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Scott Olson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A Washington, D.C., appeals court pressed prosecutors with the special counsel’s office and attorneys for Donald Trump over the viability of a limited gag order in Trump’s federal election interference case at a hearing Monday. The limited gag order, issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan but currently paused on […]

Scott Olson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A Washington, D.C., appeals court will hear arguments Monday regarding former President Donald Trump’s limited gag order in his federal election interference case. The hearing, before a panel of judges, is Trump’s latest effort to lift the limited gag order issued by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan that prohibits Trump […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (ATLANTA, GA) — An appeals court on Wednesday granted former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ request for an expedited review of his emergency motion seeking to block a lower court’s ruling that kept his Georgia election interference case in state court. Meadows appealed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals after Judge […]

Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied former President Donald Trump’s attempt to stay the 2019 defamation lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll. The lawsuit by the former Elle magazine columnist is scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 15. It alleges that Trump defamed her in 2019 when […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (NEW ORLEANS) — The abortion drug mifepristone should be more tightly regulated than it is now, with limits on the drug at seven weeks of gestation and requirements that patients obtain the pill in person instead of through the mail, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit […]

ftwitty/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday returned E. Jean Carroll’s initial case against former President Donald Trump to a district court judge who had previously decided Trump did not act within the scope of his employment as president when he denied Carroll’s rape claim and allegedly defamed […]

ftwitty/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A federal appeals court on Thursday issued an administrative stay temporarily blocking the deposition of Mark Pomerantz by the House Judiciary Committee less than two hours before it was set to begin. The subpoena of Pomerantz, a former prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office, is part of an investigation […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Well before a federal judge in Texas issued his ruling on the abortion drug mifepristone, abortion providers across the country said they had been preparing for what they called a “worst-case scenario.” Now, a three-judge panel on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked part of that […]

ftwitty/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The D.C. Court of Appeals has declined to answer whether then-President Donald Trump was acting within the scope of his employment when he allegedly defamed writer E. Jean Carroll when denying her rape claim. Carroll sued Trump for defamation over statements he made in 2019 when he denied her claim […]

fstop123/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The abortion pill mifepristone will remain on the market for now — but come Saturday morning, access should be severely restricted, a federal appeals court ruled late Wednesday in partially blocking a lower court order. It’s a bittersweet victory for abortion rights advocates who feared the conservative 5th Circuit Court […]