CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Must Pay $650.5 Million in Ohio Opioids Case

A federal judge ordered the big pharmacy chains to bear about one-third of the responsibility for fueling a deadly drug crisis.

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Giuliani Is a Target in Georgia’s Trump Election Inquiry, Lawyer Says

Rudolph W. Giuliani, as former President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, spearheaded efforts to keep Mr. Trump in power.

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Warhol’s Images of Prince: Social Commentary or Copyright Infringement?

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the fall over whether the artist’s alterations of a photograph of the musician should be as protected as a new, transformative work.

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Will the F.B.I.’s Mar-a-Lago Raid Help Re-Elect Trump?

The coming clash between the legal system and the electoral system.

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We Are Living in Richard Nixon’s America, and Trump Wants to Keep Us There

Remember when there was talk of Joe Biden as a transformational figure?

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Despite Biden’s Success on Judges, Progressives Demand Faster Pace

Democrats may leave dozens of federal judicial vacancies unfilled this year, prompting concern among liberal groups about a blockade should Republicans win the Senate.

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Women, the Game Is Rigged. It’s Time We Stop Playing by the Rules.

It’s hard to ignore the fact that empowerment feminism hasn’t really delivered on its promises.

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Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich

How fines and fees trap people in a kind of penury from which they may never escape.

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Jury Begins Deliberations on Contempt Charges in Bannon Trial

If convicted of both charges stemming from his defiance of the Jan. 6 panel’s subpoena, he could face a fine of up to $1,000 and up to a year in prison for each.

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Court Win Bolsters Push to Highlight Prosecutors’ Misconduct

A group of law professors have tried to strengthen the disciplinary process for prosecuting attorneys by making complaints public.

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House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill Amid Fears of Court Reversal

The legislation would recognize same-sex marriages at the federal level and repeal a defunct law that defined marriage as between a man and woman. It faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

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Biden Ends Plan to Name Anti-Abortion Lawyer Backed by McConnell as Judge

The White House quietly agreed with the Senate Republican leader to nominate Chad Meredith for a federal judgeship, but opposition from his fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul scuttled the deal.

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Republicans Have Set Themselves Up for a Showdown With the Supreme Court

Two conservative critiques of the administrative state are in contradiction with each other.

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Why Judges Keep Recusing Themselves From a N.Y.C. Vaccine Mandate Case

The city’s teachers, who sued over vaccine requirements, said the judges assigned to the case owned thousands of dollars of Covid-19 vaccine-maker stock, which could affect their rulings.

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Dobbs Is Not the Only Reason to Question the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

America’s age of norms is over.

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In Bronx Housing Court, Tenants Fight to Stay in Their Homes

Since New York’s eviction moratorium ended in January, tenants and their landlords are returning to housing court.

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The Supreme Court Case That Could Doom U.S. Climate Goals

The government’s power to tackle pollution is not the only question at stake in a potentially far-reaching lawsuit.

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Jocelyn Benson: Protests at Judges’ Homes Must Be Legal, but They Aren’t Effective

Despite the terrifying experience of armed protesters picketing Jocelyn Benson’s house, she supports the right to protest outside public officials’ homes.

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70 N.Y. Judges Went on a Montauk Retreat. 20 Came Down With the Virus.

A judicial gathering at a seaside resort, with karaoke included, became a superspreader event.

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Russian Atrocities Prompt Bipartisan Push to Expand U.S. War Crimes Law

A bill being drafted in the Senate would allow U.S. courts to try war crimes cases even if neither the perpetrators nor the victims are American.

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A Battle Over How to Battle Over Roe: Protests at Justices’ Homes Fuel Rancor

Many of the protesters have expressed concern that the scrutiny over the demonstrations has distracted from the real issue: restricting a woman’s right to have an abortion.

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Roberts and Alito, Once Close Allies, Have Taken Divergent Paths

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. have become emblems of a stark divide at the Supreme Court as it confronts whether to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Family Court Lawyers Flee Low-Paying Jobs. Parents and Children Suffer.

New York hasn’t raised the attorneys’ fees since 2004, creating a shortage that has denied the most vulnerable their constitutional right to a lawyer.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #labor-and-jobs, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #legal-profession, #manhattan-nyc

Crime Stoppers of Houston Takes a Partisan Turn

Crime Stoppers of Houston built its reputation on a successful tip line. Then it decided to take on Democratic judges.

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Democrats Aim to Fill as Many Court Vacancies as Possible by End of 2022

Democrats aim to fill as many court vacancies as possible by the end of 2022, when Senate Republicans are in reach of winning control and slamming the brakes on President Biden’s picks.

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New York’s Bail Laws Are Changing Again. Here’s How.

Governor Kathy Hochul pushed for a rewrite of the 2019 laws governing the criminal justice system.

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Cory Booker, ‘You Had Our Back’

No senators distinguished themselves more during Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing than Booker, the face that looked most like Jackson’s.

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Oh, Josh & Marsha & Ted & Lindsey … Sorry, Judge Jackson

At every stage, the nominee comported herself with professionalism, grace and dignity — the precise opposite of what we witnessed from some of the Republican lawmakers involved.

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Jackson Vote Poses a Political Dilemma for Murkowski

The Alaska Republican is facing a difficult re-election race in which she is under attack by former President Donald J. Trump and the right. Could a vote for President Biden’s nominee save her?

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U.K. Judges Quit Top Hong Kong Court

They had served on the territory’s highest court, part of an arrangement to retain links to the common law world after Hong Kong returned to China.

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The G.O.P.’s Misleading Attack on Judge Jackson

How Republicans used a specious attack to portray her as soft on child sex abuse.

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How Black Women Saw Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Watching the Supreme Court nominee was a major moment, but her treatment by Republican senators felt all too familiar. “Every Black woman speaks that language,” one woman said.

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The Respectful Supreme Court Hearing That Wasn’t

Republicans’ hostile interrogation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and relentless re-litigating of past Supreme Court feuds marred a historic moment.

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The Using of Ketanji Brown Jackson

Republicans are using Jackson as a pawn in a political battle that has little to do with her or the Supreme Court.

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The Confirmation Hearing of Ketanji Brown Jackson

What we’ve learned so far from the questioning of President Biden’s first nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Pledging to ‘Stay in My Lane,’ Jackson Defends Her Record

As Republicans suggested she was soft on crime, particularly when it came to child sexual abuse, and an extremist on matters of race, the Supreme Court nominee pushed back.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, Facing Senators for Fourth Time, Knows the Confirmation Playbook

In her Supreme Court confirmation hearings this week, the judge will draw on her earlier experiences and those of her predecessors.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Fought Injustices While at Harvard

A look at Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s career as a Harvard student shows her early passion for justice, and her strong sense of identity.

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Push for More Restrictive Bail Law Gains a Key Ally: Gov. Hochul

Ms. Hochul wants to expand the list of crimes eligible for bail in New York, and give judges the power to consider a defendant’s “dangerousness” in setting bail for certain crimes.

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Cambodia Convicts 19 Opposition Politicians on ‘Incitement’ Charges

Critics called the trial a “witch hunt,” and the latest effort by Prime Minister Hun Sen to eliminate the last vestiges of dissenting political voices in what was already a virtually one-party state.

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Ghislaine Maxwell and the Juror Who Kept His Past a Secret

Juror No. 50 in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial withheld his history of abuse. That doesn’t make him a bad juror.

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‘I Thought I Knew What Bravery Was. And Then I Saw Ukraine.’

Readers are moved by the courage of Ukrainians and their president. Also: Judge Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court; streaming movies.

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Anita Hill Takes On Those ‘Trying to Put Black Women in a Box’

The law professor who testified during Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation 30 years ago reflects on what hasn’t changed about the American judiciary.

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New York’s Chief Judge Wants to Consolidate the Court Network

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore wants the State Legislature to approve her plan to consolidate the state’s sprawling court network, which would condense 11 trial courts into 2.

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E.U. Cuts Payments to Poland in Dispute Over Unpaid Fines

For the first time, the E.U. executive arm said it would divert millions in grants to a member country to cover unpaid fines, escalating a confrontation despite jitters over Ukraine.

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One Illness Reminds Democrats They Have No Votes to Spare

With a Supreme Court confirmation vote approaching, some Democrats are urging a speedier process to guard against unforeseen circumstances.

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Let’s Bring the Supreme Court Back Down to Earth

To the extent that Biden has been open about the politics and the optics of this nomination, I think he’s done a service for the public.

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Black Women in Law Feel Pride and Frustration Ahead of Court Nominee

As Biden prepares to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, members of this small, elite group are watching with complicated emotions.

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Bitterness From Supreme Court Fights Hangs Over Coming Nomination

The battles of the recent past will no doubt extend into the coming fight over President Biden’s choice to replace Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #breyer-stephen-g, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Civil Rights Queen,’ the Story of a Brave and Brilliant Trailblazer

Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s book is the first major biography of Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge, among other achievements.

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