(NEW YORK) -- Lawyers for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo argued Monday for a new trial, insisting "breathtaking jury misconduct" and an "unparalleled set of stifling defense restrictions" marred his conviction. Joaquin Guzman, 64, was sentenced to life in prison after he was... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The most restrictive abortion law in the country will remain in effect, after a federal appeals court sided with Texas on Thursday in an ongoing legal battle with the Department of Justice. The law, known as SB8, bans physicians from providing abortions once... Read More.
(DALLAS) -- A panel of judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a temporary administrative stay Friday night that will allow state courts in Texas to continue accept lawsuits under the state's restrictive abortion law. President Joe Biden's Justice Department had sued... Read More.
(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- In a victory for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, an appeals court ruled Friday to keep the state's ban on student mask mandates in place, at least until it issues a final ruling on the legality of the ban. The ban on mask... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 650,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by... Read More.
(MINNEAPOLIS) -- A Minnesota appeals court is considering whether to allow prosecutors to file an additional charge against three former Minneapolis police officers already accused of aiding Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd during a 2020 arrest. At a virtual hearing on Thursday,... Read More.
(DALLAS) -- A Texas appeals court is mulling whether to throw out the murder conviction of Amber Guyger for the 2018 killing of Botham Jean after the former Dallas police officer's attorney argued on Tuesday that she was acting in self-defense when she accidentally... Read More.
(DALLAS) -- The former Dallas police officer found guilty of murder in the fatal 2018 shooting of Botham Jean is expected to ask a Texas appeals court on Tuesday to throw out her conviction. Attorneys for Amber Guyger, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence,... Read More.
By Aaron Katersky, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein appealed his rape conviction Monday, arguing he was made a “media villain” and tried in a “highly volatile and prejudicial atmosphere” that failed to safeguard his right to... Read More.
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court has formally rejected several appeals from Republicans and former President Donald Trump over contested 2020 voting rules in key battleground states.The court declined to take up a challenge to... Read More.
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has officially announced she's running for governor of Arkansas in 2022 -- in what's slated to become one of the first tests of how... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH and MATT ZARRELL, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's condition is continuing to improve as he fights a coronavirus infection, doctors say, and he may be able to leave Walter Reed Medical Center as early as Monday... Read More.