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Crump to represent Randy Cox, Black man hurt in police van

Jun. 28, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump said Tuesday he will lead the legal fight on behalf of Randy Cox, a Black man who was seriously injured in the back of a police van in Connecticut when the driver braked suddenly. Crump also called for a federal civil rights investigation...

Election investigator sued again for deleting records

Jun. 28, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A liberal government watchdog group on Tuesday filed its fourth open records lawsuit over the investigation of the 2020 election result in Wisconsin, targeting the lead investigator for his practice of deleting records he didn’t deem useful to the investigation. ...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Fight over 2020 election records lands in Pennsylvania court

Jun. 28, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A county judge in Williamsport has to decide whether to force officials to provide voter-by-voter electronic election records after the state Office of Open Records ruled Pennsylvania law makes them confidential. Heather Honey, who heads the Lebanon,...

Deshaun Watson's legal team set to face off versus NFL

Jun. 28, 2022 02:22 AM EDT

Deshaun Watson’s legal team takes on the NFL on Tuesday in front of a retired judge to determine his immediate future with the Cleveland Browns. Former U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson, who was jointly appointed by the league and the NFL Players’ Association, will hold a hearing...

Court finds France negligent in Caribbean pesticide case

Jun. 27, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court in Paris found the French government guilty of wrongful negligence involving the former use of a banned pesticide in the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique but denied compensation to those affected, officials announced Monday. ...

California advances Texas-style lawsuits over illegal guns

Jun. 27, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislators on Monday approved Texas-style lawsuits over illegal guns, mimicking the Lone Star State's law aimed at deterring abortions and obliquely linking the two most controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions from last week. The California...

Biden suspends rules limiting immigrant arrest, deportation

Jun. 27, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration, reacting to a federal court ruling in Texas, has suspended an order that had focused resources for the arrest and deportation of immigrants on those who are considered a threat to public safety and national security. The Department of...

ACLU Lawsuit: Abortion ban violates Kentucky constitution

Jun. 27, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new abortion ban is being challenged by abortion-rights supporters, who filed a lawsuit Monday that says women are being “forced to remain pregnant against their will” in violation of the state's constitution. The state's Republican attorney...

Near-total abortion ban temporarily blocked in Utah, the latest state where lawsuits are playing out after Roe falls

Jun. 27, 2022 17:41 PM EDT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Near-total abortion ban temporarily blocked in Utah, the latest state where lawsuits are playing out after Roe falls.