The Elon Musk Twitter trial is now on pause

New York CNN Business — The judge overseeing the acquisition dispute between Elon Musk and Twitter on Thursday ruled to pause the legal proceedings until Oct. 28 following a request from the Tesla CEO, meaning the trial that was set to begin Oct. 17 will not go ahead as planned. Twitter had opposed Musk’s motion … Read more

The Twitter-Musk trial is now on pause

New York CNN Business — The judge overseeing the acquisition dispute between Elon Musk and Twitter on Thursday ruled to pause the legal proceedings until Oct. 28 following a request from the Tesla CEO, meaning the trial that was set to begin Oct. 17 will not go ahead as planned. Twitter had opposed Musk’s motion … Read more

Kevin Spacey’s attorney takes aim at actor Anthony Rapp in opening statements of sexual misconduct trial

CNN — Attorneys for actors Kevin Spacey and Anthony Rapp delivered their opening statements on Thursday, kicking off the court proceedings relating to a civil suit filed by Rapp that accuses the former “House of Cards” star of sexual misconduct. Rapp, best known for his role in “Star Trek: Discovery,” sued Spacey in 2020 for … Read more

Murder convictions overturned after court rules rap lyrics likely injected racial bias

Los Angeles CNN — The murder convictions of two Black men in northern California were vacated Monday after a judge ruled the introduction of rap lyrics and racialized rhetoric violated the Racial Justice Act, a law designed to limit racism within the criminal justice system. The decision comes on the heels of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s … Read more

Federal judge temporarily blocks parts of New York gun law

CNN — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the enforcement of parts of a New York gun law that was enacted in the wake of a Supreme Court decision earlier this summer striking down certain protections. Among the provisions of the New York law that the state cannot enforce is one that defines Times Square … Read more

City of Rochester reaches $12 million settlement with Daniel Prude estate over his death in police custody

CNN — The city of Rochester, New York, has reached a $12 million settlement with the estate of Daniel Prude, who died in 2020 in police custody. Prude’s son sued the city in federal court for alleged gross negligence and wrongful death. “After more than two years, the City of Rochester has come to a … Read more

Waukesha Christmas parade trial: Man accused of driving into dozens of people is set to represent himself

CNN — The man accused of intentionally driving his SUV through a crowd of Christmas parade attendees in Waukesha, Wisconsin, last year, killing six people and wounding dozens more, is set to represent himself at his homicide trial Thursday amid concerns over his mental health. Darrell E. Brooks, 40, was identified as the driver of … Read more

Federal appeals court rules 2012 DACA memo unlawful and sends case back to consider Biden administration version

CNN — A federal appeals court largely upheld a district court ruling finding that the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful but sent the case back to the lower court to decide the legality of a new rule fortifying the program. DACA, created in 2012, was intended to provide temporary reprieve to … Read more

How the Supreme Court’s liberal justices sought to shape voting-rights arguments

CNN — The Supreme Court’s three liberal justices – Latina, White and Black women – sought during voting-rights arguments Tuesday to wrench the narrative of a colorblind America from the conservatives who currently dominate the bench. Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, justices on the right have rejected policies that consider race, including in redistricting … Read more

Biden’s student loan forgiveness application is coming soon. Here’s what you need to know

Washington CNN — The application for President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is expected to go live as soon as this week. Announced in late August, the plan will deliver federal student loan forgiveness to millions of low- and middle-income borrowers. Individuals who earned less than $125,000 in either 2020 or 2021 and married … Read more