Notable legal clouds that continue to hang over Donald Trump in 2023

CNN  —  It’s been nearly eight years since he rode down the escalator in Trump Tower and more than two years since the January 6, 2021, insurrection, but the legal drama surrounding Donald Trump has never been more intense. In New York, a hush money payment to an adult-film star could result in a possible … Read more

Trump and E. Jean Carroll agree to merge rape defamation trial

CNN — Former President Donald Trump and E. Jean Carroll have agreed to combine two trials due next month over Carroll’s allegations that Trump raped her in the mid-1990s. in a joint court filing On Friday, lawyers said they hoped to go to trial in New York on April 25 in two lawsuits filed against … Read more

Justice Department seeks Supreme Court expedited review of ruling banning guns for people under domestic violence restraining order

CNN — The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to expedite consideration of a Recent Appellate Court Decisions It’s considered an unconstitutional federal law that prohibits those subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. “Possession of a firearm in the home by a domestic abuser increases the risk of homicide sixfold,” … Read more

Man pleads not guilty to threat to kill Jewish government official in Michigan

CNN — A Michigan man who allegedly threatened to kill State Attorney Dan Nessel and other Jewish members of the Michigan government on social media has pleaded not guilty to making threatening interstate communications during an arraignment Wednesday. Jack Eugene Carpenter III was indicted last week by a federal grand jury that also specifically found … Read more

Biden meets families and victims of Monterey Park mass shooting to discuss efforts to curb gun violence

CNN — President Joe Biden will meet with families and victims of the Monterey Park mass shooting during Tuesday’s visit to California, where he will speak in largely symbolic efforts to combat gun violence in the United States. While Biden has previously taken several steps to curb gun violence, the president and his administration have … Read more

Reported hate crimes in the U.S. will increase in 2021, according to new FBI data

CNN — Reported hate crimes in the U.S. are up 11.6 percent in 2021, according to the latest FBI data, but reporting remains patchy across agencies. According to the FBI, 12,411 people were reported to be victims of hate crimes in 2021 — 64.5% of whom were reported to be targeted because of their race … Read more

Military academies see ‘alarming increase’ in sexual assault

CNN — Sexual assault incidents at U.S. military academies are at their highest level on record for the 2021-2022 school year. new report Posted on Friday. An 18% increase in reported sexual assault incidents across the three colleges in 2021-2022 compared to the 2017-2018 school year Military School Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Annual Report. … Read more

E. Jean Carroll lawsuit: Judge says jury could see ‘Access Hollywood’ tape

CNN — A federal judge friday E. Jean Carroll, in his defamation case against former President Donald Trump, can use the testimony of two other sexual assault accusers as evidence, as well as the “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about being able to grope women, said. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan denied Trump’s … Read more

Former Ohio House speaker convicted in $60 million bribery scheme

CNN — Former Republican Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Convicted by a federal jury on Thursday of racketeering conspiracy charges in connection with a $60 million bribery scheme. Former Speaker Larry Household and former Ohio Republican Chairman Matthew Borges, who were also convicted Thursday, could face up to 20 years in prison for … Read more

GOP strategist comes out publicly in sexual assault case against Conservative leader Matt Schlapp

CNN — republican political strategist who blames Matt Schlapp, leader of the Conservative Party and influential chairman of the American Conservative Union, cannot continue his relationship with the his lawsuit anonymous. Carlton Huffman, 39, was working on Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign in Georgia when Huffman said Schlapp was a few weeks before the November midterm … Read more