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In open letter to Brazilian authorities, 40+ rights groups condemn ‘attempt to intimidate and retaliate against’ Glenn Greenwald 25.1.2020 Raw Story
A coalition of more than 40 press freedom and human rights groups from across the globe sent a letter Friday to Brazilian authorities condemning cybercrime charges brought against American investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald earlier this week as a clear intimidation effort for his reporting on key members of President Jair Bolsonaro’s government. “These charges represent […]
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Federal Court Dismisses Youth Climate Lawsuit — But They’re Not Giving Up 24.1.2020
Federal judges dismissed "Juliana v. U.S.," a lawsuit brought on behalf of 21 young people against the ...
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“Roe v. Wade” Is Being Chipped Away. Will We Lose It Altogether This Year? 23.1.2020
“Roe v. Wade” Is Being Chipped Away. Will We Lose It Altogether This Year?
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Myth busted: Turns out bankruptcy can wipe out student loan debt after all 22.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told student debt can't be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that's a myth and bankruptcy can help.
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Liberal Hacks: CNN Hails Schiff as ‘Effective Orator’ Making ‘A Pretty Compelling Story’ 22.1.2020 NewsBusters
Having all received their marching orders from Dear Leader Jeffrey Zucker, CNN’s panel of so-called analysts and journalists sang the praises of pal and lead House Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) late Tuesday afternoon as an “effective orator” who produced “a pretty compelling story” with “facts” that, in their minds, put the White House to ...
Impeachment Quick Hit: Trump 'Stonewalling' Could Mean ‘We Don’t Have a Democracy’ 22.1.2020 NewsBusters
ABC offered long hours of coverage of the first day of impeachment, dissecting every moment of the effort to remove the President. At 3:05 PM, Melissa Murray fretted that making the wrong decisions during this trial could lead to the end of “democracy.” The ABC News analyst decided that the main focus is this: “This is the big question. Is the president going to be above the law? That's the whole point of this impeachment hearing.” Murray, contributor Kate Shaw and George Stephanopoulos were discussing witnesses and the various procedural motions. ...
In a first, 9/11 plotter will face CIA psychologists in court 21.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The coming trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a military commission will focus not on what he did — orchestrate the deaths of 2,973 people — but on the torture inflicted on him as a result.

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U.S. court dismisses suit by youths over climate change 18.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future.
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TV cameras to be allowed in Crown Courts in England and Wales 16.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Judges' sentencing remarks in high-profile criminal cases in England and Wales are to be filmed.
Coming soon! AI in Indian courts 15.1.2020 Rediff: Business
'It is feared that AI can predict the outcome of a case once it is launched.' 'It knows the law, precedents and judicial thinking better.' 'If AI becomes too common, clients will start using the software to measure the chance of success of their cases,' says M J Antony.
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Boulder DA can’t justify full-time investigator, but hopes new legislation will get domestic violence offenders to turn over guns 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
While the 20th Judicial District does not have a big enough caseload to justify a full-time investigator solely dedicated to tracking down domestic violence offenders with weapons, Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said he hopes new legislation in 2020 will help make it easier for the courts to enforce those restrictions.
The Supreme Court can legally step in if McConnell tries to push through an unfair impeachment trial: attorney 12.1.2020 Raw Story
In a column for the Washington Post, attorney James Robenalt laid out the legal basis for the Supreme Court to step in and review the impeachment trial of Donald Trump if there is evidence it was not conducted properly. With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) already admitting that he is working hand-in-hand with the […]
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Judge slams Trump’s attempt to toss rape accuser’s lawsuit: ‘Not even a tweet’ to back up motion 11.1.2020 Raw Story
A New York judge rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by rape accuser E. Jean Carroll. This article was originally published at Salon Carroll, a longtime magazine columnist, accused Trump last year of raping her in the dressing room of a New York department store in the 1990s. Trump denied the […]
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Suspect in Arvada carjacking, who allegedly fired at police while fleeing scene, is arrested 10.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
A suspect in an armed carjacking last month, who allegedly fired shots at Arvada police, has been arrested.
Attorney Robert Corry removes himself from fatal I-70 truck crash case 10.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Prominent attorney Robert Corry will no longer defend the truck driver charged in the deadly Interstate 70 crash last spring, citing monetary and personal reasons.
Jim Jordan Is Lying About Voting Rights 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last week, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent an alarming email to his supporters. Jordan, who is one of Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders on Capitol Hill, warned that Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder is on the cusp of using the courts to “steal” his congressional seat and replace him with a “radical liberal.” He asked […]
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Should Judges Have to Weigh the Price Tag of Sending Someone to Prison? 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
There’s one trial that Buta Biberaj will never forget. Biberaj, a former defense attorney, remembers how Virginia jurors in 2017 requested 132 years of prison for a man who stole car tires. The jurors may have been unaware that taxpayers could pay more than $25,000 a year to keep someone incarcerated—so by proposing their sentence, […]
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Column: Study finds no link between talc and ovarian cancer, but don't expect the lawsuits to stop 8.1.2020 LA Times: Business

A new study says talc doesn't cause ovarian cancer

Denver DA hires investigator to make sure domestic violence offenders turn over guns 7.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Prosecutors hope their experience with a domestic violence firearms investigator could provide a road map to implement the state's new red flag law.
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A 41-year-old law designed to protect Native American families is under attack. Here’s what that means for Colorado’s tribes. 5.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A legal battle over the future of the Indian Child Welfare Act is brewing in federal courts, and Coloradans are joining the fight in support of Native Americans.
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