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Supreme Court Stops Louisiana Abortion Law From Being Implemented

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| The high court effectively blocked the restrictive law pending a decision on whether the court will hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal justices for the temporary stay.

Alabama Police Officer Will Not Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Mistaken Gunman


The attorney general says the officer was justified because the man was running toward the victim with a firearm. A lawyer for the dead man's family says the police "feared a black man with a gun."

Federal Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Law On Ad Warnings For Sugary Drinks


A voter-approved law requiring large warnings about the effects of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks was challenged by the beverage industry.

Homeland Security Created A Fake University In Michigan As Part Of Immigration Sting


Eight alleged recruiters who were paid thousands of dollars for connecting students to the bogus university — which had an actual office space in Farmington Hills, Mich. — have been indicted.

New York City Reaches $3.3 Million Settlement With Kalief Browder's Family


Browder endured nearly three years on Rikers, most of it in solitary confinement, awaiting trial that never happened. He committed suicide in 2015. His death led to nationwide criminal justice reform.

Iranian Journalist Marzieh Hashemi Released By Officials After Grand Jury Appearances


Officials haven't said what the grand jury is investigating. Hashemi hasn't been accused of any crime. She was held as a material witness and now has been released from further grand jury obligations.

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty To Fatally Stabbing Black Man With Sword


James Jackson admitted he was driven by a plan to murder scores of black men to spark a nationwide race war. It's the state's first conviction of first-degree murder as an act of terrorism.

'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts


The government shutdown has led the budget of federal court systems to run dry, causing disruptions to the pursuit of justice. Court officials fear that things could get worse in coming weeks.

Supreme Court Takes 1st Gun Case In Nearly A Decade, Possibly With Big Consequences


Depending on how narrowly or broadly the court rules, it has a majority now to affect gun rights and restrictions in a dramatic way.