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  • Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot dating rule is legal under civil rights law

    Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot dating rule is legal under civil rights law

    Legal Compliance 03/30/2024

    A requirement for Pennsylvania voters to put accurate handwritten dates on the outside envelopes of their mail-in ballots does not run afoul of a civil rights law, a federal appeals court panel said Wednesday, overturning a lower court ruling.A divid...

  • Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Former Georgia insurance commissioner John Oxendine pleads guilty

    Legal Compliance 03/26/2024

    A former Georgia insurance commissioner who made a failed Republican run for governor has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud.John W. Oxendine of Johns Creek entered the guilty plea Friday in federal court in Atlanta. The 61-year...

  • Alabama woman who faked kidnapping pleads guilty to false reporting

    Alabama woman who faked kidnapping pleads guilty to false reporting

    Legal Compliance 03/22/2024

    An Alabama woman who claimed she was abducted after stopping her car to check on a wandering toddler pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of giving false information to law enforcement.News outlets reported that Carlee Russell pleaded guilty to misd...

  • Court upholds mandatory prison terms for some low-level drug dealers

    Court upholds mandatory prison terms for some low-level drug dealers

    Legal Compliance 03/17/2024

    The Supreme Court ruled Friday that thousands of low-level drug dealers are ineligible for shortened prison terms under a Trump-era bipartisan criminal justice overhaul. The justices took the case of Mark Pulsifer, an Iowa man who was convicted of di...

  • Prosecutors seek from 40 to 50 years in prison for Sam Bankman-Fried

    Prosecutors seek from 40 to 50 years in prison for Sam Bankman-Fried

    Legal Compliance 03/15/2024

    FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s orchestration of one of history’s largest financial frauds in his quest to dominate the cryptocurrency world deserves a prison sentence of 40 to 50 years, federal prosecutors on Friday told a federal judge....

  • Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Legal Compliance 03/07/2024

    Criticizing laws or chanting anti-government slogans can be enough to jail someone for sedition in Hong Kong, an appeal court ruled Thursday in a landmark case brought under a colonial-era law increasingly used to crush dissent.Tam Tak-chi, the first...

  • Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Hong Kong court affirms landmark sedition conviction for pro-democracy activist

    Legal Compliance 03/07/2024

    Criticizing laws or chanting anti-government slogans can be enough to jail someone for sedition in Hong Kong, an appeal court ruled Thursday in a landmark case brought under a colonial-era law increasingly used to crush dissent.Tam Tak-chi, the first...

  • Supreme Court could overturn Oklahoma death row inmate's conviction

    Supreme Court could overturn Oklahoma death row inmate's conviction

    Legal Compliance 01/24/2024

    The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear an appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, who has steadfastly maintained his innocence and averted multiple attempts by the state to execute him.Glossip was sentenced in a 1997 murder-for-...

  • NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    NRA chief Wayne LaPierre announces resignation ahead of trial

    Legal Compliance 01/08/2024

    The longtime head of the National Rifle Association said Friday he is resigning, just days before the start of a civil trial over allegations he treated himself to millions of dollars in private jet flights, yacht trips, African safaris and other ext...

  • The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban

    The Supreme Court is allowing Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban

    Legal Compliance 01/06/2024

    The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Idaho to enforce its strict abortion ban, even in medical emergencies, while a legal fight continues.The justices said they would hear arguments in April and put on hold a lower court ruling that had blocked the Id...

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Wisconsin Supreme Court orders new legislative maps in redistricting case

    Legal Compliance 12/24/2023

    The liberal-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Republican-drawn legislative maps on Friday and ordered that new district boundary lines be drawn as Democrats had urged in a redistricting case they hope will weaken GOP majorities.The ruling...

  • Georgia Supreme Court ruling prevents GOP-backed commission

    Georgia Supreme Court ruling prevents GOP-backed commission

    Legal Compliance 12/01/2023

    Georgia’s state Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to approve rules for a new commission to discipline and remove state prosecutors, meaning the commission can’t begin operating.Some Republicans in Georgia want the new commission to disci...