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Weekly Briefs: Old arrest warrant found in Emmett Till case; former White House counsel subpoenaed

Emmett Till’s family seeks arrest after warrant found

Researchers have found an unserved 1955 arrest warrant in the basement of a Mississippi courthouse that accuses Carolyn Bryant Donham in the…

State officials cite Dobbs as reason to support anti-sodomy law, transgender-treatment ban

Some state officials see the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the right to abortion as reason to support measures that would outlaw gay sex and ban medical transitioning treatments for transgender youths.

SCOTUS will decide case that could strip state courts of power to review congressional voting maps

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider the power of state courts to regulate federal elections under a theory known as the "independent state legislature" theory.

Murder conviction of former Fisher Phillips partner is reversed; he claimed wife’s shooting was an accident

The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed the murder conviction of former Fisher Phillips partner Claud Lee “Tex” McIver III because the trial judge failed to allow jurors to consider a lesser misdemeanor charge.

What are abortion trigger laws, and where do they stand?

Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, more than a dozen states have already or plan to soon ban abortion in most cases. Here’s what we know so far about where abortion bans stand in these 13 states and in other states that have laws targeting the procedure.

Supreme Court allows Biden to end remain-in-Mexico policy; chief justice’s opinion joined by Kavanaugh, liberal justices

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the Biden administration on Thursday when it allowed repeal of the remain-in-Mexico policy for asylum-seekers.

SCOTUS limits EPA’s authority to regulate climate change, cites ‘major questions’ doctrine curbing agency power

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency didn’t have broad power to regulate climate change under the Clean Air Act.

Supreme Court blocks order intended to increase Black voting power in Louisiana, grants cert

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a federal judge’s order that required Louisiana to draw a new voting map with two majority-Black districts instead of one.

SCOTUS limits scope of McGirt, allows Oklahoma to prosecute some crimes on reservations

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday that Oklahoma has the authority to prosecute crimes by non-Indians against Native Americans on reservations. The decision limits the reach of a prior decision that barred the state from prosecuting tribal members on reservations.

Judge removed from duty after alleged ‘Gov. MeMaw’ reference, courtroom profanity, sua sponte order

An Alabama judge was removed from duty after ethics regulators alleged that he used profanity; made denigrating remarks about Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey; and ordered the redirection of court funds, although no litigant asked him to do so.

Lawyer gets suspension after posting secret nude photos of his then-wife

A Philadelphia lawyer will be suspended for three years after taking secret nude photos of his then-wife and posting them to the website wifelovers.com without her knowledge.

Top California court will consider employer liability for take-home COVID-19 infections

The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether state law permits lawsuits against employers when workers contract COVID-19 and bring the virus home to relatives.

Litigation over abortion bans begins at state level; judges block laws in 5 states

Updated: Supporters of abortion rights are taking their battle to state courts after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.

Supreme Court rules for praying football coach, drops Lemon test

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that a football coach had the right to pray on the field after high school football games under the free speech and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment.

ABA supports reproductive choice, opposes prosecution for having an abortion, ABA president says

ABA President Reginald Turner emphasized Friday that the American Bar Association “remains committed to doing all it can to support reproductive choice.”

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