With shadow docket, Supreme Court puts Band-Aids on a bullet hole
In a year where several emergency argument sessions popped up on its calendar, it appears the Supreme Court is trying to answer calls for more transparency. Still murky, however, is how the high court will prevent its emergency docket from becoming a sounding board for every political grievance.
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 14 of Trump’s ‘alternate electors’
The House committee investigating last year's attempted insurrection issued a round of subpoenas Friday for 14 people from seven states who served as "alternate electors" in former President Donald Trump's fraudulent attempt to undermine the Electoral College and overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Stormy Daniels grilled on poltergeists and prison rape in pro se cross-examination
Blizzard winds licked the 26th floor windows of a courtroom that tops the Manhattan federal courthouse on Friday as the adult film actress Stormy Daniels was interrogated during the trial of her former attorney, Michael Avenatti, about her beliefs in supernatural phenomena.
Ninth Circuit upholds California’s net neutrality law
Awarding California another win against service providers in the fight over net neutrality, a Ninth Circuit panel on Friday upheld the state’s landmark law which bars companies like AT&T and Verizon from throttling internet speeds.
Republicans nearly end mail-in voting for all in Pennsylvania
Only months out from a U.S. Senate primary race, a Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday struck down a 2019 state law that lets voters cast their ballots by mail without justifying why they can't vote in person.
Mexico City market vendors power local buses with leftover cooking oil
The busy diners at the Churubusco market may not know it, but the same vegetable oil used to fry their lunch could soon power the bus that gets them to work in the near future.
Hopes for de-escalation over Ukraine grow as Macron, Putin talk
French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone on Friday and capped a week that saw diplomacy pick up over the crisis in Ukraine.
UK backtrack on fraud crackdown threatens to undermine Russian sanctions
A resigning minister has accused the British government of planning to scrap a long-awaited piece of legislation clamping down on fraud, sparking consternation among anti-money laundering campaigners.