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A judge has ordered that two lawyers who filed a lawsuit advancing former President Donald Trump’s false claims of mass voter fraud must pay almost $187,000 in legal fees to the defendants. This is an appropriate sanction for abuse of the legal system in service to a toxic lie. Other lawyers who promoted this attempted coup against democracy should face similar consequences. Trump’s bluster at ...

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As the holiday season begins, let’s raise a glass, a drumstick, a latke — or all three! — to a magistrate judge in Colorado by the name of N. Reid Neureiter. Last week, Neureiter ordered two attorneys to pay nearly $190,000 to the defendants they targeted in a meritless and irresponsible lawsuit claiming fraud in the November 2020 election — a wholly above-board exercise that resulted in the ...

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It is one of Haiti’s most high-profile whodunits after this summer’s brutal assassination of the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse — and now key files in the murder investigation are missing. Sometime in late October, unknown individuals broke into the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince and carted away a heavy safe in the clerks’ vault, which contains, among other things, ...

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has overturned hundreds of its own rulings since 1789, but hardly any on an issue as divisive as abortion rights. On Wednesday, the justices will hear arguments on a 15-week ban adopted by Mississippi in open defiance of Roe v. Wade, which gives women another two months to legally terminate a pregnancy. Anti-abortion forces have waited decades for a court willing ...

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Families of South Carolinians wrongfully executed by the state would be eligible to get $10 million under a state House Democrat's proposal. The bill, filed by Rep. Cezar McKnight, a Williamsburg Democrat, would create the "George Stinney Fund," named after a 14-year-old Black child who was executed in 1944. Stinney was sentenced to death after a three-hour trial after two ...

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If Cynthia Douglas, the lone eyewitness in the case against Kevin Strickland, had lived to see him walk out of the Western Missouri Correctional Center, she’d have cried in relief, her long-time friend Eric Wesson said. “Finally. Someone paid attention to me,” Wesson yelled mimicking his friend, and laughing at the thought of Douglas reacting to the news. Douglas, then 20, ...

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A Norfolk doctor’s attempt to get a ban on using ivermectin on COVID-19 patients at Norfolk General Hospital immediately lifted was denied Tuesday when a judge refused to grant his request, according to documents sent by the judge to the attorneys. The letter from Circuit Judge David Lannetti said he agreed in part with attorneys for Sentara Healthcare that Dr. Paul Marik lacked legal standing ...

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A Texas appeals court has just punched a hole in the emerging trend of judges ordering hospitals to treat COVID patients with the drug ivermectin. "Judges are not doctors," Appellate Judge Bonnie Sudderth wrote in a unanimous three-judge decision issued Nov. 18. "The judiciary is called upon to serve in black robes, not white coats." The appellate panel overturned a trial court injunction ...