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Judge Permanently Ends Baldwin's Manslaughter Trial

Charges cannot be brought against actor again

(Newser) - A New Mexico judge on Friday threw out the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin in the middle of his trial and said it cannot be filed again. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer dismissed the case with prejudice based on the misconduct of police and prosecutors over the withholding of evidence...

What to Know About Alec Baldwin's Rust Trial
What to Know About
Alec Baldwin's Rust Trial
updated

What to Know About Alec Baldwin's Rust Trial

Jury selection begins Tuesday in New Mexico in death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - Nearly three years after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the New Mexico set of Rust, Alec Baldwin is going on trial over her death. Jury selection begins Tuesday, with opening statements expected Wednesday, and the projected end the following Friday, reports the AP . A last-minute ruling dealt...

DA OKs Delaying Trump's Sentencing
DA OKs Delaying
Trump's Sentencing

DA OKs Delaying Trump's Sentencing

Alvin Bragg says sentencing on 34 felonies can stall until July 24

(Newser) - Manhattan prosecutors said they'd be open to delaying Donald Trump's sentencing in his criminal hush-money case following a Supreme Court ruling that granted broad immunity protections to presidents. In a letter filed Tuesday, prosecutors with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office said they wouldn't oppose delaying...

Baldwin Trial Now Imminent After Judge's Ruling

It's set to start in early July after judge denied actor's request to dismiss the case over damaged evidence

(Newser) - A court ruling on Friday put an involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin on track for trial in early July as a judge denied a request to dismiss the case on complaints that key evidence was damaged by the FBI during forensic testing. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer sided with prosecutors...

The Secret Trial of Evan Gershkovich Has Begun

The US and 'WSJ' vehemently deny the reporter was spying

(Newser) - Fifteen months after his arrest in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on espionage charges, Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich's closed-door trial has begun. The AP reports the 32-year-old attended court in a padlocked glass defendants cage, his head shaved. Details:
  • The charges: Both the US government and the
...

Gershkovich Accused of Spying on Military Factory

He's to stand trial in Yekaterinburg on an unknown date

(Newser) - US journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been jailed for more than a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the Ural Mountains city of Yekaterinburg, authorities said Thursday, per the AP . An indictment of the Wall Street Journal reporter has been finalized and his case was filed...

First Witness in Hunter Biden Trial: Erika Jensen

Prosecutor opens by saying 'no one is above the law' no matter 'what your name is'

(Newser) - With a jury now seated , Hunter Biden's trial on three felony firearms charges got underway Tuesday in Delaware with first lady Jill Biden again in attendance, along with his sister, Ashley Biden, and wife, Melissa Cohen Biden. A look:
  • The prosecution: NBC News reports that prosecutor Derek Hines told
...

First Rust Trial Backs Up a Key Point for Alec Baldwin

Armorer expert says it wasn't Baldwin's job to check the safety of the gun

(Newser) - The trial and conviction of a movie armorer in connection with a fatal shooting on the set of the Western movie Rust has given Alec Baldwin and his legal team an unusual window into how his own trial could unfold. A New Mexico jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday...

Dad of Michigan School Shooter Heads to Trial

911 call could be 'powerful evidence' in James Crumbley's manslaughter case

(Newser) - A man who purchased a gun with his son four days before a Michigan school shooting is headed to trial, accused of failing to take steps that could have prevented the teen from killing four students and wounding others. No one says James Crumbley knew what Ethan Crumbley planned to...

Before Her Murder, the Texts Got Tense

Man found guilty of killing Black transgender woman, the first federal hate-crime trial of its kind

(Newser) - A South Carolina man was found guilty Friday of killing a Black transgender woman in the nation's first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity. After deliberating for roughly four hours, jurors convicted Daqua Lameek Ritter of a hate crime for the murder of Dime Doe...

An Ex-President on Trial May Use Trump's Praise in Defense

Ex-Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández accused in drug conspiracy

(Newser) - Standing before Juan Orlando Hernández in December 2019, then-President Trump applauded the leader of Honduras for working "very closely" with the US to stop the flow of drugs "at a level that has never happened," per the Guardian . Indeed, both the Trump and Obama administrations considered...

Jury Begins Deliberations in Unique School Shooter Trial

Jennifer Crumbley, mother of teen gunman, faces prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - A Michigan jury began deliberations Monday in a novel trial against a school shooter's mother who could go to prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four students in 2021. "You must not let sympathy, bias, or prejudice influence your decision," Oakland County Judge...

Judge Threatens Trump Lawyer With Jail, Trump Storms Out

More drama in a Manhattan courtroom in defamation damages trial for E. Jean Carroll

(Newser) - A Manhattan federal courtroom got testy Friday during the damages portion of writer E. Jean Carroll's defamation trial against former President Trump. Trump was there for closing arguments—as he'd been on Thursday, when he briefly testified —and the AP notes that he seemed "agitated all...

Judge Rules on Soccer Honcho's 'Unconsented' Kiss

Luis Rubiales, Spain's former soccer chief, must head to trial, per Thursday ruling

(Newser) - After sullying his nation's Women's World Cup victory, former Spanish soccer chief Luis Rubiales will face trial for kissing forward Jenni Hermoso without her consent at the final. Judge Francisco de Jorge ruled on Thursday that Rubiales' kiss was "unconsented and carried out unilaterally and in a...

Tuesday Is a Crucial Day in Court for Trump
For Trump, a 'Critical
Day' in Court
updated

For Trump, a 'Critical Day' in Court

Federal appeals court sounds skeptical about former president's immunity defense

(Newser) - Updated after the hearing's conclusion. Amid the often-confusing barrage of developments in the four criminal cases of Donald Trump, Tuesday offered a pivotal one. A federal appeals court heard arguments on a fundamental Trump defense claim—that he's immune from prosecution, reports the Wall Street Journal . (The hearing...

Shakira's Tax Fraud Case Is Over Before It Began

Colombian singer settles with Spanish prosecutors over tax evasion of alleged $16M

(Newser) - Shakira's tax fraud trial began Monday, and it lasted a whopping eight minutes before it came to a close. That's according to the AP , which reports that the Colombian pop star reached a deal with prosecutors in Barcelona, Spain, over what they'd alleged was a failure to...

For This Trial, Trump Actually Agrees With the Media

Former president joins push of news groups to have federal election interference trial televised

(Newser) - Donald Trump is pushing for his federal election interference trial in Washington to be televised, joining media outlets that say the American public should be able to watch the historic case unfold. The Justice Department is opposing the effort to broadcast the trial, scheduled to begin in March, and notes...

One Theory on Trump Case: He's Trying to Provoke Judge
Trump's Needling of Judge
May Be Strategic
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Trump's Needling of Judge May Be Strategic

Some say ex-president is trying to provoke the judge, to help the case for an appeal

(Newser) - Donald Trump had a testy day in court on Monday, lashing out not only against New York Attorney General Letitia James but also state Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron. "I'm sure the judge will rule against me, because he always rules against me," the former president said....

Judge Ponders Delay of Trump Documents Trial

Judge Aileen Cannon to set new schedule, which could push trial until after 2024 election

(Newser) - A federal judge in Florida on Wednesday raised the possibility of delaying former President Trump's classified documents trial until after the 2024 presidential election, when Trump might be able to escape the charges altogether. US District Court Judge Aileen Cannon initially set a trial date of May 20 , but...

Judge Warns Trump of 'Blatant Violation,' Threatens Sanctions
Judge Fines
Trump $5K
Over 'Blatant
Violation'
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Judge Fines Trump $5K Over 'Blatant Violation'

Judge in civil fraud trial blasts former president over post disparaging a court staffer

(Newser) - Updated throughout with new details. Donald Trump was fined $5,000 on Friday after a disparaging social media post about a key court staffer in his New York civil fraud case was allowed to linger on his campaign website after the judge ordered it deleted. Judge Arthur Engoron avoided holding...

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