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Nine US lawyers who failed in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election result in favour of Donald Trump have been ordered to pay $175,000. Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and seven others were sanctioned in August after a federal judge ruled that their lawsuit in Michigan “represents a historic and pr

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Lawyers for a man who served over 42 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a triple murder have raised more than $1.5 million for him in an online crowdfunder. African-American Kevin Strickland, 62, was freed last week from prison in Missouri, one of a number of US states which does no

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Nine more US lawyers who attempted to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election in favour of Donald Trump have been sanctioned. Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and seven others could be disbarred after a federal judge ruled that their lawsuit in Michigan "represents a historic and profound abuse

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A woman who prominently accused the late billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse has launched a lawsuit against Prince Andrew for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 17 years old. Virginia Giuffre, one of the most outspoken accusers of Mr Epstein, the disgraced American f

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A lawyer couple who became infamous for pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching near their luxury home last year have been pardoned. Missouri Governor Mike Parson has pardoned Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey, who both practice as personal injury lawyers in St Louis, NPR reports

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Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from practising law in New York because of his "demonstrably false and misleading claims" about the 2020 presidential election. Mr Giuliani, a former mayor of New York who has served as disgraced former president Donald Trump's personal lawyer since 2018

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All but one of President Joe Biden's first judicial nominees are women or from ethnic minorities, in line with his commitment to diversify the bench. Mr Biden yesterday unveiled 11 nominees for the Federal Circuit, the District Court and the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, of whom nine

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The US Justice Department has said it would not rule out pursuing President Trump over his possible role in encouraging rioters to storm the US Capitol on Wednesday.

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A senior US justice official has resigned in protest after US Attorney General William Barr said prosecutors should investigate allegations of voting irregularities in the US presidential election. President Donald Trump, who was defeated by Democratic challenger Joe Biden earlier this month, insist

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Félim Ó Maolmhána explores the drama surrounding Trump's proposed appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the US Supreme Court for over 27 years. In the wake of her sad passing, President Donald Trump aims to fill

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the most senior liberal judge on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), has said she will not retire despite undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. In a statement, the 87-year-old judge, who has previously been treated for cancer on a number of occasions,

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Lawyers have given their backing to campaigners seeking the removal of a courthouse mural depicting three members of the racist Klu Klux Klan (KKK) on horseback. The hooded Klansmen appear in the corner of a large mural painted on the floor of the Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida, The T

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