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  • 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...

  • Fire at Wisconsin anti-abortion office investigated as arson

    Fire at Wisconsin anti-abortion office investigated as arson

    Daily Legal News 05/10/2022

    failed to ignite, authorities said.Flames were seen coming from Wisconsin Family Action’s office shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, and the fire was being investigated as arson. It wasn’t immediately clear who vandalized the building, but the m...

  • Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

    Supreme Court Notebook: Roberts pays tribute to Breyer

    Daily Legal News 04/29/2022

    The fertile mind of Justice Stephen Breyer has conjured a stream of hypothetical questions through the years that have, in the words of a colleague, “befuddled” lawyers and justices alike.Breyer, 83, seemed a bit subdued as he sat through...

  • 2nd defendant pleads guilty in 2018 hate crime in Washington

    2nd defendant pleads guilty in 2018 hate crime in Washington

    Daily Legal News 04/09/2022

    A second defendant has pleaded guilty in federal court to a hate crime and making false statements in connection with a 2018 racially-motivated assault in the Seattle area.U.S. Attorney Nick Brown said Jason DeSimas, 45, of Tacoma, Washington, is one...

  • Lawsuit over beef farm in trout stream watershed may proceed

    Lawsuit over beef farm in trout stream watershed may proceed

    Daily Legal News 03/29/2022

    A state court judge said environmental groups may proceed with a lawsuit seeking to halt expansion of a cattle farm in northeast Iowa near a prized trout stream.Judge Michael Huppert on Monday ruled against the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, w...

  • Man convicted of fraudulently seeking $13M in COVID-19 loans

    Man convicted of fraudulently seeking $13M in COVID-19 loans

    Daily Legal News 02/28/2022

    A Massachusetts businessman has been convicted of fraudulently seeking more than $13 million in federal coronavirus pandemic relief loans, federal prosecutors said. Elijah Majak Buoi, 40, of Winchester, was convicted Thursday of four counts of wire f...

  • Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Daily Legal News 02/19/2022

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointments of two judges to the state’s highest court on Thursday. Harford County Circuit Court Judge Angela Eaves has been appointed to the Maryland Court of Appeals. Eaves, who is the first Hispanic j...

  • VMI to change honor system said to expel Blacks more often

    VMI to change honor system said to expel Blacks more often

    Daily Legal News 02/07/2022

    The Virginia Military Institute says it will change its student-run honor court to make it more fair to cadets as part of a response to a state-ordered investigation into racism and sexism at the school. VMI detailed the reforms in a progress report ...

  • Moats named to temporary seat on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Moats named to temporary seat on West Virginia Supreme Court

    Daily Legal News 02/07/2022

    A circuit judge has been appointed to a temporary seat on the West Virginia Supreme Court after the resignation of Justice Evan Jenkins. Chief Justice John Hutchison on Monday appointed Alan D. Moats to the high court. Moats has served in the judicia...

  • US sanctions Myanmar judiciary officials on coup anniversary

    US sanctions Myanmar judiciary officials on coup anniversary

    Daily Legal News 02/04/2022

    The Biden administration on Monday slapped sanctions on top members of Myanmar’s judiciary and one of its main revenue-producing ports over rights abuses since last year’s coup. The sanctions on the country’s attorney general, supre...

  • Court: Mask rule OK at Iowa schools with disabled students

    Court: Mask rule OK at Iowa schools with disabled students

    Daily Legal News 01/29/2022

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed the state of Iowa to enforce a law that prevents local schools from imposing mask mandates, except for schools attended by students whose disabilities make them more vulnerable to severe illness if they get ...

  • Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

    Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

    Daily Legal News 01/26/2022

    An unvaccinated former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times. The Republican’s positive test was announced in court just as jury selection ...