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Past articles by Nate:

U.S. Supreme Court allows Justice Department to toss whistleblower cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday preserved the Justice Department's power to unilaterally dismiss lawsuits filed under a law that lets whistleblowers sue businesses on behalf of the government to recover taxpayer money paid to companies based on false claims in exchange for a portion of any recovery. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court rules against EPA in wetlands regulation challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday put another dent in the regulatory reach of the Environmental Protection Agency, ruling in favor of an Idaho couple in their long-running bid to build a home on property that the EPA had deemed a protected wetland under a landmark federal anti-pollution law. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court preserves California humane pig confinement law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a California law banning the sale of pork in America's most-populous state from pigs kept in tightly confined spaces, rejecting an industry challenge claiming that the voter-backed animal welfare measure impermissibly regulates out-of-state farmers. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court tosses former Cuomo aide's bribery conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the bribery conviction of Joseph Percoco, an ex-aide to Democratic former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a ruling that further limits the ability of federal prosecutors to pursue corruption cases. → Read More

Judge orders psych evaluation for man on chaotic Boston-bound flight

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a psychiatric evaluation to determine if a man was mentally competent to face trial after prosecutors said he tried to open an emergency exit door on a recent Boston-bound United Airlines flight and then attacked a flight attendant. → Read More

US lawsuit challenging JetBlue's Spirit deal assigned to new judge

The U.S. Justice Department's lawsuit seeking to halt JetBlue Airways Corp's planned $3.8 billion acquisition of ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines Inc was reassigned on Wednesday to a judge known for trying to speed cases along to trial. → Read More

U.S. Senate confirms three more Biden judicial picks as momentum slows

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday signed off on three more of President Joe Biden's judicial nominees, even as the Democrats' push to reshape the federal judiciary has shown signs of slowing following the confirmation of more than 100 judges. → Read More

U.S. DOJ asks for stiff sentences for straw gun buyers, despite racial disparities

A U.S. Department of Justice official on Tuesday urged a panel to swiftly comply with a congressional directive to increase prison sentences for so-called straw purchasers of guns, despite concerns that doing so might disproportionately impact Black people. → Read More

United Airlines passenger tried to stab flight attendant, U.S. prosecutors say

A United Airlines passenger has been arrested after trying to open an emergency exit door during a flight on Sunday from Los Angeles to Boston and then trying to stab a flight attendant in the neck, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. → Read More

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney taps ex-DOJ watchdog to defend her in ethics probe

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins has hired a former Justice Department inspector general to defend her in a widening ethics investigation into her appearance at a political fundraiser and her travel. → Read More

In Justice Jackson's first ruling, US Supreme Court decides MoneyGram case

In the first ruling written by President Joe Biden's appointee Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with 30 states that argued that Delaware had no right keep hundreds of millions of dollars in uncashed MoneyGram checks for itself. → Read More

U.S. Justice Department urges panel not to limit 'acquitted conduct' sentencings

The U.S. Department of Justice is opposing a bipartisan panel's proposal to curtail federal judges' ability to impose longer prison sentences on criminal defendants based on conduct for which they were acquitted at trial. → Read More

U.S. Supreme Court says bankruptcy can't nix debts for others' frauds

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that individuals cannot use the bankruptcy process to wipe out debts incurred through fraud even in instances when they were not the ones who personally deceived their creditors. → Read More

Analysis: Abortion pill lawsuit faces Texas judge who often rules for conservatives

A challenge to the U.S. government's approval of a pill used for abortions is one of the latest high-profile lawsuits to be filed by conservative advocates in a Texas court that essentially guarantees them a sympathetic judge, a one-time Christian activist. → Read More

Ban on marijuana users owning guns is unconstitutional, U.S. judge rules

A federal law prohibiting marijuana users from possessing firearms is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Oklahoma has concluded, citing last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that significantly expanded gun rights. → Read More

Doctor's opioid prescription conviction tossed after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of a doctor accused of unlawfully prescribing addictive opioids in Arizona and Wyoming after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in his favor that made it harder to prosecute such cases. → Read More

My Big Coin cryptocurrency firm founder gets 8 years in prison for fraud

The founder of a defunct cryptocurrency business was sentenced on Tuesday to more than eight years in prison for defrauding investors and customers out of millions of dollars by marketing a virtual currency called My Big Coin with lies and half-truths. → Read More

Colorado baker loses appeal over refusal to make gender transition cake

A Colorado baker who had won a narrow U.S. Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on Thursday lost his appeal of a ruling in a separate case that he violated a state anti-discrimination law by not making a cake to celebrate a gender transition. → Read More

Graham urges Republicans to work with Biden on judicial nominees

Senator Lindsey Graham, the new top Republican on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday called for a shift in how GOP senators approach President Joe Biden's judicial nominees as he urged them to work with Democrats to confirm more judges. → Read More

Biden renominates another 17 judicial picks; only three not resubmitted

President Joe Biden on Monday renominated 17 more candidates for the federal bench who had not won Senate confirmation before 2022 ended, leaving just three judicial nominees from the prior Congress who have not been put up again for consideration. → Read More