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Trump Can Be Sued for Jan. 6 Incitement, Judges Rule
  + stars: | 2023-12-01 | by ( Sadie Gurman | Jan Wolfe | )   time to read: 1 min
Former President Donald Trump is facing four separate indictments at both state and federal levels. WSJ breaks down each of the indictments and what they mean for his 2024 presidential campaign. Photo Illustration: Annie ZhaoWASHINGTON—Civil lawsuits seeking to hold Donald Trump accountable for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol can move forward, a federal appeals-court panel ruled Friday, expressing skepticism toward the former president’s claims of “absolute immunity” from allegations that he incited violence that day. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said while presidents can carry out their official duties without exposure to lawsuits, plaintiffs including Capitol Police officers had adequately established that Trump wasn’t acting in that capacity while campaigning for re-election.
Persons: Donald Trump, Annie Zhao Organizations: U.S ., Appeals, Circuit, Capitol Police, Trump Locations: Annie Zhao WASHINGTON
The question of executive immunity in cases of criminal prosecution for a president has never been settled, and Trump’s interpretation of it is far from universally agreed upon. “When a first-term President opts to seek a second term, his campaign to win re-election is not an official presidential act,” wrote Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan of the D.C. “The Office of the Presidency as an institution is agnostic about who will occupy it next. And campaigning to gain that office is not an official act of the office.”A president, Srinavasan wrote in the 67-page opinion, “does not spend every minute of every day exercising official responsibilities. The opinion was joined by Judge Greg Katsas, who was appointed by Trump, and partly by Judge Judith Rogers, who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, , Sri Srinivasan, Srinavasan, , Donald Trump, Srinivasan, Barack Obama, Greg Katsas, Judith Rogers, Bill Clinton, throngs Organizations: Capitol, U.S . Capitol Police, Trump, Appeals, Presidency, Donald Trump View
Atlanta CNN —Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys in the Georgia election subversion case are set to defend their client in a Fulton County courtroom for the first time on Friday as they try to have the charges thrown out on First Amendment grounds. This is the first time Trump’s attorneys will appear in court in the Fulton County case, though their client won’t be with them. Trump hasn’t yet been in the Atlanta courthouse – he previously waived his right to an arraignment hearing – though he was processed at the Fulton County jail in late August. She used a similar legal strategy in a 2014 RICO case in Fulton County, according to a source familiar with the matter. Despite his mounting legal debt and the fact that he is almost 80, sources close to Giuliani said he intends to fight the Georgia case.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Trump, ” Drew Findling –, Steven Sadow, Jennifer Little, Sadow, , ” Sadow, Scott McAfee, Kenneth Chesebro, Sidney Powell, Chesebro, Powell, McAfee, Trump’s, Fani Willis, ” Willis, Jack Smith, Smith, , Willis ’, Eastman, John Eastman, Fulton, Donald Trump, Willis, Mark Meadows, Jeffrey Clark, Clark, Meadows, ” “, Bob Cheeley, Cheeley, Robert Cheeley, Cheeley’s, Buddy Parker, Rudy Giuliani –, haven’t, Giuliani, Allyn Stockton Jr, David Shafer, ” Shafer, Rudy Giuliani’s, Robert Costello, Giuliani groped, CNN Giuliani, Brian Tevis, David Wolfe, CNN’s Paula Reid, Evan Perez, Marshall Cohen Organizations: Atlanta CNN —, Trump, United, Fulton, Republican, Prosecutors, Washington Post, , U.S, CNN, Trump Trump, Trump White House, Secret, Justice, Appeals, DC, Georgia’s, Senate, Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia Republican Party, Georgia State Senate, Electoral College, New, Atlanta Locations: Georgia, Fulton, Atlanta, United States, Fulton County, Washington , DC, Meadows, ” Meadows, Washington, Trump, State of Georgia, New York, Aidala, Stockton, Rabun County
Washington CNN —Former President Donald Trump isn’t immune from being held accountable in civil lawsuits related to the January 6, 2021, US Capitol riot in a long-awaited, consequential decision from the federal appeals court in Washington, DC. The decision arises out of lawsuits brought by Capitol Police officers and Democrats in Congress. The district court did find that Trump was protected by presidential immunity from the claim that he failed to stop to the riot, saying that he would be acting in his official presidential powers in that instance. Trump still will be able to contest the facts of the case as the lawsuits move forward. The appeals court said Trump also may be able to make more arguments around immunity before the January 6 lawsuits move into extensive evidence-gathering phases.
Persons: Donald Trump, Sri Srinivasan, , Greg Katsas, Judith Rogers, Trump Organizations: Washington CNN, Capitol, Trump, Capitol Police, Congress, DC, Appeals, Democratic House Locations: Washington ,, Washington, DC
The damages award could be tripled under U.S. antitrust law to more than $53 million. The same jury on Nov. 21 found the egg producers liable for the alleged antitrust conspiracy after a more than five-week trial. The damages award was limited to alleged overpayments during a four-year window in the mid-2000s. The jury's liability decision held Cal-Maine accountable with other defendants, including trade associations United Egg Producers and United States Egg Marketers. The case is Kraft Foods Global Inc v. United Egg Producers Inc, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, No.
Persons: Oscar Mayer, Heinz, General Mills, Kellogg, Brandon Fox, Jenner, Steven Seeger, Robin Sumner, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, Patrick Collins of King, Rose Acre, James King, Porter Wright Morris, Mike Scarcella Organizations: Kraft, Kraft Foods Group Inc, 3G Capital, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Food, Nestle, Friday, Cal, Maine Foods, United Egg Producers, United States Egg, U.S, Kraft Foods Global Inc, United Egg Producers Inc, Northern, Northern District of, Jenner, Patrick Collins of King & Spalding, Arthur, Thomson Locations: Northfield , Illinois, Acre, Ridgeland , Mississippi, Maine, Cal, Northern District, Northern District of Illinois
Asylum-seeking migrants walk in the Rio Grande river between the floating fence and the river bank as they look for an opening on a concertina wire fence to land on the U.S. soil in Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S. July 24, 2023. REUTERS/Go Nakamura/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsDec 1 (Reuters) - Texas must remove a 1,000-foot-long (305-meter) floating barrier it placed in the Rio Grande river to deter migrants from illegally crossing the border with Mexico, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday in a victory for President Joe Biden's administration. Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision declined a request by the Republican-governed state to reverse a federal judge's decision ordering it to move the string of buoys placed in the Rio Grande in July near Eagle Pass, Texas. Judge Don Willett, a Trump appointee, disagreed with his colleagues in the ruling that the portion of the Rio Grande where the buoys were placed was navigable. On Thursday, a federal judge rejected a bid by Texas to block federal immigration authorities from destroying the wire fencing.
Persons: Go Nakamura, Joe Biden's, David Ezra, Greg Abbott, Abbott, Biden, Don Willett, Willett, Donald Trump, Daniel Wiessner, Will Dunham, Alexia Garamfalvi Organizations: REUTERS, Circuit, Appeals, Republican, 5th Circuit, U.S . Army Corps of Engineers, Texas, Democrat, Trump, U.S . Justice, Thomson Locations: Rio Grande, Eagle Pass , Texas, U.S, Texas, Rio, Mexico, New Orleans, Eagle, , Texas, San Antonio, Albany , New York
A federal appeals court has paused enforcement of a federal government regulation that allows abortion providers to receive federal family planning money — but only in Ohio, where state health officials said the policy took money away from them. Since 1981, federal policy has changed several times regarding whether programs receiving family planning funds can provide abortions or refer patients to such services. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled that in a decision Thursday — but only as it applies to how the federal government distributes the grants in Ohio. And when that happened, the award to the state's health department decreased by $1.8 million. But a court blocked enforcement, and voters last month adopted an amendment to the state constitution enshrining the right to abortion.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, — Joan Larsen, Amul Thapar, Donald Trump —, Dave Yost, Karen Nelson Moore, Bill Clinton, Roe, Wade Organizations: Circuit, Republican, Ohio, Democratic, U.S, Supreme Locations: Ohio, U.S, Cincinnati
The Justice Department, during the Trump administration, closed an investigation into the realtors organization. The Biden administration re-opened it in 2021 so it could probe how broadly housing listings are available and what fees home sellers pay to the brokers who represent buyers. The government's concern focused on private listings of homes, which NAR banned but left some exceptions, and a rule that requires sellers to pay the buyer's broker. Because of concern about "pocket listings," or private listings not available to the public, the NAR adopted a "Clear Cooperation Policy" in 2019 that was supposed to ban pocket listings but has been criticized for allowing exceptions. The NAR's Participation Rule had required brokers who listed a house to offer compensation to the buyer's broker.
Persons: Sarah Silbiger, Trump, Biden, Judge Florence Pan, Frederick Liu, Chris Michel, Diane Bartz, Chizu Organizations: REUTERS, Rights, Justice Department and National Association of Realtors, The Justice Department, realtors, U.S ., Appeals, Circuit, NAR, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. When she retired, Justice Clarence Thomas, a consistent conservative, called her “an outstanding colleague, civil in dissent and gracious when in the majority.”She could, nonetheless, express her views tartly. “I had never expected or aspired to be a Supreme Court justice," she said. The retired justice was relieved that he was comfortable and happy at the center, according to her son, Scott. “It has been a great privilege indeed to have served as a member of the court for 24 terms,” the justice wrote.
Persons: , Sandra Day O’Connor, O’Connor, John Roberts, , Roberts, , John O’Connor, Ronald Reagan, Roe, Wade, Casey, Samuel Alito, George W, Bush, Democrat Al Gore, Clarence Thomas, tartly, unwisely, ” O’Connor, Bill Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary, Scott, ” Bush, Potter Stewart, Alzheimer’s, Brian, Jay Organizations: WASHINGTON, Senate, Democrat, Iraq, College of William, Office, Legislature, Washington, Republicans Locations: Phoenix, American, , Arizona, Vermont, Virginia, Afghanistan, Rose, Los Angeles, United States
Bank of England drags Bagehot into the shadows
  + stars: | 2023-12-01 | by ( Liam Proud | )   time to read: +8 min
That is no longer tenable, in part because of reforms to bank regulation that shifted activity from traditional lenders to financial market players. These days, the institutions in need of urgent liquidity are just as likely to be pension funds, insurers or hedge funds. The British central bank’s initial ideas make sense, but only solve part of the problem. The central bank can short-circuit the panic by opening the credit taps. Central banks are only just starting to grapple with what it means to be a lender of last resort in that context.
Persons: Walter Bagehot’s, Andrew Hauser, BoE, WALTER, Gurney, Peter Thal Larsen, Streisand Neto, Thomas Shum Organizations: Reuters, Bank of England, Reuters Graphics Reuters, U.S, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Pensions, . Treasury, Citadel, Millennium Management, City of, U.S . Federal, Gurney & Company, Victorian, Thomson Locations: British, City, City of London, Basel, Overend, Lombard
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawsuits against Donald Trump brought by Capitol Police officers and Democratic lawmakers over the U.S. Capitol riot, can move forward, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Trump's request to dismiss the lawsuits that accuse him of inciting the violent mob on Jan. 6, 2021. Political Cartoons View All 1274 ImagesTrump’s lawyers have said the president’s words involved “matters of public concern” and falls within the scope of absolute presidential immunity. They noted in court papers that Trump was acquitted in the U.S. Senate of inciting the riot after a historic impeachment trial, and claimed the lawsuits are “just this type of harassment presidential immunity is meant to foreclose.”The D.C. appeals court decision comes after Trump challenged a federal judge's ruling denying his effort to throw out the lawsuits. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta had ruled that Trump’s words during the rally before the storming of the Capitol were likely “words of incitement not protected by the First Amendment.”
Persons: Donald Trump, it's, Judge Gregory Katsas, Trump, Jesse Binnall, Jack Smith, Joe Biden, , Judge Amit Mehta Organizations: WASHINGTON, Capitol Police, Democratic, U.S, Capitol, Circuit, Appeals, Trump, White House, U.S . Senate Locations: Washington, U.S
Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a 2024 presidential election campaign event in Summerville, South Carolina, U.S. September 25, 2023. REUTERS/Sam Wolfe/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that Donald Trump must face civil lawsuits over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by his supporters, rejecting the former president's claim that he is immune. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that Trump was acting "in his personal capacity as a presidential candidate" when he urged his supporters to march to the Capitol. U.S. presidents are immune from civil lawsuits only for official actions. The unanimous decision focused only on whether Trump could be sued, and said nothing about the merits of the cases themselves.
Persons: Donald Trump, Sam Wolfe, Trump, Joe Biden, Andrew Goudsward, Scott Malone, Alistair Bell Organizations: U.S, Republican, REUTERS, Rights, Capitol, U.S ., Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Capitol ., Trump, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Summerville , South Carolina, U.S
Reader, please select your own corny first line for this article:1. I’ve heard of stealing some dough, but this is ridiculous. Closed circuit footage of the scene shows a woman milling around the gas pumps at the attached service station — or “servo” to Australians — and then climbing into the unattended van and driving away. What makes the story more compelling than a typical opportunistic vehicle theft is the van’s contents: 10,000 Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The treats were bound for shops in Newcastle, but instead have now disappeared to parts unknown.
Persons: I’ve, Locations: Carlingford, Australia, Sydney, Newcastle
Donald Trump does not have immunity from civil lawsuits related to the U.S. Capitol riot, a federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled Friday. The ruling does not say that Trump is liable for allegedly inciting, while president, the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on Congress by a mob of his supporters, which injured more than 100 police officers. The ruling came after Trump, the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, challenged the federal district court lawsuits filed against him. Srinivasan, who was appointed to his seat by former President Barack Obama, was joined in the ruling by Judge Judith Rogers and Judge Gregory Katsas. Katsas was appointed by Trump and previously was a clerk for conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Sri Srinivasan, Srinivasan, Barack Obama, Judge Judith Rogers, Gregory Katsas, Katsas, Clarence Thomas, Rogers, Bill Clinton Organizations: U.S, United States Capitol, Capitol, Trump, U.S ., Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Supreme Court, Democrat Locations: Washington , U.S
A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the state of Texas to remove a barrier of floating buoys in the Rio Grande installed at the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott to block migrants trying to cross from Mexico, delivering a blow to the state’s efforts to curtail unauthorized immigration. The decision came after months of legal wrangling between Governor Abbott’s office and the federal government. The previous judge had ordered the state to remove the barrier because it was an impediment to navigation on the river and a “threat to human life” for those trying to cross. The appeals court had issued an order temporarily keeping the buoys in place while the complex legal issues were resolved in court.
Persons: Greg Abbott, Abbott’s, Abbott, Biden, Organizations: U.S ., Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Constitution Locations: Texas, Rio, Mexico, New Orleans, U.S
A challenge to that ban is expected to come to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, though Planned Parenthood has been offering abortions since September based on a circuit court judge's interpretation of the law. As Wisconsin's attorney general, Schimel supported laws in Indiana and Ohio that limited abortion access. He also defended Republican-drawn legislative maps that are being challenged before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Before being elected attorney general, Schimel spent 25 years as a Waukesha County prosecutor. Bradley, 73, was first elected to the Supreme Court in 1995 and is the longest-serving justice on the court.
Persons: , Brad Schimel, Ann Walsh Bradley, Bradley, Schimel, , Janet Protasiewicz, Donald Trump, Josh Kaul, Scott Walker, Protasiewicz's, ” Schimel, Organizations: Republican, Wisconsin Supreme, University of Wisconsin, Republicans Locations: MADISON, Wis, Wisconsin, Waukesha, Waukesha County, Indiana, Ohio
Vice Chairman of Microsoft Brad Smith looks on during the 5th Summit of "Christchurch Call", at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, France November 10, 2023. LUDOVIC MARIN/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsLONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The president of tech giant Microsoft (MSFT.O) said there is no chance of super-intelligent artificial intelligence being created within the next 12 months, and cautioned that the technology could be decades away. Reuters last week exclusively reported that the ouster came shortly after researchers had contacted the board, warning of a dangerous discovery they feared could have unintended consequences. However, Microsoft President Brad Smith, speaking to reporters in Britain on Thursday, rejected claims of a dangerous breakthrough. Asked if such a discovery contributed to Altman's removal, Smith said: "I don't think that is the case at all.
Persons: Microsoft Brad Smith, LUDOVIC MARIN, Sam Altman, Brad Smith, It's, Smith, ” Smith, Martin Coulter, Sharon Singleton, Mark Porter Organizations: Microsoft, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Christchurch, Elysee, Paris, France, Britain
I read it just as you dictated,” according to court records. The disclosure of the texts illuminate more of the behind-the-scenes discussions as Trump used powerful allies across the federal government to challenge the 2020 election results. The Washington Post has made public the full court document, and Politico also reported on the text messages. John Rowley, an attorney representing Perry, called the disclosure of the text messages this week “unfortunate.”“The communications reflect his efforts to understand real-time information about the 2020 election. Howell confidentially reviewed more than 2,000 documents Perry had sought to keep from investigators after they seized his cell phone last summer, including the text messages.
Persons: Scott Perry, Donald Trump’s, DOJ’s Jeffrey Clark, Clark, Perry texted Clark, , ” Perry, Perry, Clark’s, Justice Department official’s, ” Clark, Trump, Mike Pence, Beryl Howell, Howell, John Rowley, ” Rowley, Howell confidentially Organizations: CNN, Justice Department, Trump, DOJ, Republican, DC Circuit, Washington Post, Politico Locations: Michigan, Georgia
New York CNN —A New York appellate court has reinstated a gag order prohibiting former President Donald Trump and attorneys from making public statements about the courtroom staff in the ongoing $250 million civil fraud trial. The appeals court paused the gag order earlier this month, but on Thursday said it should be restored while the official appeal is pending. During a break in the trial Thursday morning, Engoron announced the appeals court ruling reinstating the gag order. It’s a disgrace.”Engoron has fined Trump twice for a total of $15,000 for violating the gag order. Waiting on DC gag order rulingTrump is awaiting another appeals court to rule on a separate gag order in the federal election subversion case against him brought by special counsel Jack Smith.
Persons: Donald Trump, Judge Arthur Engoron, Trump, Engoron, , Chris Kise, ” Engoron, Chuck Schumer, ” Trump, , It’s, Jack Smith, Tanya Chutkan, Smith, Shania Shelton Organizations: New, New York CNN, Trump, New York Democrat, The New, DC, Circuit, Justice Department Locations: New York, York, The New York
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCompanies TikTok FollowNov 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge late on Thursday blocked Montana's first-of-its kind state ban on the use of short-video sharing app TikTok from taking effect on Jan. 1, saying it violated the free speech rights of users. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued a preliminary injunction to block the ban on the Chinese-owned app, saying the state ban "oversteps state power and infringes on the constitutional rights of users." TikTok users in Montana also filed suit to block the ban. During an October hearing, Molloy questioned why no other state had followed Montana in banning TikTok and asked if the state was being "paternalistic" in arguing the ban was necessary to protect the data of TikTok users. Montana could have imposed fines of $10,000 for each violation by TikTok in the state but the law did not impose penalties on individual TikTok users.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Montana's, Donald Molloy, China's ByteDance, TikTok, Molloy, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, David Shepardson, Chris Reese, Sonali Paul Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, District, Montana, Democratic, Biden, Thomson Locations: U.S, Montana
REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt Acquire Licensing RightsLONGMONT, Colorado, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Two Colorado paramedics go on trial on Wednesday for their alleged role in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man who died after police roughly detained him and medics injected him with a powerful sedative. The trial is the last of three in the death of McClain, 23. Prosecutors allege the paramedics injected him with 500 mg of the sedative ketamine after incorrectly estimating his weight to be 200 pounds (91 kg). After Floyd's death ignited global protests, Colorado Governor Jared Polis in June 2020 asked the state attorney general's office to investigate McClain's case. Reporting by Brad Brooks in Longmont, Colorado Editing by Donna Bryson and Matthew LewisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Nathan Woodyard, Elijah McClain, Black, Kevin Mohatt, McClain, Jeremy Cooper, Peter Cichuniec, Cooper, Cichuniec, George Floyd, Jared Polis, Brad Brooks, Donna Bryson, Matthew Lewis Organizations: Court, REUTERS, Prosecutors, Police, Minneapolis police, Thomson Locations: Adams County, Brighton , Colorado, U.S, , Colorado, Colorado, Denver, Aurora, Minneapolis, Longmont
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a challenge to the Securities and Exchange Commission's ability to fight fraud, part of a broad attack on regulatory agencies led by conservative and business interests. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Jarkesy and his Patriot28 investment adviser group on three separate issues. And it said laws shielding the commission’s administrative law judges from being fired by the president are unconstitutional. Jarkesy's lawyers noted that the SEC wins almost all the cases it brings in front of the administrative law judges but only about 60% of cases tried in federal court. A decision upholding the 5th Circuit's ruling could sweep far more broadly, calling into question the authority of administrative law judges at numerous federal agencies, the Justice Department said.
Persons: Biden, George R, Jarkesy, , Jennifer Walker Elrod, Andrew Oldham, Elrod, George W, Bush, Donald Trump, Eugene Davis, Ronald Reagan Organizations: WASHINGTON, Securities, Exchange, SEC, Circuit, Oldham, Justice Department Locations: New Orleans
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court is hearing a case challenging the authority of federal agencies. AdvertisementThree major Supreme Court cases could upend the way the government works — and put Americans' federal benefits and consumer protections at risk. These are the other big cases to follow on the Supreme Court's docket. AdvertisementChanging how the federal government is allowed to make regulationsAnother Supreme Court challenge has big implications for the way all federal agencies function. AdvertisementThe Supreme Court will likely issue final decisions on these cases by June.
Persons: , George Jarkesy, Jarkesy, Sheila Bair, Loper, Raimondo Organizations: Service, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Center, American Progress, Social Security, Social Security Administration, Financial, Community Financial Services Association of America Ltd, Federal, Fifth Circuit, Federal Deposit Insurance, Loper Bright Enterprises, National Marine Fisheries Locations: Chevron
A logo is pictured outside of Dupont offices in Geneva, Switzerland, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsCompaniesLaw Firms 3M Co FollowChemours Co FollowCorteva Inc Follow Show more companiesNov 29 (Reuters) - Chemours (CC.N), Dupont De Nemours (DD.N) and Corteva (CTVA.N) have reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. state of Ohio for $110 million to resolve claims associated with toxic "forever chemicals", the companies said on Wednesday. Chemours said it would be responsible for half of the settlement costs, while DuPont would provide about $39 million. 3M (MMM.N) agreed in June to pay $10.3 billion to settle hundreds of claims that the company polluted public drinking water with the chemicals, while Chemours, DuPont and Corteva reached a similar deal with U.S. water providers for $1.19 billion. Reporting by Tanay Dhumal and Sourasis Bose in Bengaluru; Editing by Shilpi Majumdar and Devika SyamnathOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Dupont De Nemours, Chemours, Corteva, Tanay Dhumal, Sourasis Bose, Shilpi Majumdar, Devika Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, DuPont, Washington Works, Ohio -, Thomson Locations: Dupont, Geneva, Switzerland, U.S ., Ohio, Ohio - West Virginia, U.S, Bengaluru
State courts in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and elsewhere have so far declined to rule in favor of challenges asserting that Donald Trump should be disqualified from holding the presidency again under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. (Cases in Michigan and Colorado have been appealed.) Challengers assert that Mr. Trump is barred because, as stated in Section 3, he was an officer of the United States who, after taking an oath to support the Constitution, “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the country, or gave “aid or comfort to the enemies thereof,” before and during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Mr. Trump and his campaign have called this claim an “absurd conspiracy theory” and efforts to bar him “election interference.” Some election officials and legal scholars — many of them otherwise opposed to the former president — have also been critical of the efforts. The Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, writes that invoking Section 3 “is merely the newest way of attempting to short-circuit the ballot box.” Michael McConnell, a former judge and professor at Stanford Law School, claims that keeping Mr. Trump off the ballot on grounds that are “debatable at best is not something that will be regarded as legitimate.”
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, , , Brad Raffensperger, ” Michael McConnell, Organizations: United, Capitol, Stanford Law School Locations: Colorado , Michigan, Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado, United States, Georgia
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