High court sides with police in use-of-force cases
Enforcing qualified immunity rights for police officers, the Supreme Court on Monday summarily reversed two lower court orders that allowed excessive force cases against officers to move forward.
Biden administration moves to curtail ‘forever chemicals’
In an effort to better protect Americans from toxic compounds called “forever chemicals” for their resistance to dissolution, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a roadmap to new regulations Monday.
Supreme Court takes up pair of tribal law disputes
The Supreme Court added two new cases concerning Native American law to its docket Monday morning, one involving double jeopardy and the other centered on gaming rights.
Trump sues Jan. 6 committee to block records request
Former President Donald Trump sued the Jan. 6 select committee and the National Archives on Monday, claiming that the committee’s request for records surrounding the failed insurrection is overly broad and illegal.
Jury selection begins in Georgia trial of men charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery
Monday morning marked the start of a long process to choose 12 jurors from the 1,000 called up for jury duty to determine the guilt of three white men charged with fatally shooting a Black jogger in south Georgia last February.
With deadline looming, Washington judge declines to block state employee vaccine mandate
Thousands of Washington state employees, contractors and health care workers — including firefighters, nurses and teachers — stand to lose their jobs after a Thurston County Superior Court judge declined to block a vaccine mandate that goes into effect Tuesday.
Free to fish: Judge prevents partial closure of lobster fishing grounds in Maine
A group of lobstermen are back out on the water, free to fish a strip of ocean about 30 miles off the coast of Maine after a federal judge stopped the implementation of a federal rule designed to protect the endangered North American right whale.
Azerbaijan asks UN high court to force Armenia to turn over landmine maps
Azerbaijan has asked the United Nations' top court for its own temporary protective measures, following a similar request by Armenia last week.
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