California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill limiting the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal proceedings

Washington CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Friday that limits the use of rap lyrics in criminal court cases in the state. The law requires “a court, in a criminal proceeding where a party seeks to admit as evidence a form of creative expression, to consider specified factors when … Read more

Trump won’t have to back up claims about FBI planting evidence in court after judge rejects part of special master’s plan

CNN — Former President Donald Trump got another boost in his bid to challenge the FBI search of his Florida home, with US District Judge Aileen Cannon reshaping the plan put forward by the special master she appointed to review the materials seized at Mar-a-Lago last month . Cannon nixed several aspects of the plan … Read more

Mar-a-Lago special master orders Trump team to back up any claims of FBI ‘planting’ evidence

CNN — The special master overseeing the Mar-a-Lago documents investigation has ordered former President Donald Trump’s lawyers to back up out-of-court assertions that the FBI may have planted evidence at the property during their search last month. Judge Raymond Dearie, the court-appointed special master, said in a filing Thursday that Trump’s team needs to submit … Read more