DOJ still opposes Trump’s subpoena in Peter Strzok’s civil case against the FBI

CNN — The Justice Department reiterated its arguments on Monday as to why it is seeking to block a subpoena for the testimony of former President Donald Trump who is wanted by a former FBI agent who pursued his firing in 2018. In its latest court filing in the dispute, the department argued that former … Read more

Iowa judge rules Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer can’t run in Democratic primary

CNN — An Iowa judge ruled on Sunday that Democratic Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer could not run in the state’s June 7 primary, dealing a blow to her already distant hopes of ousting Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley. “Ms. Finkenauer’s name will not be included on the primary ballot for the U.S. Senate Democratic primary,” Polk … Read more

Access to abortion under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

CNN — As abortion rights advocates could score several victories across US states in the coming days, they are sounding the alarm over a bill from Oklahoma that would ban nearly all abortions that might be enacted into law. . Here are some of the moves this week in state legislatures and by heads of … Read more

California law requiring more diversity on boards is unconstitutional, judge says

CNN — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that a law requiring public companies headquartered in California to diversify their boards of directors violates the state’s constitution, according to court documents. On Friday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Terry Green sided with Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group that filed a lawsuit arguing the … Read more

Judge issues temporary injunction barring Texas from investigating gender-claiming pediatric care as ‘child abuse’

CNN — A Texas judge has blocked the state from enforcing Governor Greg Abbott’s order to investigate the gendered treatment of minors as “child abuse.” “The court finds sufficient cause to issue a temporary injunction,” Travis County Judge Amy Clark Meachum said Friday night. The judge said Abbott’s order was “beyond the scope of his … Read more

Ethan Crumbley: The school shooting suspect said he asked his parents to get him professional help. But they laughed or said ‘suck it’, he told a friend

CNN — The parents of Michigan school shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley will face trial for manslaughter, a judge ruled Thursday. “After hearing numerous testimonies, as well as evidence, and reviewing and viewing numerous exhibits, the court concludes that the deaths of the four victims could have been avoided had James and Jennifer Crumbley exercised ordinary … Read more

Ahmaud Arbery murder: Jury in federal hate crimes trial excused after first day of deliberations

CNN — After deliberating for a little more than two and a half hours, the jury in the federal hate crimes trial of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery was excused for the day Monday. Deliberation will resume at 9 am Tuesday on whether the men committed the crime because of the color … Read more