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New York opens window for adults to sue for sexual assault

May. 24, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will temporarily set aside its time limit for adults who were sexually assaulted to bring lawsuits under a law signed Tuesday — a measure similar to one for child victims that sparked a surge of court actions. The Adult Survivors Act signed by Gov....

Ex-forensic official loses bid to toss corpse abuse charges

May. 24, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss corpse abuse charges against a former state forensic investigator accused of improperly handling two bodies on separate occasions. The judge rejected defense arguments that the indictment against James Schaeffer-Patton...

Wisconsin's high court broadens who can carry concealed guns

May. 20, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A disorderly conduct conviction can't disqualify someone from obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday in a unanimous decision that could dramatically broaden who can carry hidden firearms, knives and stun guns. ...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 16, 2022. Editorial: Break up this abusive football cartel The outright duplicity that guided the words and actions of Rams owner Stan Kroenke and National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, were widely assumed but...

US judge: Man falsely arrested by Louisiana sheriff's office

May. 16, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal agent was illegally arrested in 2019 after criticizing a Louisiana sheriff's office's investigation of a still-unsolved shooting death, a federal judge has ruled. Jerry Rogers Jr. filed a civil rights lawsuit in early 2020, claiming false arrest and...

Mississippi revises eviction law that judge called 'absurd'

May. 15, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has revised its landlord-tenant law to give renters time to gather their belongings from a home before being forced to leave, after a federal judge ruled that the previous law was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills wrote in his...

Utah AG memo: School book removal can violate 1st Amendment

May. 14, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Supreme Court has long recognized that students have their own First Amendment rights in school. Removing books from school libraries, as some parent groups and individuals in Utah have pushed local school boards and administrators to do this school year...

Sweeping fentanyl bill caps Colorado lawmakers' 2022 session

May. 12, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic-led Legislature capped its 2022 session Wednesday by passing a bill designed to confront the fentanyl crisis by giving prosecutors more room to pursue felony convictions while providing substantial support and treatment services. With fentanyl...

Jury returns mixed verdict in New York terrorism case

May. 11, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan federal court jury returned a mixed verdict Wednesday in the trial of a New Jersey software developer who authorities say researched and photographed U.S. landmarks for possible attacks. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on one terrorism charge —...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

May. 09, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. May 6, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Greg Abbott has gone too far on migrant children He is wrong politically, legally and morally. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. Gov. Abbott, you have gone too far. When...