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Bannon trial set for closing arguments after defense doesn’t call witnesses

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Federal prosecutors are due to make their final pitch to jurors on Friday to convict Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former presidential adviser, on charges of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena by the committee...

Final arguments begin in fraud trial of former Theranos executive Sunny Balwani

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Sunny Balwani, the former Theranos executive and romantic partner of Elizabeth Holmes, could face a verdict this week on charges he defrauded company investors and patients, bringing the final chapter of the Theranos ...

Moral arguments alone not enough to justify spying, says MI6 ethics chief

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MI6’s ethics chief has argued that spies cannot justify their existence with moral arguments alone and must accept they exist to “promote the national interest” in a struggle as “potent now as it was during the cold w...

Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers cannot keep retrial arguments under seal, judge rules

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers cannot keep sealed their detailed legal arguments about a juror in her trial who might not have disclosed childhood sex abuse during jury selection, a judicial decision issued Friday said. ...

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers renew call to seal juror’s legal arguments

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers once again called for the temporary sealing of legal arguments involving the juror who might not have disclosed childhood sexual abuse during jury selection. “With the constitutional right ...

Ghislaine Maxwell retrial arguments must be public, prosecutors tell judge

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal arguments involving the juror who might not have disclosed childhood sexual abuse during jury selection should be public, prosecutors said in a letter Friday. “The government respectfully sub...

Trial of Kim Potter in death of Daunte Wright reaches closing arguments

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Closing arguments were set for Monday in the manslaughter trial of Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who says she meant to use her Taser not her gun when she shot and killed Daunte Wright as he tried to ...

Ghislaine Maxwell ‘preyed on vulnerable kids’, say prosecutors in closing arguments

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Closing arguments in the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell began on Monday, in Manhattan federal court. “She was a grown woman who preyed on vulnerable kids,” prosecutor Alison Moe told jurors. “She targeted...

Elizabeth Holmes trial: closing arguments begin in final face-off

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Prosecutors in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes laid out their closing arguments on Thursday as the final face-off begins in the dramatic proceedings that have stretched on over 15 weeks. The fallen Silicon Valley star f...

The arguments about abortion in the US are about one thing: controlling women

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A lot of people with a lot of power don’t see why women should have jurisdiction over their own bodies. That’s the anti-abortion argument in a nutshell, in that they claim a foetus, or even an embryo, or in some cases...

‘Overwhelming’ evidence against Jussie Smollett, says prosecution in closing arguments

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Lawyers delivered their closing arguments on Wednesday in Jussie Smollett’s criminal trial where the former Empire actor is facing charges that he lied to Chicago police about an attack in 2019. Smollett denies the ch...

It’s time for a new tax on the UK’s wealthiest 1% – arguments against it don’t add up

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As the government raises taxes on working people and plans the biggest benefit cut in the history of the welfare state, many are calling for rich people to pay their fair share. A new net wealth tax could redistribute...

Nicola Sturgeon urges SNP to resist Brexit arguments against independence

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Westminster will use the damage inflicted by Brexit to argue that Scottish independence is unworkable, Nicola Sturgeon has said, calling on her party activists to “resist [this] with all we’ve got”. In her address to ...

Theranos trial: opening arguments set to begin against Elizabeth Holmes

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Opening arguments in the highly anticipated trial of Elizabeth Holmes are set to begin on Wednesday, with jurors expected to hear prosecutors make the case that the Theranos founder knowingly defrauded investors and p...

‘Bad faith’ US prosecutors misled Canada in Huawei case, court hears in final arguments

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Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou say American prosecutors acted in “bad faith” and abused the Canadian justice system when they pursued the Huawei chief financial officer, in final arguments of the telecoms executive’s closel...

Derek Chauvin trial: prosecution and defence make closing arguments – video

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The Derek Chauvin murder trial heard closing arguments on Monday before the jury was expected to begin considering a verdict over the death of George Floyd that is anxiously awaited by millions of Americans. The prose...

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