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High Noon For The Future Of The Voting Rights Act At The Supreme Court

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| In 2013, the court gutted a key provision of the law, citing that Section 2 of the act still bars discrimination in voting nationwide. Now, Section 2 is in the conservative court's crosshairs.

'Yeah, We Lied': Messages Show Prosecutors' Panic Over Missteps In Federal Case


The newly disclosed documents give a window into the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan after a judge started asking questions about a case that the Justice Department won but then abandoned.

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


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.