalation grow as Ukraine war grinds on
The war in Ukraine has entered a new bloody phase as fighting rages along heavily fortified front lines and both sides claim deadly strikes while civilian deaths continue to mount in a conflict that's dragged on for nearly six months.
EU inflation hits new record high of 9.8%
The annual inflation rate in the European Union rose to a record high of 9.8% in July, according to data released Thursday by the bloc's statistics agency, while inflation among the eurozone countries also hit a new high of 8.9%.
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