Judge rejects Kari Lake’s request to examine ballot envelopes

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has denied Kari Lake’s lawsuit request to see the signed ballots of Arizona’s 1.3 million early voters. Judge John Hanna’s decision: Submitted on Thursday, Lake denied accessing the envelope in connection with the 2022 gubernatorial race, which he lost to current Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. Hanna argued that releasing […]

‘Great judge and a great American

Sandra Day O’Connor, the daughter of an Arizona rancher who went on to a pioneering legal career, was a “possible candidate” for then-President Ronald Reagan’s appointment to the Supreme Court in 1981, according to a Reagan historian. “She was the most qualified woman,” she said. O’Connor, an accomplished politician turned legal scholar, became the first […]

Federal Judge Reverses Temporary Order Blocking Feds from Cutting Texas Border Barriers

A federal judge in the Western District of Texas has canceled a temporary restraining order that blocked the Department of Homeland Security from cutting Texas’ border barrier. A new order issued Wednesday night reverses that position after the judge heard additional evidence. This case will now proceed to trial on the merits. Texas Attorney General […]

Judge blocks Montana law banning TikTok

A judge in Montana on Thursday blocked the state’s ban on TikTok from going into effect. The social media app filed suit in May in U.S. District Court in Montana, alleging the law violates the First Amendment and attempts to prevent the state from enforcing the ban. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy said the ban […]

Judge blocks Montana’s first-of-its kind state ban of TikTok

A U.S. judge late Thursday blocked Montana’s first ban on short video sharing app TikTok from taking effect on January 1, saying it violated users’ free speech rights. District Judge Donald Molloy issued a preliminary injunction blocking the ban on the Chinese-owned app, saying the state’s ban “exceeds state authority and violates users’ constitutional rights.” […]

Judge Tosses Trans Lawmaker’s Case After Attempted Lawsuit Against Montana House Of Reps

Congresswoman Zooey Zephyr attends the Out 100 Party 2023 held at the Neue Hollywood House on November 9, 2023 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for OAN’s Brooke Mallory1:50 a.m. – Thursday, November 30, 2023 Democratic state Rep. Zooey Zephyr, who is biologically male and identifies as a transgender woman, filed a […]

IN judge rules in favor of TikTok, dismissing state lawsuit over alleged user deception

An Indiana judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state that accused TikTok of misleading users about the level of content inappropriate for children on the platform and the safety of consumers’ personal information. Two lawsuits filed in December 2022 accuse the app of misleading viewers, especially children. The company claimed the app […]

Judge to review new settlement in Maine ACLU’s public defender case

State officials and civil rights groups have reached a new settlement to go to a judge over improvements to Maine’s system of providing lawyers to residents who can’t afford them, officials announced Wednesday. The same judge who rejected the initial settlement offer in September must sign off on the closure of the American Civil Liberties […]

Judge Chutkan Denies Trump Motion to Subpoena for Missing J6 Records

Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is overseeing Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case against former President Donald Trump over 2020 election interference, said this week that a House committee had not handed over the Jan. 6, 2021 investigation. The former president’s request for materials was rejected. Go to the National Archives. Mr. Chutkan rejected Mr. Trump’s motion […]