How the Supreme Court may become its own worst enemy
In 1803 the Supreme Court made a landmark ruling establishing judicial review. Over 200 years later its chief justice asks what happens when the majority of the court is willing to throw away that basic principle.
US judge in Austin rejects clerk’s defense in Courthouse News action
In federal court in Austin, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel rejected the Austin court clerk’s motion to dismiss, on the grounds of “abstention,” a First Amendment complaint brought by Courthouse News.
Capitol rioter heading to prison for over 5 years in longest sentence yet
A federal judge handed down the longest sentence yet to a Capitol rioter on Friday: over five years behind bars for a man who violently assaulted police.
Pfizer delays coronavirus vaccine data for young children to test third dose
Studies of coronavirus vaccine efficacy on younger children hit a speedbump Friday, as Pfizer and BioNTech announced they will alter their clinical trial to include a third shot for children aged 6 months to 5 years after the two-dose regimen failed to live up to expectations.
California unemployment rate dips to 6.9%
Employers in the Golden State added 45,700 payroll jobs in November, helping to drop California’s unemployment rate to 6.9% — a welcome change from October’s 7.3%.
Kim Potter gives tearful testimony in manslaughter trial
Defense attorneys for former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter rested their case Friday after their client delivered tense testimony about her career and the shooting of Daunte Wright in a Twin Cities suburb this spring.
Boris Johnson clings to power following damaging election loss
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a leadership crisis following his Conservative Party's shock defeat in a special election.
Argentine president hires two lawyers in ‘Fiesta in Olivos’ scandal
With shades of the French Laundry scandal that dogged California Governor Gavin Newsom well into the failed bid to recall him, Argentine president Alberto Fernández has hired two lawyers to represent him after he attended a birthday party with 10 other guests at the official presidential residence despite strict lockdown measures forbidding social gatherings.
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