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NY elections to proceed as judge weighs gerrymandering suit

New York’s 2022 federal and state elections will proceed as a state court weighs the constitutionality of congressional and state Senate district maps passed by the Democratic-led Legislature this year but accused by a group of voters as being biased, ...

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Senate hearings for high court nominee to begin on March 21

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will begin March 21, keeping the Senate on track for a possible final vote next month. Sen. Dick Durbin, the committee chairman, ...

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Judge blocks NY’s bid to shutter NRA, but lawsuit continues

A judge has rejected an effort by New York’s attorney general to put the National Rifle Association out of business, but will allow her lawsuit accusing top executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the powerful gun ...

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Judge gives more time for Purdue Pharma settlement talks

Members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will get protection from lawsuits for another three weeks, a judge said Wednesday, buying more time to work out a settlement of thousands of legal claims against the company ...

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Jackson off to swift start on Supreme Court confirmation

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has taken the first step toward confirmation in the Senate, answering written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee as she prepares to meet with senators this week. President Joe Biden was expected ...

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New York GOP picks Lee Zeldin as gubernatorial nominee

New York’s Republican Party leaders endorsed U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin as their candidate for governor Tuesday at a convention on Long Island, though he could still face a primary challenger in June. Any Republican candidate faces tough odds in New ...

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