Justices keep it apolitical in fight over legislative censure
Cognizant of how a ruling on political speech could have ripple effects in Congress, the justices of the Supreme Court seemed reluctant Tuesday to draw new lines over how legislative bodies censure their members.
Hold the presses: Feds say publishing merger would create monopoly
In an effort to bust up a $2.175 billion merger, the Biden administration filed suit Tuesday to stop the America's largest book publisher, Penguin Random House, from acquiring the fourth-largest, Simon and Schuster.
Judge warns Oath Keepers to keep ‘bombastic arguments’ out of court
A federal judge balked at a request by attorneys for two Oath Keepers to file a 145-page brief that would seek their clients' release from jail on the basis that the men face purported pressure behind bars to get vaccinated.
Virginia governor race tests support for Democrats in Biden era
Virginia Republicans are hoping to break their decade-long losing streak for statewide office Tuesday in an election that is being closely watched nationwide as a test of voter support for Democrats and President Joe Biden.
Texans head to the polls to vote on constitutional amendments
Texans are heading to the polls Tuesday to vote on several proposed amendments to the state constitution, including two that would reshape the state judiciary and one that lets houses of worship stay open during public health emergencies.
Jurors hear opening statements in Wisconsin protest shooting trial
Jurors heard opening statements on Tuesday from lawyers prosecuting and defending Kyle Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old on trial for shooting three protesters, two of whom died, at a chaotic demonstration over the shooting of a Black man by white police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.
Appeals court sides with citizen journalist jailed for asking questions
A freelance Texas journalist who publishes her reports exclusively on Facebook will return to federal court after the Fifth Circuit revived her free speech claims against the officials who arrested her for asking questions of police.
Global leaders pledge to end deforestation, rein in methane
On the second day of a major United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow, world leaders pledged to end deforestation by 2030 and U.S. President Joe Biden pushed to make the United States a leader on reducing methane emissions and halting global warming.
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