Senate group recommends free online access to federal court records
The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed Thursday morning for the government to remove digital paywalls for online court records, opening free access to the digital document system known as PACER.
Trump loses appeal to block House from accessing Jan. 6 records Pacific threats
A federal appeals panel on Thursday rejected former President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold nearly 800 pages of documents regarding the Capitol riot from a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
Letting Democrats raise the debt ceiling, Senate paves way for debt vote
In a unique solution to avoid a default on the country's debt, the Senate approved a plan Thursday that would allow Democrats avoid any support from the GOP to increase how much money the country can borrow.
Jussie Smollett found guilty of staging hate crime
Former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was convicted of criminal disorderly conduct Thursday for falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of a hate crime.
Capitol rioter who stole ‘do not enter’ sign pleads guilty
A Capitol rioter who brought weapons to the Capitol on Jan. 6 and took a “do not enter” sign from the building pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Maine press files brief in First Circuit challenging judge’s OK of access blackout
Maine media outlets along with Courthouse News filed a First Circuit brief saying a trial court judge made profound errors in ruling that court clerks can black out new complaints for an unlimited amount of time.
Judge halts California ban on ‘pay to delay’ pharma deals
A federal judge on Thursday suspended California’s first-in-the-nation ban on pharmaceutical industry pay-for-delay deals, ruling the law intended to increase the flow of affordable generic drugs likely violates out-of-state commerce protections.
Court adviser eyes clarifying EU antitrust laws in Italy electricity dispute
The European Union's top court should use a dispute over the opening of Italy's retail electricity market – long the domain of a state monopoly – as an opportunity to clarify key aspects of the bloc's antitrust laws, a court adviser said on Thursday.