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Virginia Gun Range Can Reopen — Governor Overstepped His Authority, Judge Rules

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| Gov. Ralph Northam's order included indoor gun ranges among the businesses temporarily closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. A judge ruled that the governor had overstepped his authority.

Supreme Court To Government: Pay Obamacare Insurers

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Under the law, the money was promised to companies as part of the start-up costs of Obamacare. But a GOP-led Congress reneged on the promise.

Partial Win For Gun Regulation At Supreme Court Could Be Short Lived

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The justices threw out as moot a challenge to New York City's strict gun regulations, but gun-safety advocates worry that gains in the states may be taken away by a conservative court majority.

As Fraudsters Exploit Pandemic Fears, Justice Department Looks To Crack Down

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Crimes including hoarding, price gouging and hawking fake treatments are spreading along with the virus, officials say. Prosecutors are focusing efforts on that "dark underbelly" of society.

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How Will Chief Justice And Supreme Court Conservative Majority Affect 2020 Election?

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In Wisconsin, the conservative justices forced thousands to choose between their health and the right to vote. Is this a harbinger of things to come?

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Supreme Court Guarantees Right To Unanimous Verdict In Serious Criminal Trials

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The justices struck down laws in two states that allowed convictions for serious crimes without unanimous jury verdicts.

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Legal Fight Heats Up In Texas Over Ban On Abortions Amid Coronavirus

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The state banned all elective medical procedures, including abortions, amid the outbreak. Abortion-rights activists say Texas is "exploiting this crisis to ... ban abortion in the U.S."

Federal Appeals Court Panel Clears Path To Executions, Throwing Out Lower Court Order

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A three-judge panel split 2-1 in a decision vacating an injunction issued in November that had scuttling planned executions of four inmates.

Australia's High Court Overturns Cardinal Pell's Child Sexual Abuse Conviction

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The former Vatican treasurer was ordered released from prison, where he was serving a six-year sentence.