United States court dismisses suit against Saudi crown prince in killing

A U.S. District Judge in the District of Columbia has heeded the U.S. government’s request to shield Prince Mohammad bin Salman from trial despite what the judge called “credible allegations of his involvement in Khashoggi’s murder.”RUNGROJ YONGRIT/AFP/Getty Images A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in … Read more

Keep Foreign Cash Out of U.S. Courts

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto There is a tool that could give foreign adversaries a way to disrupt the US economy and political system: fund litigation in US courts. Third-party litigation funding turns the US court system into a financial playground by turning lawsuits into investment vehicles. Hedge funds, specialized firms and others finance plaintiffs in exchange … Read more

Oath Keepers: Jury deliberations begin in seditious conspiracy trial

CNN — A Washington, DC jury will begin deliberations on Tuesday in the criminal trial of five alleged leaders of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia charged with seditious conspiracy. The Justice Department alleges the five defendants conspired to forcibly stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from President Donald Trump to Joe Biden. The jury, … Read more

Mohammed bin Salman immune from lawsuit in Jamal Khashoggi murder case, US rules

The Biden administration has ruled that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has immunity from trial for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, prompting an immediate sentencing of the slain journalist’s former fiancée. Key points: US says Mohammed bin Salman has immunity because he heads a foreign government Jamal Khashoggi’s ex-fiancé says in response to ruling … Read more

Kenneth Smith: Execution of Alabama death row prisoner is called off, state official says

CNN — The execution of Alabama death row inmate Kenneth Smith was canceled Thursday night, a state corrections official said, citing time constraints caused by a late-night court battle. The execution was called off at approximately 11:20 p.m. local time “due to time constraints resulting from the delay in court proceedings,” the Alabama Department of … Read more

Darrell Brooks sentenced to life in prison for 2021 Waukesha Christmas parade attack

CNN — Darrell Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of prolonged supervision on Wednesday for driving his SUV into a crowd of Christmas parade participants in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last November, killing six people and injuring dozens more. . Brooks, 40, was found guilty by a jury last month of 76 counts … Read more

UVA Shooting: Prosecutor announces more charges against suspect in campus shooting before his first scheduled court appearance

CNN — Additional charges were announced Tuesday against the man accused of killing three football players and injuring two others in a weekend shooting at the University of Virginia ahead of his first court appearance Wednesday. The new charges — two counts of malicious wounding, each accompanied by a firearm charge — relate to the … Read more

Trump files lawsuit to avoid Jan. 6 committee subpoena

Former President Donald Trump sues House committee investigating Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol in an attempt to block subpoena compelling him to testify. The lawsuit filed Friday alleges that the subpoena “is invalid, illegal, and unenforceable because President Trump, as a former President of the United States, enjoys absolute immunity from being … Read more

Donald Trump files lawsuit to avoid January 6 committee subpoena

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is suing the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in a bid to block a subpoena compelling him to testify. Key points: Lawsuit likely condemns prospect of Mr. Trump having to testify, given committee set to disband in January In his lawsuit, Mr. Trump’s lawyers attack … Read more

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly half a billion dollars to Sandy Hook families in additional punitive damages

New York CNN Business — A Connecticut judge on Thursday ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay an additional $473 million in punitive damages for lies he told about the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis awarded the families more than $323 million in common law punitive … Read more