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Harvey Weinstein Tries And Fails To Have Several Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed

| Weinstein's lawyers had asked a judge to throw out three of the sexual assault charges against him. The judge let two stand but agreed that a third should be amended and sent back to the grand jury.

Gun Maker Offers Sandy Hook Families $33 Million. Here's What They May Be Considering


The settlement proposal is far lower than what families said they expected. But an attorney with more than 20 years experience working with mass shooting victims, says there's a lot to think about.

The DOJ Won't Defend Rep. Mo Brooks In Court Against Claims He Incited The Jan. 6 Riot


A civil lawsuit accuses Brooks, an Alabama Republican, of helping incite a pro-Trump mob into storming the Capitol on Jan. 6. Named alongside Brooks in the suit are former President Trump and others.

On Abortion, Mississippi Swings For The Fences, Asks The Supreme Court To Reverse Roe


Abortion rights defenders promptly seized on the state's brief, noting that until now Mississippi had portrayed its appeal as far more limited.

Police Foiled An Ohio Incel's Plot To Kill Women In A Mass Shooting, Prosecutors Say


Tres Genco, 21, is facing charges for attempting a hate crime involving a plot to kill women. He is also facing charges for illegally possessing a machine gun.

Capitol Rioter Who Walked On Senate Floor On Jan. 6 Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison


A U.S. District Court judge says he wanted to send a message with his sentencing of Paul Hodgkins. It is the first resolution of a felony case stemming from the insurrection.

2 California Men Have Been Charged With Plotting To Bomb A Democratic Party Building


Ian Rogers and Jarrod Copeland are facing several federal charges. Prosecutors say that at one point, Rogers told Copeland: "I want to blow up a democrat building bad."

Illinois Is The First State To Tell Police They Can't Lie To Minors In Interrogations


Under a law that goes into effect January 2022, officials can't use common manipulative tactics, including offering leniency or suggesting that incriminating evidence exists, to people under 18.

Who Is Mathew Rosengart, Britney Spears' New Lawyer?


The lawyer whom Britney Spears has chosen to represent her is a former federal prosecutor turned high-profile Hollywood lawyer. His celebrity clients have included Steven Spielberg and Sean Penn.