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Laura Jarrett

Laura Jarrett is a senior legal correspondent for NBC News.

Laura Jarrett is a senior legal correspondent for NBC News.

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What happens now that Trump has gone to the Supreme Court in his immunity fight

Donald Trump’s legal team hasn't been secretive about its strategy of trying to slow down his election subversion case for as long as possible, and the Supreme Court could soon signal its willingness or aversion to being drawn into this latest gambit.
16d ago

How the Constitution could — or could not — keep Trump off the 2024 ballot

For the first time in U.S. history, the Supreme Court is being asked to interpret the vague language in the 14th Amendment that could bar Trump from the 2024 ballot.

Judge delays Trump's federal trial as court considers his presidential immunity claim

Former President Donald Trump's federal election interference trial in Washington, D.C., will no longer begin on March 4, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered.

Trump rants that New York civil trial is a 'fraud on me' after judge allows him to speak during closing arguments

The trial concluded Thursday with Judge Arthur Engoron saying he hopes to decide the case by the end of the month.

Trove of newly released Jeffrey Epstein documents weaves a familiar tale of manipulation and sexual abuse

The 16-year-old needed money for Christmas in 2004, and although she had no experience, she said she was hired to massage a man named Jeffrey Epstein.

Newly released Jeffrey Epstein documents include big names but few new details

The first batch of documents unsealed in a settled lawsuit involving the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was released Wednesday evening — containing important names but little in the way of new information.

How sick is sick enough to end a pregnancy? Doctors and some state laws are at odds.

Kate Cox's legal fight to get an abortion in Texas exposes the difficulties of determining who qualifies for a medical exemption to its abortion ban.

Texas Supreme Court rules against woman who sought abortion hours after she says she’ll travel out of state

A Texas woman who was awaiting a decision from the state Supreme Court about whether she could get an abortion said she plans to leave Texas to get the procedure.
161d ago

Justice Jackson urges Americans to confront 'uncomfortable lessons' about race

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Friday urged Americans not to shy away from uncomfortable facts about the history of violence against Black Americans.

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to end abortion pill legal challenge that threatens widespread access

The appeal by the Biden administration could lead to a final decision in the contentious legal fight over the FDA's approval of mifepristone.
169d ago

Alex Murdaugh's defense seeks new trial based on claims of jury tampering

WALTERBORO, S.C. — Lawyers for convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh filed a motion Tuesday seeking a new trial, alleging they had uncovered evidence of jury tampering.