Sharply divided Senate awaits Biden’s Supreme Court nominee
The White House is keeping quiet about who will be put forward to fill the seat of Justice Stephen Breyer upon his planned retirement from the Supreme Court, but Capitol Hill is already digging in for a partisan fight.
Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement
In a letter to the White House, the Supreme Court’s most senior liberal, Justice Stephen Breyer, officially announced his plans Thursday to retire at the end of the term and once his successor had been named and confirmed.
‘He stole from me and lied to me,’ Stormy Daniels testifies of her ex-lawyer Avenatti
“Very, very angry, shocked, disbelief, hurt,” the porn star Stormy Daniels testified in Manhattan federal court on Thursday afternoon, describing how she felt upon finding out that her personal attorney had forged her signature and for months had been diverting hundreds of thousands from her $800,000 advance for a 2018 book deal.
Testimony in George Floyd civil rights case turns to training
Testimony in the federal civil rights trial for three officers involved in the deadly arrest of George Floyd turned Thursday to the Minneapolis Police Department’s policies and training, a critical issue in prosecutors’ argument that the trio had an obligation to halt their colleague Derek Chauvin’s hold on Floyd’s neck.
Wisconsin justices OK Republican redistricting attorney contracts
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday found Republican legislators were within their rights to enter into contracts with private attorneys to advise them on redistricting before litigation began, a decision arriving months after the contracts were tossed by a lower court.
Audit: $7.4 billion needed for California K-12 school repairs
To retrofit California’s crumbling classrooms, a new state audit released Thursday predicts voters will have to approve over $7.4 billion in bonds to pay for overdue safety and technological upgrades at K-12 schools.
EU court nixes compensation claims over Latvian nature preserve
A Latvian carp farm inside a natural preserve does not deserve additional compensation for damages it claims it suffers from the protection of migratory birds, the European Union's top court ruled on Thursday.
Spain can’t require declaration of overseas assets
Spain violated EU regulations when it imposed harsh penalties on Spanish residents who failed to declare property and bank accounts they held abroad, the bloc’s top court ruled Thursday.
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