Five approved but Central District of California nominee caught in committee split
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the appointments Thursday of five federal district court nominees, with one nominee stuck in limbo over her record as a public defender.
Katy Perry’s copyright win over ‘Dark Horse’ survives Ninth Circuit challenge
Pop star Katy Perry beat the Ninth Circuit appeal of Christian rapper Flame who claimed Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse" was a ripoff of his song "Joyful Noise."
Wisconsin justices wrangle with case of appointed official refusing to leave his seat
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday heard arguments in the case of an appointed officeholder who refuses to leave his seat even though his term has expired, a decision in which could have lasting effects on environmental policy in the state and the extent of the governor’s appointment powers.
Searching for old-time public access in high-tech courts
A Courthouse News bureau chief found just one fossil remnant of traditional press access in a tour of Florida. A First Amendment lawsuit followed.
Nevada redistricting maps OK’d for 2022 election as gerrymandering suit advances
A Nevada judge ruled Wednesday that the state’s new congressional and legislative maps will remain in place for the 2022 midterms while claims of partisan gerrymandering move through the courts.
Marathon trial on funding for Pennsylvania schools reaches zenith
Following 40 days of arguments, 41 witnesses, more than 1,100 admitted exhibits and more than 14,600 pages of trial testimony, trial summations began Thursday in a fight to reallocate billions of state dollars for education.
Ukraine-Russia peace talks go nowhere, civilians flee war zone
Peace talks between Kyiv and Moscow on Thursday ended with neither side budging in a war that seems set to escalate further as Russian President Vladimir Putin pushes on with his invasion of Ukraine despite suffering heavy losses on the battlefield.
In reversal, tribunal convicts Hezbollah members of killing Lebanese prime minister
An appeals chamber in The Hague found two Hezbollah members guilty Thursday of the 2005 assassination that killed Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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