Idaho Supreme Court Rules That Strict Abortion Ban Can Take Effect

In a late Friday ruling, the state’s highest court said that a ban could begin at the end of the month while legal challenges are reviewed.

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Alito’s Call to Arms to Secure Religious Liberty

The challenge, he says, is to convince people who are not religious that religion is worth special protection.

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Prosecutors Face Distrust in Second Try to Prove Plot to Kidnap Michigan’s Governor

Two men are charged with conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. But a first trial ended with no convictions, and questions about the F.B.I.’s tactics.

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Two Trump Scenarios

What should you make of the F.B.I.’s search of Donald Trump’s home? We offer a guide.

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House Can Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns From I.R.S., Appeals Court Says

The former president’s legal team has vowed to fight the congressional effort “tooth and nail.” He is virtually certain to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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The Alex Jones Verdict and the Fight Against Disinformation

What is the significance of the defamation case against America’s most prominent conspiracy theorist?

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Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

Information and medications needed to end a pregnancy are increasingly available outside the health care system.

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Archie Battersbee, Gravely Ill 12-Year-Old, Dies After Removal of Life Support

The boy’s family had made several legal appeals to keep him on a ventilator, but judges in Britain sided with doctors in finding that he had no hope of recovery.

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Why Don’t Expect Alex Jones’s Comeuppance to Stop Lies

His success has inspired a new generation of conspiracy theorists, who have learned how to stay away from legal trouble.

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Don’t Expect Alex Jones’s Comeuppance to Stop Lies

His success has inspired a new generation of conspiracy theorists, who have learned how to stay away from legal trouble.

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Brittney Griner’s Sentence Renews Pressure on President Biden

The basketball star’s supporters are pressing for action. But critics of any possible deal are already fuming.

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Jurors Award Sandy Hook Parents $4 Million in Damages

The decision was in the first of three trials to determine how much the Infowars conspiracy theorist must pay relatives of victims for spreading lies about the 2012 school shooting.

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Russian Court Sentences Griner to 9 Years, Raising Pressure on Biden

Amid the hostility over the war in Ukraine, a court imposed nearly the maximum possible sentence on the American basketball star Brittney Griner, intensifying calls to win her release.

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Defying the Supreme Court

The Kansas abortion vote and the congressional push on same-sex marriage show how progressives can confront the Supreme Court.

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Kansas Votes to Preserve Abortion Rights Protections in Its Constitution

In the first election test after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have allowed legislators to enact abortion restrictions.

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Deshaun Watson’s Suspension Will Test the N.F.L.’s Support for Women

The N.F.L. must decide whether to uphold Watson’s six-game suspension or impose a more severe penalty. Its choice will speak volumes, writes our columnist.

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First Capitol Rioter to Face Trial Gets 7 Years, Longest Sentence So Far

Guy Wesley Reffitt was convicted in March on five counts in a case viewed as a test for the Justice Department.

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The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision, Haunted by Brown v. Board of Education

The justices cited the landmark 1954 decision banning segregation in public schools 23 times, debating its meaning and methods.

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Alex Jones Puts Company Behind Infowars Empire Into Bankruptcy

The move came as he faces a judgment of as much as $150 million for defaming Sandy Hook families.

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Breaking Agreement to Use a Condom Is a Sex Crime, Canada High Court Rules

The Supreme Court ruling is one of the strictest in a recent spate of measures addressing deceptive condom use, as courts try to define consent.

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Ricardo Cruciani, Pain Doctor, Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Patients

Ricardo Cruciani was known as a gifted neurologist. But Manhattan prosecutors said he took advantage of his patients’ chronic pain.

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‘Wagatha Christie’ Trial: Judge Finds No Libel

The High Court in London ruled against the plaintiff, Rebekah Vardy, putting an end to a legal feud that turned into a reality-show-style event.

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Man Accused in Jan. 6 Assault on Officer Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

George Tanios was initially charged with helping to attack Officer Brian Sicknick with chemical spray, but pleaded guilty to misdemeanors under a deal with prosecutors.

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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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Thomas Lane Sentenced for Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

Mr. Lane, 39, helped to hold Mr. Floyd down while another officer fatally knelt on his neck. He was the only officer to suggest they should roll Mr. Floyd on his side so he could breathe.

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Georgia’s 6-Week Abortion Ban Begins Immediately After Court Ruling

A federal appeals court said the law, which was signed in 2019 but quickly halted for violating Roe v. Wade, could go into effect.

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Louisiana Judge Allows Abortions to Become Legal Again

For the second time, a judge temporarily blocked the state’s trigger bans, which went into effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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What Is Delaware’s Court of Chancery and Its Role in Elon Musk’s Twitter Deal?

If Twitter sues Mr. Musk to force a sale of the company, the case is likely to end up at a 230-year-old court in Delaware.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Prohibits the Use of Most Drop Boxes

The ruling by the court, which has a narrow conservative majority, comes as Republicans have tried to limit voting access in the state’s cities.

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No. 2 Theranos Executive Found Guilty of 12 Counts of Fraud

Ramesh Balwani, who helped his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Holmes lead the failed blood testing start-up, was convicted on Thursday. They will likely be sentenced together.

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Man Who Shot the Rapper Nipsey Hussle Is Convicted of Murder

A jury found Eric R. Holder Jr. guilty of first-degree murder for the 2019 killing of Hussle, an artist who devoted his adult life to championing his South Los Angeles neighborhood.

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Drug Distributors Cleared of Blame for Opioids Crisis in W. Va. County

Often described as ground zero for the epidemic, the communities of Cabell County and Huntington, W. Va., had opted out of a settlement and lost their case at trial.

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E.P.A. Ruling Is Milestone in Long Pushback to Regulation of Business

The decision created greater opportunities for business interests to challenge regulations, reflecting conservative legal theories developed to rein in administrative agencies.

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Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Ability to Restrict Power Plant Emissions

The case considered the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers under the Clean Air Act.

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Supreme Court Ruling Allows State to Prosecute Non-Indians on Reserveland in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 decision that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within an Indian reservation, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

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Supreme Court Narrows Ruling for Tribes in Oklahoma

The decision followed a landmark 2020 ruling that said much of eastern Oklahoma falls within Indian reservation lands, limiting the authority of state prosecutors.

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Agents Are Blocked From Using Discretion in Deportation Arrests

The Biden administration had instructed ICE agents to focus on immigrants who were considered a threat. But a judge’s order means millions more could now be targeted for deportation.

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The End of Roe

The Supreme Court’s abortion ruling will transform American life and politics.

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Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith: Roe Is Gone but the Fight Has Just Begun

We must restore our democracy so that a radical minority can no longer drown out the will of the people.

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How G.O.P. Support for Decriminalizing Abortion Faded Over Decades

Before the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, more Republicans than Democrats backed decriminalizing the procedure. But a political and religious coalition rose and took the party in a new direction.

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Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Roils Midterm Elections

Democrats hope the fall of Roe v. Wade will jolt abortion rights supporters into action in midterm elections. But is it enough to turn voters’ attention away from inflation?

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‘Shock and Dismay’ Over the Abortion Ruling

Readers decry the Supreme Court’s decision to force many women to unwillingly endure “the risks and consequences of pregnancy.”

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Maine’s End Run Around the Supreme Court Is an Example for Other States

The move in a religion case offers hope to those worried about the dominance of the court’s conservative majority.

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Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages

A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16.

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New York Officials Fear Supreme Court Ruling Will Mean More Gun Crime

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on — and possibly overturn — a century-old law that allows local officials great discretion over who can carry a handgun.

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The Amber Heard Verdict Was a Travesty. Others Will Follow.

Abuse victims now have another reason to fear coming forward.

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The Depp-Heard Trial Had No Real Winners

We continue to live in a culture that capitalizes on celebrity misfortune.

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Johnny Depp Jury Finds That Amber Heard Defamed Him in Op-Ed

The jury in Virginia found that Ms. Heard had damaged her ex-husband’s reputation with an op-ed in which she identified herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

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New York A.G. Can Question Trump Under Oath, Appeals Court Rules

The judges unanimously rejected the former president’s appeal of an earlier ruling that ordered him and two of his adult children to testify in a civil investigation into his family business.

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Michigan Judge Suspends an Abortion Ban From 1931

The law is obsolete because of Roe v. Wade but still on the books. Abortion rights advocates are worried that a potential Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe will revive it.

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