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Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine talks Monday, June 1, 2020, in Omaha, Neb., about the video playing on several monitors that shows the fatal shooting of James Scurlock on Saturday. Kleine said that Jake Gardner, who owns two bars near where the shooting happened, fired the fatal shot during a scuffle with protesters outside one of his bars. Kleine said the bar owner said he feared for his life before the shooting. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Prosecutor to call for grand jury review of protest killing

Jun. 3, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A prosecutor who declined to bring felony charges against a white business owner who fatally shot an unarmed black man during recent civil unrest in downtown Omaha says he’s now call for a grand jury review of the case. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Wednesday that he'll...

June 9 hearing set for Tennessee inmate spared execution

Jun. 1, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oral arguments are set for June 9 in an appeal by Tennessee officials after an inmate was spared execution due to his claim that racism tainted the jury selection at his trial. State officials will argue in front of the Court of Criminal Appeals that the death sentence should be...

Longshore union can immediately appeal jury verdict damages

May. 29, 2020 11:52 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled Thursday that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union can immediately appeal a jury verdict that it was liable for damages and must pay millions of dollars to former Port of Portland Terminal 6 operator ICTSI Oregon Inc. A federal jury in November...

New Mexico will lift many business restrictions on June 1

May. 28, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will allow restaurants, shopping malls and salons to reopen at limited capacity starting on Monday, June 1, as state health regulators relax restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the changes under a new...

Iowa jury trials postponed until Sept. 14 due to COVID-19

May. 22, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Judicial Branch announced Friday that it would postpone jury trials in criminal cases until at least Sept. 14 and push back any in-person proceedings until July 13 or later because of the coronavirus threat. Some hearings can begin earlier if courthouses meet recommended...

In this screen grab from a Monday, May 18, 2020, Collin County, Texas, District Court video livestreamed on YouTube, Collin County District Judge Emily Miskel, upper left, facilitates proceedings during jury selection via Zoom in what is believed to be the first American jury trial conducted over online video. (Collin County District Court/YouTube via AP)

Texas court holds first US jury trial via videoconferencing

May. 22, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The potential jurors popped onto the screen one by one. They confirmed their names and told the judge how they were connecting to the court: on laptops, tablets and iPhones. There were some wireless issues and camera problems, but eventually 26 Texans in separate boxes raised their hands for...

Grand jury charges man with threatening to spread virus

May. 22, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man accused of coughing on and spitting at police officers while claiming to be infected with the coronavirus was indicted on a federal terrorism charge. A federal grand jury in Tampa returned an indictment Wednesday charging James Jamal Curry, 31, with perpetrating a...

Security officers, one wearing a mask, walk in front of the Supreme Court, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

May. 20, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily prevented the House of Representatives from obtaining secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The court's unsigned order granted the Trump administration's request to keep previously undisclosed...

Supreme Court puts hold on release of secret Mueller grand jury testimony to House of Representatives

May. 20, 2020 4:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court puts hold on release of secret Mueller grand jury testimony to House of Representatives.

Jury trials halted until mid-September

May. 14, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended jury trials through the summer because of the coronavirus outbreak. In an administrative order, justices said in-person court proceedings can resume beginning May 15 at the discretion of presiding local judges. However, jury trials...