Supreme Court Sides With Police On Multiple Cases

The Supreme Court on Monday sided with law enforcement in a pair of cases that implicated “qualified immunity,” the controversial legal doctrine that gives police broad protection from lawsuits. In a pair of unsigned summary rulings issued without noted dissent, the justices reversed two federal appeals courts that had permitted excessive force lawsuits to proceed […]

Texas Heartbeat Abortion Law Reinstated By Courts

A federal appeals court reinstated Texas’ controversial “fetal heart beat” abortion ban on Friday night, days after a lower court suspended the Republican-backed law. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay, effectively pausing U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman’s decision to grant a temporary restraining order against the abortion ban earlier this […]

Judge Blocks Governor From Banning Mask Mandates In Schools

A Florida circuit judge ruled Friday that school districts in the state can legally impose a mask mandate, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) order prohibiting schools from delivering such requirements. Leon County Circuit Judge John C. Cooper sided with parents who challenged the governor’s decision as unconstitutional, saying DeSantis’ order is “without legal authority,” The […]

Judge Rules That Trump Must Turn Over Financial Records To Congress

A federal judge on Wednesday narrowed a House subpoena for former President Trump’s personal financial records, ruling that the congressional inquiry was overly intrusive but may proceed with a more limited scope. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta upheld the subpoena to the extent that it sought information about Trump’s lease with the General Services […]

DOJ Orders IRS To Release Trump Tax Returns To Congress

The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently ending a long legal showdown over the records. In a memo dated Friday, Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel said the committee chairman “has invoked sufficient reasons for requesting the former […]