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How Judges' Work Experience Can Impact Court Rulings — And Legal Precedent

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| A new study of diversity on the bench reports that judges who worked as prosecutors and corporate attorneys are significantly more likely to rule in favor of employers in workplace disputes.

Mother of Ahmaud Arbery Files Civil Lawsuit On Anniversary Of Son's Killing


The suit names Gregory and Travis McMichael, as well as William "Roddie" Bryan, who are all facing felony murder charges in connection to Arbery's death.

Wife Of 'El Chapo' Arrested In U.S. On Drug Charges


Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán faces several drug charges and is under investigation for allegedly helping her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.

Supreme Court Paves Way For N.Y. Grand Jury To Get Trump Financial Records


The high court's decision marks a major setback for Trump, who for years has fought to shield his finances and business practices from scrutiny.

Biden Gets Two Vacancies To Fill On Influential D.C. Circuit Court


With Judge David Tatel stepping down, and Judge Merrick Garland set to become Attorney General, expect Katanji Brown Jackson to fill one of the slots. She's also a potential Supreme Court nominee.

Supreme Court Stays Execution Of Alabama Inmate Who Requested Pastor's Presence


Willie B. Smith III's death by lethal injection in an Alabama prison is on hold after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered state officials to allow him to have his pastor with him when he dies.

Gunfire, Injuries Reported At Health Clinic In Buffalo, Minn.


The sheriff's office says several people were transported to area hospitals with injuries after violence that centered on the Allina Health Clinic.

U.S. Capitol Police Union To Hold No-Confidence Vote For Top Leaders


"The enormity of the multiple leadership failures both in leading up to the insurrection, and in the Department's response to it, have convinced us there is no other choice," the union head says.

Judge Blocks LA District Attorney's Reforms


A Los Angeles County judge ruled Monday that District Attorney George Gascón's policy to end sentencing enhancements in criminal cases violates California's three-strikes law.