#Federal Court

Supreme Court upholds qualified immunity for police officers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued two rulings for separate cases in Oklahoma and California upholding a legal doctrine known as qualified immunity, which has been used to shield officers from lawsuits alleging excessive force. Why it matters: Revising or eliminating qualified immunity has been a focus of police...
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Sioux City Journal

Suspect in Mavericks shooting now charged in federal court

SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man accused of shooting a woman outside a Sioux City gentleman's club now faces federal prosecution. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Sioux City charges Rudy Johnson, 27, with one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. He also faces possible revocation of his supervised release from a previous federal conviction for a 2012 armed robbery.
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In photos: The life of Colin Powell

Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, died of complications from COVID-19 on Monday. Powell was fully vaccinated but had undergone treatment for multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that can weaken the immune system, a spokesperson said. Go deeper. Colin Powell dies from COVID complications at...

Southwest Employees Wants A Court To Delay Its Vaccine Mandate

The Southwest Pilots Union has sued the airline in federal court over its vaccine mandate. The low-cost carrier announced in early October that all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 24th. However, the move has caused some friction. Let’s find out more. Delay. According to Time, the...

New York AG orders two unregistered crypto lenders to shut down

New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday ordered two unregistered cryptocurrency lending platforms to cease operating in the state within 10 days and requested three other platforms to send her office information about their activities and products. Why it matters: Due in part to a lack of clear regulations,...
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Federal Court Dismisses Former Lil Wayne Manager’s $20 Million Lawsuit Due to ‘Lack of Personal Jurisdiction’

In December of 2020, Lil Wayne was named in a $20 million lawsuit from his former attorney and manager, Ronald Sweeney. Now, a California federal court has officially tossed the complaint without prejudice due to “lack of personal jurisdiction.”. Judge Otis D. Wright, II just recently dismissed Ronald Sweeney’s roughly...

Biden DOJ urges Supreme Court to block landmark Texas abortion law

The Department of Justice under President Biden has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the controversial Texas bill that bans abortion once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity. In the 41-page filing Monday, Acting Solicitor General Brian Fletcher condemned Texas, claiming that the state has "successfully nullified [the Supreme]...