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  • Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

    Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

    Legal Compliance 05/14/2022

    An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery case has avoided prison for his role in the sweeping scheme.U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani on Friday sentenced Steven Masera, 72, to time already se...

  • Man denies killing mother at sea to inherit family’s estate

    Man denies killing mother at sea to inherit family’s estate

    Law Journals 05/11/2022

    A 28-year-old man who was rescued from a raft off the coast of New England in 2016 after his boat sank pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he killed his mother at sea to inherit the family’s estate.Nathan Carman was arraigned in federal cou...

  • Ruling revives challenge to Chicago’s ticketing fines, fees

    Ruling revives challenge to Chicago’s ticketing fines, fees

    U.S. Court Watch 05/07/2022

    An appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago of overcharging fees and fines for resident vehicle stickers and parking violations.The suit now goes back to Cook County Court. A county judge previously dismissed the case, w...

  • CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

    CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

    U.S. Court Watch 05/03/2022

    U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.Americans age 2 and older should...

  • Singapore court dismisses final appeal of disabled Malaysian

    Singapore court dismisses final appeal of disabled Malaysian

    Legal Compliance 04/25/2022

    The Singapore Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a last-minute legal challenge filed by the mother of a mentally disabled Malaysian man in an attempt to halt his execution for drug trafficking.The dismissal of the motion clears the way for the exec...

  • Arizona judge nixes suit that wants Trump backers off ballot

    Arizona judge nixes suit that wants Trump backers off ballot

    Legal Compliance 04/23/2022

    A judge in Phoenix has dismissed lawsuits seeking to disqualify three Republican lawmakers from this year’s ballot because they participated in or helped organize the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington that led to an unprecedented attack on Cong...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    Wisconsin Supreme Court adopts GOP-drawn legislative maps

    Legal Compliance 04/17/2022

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday adopted Republican-drawn maps for the state Legislature, handing the GOP a victory just weeks after initially approving maps drawn by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.The court reversed itself after the U.S. Supreme Co...

  • 2nd defendant pleads guilty in 2018 hate crime in Washington

    2nd defendant pleads guilty in 2018 hate crime in Washington

    Legal Compliance 04/09/2022

    A second defendant has pleaded guilty in federal court to a hate crime and making false statements in connection with a 2018 racially-motivated assault in the Seattle area.U.S. Attorney Nick Brown said Jason DeSimas, 45, of Tacoma, Washington, is one...

  • Judge won’t halt execution over intellectual disability

    Judge won’t halt execution over intellectual disability

    Legal Compliance 03/29/2022

    A judge on Tuesday dismissed a motion to declare a Tennessee death row inmate intellectually disabled, a move that would have prohibited his upcoming execution.Senior Judge Walter Kurtz wrote that federal courts had previously determined Byron Black ...

  • Challenges to Ohio’s new congressional map reach high court

    Challenges to Ohio’s new congressional map reach high court

    Legal Compliance 12/29/2021

    The question of whether Ohio’s new congressional map was unconstitutionally gerrymandered to favor the Republicans who controlled the mapmaking process drew strong pushback Tuesday among justices of the Ohio Supreme Court.Oral arguments in two ...

  • Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

    Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

    National Legal News 12/07/2021

    As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense.Both sides...

  • SC high court rejects capital city’s school mask mandate

    SC high court rejects capital city’s school mask mandate

    National Legal News 09/04/2021

    South Carolina’s highest court on Thursday tossed out a school mask mandate in the state’s capital city, saying it contradicts a state budget measure aimed at preventing face covering requirements. State Attorney General Alan Wilson had s...