AG agrees to release grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general has acknowledged that he never asked the grand jury to consider homicide charges against police in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Amid outrage over the long-awaited charging decision, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he would agree with a judge’s order to make public a recording of the proceedings, […]

Judge rejects Delaware vote-by-mail lawsuit

DOVER — A Delaware judge on Monday upheld a law allowing vote-by-mail this year due to the pandemic, rejecting a lawsuit from the state Republican Party. Sam Glasscock, a member of the Court of Chancery, concluded the GOP failed to prove the measure is unconstitutional and unnecessary after hearing arguments on the case Thursday. “In […]

Ginsburg makes history lying in state at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol as the first woman ever so honored, making history again as she had throughout her extraordinary life while an intensifying election-year battle swirled over her replacement. The flag-draped casket of Ginsburg, who died last week at 87, drew […]

GOP expecting Trump to tap Barrett for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are expecting President Donald Trump to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic stamp on the high court just weeks before the election. Conservative groups and congressional allies are laying the groundwork for a swift confirmation process […]

Law experts predict vote by mail in Delaware will withstand lawsuit

DOVER – As a Delaware Court of Chancery judge weighs whether to rule vote-by-mail unconstitutional in the First State, several academics versed in law say that reversing course on how an election can take shape so close to Election Day itself is unlikely. Dr. Michael Dimino, professor of law at Widener Commonwealth Law School, said […]

Senate GOP lines up with Trump to quickly fill court seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have swiftly fallen in line behind President Donald Trump’s push to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat as one of the last holdouts, Sen. Mitt Romney, said Tuesday he supports a vote despite Democrats’ objections it’s too close to the Nov. 3 election. Trump, who will […]

Trump to make court pick by Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is buried, launching a monumental Senate confirmation fight ahead of the November election. Trump said he is planning to name his pick by Friday or Saturday, ahead of the […]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Her death just over six weeks before Election Day is likely […]

Multi-million settlement reached in Breonna Taylor lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay millions to the mother of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor’s slaying by police thrust the Black woman’s name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race. A person who has seen the settlement told […]

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero charged with terrorism in Rwanda court

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group. Rusesabagina declined to respond to all 13 charges, saying some did not qualify as criminal offenses and saying that he denied the accusations when he […]

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