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    (CNN)For nearly a month, attorneys have argued over whether the National Rifle Association's petition to file for bankruptcy in Texas should be dismissed, and whether its business dealings should be overseen by a court-appointed trustee or an examiner. The virtual trial in a North Texas bankruptcy court included testimony from top current and former NRA officials, including Chief Executive Officer...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A decision to dismiss thousands of prostitution-related offenses in New York, is giving a second chance to many sex workers who have lived in fear of warrants and convictions."I been selling sex all my life since I was 13, words cannot even express how decriminalization of sex work saves lives," TS Candii said.It's a new day...
    Loading the player... A New York judge tossed out thousands of prostitution-related cases dating to the 1970s on Wednesday at the request of the Manhattan district attorney, who announced he would no longer prosecute many offenses related to sex work. The mass dismissal of charges is the latest big step in a movement to decriminalize prostitution — or at...
    NEW YORK -- A New York judge agreed Wednesday to dismiss thousands of prostitution-related offenses dating to the 1970s at the request of the Manhattan district attorney, who also said he would no longer prosecute many offenses related to sex work.The mass dismissal of charges is the latest big step in a movement to decriminalize sex work, or at least...
    Manhattan's DA has announced he will no longer prosecute prostitutes, and asked a court to dismiss nearly 6,000 related cases as part of a city-wide change in policy.  Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said prosecuting these types of crimes does not make the city safer, 'and too often, achieves the opposite result by further marginalizing vulnerable New Yorkers.'  Vance appeared...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge agreed Wednesday to dismiss thousands of prostitution-related offenses dating to the 1970s at the request of the Manhattan district attorney, who also said he would no longer prosecute many offenses related to sex work. The mass dismissal of charges is the latest big step in a movement to decriminalize sex work,...
    New study shows why Republicans are wrong to dismiss extremism in the military
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — A federal judge Monday refused to dismiss a civil rights class action against Social Finance Inc., or SoFi, a San Francisco-based online lending platform, that allegedly denied loans to immigrants who were legally residing in the United States when they applied for credit. SoFi was founded in 2011 by a group of Stanford business school grads...
    The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from the family of Anton Black claiming the medical examiner tried to cover up his death in his autopsy report. Black, 19, died while in police custody on the Eastern Shore in September 2018. Black’s family filed a lawsuit last December saying the office did not release...
    Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Wednesday announced that his Conviction Review Unit is asking the Brooklyn Supreme Court to vacate and dismiss 27 felony convictions and 63 misdemeanor convictions that were directly based on the work of former undercover NYPD Detective Joseph Franco.  The former detective has been indicted in Manhattan for perjury, official misconduct and other charges in...
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s motion to dismiss a challenge from Geneva restaurant FoxFire to the governor’s executive orders has been denied. For more than a year, Pritzker has had executive orders leveling blanket restrictions and closures on restaurants across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19. FoxFire challenged the orders in October. A hearing on whether to dismiss...
    BROOKLYN, New York City (WABC) -- Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez's Conviction Review Unit is asking for the dismissal of 27 felony convictions and 63 misdemeanor convictions that were based on the work of an NYPD detective accused of framing suspects.Former detective Joseph Franco has been indicted in Manhattan for perjury, official misconduct and other charges in connection with four...
    Under Armour Inc. has asked the federal judge overseeing a wrongful termination case involving the sportswear maker to dismiss allegations that it intentionally destroyed evidence. The motion, filed by Baltimore-based Under Armour on March 22, came less than three weeks after the same judge allowed a former regional director fired by the company in 2018 to update her lawsuit to...
    Top Republicans are lining up against President Joe Biden’s infrastructure and climate spending plan, hoping for better luck souring voters on the administration’s jobs agenda than they experienced attempting to defeat the popular $1.9 trillion package billed as coronavirus relief. Biden is proposing taxpayers invest $2 trillion on comprehensive infrastructure and climate modernization, rebuilding transportation hubs and corridors, upgrading power...
    Kobe Bryant’s mother-in-law assured that she worked as his personal assistant and that she took care of her daughters, for which she requested financial compensation, because according to her, she worked the last years for the marriage. Vanessa reiterated before the judge that her mother “was never an employee”, but was a “grandmother who sometimes helped her daughter and son-in-law...
    Loading the player... Vanessa Bryant has been through a lot over the past year and now she’s asking a judge to throw out her estranged mother’s lawsuit demanding a lifetime of financial support. READ MORE: Al Sharpton, Floyd family kneel for eight minutes, 46 seconds as Chauvin trial begins Originally, Bryant’s mother, Sofia Laine, filed a lawsuit against...
    Bradley Cortright March 29, 2021 0 Comments House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to dismiss an effort to contest the results of the Iowa 2nd Congressional District. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) eeked out a victory over Democrat Rita Hart by just six votes. However, Hart has appealed the race to the Democrat-controlled House as she claims there are...
    A New York judge has denied a motion by The Daily Beast to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed last year by former Gawker editorial editor Carson Griffith. Griffith, who was hired in 2018 as part of Gawker's relaunch, alleges that a January 2019 report by the Daily Beast resulted in her losing her job after staffers turned on her. She also claims it has been difficult to...
    Attorney Sidney Powell moved to have the lawsuit filed against her by Dominion Voting Systems dismissed on Monday. The high-profile former federal prosecutor, who defended former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn before allying herself with former President Donald Trump in election challenge lawsuits that were roundly met with failure, submitted a filing in federal court in Washington, D.C., more than two...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chances are, you can fit Colorado’s entire NCAA Tournament history on the back of an old Patrick Ewing jersey. And now, Ewing is part of that history, too. The Buffaloes used an early 3-point barrage to parlay their highest seeding ever at March Madness into a first-round win Saturday over one of the biggest names in the...
    By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chances are, you can fit Colorado's entire NCAA Tournament history on the back of an old Patrick Ewing jersey. And now Ewing is part of that history, too. The Buffaloes used an early 3-point barrage to parlay their highest seeding ever at March Madness into a first-round win Saturday over one...
    Chances are, you can fit Colorado's entire NCAA Tournament history on the back of an old Patrick Ewing jersey. And now Ewing is part of that history, too. The Buffaloes used an early 3-point barrage to parlay their highest seeding ever at March Madness into a first-round win Saturday over one of the biggest names in the game — a...
    Minnesota-based doctors working in the lucrative youth transgender medical field are condemning a state bill seeking to ban biological males from competing in women’s sports and using female locker rooms. In an op-ed at the Star Tribune this week, the medical professionals – pediatricians and those treating gender dysphoric youth in “gender clinics” – called the legislation a “hateful distraction, an imagined problem...
    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami on Thursday rejected a request by a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to dismiss money laundering charges, ruling that he must first surrender to U.S. authorities before he can argue his claim of diplomatic immunity. The ruling means that U.S. extradition proceedings against businessman Alex Saab will continue. Cape Verde...
    By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami has rejected a request by a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to dismiss money laundering charges, ruling that he must first surrender to U.S. authorities before he can argue his claim of diplomatic immunity. The ruling Thursday means that ongoing U.S. extradition proceedings against...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz moved on Tuesday to dismiss nearly 700 cases against people charged with loitering for the purpose of prostitution.The move came the same day Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to decriminalize sex work.The loitering for the purpose of prostitution law was repealed last month out of concern it too often targeted women,...
    CONCORD (AP) — A judge will hear arguments next week on whether to dismiss a lawsuit alleging decades of abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center. Meanwhile, Gov. Chris Sununu appears to be distancing himself from the state’s strategy in the civil case. The March 25 hearing will be the first in the case that was filed more than...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration asked the Supreme Court late Friday to dismiss a dispute over a Trump era rule barring federally funded health care providers in the Title X family planning program from referring patients for abortions. In a petition to the court filed after hours on Friday, Acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar said the parties had agreed to dismiss...
    The House Administration Committee tabled a motion to dismiss a petition contesting the election results of Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District Wednesday, setting up the committee to review the closest race in the 2020 general election. Democrat Rita Hart lost to incumbent Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes out of more than 400,000 ballots cast -- a less than 1% margin of victory...
    Facebook says the antitrust lawsuits targeting the company’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp should be dismissed. The company issued its first official response to antitrust charges from the Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general, saying that the government was seeking a “do-over.” Facebook filed motions to dismiss both cases. In a statement, the company said neither lawsuit had...
    In two motions filed Wednesday, Facebook called on the courts to dismiss a pair of sweeping competition cases brought on by the federal government and a coalition of states. The Federal Trade Commission and a group of state attorneys general filed separate lawsuits against Facebook last December accusing the tech giant of engaging in anti-competitive behavior. The two lawsuits make...
    Facebook filed motions Wednesday to dismiss antitrust lawsuits brought by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, rebutting claims that it has crushed competition in the social media industry and hurt consumers. The trade commission in December sued Facebook, calling on a federal court to break the social media giant apart from the WhatsApp and Instagram apps, on the...
    The House Administration Committee voted Wednesday against dismissing a congressional challenge to a House seat in Iowa in favor of postponing the process to hear from both sides at a later date. The Democratic-led committee, composed of nine members, voted along party lines. Iowa Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks defeated Democrat Rita Hart by just six votes out of over...
    By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer Facebook has asked a court to dismiss state and federal antitrust lawsuits that accuse it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors. The social media giant said Wednesday that the complaints “do not credibly claim" that its conduct harmed either consumers or market competition. The antitrust suits, filed in...
    Facebook has asked a court to dismiss state and federal antitrust lawsuits that accuse it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors. The social media giant said Wednesday that the complaints “do not credibly claim” that its conduct harmed either consumers or market competition. The antitrust suits, filed in December by the Federal Trade...
    Breonna Taylor's mother has celebrated prosecutors dropping a criminal case against her daughter's boyfriend, insisting he never should've never been charged in the first place for shooting an officer in the botched raid that left Taylor. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician, was fatally shot eight times by police as they served a no-knock warrant at her Louisville apartment on...
    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to a Biden administration request to dismiss an upcoming case challenging the Trump’s administration’s "public charge" rule, which limited access to green cards for those deemed likely to accept public assistance. The court had agreed last month to hear challenges to the 2018 rule, but the Biden administration in its request noted that all parties had...
    (CNN)The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to dismiss a case concerning a controversial Trump-era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. Last month, the justices agreed to take up a challenge to the rule brought by various groups...
    The Biden Justice Department on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss a case addressing former President Donald Trump's immigration rules. The case, which the court accepted for argument in February, is set to examine the legality of Trump's so-called “public charge” rule, which bans immigrants eligible for government benefits to obtain permanent residency. Acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, in...
    American media outlets rushed to defend Meghan Markle today after she levelled astonishing claims of racism, cruelty and emotional neglect at the Royal Family - though some were critical of her appeals for pity.  Forbes said Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah had exposed the 'alleged racism and stoicism' behind the royals' fairy tale image, CNN said it laid bare 'hypocrisy'...
    Loading the player... The lengthy legal battle Kenneth Walker faced after Louisville, KY police officers stormed his girlfriend Breonna Taylor‘s apartment, shooting her dead, may finally be over. Read More: Georgia teacher faces backlash after blaming Breonna Taylor for her own death in virtual class According to CBS News, prosecutors have moved to permanently dismiss charges faced by...
    This undated photo provided by Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar shows Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky. Courtesy of Taylor Family attorney Sam Aguiar via AP, File Prosecutors have filed a motion asking for charges against Kenneth Walker to be permanently dropped. Walker was at home with Breonna Taylor when she was killed during a police raid in March...
    Kentucky prosecutors are moving to permanently dismiss criminal charges against Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, after nearly a year of legal battles. Walker will be unable to be recharged for the crimes if the judge grants the request in the motion from the Commonwealth Attorney for Jefferson County, which will be presented on March 8. Walker was charged...
    (CNN)The Biden administration told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should dismiss pending cases concerning "sanctuary cities," which limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.In letters filed with the court in all three cases related to sanctuary cities, the Justice Department said it had come to an agreement with the parties on the issue. Under President...
    The brother of a British man murdered in a shooting in the Alps has accused French authorities of trying to cover up the truth after police dismissed links to a contract killer gang. Saad al-Hilli, 50, an engineer from Surrey, was murdered in 2012 with his wife, Iqbal, 47, and mother-in-law Suhaila al-Allaf, 74, during a shooting near Lake Annecy. Mr...
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 15,000 protesters calling for the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister marched through the capital Saturday as pressure on the leader intensified after the country's president rejected his order to dismiss the chief of the military general staff. Protests against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arose in November after he signed a cease-fire ending a six-week war...
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 15,000 protesters calling for the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister marched through the capital Saturday as pressure on the leader intensified after the country’s president rejected his order to dismiss the chief of the military general staff. Protests against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan arose in November after he signed a cease-fire ending a six-week war...
    The legal teams representing three of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death filed a series of motions this week seeking to have the cases dismissed, accusing prosecutors of leaking information about plea deal negotiations to the press. The trial against Derek Chauvin, who was seen in moments captured on video pressing his knee to Floyd’s...