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Sep 6, 2023 12:49 PM CDTaccused of filing nearly 300 lawsuits on behalf of two people who weren’t clients has been sentenced to four years in prison.
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Tuesday that the First Amendment does not protect statements made by a defendant if they “consciously disregarded a substantial risk that his communications would be viewed as threatening violence.”
Jun 27, 2023 3:04 PM CDT
A U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday leaves some defendants without recourse to assert that they are actually innocent of a crime because of a change in statutory interpretation.
Jun 26, 2023 8:48 AM CDT
3M agrees to settle ‘forever chemicals’ cases for $10.3B
3M, a multinational conglomerate corporation and a maker of chemicals, has agreed to pay $10.3 billion to settle claims by municipalities…
Jun 23, 2023 3:15 PM CDT
A ballistics expert can testify that bullets at a crime scene are consistent with patterns on bullets fired from a suspect’s gun but can’t offer an “unqualified opinion” of a match, the Maryland Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Jun 21, 2023 12:48 PM CDT
The top court in Massachusetts has granted a new trial to a Black, Muslim defendant whose appointed lawyer expressed “vitriolic hatred” and racism in social media posts.
The Massachusetts Supreme…
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For those incarcerated, the ABA supports appropriate treatment consistent with the Eighth Amendment that offers resources and opportunities shown to reduce recidivism and increase public safety.
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