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Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (ST. LOUIS) — A judge in St. Louis issued a written order Monday vacating the murder conviction of Christopher Dunn, who has served 33 years in a Missouri prison for a murder he has maintained he did not commit. The order follows a hearing two months ago during which Circuit Court Judge […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A federal judge on Friday declined to dismiss criminal charges against former Rep. George Santos for alleged schemes that cost him his seat. The judge denied Santos’ motion to dismiss certain fraud charges, ruling he failed to meet the legal standards. The New York Republican who represented parts of […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Monday’s surprise ruling by federal Judge Aileen Cannon dismissing former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case appears unlikely to impact other cases involving Trump — or other cases brought by special counsels. Cannon ruled Monday that Jack Smith’s appointment as special counsel overseeing Trump’s documents case was unconstitutional because Smith […]

SimpleImages/Getty Images (FORT PIERCE, Fla.) — The classified documents case against former President Donald Trump has been dismissed by Judge Aileen Cannon, according to court records. The judge ruled that special counsel Jack Smith’s apointment was unconstitutional. “The Superseding Indictment is DISMISSED because Special Counsel Smith’s appointment violates the Appointments Clause of the United States […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A federal bankruptcy court judge has dismissed Rudy Giuliani’s bankruptcy case, saying it is “in the best interests of creditors.” The decision exposes the former New York City mayor to lawsuits, foreclosures and other measures that allow creditors, including two defamed Georgia election workers, to collect what they’re owed. […]

Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s criminal hush money case in New York has postponed sentencing to Sept. 18, according to a letter sent to the parties. The move came after the Manhattan district attorney’s office said earlier Tuesday it would not oppose Trump’s request to file a […]

Jason Marz/Getty Images (DEDHAM, Mass.) — The judge in the Karen Read murder trial has declared a mistrial after the jury said it was unable to reach a unanimous consensus on the fifth day of deliberations Monday. Read was charged with killing her boyfriend, Boston police officer John O’Keefe, in January 2022. Prosecutors allege she […]

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images (SANTA FE, N.M.) — A New Mexico judge denied Alec Baldwin’s bid to drop his involuntary manslaughter charge over firearm evidence stemming from the 2021 fatal shooting on the set of “Rust” before his trial starts next month. In their request to dismiss the indictment, Baldwin’s attorneys claimed the state “intentionally” destroyed […]

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The federal judge overseeing Donald Trump’s classified documents case on Thursday ordered an additional hearing to determine whether prosecutors improperly used evidence protected by attorney-client privilege to secure their indictment against the former president. In an 11-page ruling issued Thursday, Judge Aileen Cannon wrote that an additional hearing was […]

SimpleImages/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — During a two-hour hearing Monday morning, the judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case pressed government attorneys to provide more information about the funding of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation, at one point remarking that the funding presents a “separation of powers concern.” The hearing, conducted by U.S. District […]