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    (CNN)As another high-stakes confrontation between Democrats and Republicans went down to the wire, Chief Justice John Roberts again crept left and sided with the liberals.Roberts' vote on Monday night, in a ballot dispute in the battleground state of Pennsylvania critical to President Donald Trump's reelection bid, led to a 4-4 Supreme Court deadlock. That left...
    After the Supreme Court on Monday blocked an effort by Pennsylvania Republicans to put a hold on a three-day deadline extension for mail ballots to be received in Pennsylvania, the state GOP is considering further action on the issue next week after Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is seated and before the presidential election.  The...
    The Justice Department will reportedly file an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday. According to media reports, the suit alleges that Google’s proprietary features with three desktop browsers and mobile search deals with Apple and Android violate current antitrust laws. A House of Representatives report that followed on a recent antitrust hearing with Google, Facebook,...
    By LLAZAR SEMINI, Associated Press TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Balkan neighbors Albania and Greece said Tuesday they have agreed to refer a dispute over their maritime borders in the Ionian Sea to the Netherlands-based International Court of Justice. The joint decision was announced during a visit to Tirana by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. “We...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes succeeded on their first attempt, only to have an appeals court overturn...
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Balkan neighbors Albania and Greece said Tuesday they have agreed to refer a dispute over their maritime borders in the Ionian Sea to the Netherlands-based International Court of Justice. The joint decision was announced during a visit to Tirana by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. “We have agreed to pass on...
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Native American tribes opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline once again have asked a federal judge to stop the flow of oil while the legal battle over the line’s future plays out. The Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes succeeded on their first attempt, only to have an appeals court overturn...
    A vintage Humber car used by King Edward VIII to secretly romance American socialite Wallis Simpson is set to fetch £40,000 ($50,000) at auction. SWNS The classic motor is believed to have been used by the pair to travel around London away from prying eyes during their controversial relationship more than 80 years ago....
    Police called to investigate a dispute between a man and woman at a Morris County motel found they had drugs and a handgun, authorities said. India Nath, 19, and Logan Jamison, 20, were staying at the Red Carpet Inn Oct. 1 when a search of their room turned up a handgun, hollow-nose bullets, drugs and...
    The following article is sponsored by the Judicial Crisis Network and authored by Penny Nance. American voters want Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court. The percentage of Democrat voters, moreover, that want to see Judge Barrett confirmed to the Supreme Court has doubled in the...
    British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s previous “extremely personal” testimony regarding her sex life as the alleged madam of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein may soon be made public following a decision by a U.S. appeals court on Monday. Reuters reports the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said there was a presumption the public had a...
    A new Gallup poll released Tuesday finds that 51 percent want to see Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSenate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court GOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election Overnight Defense: Supreme Court to hear case on diversion of Pentagon funds to border wall | Biden...
    TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans and ex Nathan Griffith "reached a custody agreement" over their son Kaiser, 6, after a nasty court battle. Jenelle had previously claimed that when the children got taken by CPS, Nathan and his mom kept Kaiser away from her. 10Nathan Griffith will get Kaiser every other weekendCredit: Refer to...
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Texas' voting rules that call for signatures on absentee ballots to be verified. In a Monday order, the court blocked a U.S. District Court injunction, noting that the lower court's decision "minimize[d]" Texas' interest in election integrity, emphasizing the heightened need for security as greater numbers of mailed ballots...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York's plastic bag ban went into effect Monday, following a seven-month pause.The mandate took effect March 1 but hasn't been enforced, in part because of the coronavirus pandemic and a lawsuit by plastic bag manufacturers.The New York State Supreme Court struck down the lawsuit back in August."The Court's decision is...
    Pennsylvania can accept mail ballots received up to three days after Election Day, despite objections from state Republicans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday evening.  The high court split 4-4 on a motion from the top Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate to halt a ruling from the state's top court. Amid mail delivery delays, the...
    Republicans on Monday night stalled a move by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to close down the Senate until after the presidential election as the body's top Democrat continues to protest the effort to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the end of the month. The vote on a motion to adjourn, forced by...
    Also at MPR, Brandt Williams says, “A group of Minneapolis residents suing the city over police staffing levels got their day in court Monday.  The plaintiffs, who live on the city’s north side, say the city has allowed the number of officers to dip below the minimum staffing level dictated by the city charter. And...
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings and a second about the administration's use of money to fund the border wall.  The justices' decision to hear the...
    By Mimi Dwyer LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Attorneys for Mexico's former defense minister, Salvador Cienfuegos, were due in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday as prosecutors seek to have him held without bond on charges that he used his power in office to protect a major drug cartel. Cienfuegos, 72, is charged with four...
    Alex Henderson October 20, 2020 10:28AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. If Nov. 3 brings the massive blue wave that Democrats are hoping for, voters will not only replace President Donald Trump with former Vice President Joe Biden — they will also allow the party to maintain a majority in the House...
    WARSAW – Poland’s constitutional court is considering a ruling that will determine the fate of one of the last state bodies that has kept its independence from the populist right-wing government. The constitutional court, which was scheduled to issue a ruling Tuesday affecting the Human Rights Commissioner's office, said it had to postpone its session...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge was incredulous as a federal prosecutor pushed to keep a 25-year-old man behind bars until his trial on a charge of having a Molotov cocktail at a protest in May. The judge said he couldn’t understand how the government could even argue that the man — who had never previously...
    Pennsylvania ballots will be counted up to three days after Election Day, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in shooting down Republican opposition to the extension. The 4-4 ruling by the court upholds a previous decision by the State Supreme Court that will allow ballots in the Keystone State to be counted up to Nov....
    DENVER — A television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator following opposing rallies was charged Monday with second-degree murder, according to the Denver district court clerk’s office. The charges in the death of Lee Keltner, 49, were filed to the district court against Matthew Dolloff, 30, who was protecting a KUSA-TV producer...
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s highest court has ruled that four sections of a proposed amendment to the constitution that would consolidate power in the president’s hands will need approval in a public referendum to become law because they are against the people’s sovereignty. The Supreme Court’s ruling, announced Tuesday by the parliamentary...
    By VANESSA GERA, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s constitutional court is issuing a ruling Tuesday that is expected to determine the fate of one of the last state bodies that has kept its independence from the populist right-wing government. Since the populist party, Law and Justice, won power in 2015, it has taken...
    Robert Reich October 20, 2020 8:08AM (UTC) This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog. Trump and many Republicans insist that the decisions whether to wear a mask, go to a bar or gym, or work or attend school during a pandemic should be personal. Government should play no role. Yet they also insist that...
    By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Panu Wongcha-um BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of an online TV station critical of the government, which has accused it of violating emergency measures aimed at ending three months of protests. Voice TV had also been found to have breached the Computer Crime Act by...
    Julián Aguilar October 20, 2020 7:15AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear cases challenging the Trump administration's use of Pentagon funding to pay for a border wall and its policy that has kept tens of thousands of asylum seekers waiting in Mexico...
    Residents of the massive cleanup zone surrounding the shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon marched to downtown Los Angeles on Monday evening to protest a bankruptcy court’s decision to allow the company to abandon the heavily contaminated site. Some brought plastic bags of dirt from lead-polluted yards, throwing them over a fence onto the...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday rejected on a 4-4 vote a Republican ploy to have the Court intervene in a case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court -- and therefore potentially every election law dispute in the country. But far from a major Democratic win, the decision could spell bad news for the future of voting...
    High court to review two cases involving Trump border policy 2016 sequel? Trump’s old attacks failing to land on Biden The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci Republicans see bright spot in voter registration push High court allows 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots...
    On Friday a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a Kentucky law requiring abortion clinics to obtain transfer agreements with nearby hospitals and ambulance services to transport women if an abortion leads to an emergency situation. In a 2-1 vote, the panel struck down the 2018 decision of district...
    The Supreme Court on Monday night ruled in favor of allowing ballots cast in Pennsylvania to be counted up to three days after the polls close next month, denying a Republican attempt to have the late counting stopped. The eight justices - they are awaiting confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement - found themselves tied....
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings and a second about the administration's use of money to fund the border wall.  The justices' decision to hear the...
    Pennsylvania can accept mail ballots received up to three days after Election Day, despite objections from state Republicans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday evening.  The high court split 4-4 on a motion from the top Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate to halt a ruling from the state's top court. Amid mail delivery delays, the...
    The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that first-time Tennessee voters don't need to cast a ballot in person on Election Day and should be given access to absentee options.  Judge Julia Smith Gibbons issued the ruling and claimed that "given the expected increase in absentee voting in the November 2020 election due to the...
    Republicans are eyeing a final vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettFauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Buttigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration MORE to the Supreme Court on Monday, Oct. 26, roughly...
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that required county election officials to receive and count...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election, rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided 4-4 on Monday, an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that required county election officials to receive and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An appeals court is allowing Miami-Dade to enforce its countywide curfew while the case is being decided. That said, the county released a statement saying it “will not be enforcing the curfew this evening, so as to make sure residents and businesses are duly informed regarding the stay.” Download The...
    The former girlfriend and longtime aide of the late sexual predator billionaire Jeffrey Epstein lost her bid in court to keep her testimony sealed. A court ruled Monday that the 418-page deposition from April 2016 of Ghislaine Maxwell would not remain unsealed. Maxwell had appealed the ruling by a lower court but...
    An appeals court in Manhattan ruled on Monday ruled that testimony given by Jeffrey Epstein’s madam gave in a now-settled civil lawsuit can be made public. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued its conclusions in a series of orders it released regarding 2016 depositions by the 58-year-old British socialite, Ghislaine...
    The Supreme Court deadlocked Monday, declining to block a Pennsylvania rule that allows mail-in ballots to be counted up to three days after Election Day whether or not they are postmarked by Election Day. The 4-4 ruling upholds the state Supreme Court’s decision that allows election officials to receive and count ballots even if they...
    A volunteer displays information in Korean encouraging people to complete the U.S. Census at a food distribution bank for people facing economic hardship or food insecurity, in a church parking lot in Los Angeles, California, August 10, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court isn’t finished possibly issuing another devastating ruling in the 2020 census...
    Ghislaine Maxwell will not be allowed to keep details secret regarding previous a deposition she gave about her relationship with deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday. Reuters reports: The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said there was a presumption the public had a right to see the April 2016...
    By Lawrence Hurley | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed an extension of the deadline for mail-in absentee ballots in Pennsylvania for the Nov. 3 election, declining a Republican request to block a lower court’s ruling that gave voters more time. The justices, divided 4-4, left in place a Pennsylvania Supreme...
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed an extension of the deadline for mail-in absentee ballots in Pennsylvania for the Nov. 3 election, declining a Republican request to block a lower court's ruling that gave voters more time. The justices, divided 4-4, left in place a Pennsylvania Supreme Court...