Tag: Decisions and Verdicts

Arizona Judge Reinstates Strict Abortion Ban From 1864

A judge on Friday ruled that a near-total abortion ban written before Arizona became a state must be enforced, throwing abortion access into question one day before the start of a 15-week ban that passed the Legislature this year. The stricter ban, which can be traced to 1864, was blocked by a court injunction in […]

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Jury Rules Against Project Veritas in Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — A jury in a federal civil case on Thursday found that Project Veritas, a conservative group known for its deceptive tactics, had violated wiretapping laws and fraudulently misrepresented itself as part of a lengthy sting operation against Democratic political consultants. The jury awarded the consulting firm, Democracy Partners, $120,000. The decision amounted to […]

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Judge Temporarily Suspends Indiana Abortion Ban

It also adds to the shifting and often chaotic patchwork of abortion regulations across the country as conservative legislatures push for tighter restrictions and abortion rights groups challenge them in court. The legal challenges are seeking to establish a right to abortion in individual state constitutions. Such cases, though in preliminary stages, are being watched […]

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16 Years, 3 Convictions: The Khmer Rouge Trials Come to an End

For more than 15 years, a court in a military camp on the outskirts of Phnom Penh worked to bring some measure of justice for the horrors that killed nearly a quarter of Cambodia’s population in the late 1970s. It spent over $330 million. In the end, it convicted just three people. On Thursday, the […]

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Appeals Court Restores Justice Dept.’s Access to Sensitive Files Seized From Trump

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored the Justice Department’s access to documents with classified markings that had been seized last month from former President Donald J. Trump’s Florida residence, handing a victory to federal investigators in their efforts to examine Mr. Trump’s hoarding of sensitive government records. In a strongly worded 29-page […]

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L.G.B.T.Q. Club Proposes a Compromise to Yeshiva University

An L.G.B.T.Q. student group offered to delay seeking recognition from Yeshiva University, its members said Wednesday, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompted the Modern Orthodox Jewish institution to suspend all undergraduate club activities rather than sanction the group. Although Yeshiva lost at the Supreme Court on procedural grounds last week, it immediately announced its […]

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‘Serial’ Investigates Why Adnan Syed Was Released From Prison

Executive Producer & Host: Sarah KoenigExecutive Editor: Julie SnyderMixer: Mike Comite The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Dan Powell, Dave […]

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Judge Vacates Murder Conviction of Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’

A judge in Baltimore overturned the murder conviction of Adnan Syed on Monday, a decision that could soon set Mr. Syed free after 23 years behind bars in a case that was chronicled in the first season of the podcast “Serial.” Prosecutors have yet to decide if they will seek a new trial or drop […]

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Justice Dept. Appeals Part of Review of Materials Seized at Mar-a-Lago

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday asked an appeals court to block part of a federal judge’s decision to appoint an outside arbiter to review sensitive documents seized last month from former President Donald J. Trump’s residence in Florida, a ruling that has frozen the government’s access to the material. In a 29-page filing, […]

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Appeals Court Upholds Texas Social Media Law on Censorship

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court’s order blocking a Texas law that stops large social media platforms from removing political posts, a blow for tech companies that say their content moderation decisions are protected by the Constitution. “Today we reject the idea that corporations have a freewheeling First Amendment right to […]

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The Job of the Special Master in the Trump Documents Inquiry, Explained

WASHINGTON — The appointment of an independent arbiter, known as a special master, to filter the documents that F.B.I. agents seized last month from former President Donald J. Trump’s residence and club has heightened interest in that person’s responsibilities. The special master, Raymond J. Dearie, is a judge on senior active status with the Federal […]

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Judge Keeps Block on Inquiry Into Mar-a-Lago Files and Names Special Master

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday rejected the Justice Department’s request to resume a key part of its inquiry into former President Donald J. Trump’s handling of sensitive government records and appointed an independent arbiter to oversee a review of documents seized from him last month. The judge, Aileen M. Cannon, appointed a candidate […]

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In ‘Cancer Alley,’ Judge Blocks Huge Petrochemical Plant

Louisiana activists battling to block an enormous plastics plant in a corridor so dense with industrial refineries it is known as Cancer Alley won a legal victory this week when a judge canceled the company’s air permits. In a sharply worded opinion released Wednesday, Judge Trudy White of Louisiana’s 19th Judicial District in Baton Rouge […]

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Extreme Religious Liberty Is Undermining Public Health

A federal judge ruled last week that requiring employers to cover PrEP, a medication that helps people at high risk for H.I.V. avoid infection, violates religious liberty because these employers perceive the drug to encourage gay and extramarital sex by making it safer. The ruling suggested extreme skepticism ‌toward‌ the benefits of health care regulation. […]

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Ohio Judge Temporarily Suspends Abortion Ban

An Ohio judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the state’s ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, saying that the right to abortion is protected under the state’s Constitution. The decision restores broad abortion access — at least for the next 14 days — in Ohio and widens access in a block of states where […]

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R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Abuse Case Involving Videos of a Teenage Girl

CHICAGO — R. Kelly, the fallen R&B star once revered as a product of this city’s South Side, was convicted Wednesday of child sex crimes as a jury found that he had produced three videos of himself sexually abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter. Mr. Kelly, 55, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence after a jury […]

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Supreme Court Says Yeshiva University Must Allow L.G.B.T. Group as Case Proceeds

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that it would let stand for now a ruling that Yeshiva University must recognize an L.G.B.T. student group. The vote was 5 to 4, with the majority saying that the university, a Modern Orthodox Jewish institution in Manhattan, must first pursue challenges to the ruling in state […]

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Trump Asks Judge to Keep Blocking F.B.I. From Working With Seized Classified Files

Lawyers for former President Donald J. Trump asked a federal judge on Monday to deny the Justice Department’s request to immediately restart a key of part of its criminal investigation into his hoarding of sensitive government documents at his residence in Florida. Renewing their request for an expansive independent review of records seized from Mr. […]

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Justice Dept. and Trump Legal Team Clash Over Special Master Candidates

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and lawyers for former President Donald J. Trump failed to agree on Friday on who could serve as an independent arbiter to sift through documents the F.B.I. seized from Mr. Trump’s Florida club and residence last month. In a eight-page joint filing that listed far more points of disagreement than […]

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Garland Faces Tough Calls in Weighing Response to Trump Ruling

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department faces a complex and consequential decision this week: whether to appeal all, part or none of a court order requiring it to turn over to an independent arbiter materials seized last month from Donald J. Trump’s home in Florida. The ruling, issued by Judge Aileen M. Cannon on Monday, is […]

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Texas Judge’s Ruling Puts Free Preventive Care in Jeopardy

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Texas ruled Tuesday that the Affordable Care Act’s process for determining what kinds of preventive care must be fully covered by private health insurance is unconstitutional, ramping up yet another legal battle over the 12-year-old law. The ruling, by Judge Reed O’Connor of the United States District Court for […]

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How Abbott Kept Sick Babies From Becoming a Scandal

But in any individual case, it can be hard to prove what caused an infection. The potentially deadly bacteria resides in dirt and water; studies have found it in kitchens. Because the bacteria can clump together in formula containers, it’s possible for a sample to test negative even if Cronobacter was in the powder that […]

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Battling Violence and Censors, Women in China Become ‘Invisible and Absent’

HONG KONG — When a prominent woman in China’s #MeToo movement took on a powerful man in court, it was the accused, not the accuser, who was held up as the victim. When several women were savagely beaten by men after resisting unwanted advances in a restaurant, the focus of the story pivoted from gender […]

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‘Deeply Problematic’: Experts Question Judge’s Intervention in Trump Inquiry

WASHINGTON — A federal judge’s extraordinary decision on Monday to interject in the criminal investigation into former President Donald J. Trump’s hoarding of sensitive government documents at his Florida residence showed unusual solicitude to him, legal specialists said. This was “an unprecedented intervention by a federal district judge into the middle of an ongoing federal […]

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Trump Investigations Face a Dilemma Before the Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON — As the midterm elections near, top Justice Department officials are weighing whether to temporarily scale back work in criminal investigations involving former President Donald J. Trump because of an unwritten rule forbidding overt actions that could improperly influence the vote, according to people briefed on the discussions. Under what is known as the […]

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Ex-N.Y.P.D. Officer Gets 10 Years for Jan. 6 Attack, Longest Sentence to Date

A retired New York City police officer who swung a metal flagpole at a Washington officer during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, the longest sentence yet in a case stemming from the riot. The retired officer, Thomas Webster, was the first person charged in […]

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Brian Kemp Must Testify in Trump Inquiry After Election

ATLANTA — A judge ruled on Monday that Gov. Brian P. Kemp of Georgia must appear before a special grand jury investigating election interference by former President Donald J. Trump, but will not be compelled to do so until after the Nov. 8 election. Mr. Kemp, who is running for a second term this year, […]

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Judge Signals Intent to Appoint Special Master in Trump Search

A federal judge in Florida gave notice on Saturday of her “preliminary intent” to appoint an independent arbiter, known as a special master, to conduct a review of the highly sensitive documents that were seized by the F.B.I. this month during a search of Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald J. Trump’s club and residence in Palm […]

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Judge Recommends Rejecting Bid by Sept. 11 Families to Seize Frozen Afghan Funds

WASHINGTON — A federal magistrate judge has recommended rejecting the effort by relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to seize $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan central bank funds to pay off judgment debts owed by the Taliban — in part because doing so, she said, would effectively recognize the Taliban as the legitimate […]

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Florida Pair Pleads Guilty in Theft of Ashley Biden’s Diary

Two Florida residents pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday to stealing a diary and other belongings of President Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, and selling them to the conservative group Project Veritas in the final weeks before the 2020 election. Aimee Harris, 40, and Robert Kurlander, 58, admitted they took part in a […]

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Jury Awards Vanessa Bryant $16 Million in Suit Over Crash Site Photos

LOS ANGELES — A jury awarded Vanessa Bryant $16 million on Wednesday in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County over the inappropriate sharing of photos of human remains from the helicopter crash that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, and her daughter, Gianna, along with seven others. Chris Chester, whose wife Sarah, 45, and daughter, Payton, […]

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