Legal



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  • Associated Press

    Court: Constitutional ban on high fines applies to states

    WASHINGTON (February 20, 2019) — The Supreme Court is ruling unanimously that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states. The outcome Wednesday could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when they arrested him for selling about $400 worth of heroin.

  • Associated Press

    Smollett gave false information in 2007 case

    CHICAGO (February 20, 2019) — A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

  • Associated Press

    Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

    CHICAGO (February 19, 2019) — A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that aims to stop for good the delayed construction of former President Barack Obama’s $500 million presidential center in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan.

  • Associated Press

    Supreme Court rules out death penalty for Texas inmate

    WASHINGTON (February 19, 2019) — The Supreme Court is ending a long legal fight by ruling that a Texas death row inmate is intellectually disabled and thus may not be executed.

  • Associated Press

    New questions raised in Smollett attack claims

    CHICAGO (February 19, 2019) — Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men, he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe.

  • Associated Press

    Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

    CHICAGO (February 18, 2019) — Chicago police said Sunday they're still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that "shifted" their investigation of a reported attack on the "Empire" actor.

  • Associated Press

    Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

    WASHINGTON (February 16, 2019) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.

  • Associated Press

    California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (February 15, 2019) — California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday.