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The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day Ten

Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, the eighth day here, and the ninth day here. The first witness called was Lindsey Thomas, a forensic pathologist. She described forensic pathology as “where medicine

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For Chauvin’s trial attorney, it’s all about raising doubt

Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney was questioning George Floyd’s girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in Floyd’s phone? Courteney Ross first smiled at the question, then paused

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The Derek Chauvin Trial — Day Nine

Editor’s Note: See our coverage of the first day of the trial here, the second day here, and the third day here, the fourth day here, the fifth day here, the sixth day here, the seventh day here, and the eighth day here. Day nine was all about how George Floyd died — the most important question in this case. The prosecution called

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‘Blue wall of silence’ takes hit in Chauvin’s murder trial

Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that’s not the case with Derek Chauvin, with many colleagues quick to condemn his actions in George Floyd’s death, some even taking

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Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other issues. In launching the review, Biden fulfilled a campaign promise made amid pressure from

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Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Protect Arizona Drivers With Outstanding Fines

Legislation Ends Drivers License Suspensions For Outstanding Traffic Ticket Fines Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to ensure Arizonans won’t have their drivers license suspended if they can’t afford to pay for traffic fines or fees. “Taking away an Arizonan’s drivers license when they can’t pay for a traffic ticket just doesn’t make sense,” said

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