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Court says McCloskeys can't advise right-wing group for free

May. 19, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

The Missouri Supreme Court denied a request by U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to give free legal advice to a conservative activist group as a condition of their professional probation, but McCloskey said Thursday he'll try to find another right-wing organization to represent. ...

Wardlow running in primary after losing GOP backing for AG

May. 17, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow announced Tuesday that he'll run in the August primary after losing the Republican endorsement to business attorney Jim Schultz at the party's convention last weekend. Wardlow, who was the party’s nominee in 2018, is...

Federal Election Commission deadlocks, won't punish Trump

May. 16, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has decided not to take action against former President Donald Trump after commissioners deadlocked over whether his campaign broke the law by masking how it was spending cash during the 2020 campaign. In a letter on Monday, the FEC...

South Carolina law firm is turning 100, still going strong

May. 14, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — The Beaufort law firm of Harvey and Battey — whose attorneys have served as some of the leading political figures in Beaufort County and the state — turns 100 years old this month. That makes it the oldest law firm in Beaufort County, said Bill Harvey III,...

3 years on, Ronald Greene's family still waiting for justice

May. 10, 2022 22:15 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Three years ago, when a beaten and bloody Ronald Greene drew his final breath on a rural roadside, his death in Louisiana State Police custody seemed destined for obscurity. Family members were told — falsely — that he died in a car crash after a high-speed...

$20 million HUD grant doubles size of eviction legal help

May. 09, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development is doubling the size of its eviction protection program, designed to fund legal assistance for tenants seeking to stay in their homes. The $20 million HUD grant, announced Monday, will not provide any sort of direct...

Judge orders school to let trans student use boys restroom

Apr. 29, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Friday ordering a central Indiana middle school to allow a transgender student to have access to the boys restroom. The order issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt requires John R. Wooden Middle School...

Swiss to unfreeze $430M as Egypt money laundering probe ends

Apr. 13, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors will not file any charges after concluding a decade-long investigation into alleged money laundering and organized crime linked to late former President Hosni Mubarak’s circles in Egypt, and will release some 400 million Swiss francs ($430 million) frozen in...

Contract attorneys in western Montana seek pay increase

Apr. 06, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Several months after the state of Montana said it was spending $1.5 million in federal pandemic relief money to shore up the public defender's office in the Billings area and offer higher pay to contract attorneys, a group of attorneys in western Montana said they want a pay...

Judge Michelle Childs honored by South Carolina lawyer group

Apr. 04, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Michelle Childs, the South Carolina federal judge recently under consideration for a slot on the U.S. Supreme Court, has received a top award from a trial lawyer group in her home state. Childs has been named the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to...