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  • Judge denies 19-year-old’s ask to attend father’s execution

    Judge denies 19-year-old’s ask to attend father’s execution

    Daily Legal News 11/26/2022

    A federal judge has denied a request from a 19-year-old woman to allow her to watch her father’s death by injection, upholding a Missouri law that bars anyone under 21 from witnessing an execution.Kevin Johnson is set to be executed Tuesday for...

  • Federal judge rules in favor of bikini baristas over dress

    Federal judge rules in favor of bikini baristas over dress

    Daily Legal News 10/29/2022

    A Washington city’s dress code ordinance saying bikini baristas must cover their bodies at work has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court.The decision in a partial summary judgment this week comes after a lengthy legal battle between b...

  • Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    Baton Rouge judge suspended for abusing power

    Daily Legal News 10/23/2022

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a Baton Rouge judge without pay for 180 days for abusing her power to hold people in contempt.East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court Judge Charlene Charet Day, who has held the seat since 2011, violated the law...

  • Judge gauges if Indiana abortion ban defies religious rights

    Judge gauges if Indiana abortion ban defies religious rights

    Daily Legal News 10/15/2022

    A top Indiana lawyer on Friday questioned the validity of a lawsuit brought by a group of residents who argue that the state’s abortion ban violates their religious freedoms.A judge heard arguments Friday for about an hour in an Indianapolis co...

  • Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balance

    Daily Legal News 09/26/2022

    A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware’s requirement for political balance on its courts.Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party&rd...

  • Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    Probation for woman who wiped up blood after killing spouse

    Daily Legal News 08/07/2022

    A Florida woman who was acquitted of murdering her husband, a prominent official at the University of Central Florida, was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for tampering with evidence.A judge sentenced Danielle Redlick in state court in Orland...

  • South Carolina’s 6-week abortion ban can continue for now

    South Carolina’s 6-week abortion ban can continue for now

    Daily Legal News 07/27/2022

    South Carolina can continue enforcing its six-week abortion ban after a judge on Tuesday denied a request to temporarily block it amid a legal battle that is now headed to the state Supreme Court.Since the U.S. Supreme Court ended the federal right t...

  • Zimbabwe students scoop international awards for moot court

    Zimbabwe students scoop international awards for moot court

    Daily Legal News 07/17/2022

    A history-making team of Zimbabwean high school students that became world and European moot court competition champions has been widely praised in a country where the education system is beset by poor funding, lack of materials and teachers’ s...

  • Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban

    Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban

    Daily Legal News 07/05/2022

    A Florida judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a new 15-week abortion ban days after it took effect in the state, an expected move following an oral ruling last week in which he said the law violated the state constitution.Judge John C. Cooper issued...

  • Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    Man denies kidnapping charge in alleged murder-for-hire plot

    Daily Legal News 06/03/2022

    A Colorado man pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal court in Vermont to kidnapping a man who was later found shot to death in a snowbank in 2018 in what prosecutors allege is a murder-for-hire case stemming from a financial dispute. Federal prosecu...

  • No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

    No state charge for billionaire Sanford in child porn probe

    Daily Legal News 05/28/2022

    The South Dakota attorney general’s office has declined to file charges against billionaire T. Denny Sanford following an investigation into possible possession of child pornography, saying it found no “prosecutable offenses” within...

  • Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

    Accountant avoids prison time in college admissions scandal

    Daily Legal News 05/14/2022

    An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery case has avoided prison for his role in the sweeping scheme.U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani on Friday sentenced Steven Masera, 72, to time already se...