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Prosecutor’s suspicion during assault defendant’s Zoom hearing leads to arrest

A Michigan man accused of assaulting his girlfriend ended up back in jail because of a prosecutor’s suspicions during his Zoom hearing. Coby James Harris, 21, was arrested during the hearing March 2.

More Zoom issues in court hearings: Doc joins from operating room, defendant is naked from at least the waist up

Zoom court hearings continue to produce some unusual videos of participants who ignore decorum or carry on with activities they wouldn’t try in a courtroom.

In California, a traffic court…

Former college student who claims he was beaten by officers loses ‘loophole’ case in Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that could bar a former college student’s constitutional claims against the government because of a ruling on his federal tort claims.

Afternoon Briefs: Governor seeks Sidney Powell’s disbarment; ex-Davis Polk associate avoids sanctions

Michigan governor seeks disbarment of election lawyers

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking disbarment of Texas lawyer Sidney Powell and three Michigan lawyers for claims made in unsuccessful lawsuits…

Thanks to chief justice, the Michigan Supreme Court pivoted to remote proceedings during COVID-19

Court is less intimidating on screen, Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack says. “When you are in the comfort of your own home, where you feel safe and secure, it’s easier to feel confident in letting the court know what’s on your mind.”

Election lawyers say they can’t be sanctioned if they signed documents in typewritten form

Lawyers opposing Detroit’s bid for sanctions in Michigan election litigation argue that they can’t be held accountable if they signed the pleadings in typewritten form.

Afternoon Briefs: Execution carried out despite COVID-19 claim; 9 charged in Flint water crisis

COVID-19 claim doesn’t stop execution of drug trafficker

Drug trafficker Cory Johnson was executed Thursday for his role in the slayings of seven people after the U.S. Supreme Court refused…

Former Michigan governor is charged in Flint water crisis; is conviction a longshot?

Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of willful neglect in decisions that caused lead to contaminate the water supply for Flint, Michigan.

Son wins conversion suit against parents after they tossed his porn stash and sex toys

A Michigan couple who destroyed their adult son’s collection of pornography and sex toys will have to pay him damages for conversion, a federal judge in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has ruled.

Former prosecutor faces felony misconduct charges related to alleged inappropriate relationship

A former Michigan state prosecutor will be charged with two counts of felony misconduct in office after allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a victim in a criminal sexual conduct case.

Was SCOTUS unanimous in tossing Texas’ election suit on standing ground? Alito a cipher

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday evening refused to allow Texas to file a lawsuit directly with the court that challenged the election results in four other states.

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS won’t decertify PA election results; 2 election suits by Sidney Powell are tossed

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Pennsylvania election results

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an emergency request to overturn election results in Pennsylvania that favored President-elect Joe Biden. Today…

Texas AG asks SCOTUS to overturn election results in 4 states via its original petition

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the election results in the battleground states of Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Afternoon Briefs: Student loan reprieve extended; did Giuliani infect state lawmakers?

One more month of student loan forbearance announced by Education Department

Student loan forbearance has been extended through Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. The offering started…

Meet Sidney Powell, the conspiracy-minded lawyer who vowed to ‘release the kraken’ in election suits

Lawyer Sidney Powell, who promised to “release the kraken” in lawsuits challenging election results, got a jump-start on her career, earning her college diploma in less than two years and becoming a federal prosecutor at a young age.

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