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Attorney General Brnovich Defends Religious Liberty

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced he is defending religious liberty and the First Amendment in three separate lawsuits, all involving private religious organizations and their authority to hire individuals who support their core mission and beliefs. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has long held that the ministerial exception prevents courts from adjudicating

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Shadow docket Supreme Court decisions could affect millions

Traditionally, the process of getting an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court takes months and those rulings are often narrowly tailored. Emergency orders, especially during the court’s summer break, revolve around specific issues, like individual death penalty cases. But that pattern has changed in recent years with decisions coming outside the court’s normal procedures. That

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Ex-prosecutor indicted for misconduct in Ahmaud Arbery death

A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted Thursday on misconduct charges alleging she used her position to shield the men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery from being charged with crimes immediately after the shootings. A grand jury in coastal Glynn County indicted former Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson on a felony count of

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Arizona publisher drops poisoning claims against ex-wife

An Arizona newspaper publisher who repeatedly claimed that his ex-wife poisoned him has dropped lawsuits against her ahead of a trial that was scheduled to start this week. Joseph Soldwedel sued Felice Aspiranti amid a bitter divorce after police found no evidence of his claim that she tried to kill him with a heavy metal

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Lawyers allied with Trump penalized over Michigan lawsuit

Photo: L. Lin Wood Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump face financial penalties and other sanctions after a judge Wednesday said they had abused the court system with a lawsuit that challenged Michigan’s election results in favor of Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Linda Parker said the lawsuit last fall was a sham

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