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  • Attorney Jun 2, 2017

    ‘A Way to Help’: In Connecticut, Abused Animals Get a Legal Voice in Court

    Many states have victim’s advocates or child advocates, people in the judicial system who represent those affected by crime or abuse. Now, one state has created legal advocates for abused animals, an experiment being watched nationwide for signs of success. There are eight approved volunteer advocates across Connecticut — seven lawyers and a University of Connecticut law professor, working with...

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Feb 10

    New Exhibit Explores Life of ‘The Notorious RBG’

    A new exhibit now on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum highlights the life and career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,

  • Illinois Jan 5

    Judge: Illinois Prison Officials Must Read Hearing Evidence

    A federal judge has ordered three Illinois prison officials to read transcripts from a lawsuit that accuses the state prison system of mistreating transgender people, saying she is concerned that the state agency is not taking the plaintiffs’ complaints seriously. Judge Nancy Rosenstengel also ordered the Illinois Department of Corrections to revamp its procedures dealing with transgender people, including training...

  • judge Jul 23, 2019

    Charges Dropped, Again, Against Amtrak Engineer in Deadly Philadelphia Crash

    Involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges have once again been dropped against the Amtrak engineer at the controls during a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia.

  • President Mar 3, 2019

    Parents of Deceased West Point Cadet Ask for Genetic Material

    West Point Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead after suffering a spinal injury in a ski accident. Being the last male child in his family, his parents asked for a judge’s order to extract genetic material from his body to carry on the family name. Sergio Quintana reports.

  • Citizenship Dec 11, 2019

    Court Opens Playroom for Families During Naturalization Ceremonies

    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is providing a playroom for children and families to enjoy while waiting for naturalization ceremonies to begin.

  • judge Dec 9, 2019

    Documents to Be Released Could Reveal Whether Brett Kavanaugh Misled Congress in 2006

    New documents set to be released could reveal whether Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh misled Congress during his confirmation hearing for his job as a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, something two Democratic senators accused him of in 2007, according to NBC News. While under oath in 2006, Kavanaugh said he wasn’t involved in creating a terrorism...

  • Michigan Dec 3, 2019

    Michigan Church Offers Communion To Gay Judge

    A Grand Rapids, Michigan church is working to change the relationship between churches and the LGBTQ community.

  • NBC Nov 29, 2019

    Librarians Need Restraining Orders Against Threatening, Violent Patrons

    Libraries are built for reading and research, and librarians are trained to help patrons find what they need. But staffers at San Diego city libraries are also coping with threats to their safety and occasional violence, according to court records and interviews. At least 16 city library department employees have asked judges for protection from unruly patrons, according to documents...

  • judge Dec 1, 2019

    Brazil’s President Criticizes Leonardo DiCaprio Over Amazon Fires

    Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil. DiCaprio’s environmental organization Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 11, 2017

    NBC 5 Exclusive: Blagojevich Breaks Silence From Prison

    On March 15, 2012, Rod Blagojevich entered the facility known as FCI Englewood in the Colorado foothills. And no one has heard from him since. Until now.

  • judge Nov 27, 2019

    3 Hurt at Texas Chemical Plant Hit by 2 Massive Explosions

    Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile radius from the plant in Port Neches in Southeast Texas, about 80 miles east of Houston. Officials say they have no estimate for...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Fired Navy Leader Highly Critical of Trump in SEAL Case

    Richard Spencer, who was fired at Navy secretary for his handling of a SEAL war crimes case championed by President Donald Trump, wrote Wednesday that the commander in chief “has very little understanding” of how the American military works. The extraordinary accusation came in an opinion piece published on The Washington Post’s website Wednesday evening, three days after he was...

  • judge Nov 27, 2019

    Legal Settlement Will Keep Confederate Statue Off UNC Campus

    The University of North Carolina announced Wednesday that a torn-down Confederate monument won’t return to campus under a legal agreement that hands over the “Silent Sam” statue to a group of Confederate descendants. The University of North Carolina System said in a news release that a judge approved a settlement giving possession of the monument to the Sons of Confederate...

  • judge Nov 27, 2019

    Judge Puts Brief Hold on McGahn Testimony Order

    The federal judge who ruled that former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a House subpoena for his testimony put her ruling on a brief hold Wednesday. Such holds, known as administrative stays, are often issued to give lawyers a change to file their appeals, NBC News reported. U.S. District Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson said her order “should...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    On the Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey, With a Side of Impeachment

    Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting up heated holiday debates in households with a taste for politics. Bryan Wright, of Cincinnati, said “impeachment will definitely come up”...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    US Judge Bars Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts....

  • judge Nov 27, 2019

    Bangladesh Sentences 7 Militants to Death in Cafe Attack

    A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An...

  • Attorney Mar 8, 2019

    Maryland Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed

    Maryland’s highest court ruled Friday that Adnan Syed, the subject of the world-famous “Serial” podcast, will not be granted a new trial after he was convicted of killing his high school classmate Hae Min Lee 20 years ago.

  • judge Feb 6, 2019

    Guilty Verdict Overturned in Hernandez Trial

    Footage shows towering flames in San Francisco as crews battle a fire caused by a gas explosion.

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