American Bar Association heralds Jackson nomination to high court
Finding no evidence in the judge’s record to support accusations by Republicans that she is soft on crime, representatives of the American Bar Association commended Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s lofty qualifications as her Supreme Court confirmation hearing drew to a close Thursday.
Fleet of asylum officers tapped to crack yearslong immigration backlog
U.S. officials announced a new rule on Thursday aimed at screening the immigration claims of people who would otherwise face expedited removal but have asserted that they will be persecuted or tortured if returned to their homelands.
College official who faced censure loses high court appeal
A member of a school board who was censured after his feud with colleagues led to multiple costly lawsuits does not have a First Amendment case, the Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision Thursday.
Justices rule for inmate seeking touch of pastor during execution
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 8-1 in favor of a death row inmate who argues his spiritual adviser should be able to touch him and pray out loud while he is executed.
Uber lands deal to list all NYC taxis on ride-hail app
Recently hindered by driver shortages and a spike in pandemic food-delivery orders, Uber has teamed up with its former rivals, the New York City medallion taxis, to let riders flag traditional cabs with their phones instead of a wave.
Judge lets Heard counterclaim move forward in Depp defamation case
With less than three weeks left before trial, attorneys for actor Johnny Depp failed to convince a Virginia judge to toss claims by actress Amber Heard that Depp conspired to damage her reputation.
Wisconsin justices OK use of subpoena to get suppressed blood test results in DUI case
A majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court concluded Thursday it was permissible for prosecutors to subpoena a hospital for blood test results in a drunken driving case after separate test results obtained by police the same night were suppressed in court because the officer who took the driver’s blood did so without a warrant.
US to take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, step up sanctions on Russia
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States will take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and provide Europe with $1 billion to help it deal with the millions of people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
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