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Appeals Court Tosses Out Death Sentence For Boston Marathon Bomber

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| A three-judge panel sends Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's case back to a lower court for resentencing, saying the jury that sentenced him to death had not been adequately vetted.

Twin Rulings By Federal Judge Block 'Public Charge' Rules For Immigrants

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The judge cites the coronavirus pandemic in blocking the Trump administration's attempt to widen the criteria for what makes an immigrant a "public charge."

Judge Releases Trove Of Sealed Records Related To Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

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The judge unsealed hundreds of pages of documents related to a now-settled defamation suit brought against Maxwell by one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers.

Atlanta Mayor Defends Legal Face-Off With Georgia's Governor Over Masks

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' order requiring face masks in her city has prompted Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to sue. Bottoms discusses the legal battle and plans for schools in the fall.

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As Concerns About Voting Build, The Supreme Court Refuses To Step In

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The court expressed a frosty attitude toward election lawsuits in four cases this year — from Wisconsin, Texas, Alabama and Florida.

U.S.-Canada Asylum Treaty Unconstitutional, Judge Finds, Citing 'Cruel' U.S. Behavior

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For years, refugees seeking asylum at the official ports of entry on the Canadian border have been turned back. But now a judge rules U.S. treatment of the returned refugees violates human rights.

Former Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Tax Evasion

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The Washington County prosecutor's office says Chauvin and his wife underreported their joint income from 2014 through 2019 by $464,433.

Trump Expands Deployment Of Federal Agents To End 'Explosion Of Shootings'

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Trump says agents will go "into communities plagued by violent crime." He adds the administration has "no choice but to get involved."

Fatal N.J. Shooting By 'Anti-Feminist' Raises Questions About Protection Of Judges

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Attacks such as the one that left Judge Esther Salas' son dead are rare, but a report shows "threats and inappropriate comments" against federal court workers increased fourfold since 2015.