Sarah Palin tells jurors New York Times lies and capitalizes on ‘horrific violence’
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin called herself a modern-day David challenging The New York Times’ Goliath as she took the witness stand on Thursday morning to hold the famed newspaper liable for defamation.
Lawmakers look to ax time limit for civil child sex abuse cases
In an effort to empower victims of child sex abuse, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Thursday that the Senate pass a bill to give survivors unlimited time to file civil claims in federal court.
NY Times gets green light to publish Veritas attorney memos
The door is open for The New York Times to publish documents related to a defamation lawsuit that Project Veritas filed against the newspaper.
Police union agreement leaves questions about Portland Street Response program
A successful new program that sends medical and mental health clinicians to emergency calls instead of police will enter its second year unable to respond to calls involving suicide and incidents inside residences, because of provisions in a draft agreement with a police union.
New video shows officer telling superior Floyd was breathing
Thomas Lane's body camera footage shows the officer telling a homicide lieutenant that George Floyd was breathing, omitting Derek Chauvin's neck restraint entirely.
San Francisco gears up for vote on school board recall
On Feb. 15, San Francisco voters will decide whether three members of the city school board should keep their jobs in a special election that has been simultaneously characterized as a grassroots effort by fed-up parents and a power grab by moneyed interests.
Extreme poverty, inequality spike across Latin America as pandemic deepens social and health crises
Five million more people now live in extreme poverty than in 2020, affecting 13.8% of Latin Americans — a problem compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic, an annual United Nations report reveals.
Mexico Supreme Court sets precedent for environmental impact assessments
Mexico’s highest court set a legal precedent Wednesday when it halted the expansion of the Port of Veracruz, citing threats to human rights due to a flawed environmental impact assessment.
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