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Nevada high court: Racial comments tainted Black man's trial

Jan. 21, 2022 19:47 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a Black man who was found guilty in Elko of attempted murder and other violent felonies, ruling that his jury was tainted by “harmful racial stereotypes” during pretrial questioning by his defense attorney. ...

Judge in Arbery death hate crimes case hears racial evidence

Jan. 21, 2022 17:02 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge closed his courtroom to the public Friday to hear attorneys debate whether “racially insensitive” text messages should be allowed as evidence in the hate crimes trial of three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery. U.S. Magistrate...

Trial against Johnson & Johnson delayed until September

Jan. 21, 2022 16:57 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has postponed a pending trial against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over opioid distribution and marketing from February to September because of COVID-19 concerns. The state of New Hampshire was scheduled to face a jury trial on Feb. 2 against...

Access again an issue at federal trial in Floyd's killing

Jan. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A closed hearing in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd’s killing was canceled Friday after prosecutors and the media objected, the second time in just days that access to the proceedings became an issue. U.S....

Marion County delays jury trials' return amid COVID-19 cases

Jan. 21, 2022 12:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The resumption of jury trials has been pushed back in Indiana’s most populous county after officials say about 90 court employees tested positive this month for COVID-19. Court officials in Marion County, the home of Indianapolis, announced Thursday that jury...

Jury in federal trial in Floyd killing appears mostly white

Jan. 20, 2022 21:41 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury of 18 people who appeared mostly white was picked Thursday for the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, a case that the judge told potential jurors has “absolutely nothing” to do with race. The...

Jury selection proceeds for Avenatti-Stormy Daniels trial

Jan. 20, 2022 21:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the once high-profile California attorney who regularly taunted then-President Donald Trump during frequent television appearances, was introduced Thursday to prospective jurors who will decide whether he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels out of book-deal...

The 18 jurors picked for federal trial over Floyd's killing

Jan. 20, 2022 21:25 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eighteen people were picked to hear the federal case against three former Minneapolis officers who are charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights during the May 2020 arrest that led to the Black man's death. Twelve jurors will deliberate and six are alternates. Most...

Georgia DA asks for special grand jury in election probe

Jan. 20, 2022 18:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor looking into possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday sent a...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

Jan. 20, 2022 18:13 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a...