Cell doors slam on Capitol rioter who stole police officer’s badge and radio
A federal judge refused Friday to order the release of man who insists he was only trying to help when he stole a police officer’s badge and radio during the Jan. 6 insurrection while the officer was getting assaulted by a group of rioters.
States and tribes urge judge to abolish Trump water rule
A plan to leave a contested Trump-era rule on the books for more than a year while the Biden administration reviews it will make it easier for industrial plants to pollute waterways and harm the environment, opponents of the rule argued in court Thursday.
New Biden immigration policies contrast recent uptick in deportations
The Biden administration’s struggles with immigration continued this week as its efforts to continue expelling asylum-seeking families overshadowed its announcement that most undocumented people in the U.S. will not be targeted for deportation.
Newsom announces nation’s first vaccine mandate for students
California will be the first state to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for students under an order announced Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Disbarred environmental lawyer sentenced to prison for criminal contempt
“Given Mr. Donziger’s repeated willful refusal to obey court orders … it seems only the proverbial 2-by-4 between the eyes will instill in him any respect of law,” U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said on Friday, just prior to ordering the the maximum possible sentence on six misdemeanor counts of contempt of court.
Federal judge considers blocking Texas’ controversial abortion law
A federal judge in Austin is considering whether to block enforcement of Texas’ month-old ban on most abortions after lawyers for the state and Biden’s Justice Department sparred over its constitutionality at a hearing on Friday.
Brexit bites the UK as fuel, worker shortages rage
Brexit is back with a vengeance: Closed gas stations, rising fuel prices, worries over inflation, too few workers and, soon, livestock may go to waste.
Arguments in border dispute between Colombia, Nicaragua conclude before UN high court
Two decades of legal wrangling over ocean territory between Nicaragua and Colombia wrapped up before the United Nations’ high court on Friday.
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