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  • Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

    Colorado baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

    Legal Compliance 01/28/2023

    The Colorado baker who won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost an appeal Thursday in his latest legal fight, involving his rejection of a request for a birt...

  • California Supreme Court dumps triple-slaying death sentence

    California Supreme Court dumps triple-slaying death sentence

    Legal Compliance 01/25/2023

    The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the murder convictions and death sentence for a man who killed three people and committed a series of other crimes in San Diego in 1985.The court ordered a new trial for Billy Ray Waldon, ruling unani...

  •  Ohio death row inmate resentenced, could get parole

    Ohio death row inmate resentenced, could get parole

    Legal Compliance 01/24/2023

    An Ohio prison inmate who has spent nearly four decades on death row in the murder of a convenience store clerk has been resentenced to a term that could allow his release on parole.Lucas County Judge Stacy Cook vacated Gregory Esparza’s death ...

  • Trial starts for man accused of threatening Kansas lawmaker

    Trial starts for man accused of threatening Kansas lawmaker

    Legal Compliance 01/17/2023

    Jury selection began Tuesday in a federal criminal trial for a man prosecutors say became fixated on a Kansas congressman and threatened to kill him, a case that comes amid what authorities say is a sharp rise in treats to the nation’s lawmaker...

  • Top Brazil court greenlights probe of Bolsonaro for riot

    Top Brazil court greenlights probe of Bolsonaro for riot

    Legal Compliance 01/14/2023

    A Brazilian Supreme Court justice on Friday authorized adding former President Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into who incited the Jan. 8 riot in the nation’s capital, as part of a broader crackdown to hold responsible parties to account.A...

  •  Ex-Louisiana lawmaker gets 22-month sentence for wire fraud

    Ex-Louisiana lawmaker gets 22-month sentence for wire fraud

    Law Review 01/11/2023

    Former Louisiana Democratic Party leader Karen Carter Peterson, who resigned from the state Senate last year year citing depression and a gambling addiction — and later pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud — was sentenced on Wednesday to ...

  • Republicans challenge New Mexico redistricting after loss

    Republicans challenge New Mexico redistricting after loss

    Legal Compliance 01/09/2023

    The New Mexico Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in a legal challenge to a congressional map that divvies up a politically conservative region of the state.It’s one of several court battles in states from Kentucky to Utah...

  • Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding

    Arizona judge delays trial in fight over education funding

    Legal Compliance 01/07/2023

    A lawsuit over how much money Arizona’s lawmakers allocate for school maintenance, buses, textbooks and technology won’t go to trial next week, after a judge granted a request for a delay by the state’s incoming attorney general.Dem...

  • South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state abortion ban

    South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state abortion ban

    Legal Compliance 01/05/2023

    The South Carolina Supreme Court struck down Thursday a ban on abortion after cardiac activity is detected — typically around six weeks — ruling the restriction violates the state constitution’s right to privacy.The decision comes n...

  • State seeks long prison term for accused NYC subway gunman

    State seeks long prison term for accused NYC subway gunman

    Law Review 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...

  • Judge: People can sell candy, cakes, cookies without license

    Judge: People can sell candy, cakes, cookies without license

    U.S. Court Watch 01/01/2023

    A Dane County judge has ruled that people can sell a wide range of homemade food without a commercial license or kitchen.Judge Rhonda Lanford issued the decision earlier this week, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Saturday. The ruling expands the...

  • No-nonsense judge takes over FTX-Bankman-Fried criminal case

    No-nonsense judge takes over FTX-Bankman-Fried criminal case

    National Legal News 12/27/2022

    A Manhattan federal judge known for swift decisions and a no-nonsense demeanor during three decades of overseeing numerous high-profile cases was assigned Tuesday to Sam Bankman-Fried’s cryptocurrency case.The case was relegated to Judge Lewis ...