El Chapo’s wife sentenced to 3 years for helping run drug cartel
The wife of one of the most powerful known drug traffickers in the world, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, was sentenced to 36 months in prison on Tuesday for her involvement in the Sinaloa Cartel.
Medicare drug-pricing case puts deference standard in high court’s crosshairs
The high court’s justices toyed with overturning the cornerstone doctrine on agency deference Tuesday in oral arguments over a government reimbursement scheme alleged to underfund safety-net hospitals.
Trump effort to block Jan. 6 probe runs aground at DC Circuit
A three-judge panel appeared ready, during a nearly-four-hour hearing at the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday, to reject attempts by former President Donald Trump to withhold nearly 800 pages of documents regarding the Capitol riot from the Jan. 6 select committee.
Federal report in Texas knocks out central defense by clerks fighting First Amendment
A federal magistrate in Texas on Monday knocked down a defensive wall that state court clerks have been hiding behind while they resist the First Amendment right of access.
LA shopping malls get reprieve from vaccination mandate for entry
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to remove shopping malls from the list of indoor venues that must require customers to show proof of Covid vaccination before entering.
Immunity for European central bankers limited to official acts, EU court rules
A former European central banker is not immune from bribery charges brought by the Latvian government, the European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday.
War fears hang over Ukraine as Russia spars with NATO
Could a major war break out between Russia and Ukraine? As unlikely as this is, European and NATO leaders are worried Moscow is planning an invasion.
Romanian tennis star loses human rights case over article on debt
A Romanian newspaper didn’t violate the rights of a billionaire ex-tennis star when it wrote about his unpaid taxes, the European Court of Human Rights held Tuesday.