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Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Kentucky’s attorney general and the attorney for former Louisville Metro Police Department officer Brett Hankison combined forces in a joint motion earlier this week asking a judge to revoke a previous order to release evidence in the Breonna Taylor case to the public. Attorney General Daniel […]

Kuzma/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (MADISON, Wis.) — A Wisconsin judge has struck down an injunction request filed Monday by state Republicans to end Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ mask mandate. This decision comes as Wisconsin continues to see a rise in coronavirus cases and deaths. St. Croix County Judge R. Michael Waterman ruled against the […]

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (AUSTIN, Texas) — A federal judge blocked an order by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that restricted the number of locations where voters can hand-deliver mail-in ballots in each county a month before the election. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman ordered on Friday that the state is barred from […]

Kuzma/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — A Kentucky judge weighed arguments in court on Thursday, considering a motion to dismiss a juror’s request to speak publicly about the grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor case. The three-hour hearing ended just before 3 p.m. without a ruling. It is unclear […]

ABC NewsBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A New Jersey judge whose 20-year-old son was killed in a racially motivated assault this summer opened up about her life since the tragic attack. Salas told ABC News’ Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview that the attack from Manhattan lawyer and […]

Kuzma/iStockBy JAMES HILL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A federal magistrate judge overseeing the only active civil lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell and the estate of sex-offender Jeffery Epstein has ordered a temporary hold on the case until Maxwell’s criminal case is complete, finding that Maxwell’s right to a fair trial outweighed the alleged victim’s pursuit […]

iStock/Marco_PiuntiBY: AARON KATERSKY, MARK CRUDELE, and IVAN REREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A New York City judge was allegedly punched while she was walking to work Monday morning, according to law enforcement sources. Judge Phyllis Chu of the New York City Criminal Court was walking from the Staten Island Ferry terminal to the courthouse […]

Florida Dept. of Law EnforcementBy JAMES HILL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A federal judge in New York has ordered that a deposition of a co-executor of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate be postponed while she considers a request from Epstein’s alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell to put a civil lawsuit on hold. Darren Indyke, an attorney whose […]

Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesA California judge handed Lizzo a temporary victory on Friday, dismissing a countersuit by two songwriters who claimed they shared writing credits for her hit “Truth Hurts,” according to documents obtained by Pitchfork. Lizzo had originally sued Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen and Yves Rothmanin in October 2019, claiming that the line “I just did a DNA test turns out I’m a […]

iStock/niratBy: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (RICHMOND, Va.) — The legal battle over the future of the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia, had two major developments on Monday. Judge W. Reilly Merchant dismissed a case filed by one resident who is blocking Gov. Ralph Northam’s June 4 order to remove the statue from Monument […]


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