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  • State seeks long prison term for accused NYC subway gunman

    State seeks long prison term for accused NYC subway gunman

    US Legal News 01/02/2023

    Prosecutors plan to seek a decades-long prison sentence for a man who is expected to plead guilty this week to opening fire in a subway car and wounding 10 riders in an attack that shocked New York City.Frank James, 63, is scheduled to enter a guilty...

  • New Jersey governor signs bill overhauling gun carry rules

    New Jersey governor signs bill overhauling gun carry rules

    US Legal News 12/21/2022

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday signed an overhaul to the rules to get a firearm carry permit, legislation that was spurred by this summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights.“While we are bound to follow the Supreme ...

  • Lawsuit against doctor who defied Texas abortion law tossed

    Lawsuit against doctor who defied Texas abortion law tossed

    US Legal News 12/10/2022

    Lawyers for a doctor who intentionally defied a Texas abortion law that the lawyers called a “bounty-hunting scheme” say a court has dismissed a test of whether members of the public can sue providers who violate the restrictions for at l...

  • Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    Montana vote adds to win streak for abortion rights backers

    US Legal News 11/11/2022

    Abortion rights supporters secured another win Thursday as voters in Montana rejected a ballot measure that would have forced medical workers to intercede in the rare case of a baby born after an attempted abortion.The result caps a string of ballot ...

  • Suit seeks to have mail-in votes lacking dates counted

    Suit seeks to have mail-in votes lacking dates counted

    US Legal News 11/05/2022

    Several Pennsylvania groups represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have filed suit in federal court seeking to have votes from mail-in or absentee ballots counted even if they lack proper dates on their return envelopes.The suit filed Frid...

  • Judge rules in favor of Columbus on gun control measures

    Judge rules in favor of Columbus on gun control measures

    US Legal News 11/02/2022

    An Ohio law that prevents cities from implementing their own gun control measures cannot be enforced in Columbus, a county judge ruled.The law is an “unconstitutional infringement upon municipal home-rule,” Franklin County Judge Stephen L...

  • Same-sex marriage is now legal in all of Mexico’s states

    Same-sex marriage is now legal in all of Mexico’s states

    US Legal News 10/25/2022

    Lawmakers in the border state of Tamaulipas voted Wednesday night to legalize same-sex marriages, becoming the last of Mexico’s 32 states to authorize such unions.The measure to amend the state’s Civil Code passed with 23 votes in favor, ...

  • Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    US Legal News 10/23/2022

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a Baton Rouge judge without pay for 180 days for abusing her power to hold people in contempt.East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court Judge Charlene Charet Day, who has held the seat since 2011, violated the law...

  • Taxpayer group asks high court to stop loan forgiveness plan

    Taxpayer group asks high court to stop loan forgiveness plan

    US Legal News 10/20/2022

    A Wisconsin taxpayers group that unsuccessfully brought a lawsuit seeking to block President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.The Brown County Taxpayers Association on Wednesday asked th...

  • NC legislative races: Sharp divisions over abortion, economy

    NC legislative races: Sharp divisions over abortion, economy

    US Legal News 10/15/2022

    With abortion restrictions, looser gun rules and deeper tax reductions likely in the balance, North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy GOP lawmakers appeal Ohio map flap to US Supreme CourtRepublican state lawmakers involved in Ohi...

  • Judge gauges if Indiana abortion ban defies religious rights

    Judge gauges if Indiana abortion ban defies religious rights

    US Legal News 10/11/2022

    A top Indiana lawyer on Friday questioned the validity of a lawsuit brought by a group of residents who argue that the state’s abortion ban violates their religious freedoms.A judge heard arguments Friday for about an hour in an Indianapolis co...

  • Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    Mississippi seeks to derail federal suits over mental health

    US Legal News 10/08/2022

    The U.S. Justice Department overreached in suing Mississippi over its mental health system, the state’s solicitor general has argued to a federal appeals court.A Justice Department attorney countered that there’s ample precedent to show t...

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