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New York NRA lawsuit: AG James accuses gun group execs of self-dealing

New York State Attorney General, Letitia James Lucas Jackson | Reuters New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday announced that the state is seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association in a lawsuit that accuses the leadership of the flagging nonprofit of diverting millions of dollars for their own personal use.  According to the […]

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Judge rules to unseal documents in 2015 case against Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell – CNN

US District Judge Loretta Preska verbally unsealed the documents in a ruling held via teleconference. She is giving Maxwell’s legal team a week to pursue an appeal to her decision but ordered the court to have the documents ready to be posted “within a week.” The documents are connected to a 2015 defamation case brought […]

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Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released from prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of Trump before November’s election. Michael Cohen’s First Amendment rights were violated when he was ordered back to prison on July 9 […]

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Judge Salas Shooting Suspect Left Pro-Trump Paper Trail – The Atlantic

Den Hollander, who turned his hatred of women into a string of media appearances over more than a decade, saw Salas’s biography differently. “It was the usual effort to blame a man and turn someone into super girl—daddy abandoned us, we were indigent, which means they lived off of the taxpayer, but we overcame all […]

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Judge Esther Salas Assigned to Epstein Deutsche Bank Case 4 Days Before Husband, Son Shot

The son of a federal judge was killed and her husband injured when a gunman opened fire at their family home in New Jersey on Sunday night. New Jersey U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas’ 20-year-old son Daniel Anderl was killed in the attack in North Brunswick, New Jersey, by a suspect dressed in a […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s being treated for liver cancer but working ‘full steam’

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends the lunch session of The Women’s Conference in Long Beach, California October 26, 2010. Mario Anzuoni | Reuters Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is being treated for liver cancer but remains able to work “full steam.” The 87-year-old justice said she began a course of chemotherapy […]

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How Justice Alito’s Blistering Dissent in Vance Case May Be Used Against Trump

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued a characteristically strident dissent in the first of two cases concerning President Donald Trump’s tax returns and other financial records on Thursday. Some of the arguments gathered in service of his outrage, however, may have unintended consequences that don’t appear to augur well for executive power. “[A] State’s […]

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Supreme Court rules Louisiana abortion law is unconstitutional –

June 29 (UPI) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals was unconstitutional. At issue, was Act 620, Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Act,” which would require admitting privileges at a hospital no further than 30 miles from location where abortion is performed. […]

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Supreme Court Delivers Major Victory To LGBTQ Employees : NPR

Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, as the court holds oral arguments in cases dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sits in her wheelchair outside the Supreme Court on Oct. 8, 2019, as the […]

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Delaying ‘nonessential’ abortions during coronavirus crisis endangers women’s health and financial future

Several U.S. states are blocking health clinics from providing abortions, declaring the procedure to be “nonessential” during coronavirus business closures. Other services deemed medically unnecessary during the crisis include dental exams, colonoscopies and cataract surgeries. The inclusion of abortion on this list is controversial and legally contested. Judges in recent days struck down such abortion […]