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New York's Top Court Declines Trump's Gag Order Appeal

Court of Appeals finds gag order in hush-money trial doesn't raise 'substantial' constitutional issues

(Newser) - New York's top court declined on Tuesday to hear Donald Trump's gag order appeal, leaving the restrictions in place following his felony conviction last month. As the AP reports, the Court of Appeals found that the order doesn't raise "substantial" constitutional issues that would warrant an...

Court Rejects Hunter Biden's Bid
Court Rejects Hunter Biden's Bid

Court Rejects Hunter Biden's Bid

Appeals panel lets gun case go to trial next month

(Newser) - Hunter Biden's federal gun case should move forward, an appeals court ruled Thursday, setting the stage for the president's son to stand trial on criminal charges next month in Delaware. Hunter Biden's lawyers went to the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals after the judge overseeing the...

Trump's Georgia Trial Likely Just Got Delayed

Appeals court will review whether Fani Willis should be allowed to continue to prosecute

(Newser) - A Georgia appeals court on Wednesday agreed to review a lower court ruling allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to continue to prosecute the election interference case she brought against former President Trump, reports the AP . Trump and some other defendants in the case had tried to get Willis...

Navarro Is Due in Prison After Supreme Court Passes

Former Trump aide had asked justices to let him stay free while he appealed contempt charge

(Newser) - Given the opportunity to keep Peter Navarro out of prison, at least for now, the Supreme Court on Monday declined. That means the former aide in the Trump White House remains scheduled to show up at a federal prison in Miami at 2pm Tuesday, Politico reports. Navarro's emergency motion...

Court Dumps Florida's 'Positively Dystopian' 'Stop WOKE' Law

Administration 'reviewing all options' after court rejection

(Newser) - A court has ruled that one of the signature laws of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration is unlawful. A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act, also known as the Individual Freedom Act, "exceeds the bounds of the First Amendment....

Dozens of Capitol Rioters May Have to Be Resentenced

Appeals court objects to a sentencing 'enhancement' used in many of the cases

(Newser) - An appeals court ruling on Friday in the case of one of the Capitol rioters means that more than 100 defendants in the Jan. 6 violence may be resentenced, reports the Washington Post . In many of the cases, the sentence isn't expected to change at all. Some defendants, however,...

Israel's War Effort Receives a Blow in Dutch Court

Dutch government ordered to stop sending F-35 parts to Israel given potential use in war crimes

(Newser) - A court has ordered the Dutch government to stop sending fighter jet components to Israel as they "might be used in the commission of serious violations of international humanitarian law." Human rights groups made that same argument in a lawsuit filed against the government in December. Oxfam Novib,...

Court Reverses Ex-Congressman's Conviction

Finds Jeff Fortenberry should not have been tried in California

(Newser) - An appellate court on Tuesday reversed a 2022 federal conviction against former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, ruling that he should not have been tried in Los Angeles, the AP reports. Fortenberry was convicted in March 2022 on charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000...

Appeals Court Delivers Its Decision to Jussie Smollett

Illinois judges uphold actor's conviction on hate crime hoax; he'll appeal to state Supreme Court

(Newser) - It's bad news for Jussie Smollett , the former Empire actor who was found guilty in 2021 of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report about an alleged hate crime against him in Chicago. An Illinois appeals court on Friday upheld his conviction, and his five-month jail sentence, after...

Appeals Court Has Bad News for 'Central Park Karen'

That court dismisses suit against firm that fired Amy Cooper after she called cops on Black birder

(Newser) - In September, US District Judge Ronnie Abrams dismissed a suit from Amy Cooper—a white woman fired from her job after calling 911 on a Black bird-watcher in NYC's Central Park—against her former employer. On Thursday, an appeals court upheld that decision, ruling that Cooper's complaint, in...

Appeals Court Looks Poised to Block Abortion Pill Access

Three-judge panel appears sympathetic to arguments from challengers of mifepristone

(Newser) - Federal judges to rule on nationwide access to abortion pill mifepristone seem poised to "side with a lower court decision to block access to the drug," CNN reports. The judges of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana heard arguments from the Justice Department and drugmaker...

Ghislaine Maxwell Wants Her Conviction Thrown Out

She repeats old arguments with new legal team, funded by divorce settlement

(Newser) - Ghislaine Maxwell has launched the appeal of her conviction for helping Jeffrey Epstein traffic and sexually abuse underage girls thanks to a $10 million settlement in her divorce from tech entrepreneur Scott Borgerson, per Fox News . In a plea to a US appeals court, the British socialite echoes arguments "...

Appeals Court Backs Teacher Chided Over His MAGA Hat

9th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Eric Dodge's hat was a form of protected political speech

(Newser) - A middle school teacher was protected by the First Amendment when he wore his "Make America Great Again" hat at a school building, a three-judge panel has found. Eric Dodge, a science teacher at Wy'east Middle School in Vancouver, Wash., filed a legal complaint after his hat sparked...

DOJ to Appeals Court: Probe Delay May Cause 'Irreparable Harm'

Agency asks court to block judge's ruling keeping it from classified records seized at Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - Update: As anticipated, the Justice Department on Friday put in a request with a federal appeals court to temporarily put on hold a Trump-appointed judge's order that's keeping it from reviewing hundreds of pages of classified materials seized during the August raid of the former president's estate...

Smollett Wins His Release Pending Appeal
Jussie Smollett Freed
Pending Appeal

Jussie Smollett Freed Pending Appeal

Actor released on personal recognizance

(Newser) - This story has been updated with additional details. Jussie Smollett was released from jail Wednesday following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack. The...

Teen Denied Abortion Access Over 'Lack of Intelligence' Scores Court Win

Fla. appeals court disputes claim over 2.0 GPA, allows her to bypass parental consent

(Newser) - A high school junior in Florida has won a judicial bypass to a state law requiring minors to get parental consent before speaking to a doctor about abortion procedures, after an initial denial citing her apparent "lack of intelligence." The 17-year-old told a court that she was interested...

She Left the US to Join ISIS. Now, a SCOTUS Decision

Supreme Court won't hear appeal of Hoda Muthana, who went to Syria in 2014, wants to come back

(Newser) - Update: She was born in New Jersey and raised in Alabama, but it looks like Hoda Muthana won't be going back to either anytime soon. On Monday, the US Supreme Court refused, without comment, to hear an appeal from the 27-year-old—who'd left Alabama to join the Islamic...

Federal Appeals Court Puts Biden Mandate Back in Play

6th US Circuit Court of Appeals frees up vaccine, testing rule for businesses with 100-plus workers

(Newser) - As some states continue to push back on the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private employers, the president saw a victory on that front Friday after a federal appeals court reinstated the vaccine and testing requirement for businesses, reports CNBC . The ruling by the 6th US Circuit Court of...

Fenn Treasure Hunter Must Pay for His Rescue

Appeals court pans Mark Lantis' ill-advised 2018 hunt in Yellowstone

(Newser) - A man who went in search of Forrest Fenn's famous treasure not only failed to find it but will now have to pay nearly $3,000—the cost of his airlift out of Yellowstone National Park. Wyoming's Mark Lantis—one of thousands enthralled by Fenn's hidden chest,...

Appeals Court: Dylann Roof Deserves 'Harshest' Sentence
Dylann Roof's Request
for New Hearing Rejected

Dylann Roof's Request for New Hearing Rejected

His federal death sentence was upheld last month

(Newser) - Update: A month after a federal appeals court upheld Dylann Roof's conviction and death sentence, his request for a new hearing has been rejected. Roof, who killed nine Black parishioners in a South Carolina church in 2015, asked for a full appellate court to consider his case after a...

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