The first two people to stand trial in the college admissions bribery scandal, known as ‘Varsity Blues,’ have been found guilty. On this episode of On The Merits, we talk about the case, and the issues that may provide an opportunity for a successful appeal, with courts reporter Patricia Hurtado.
A retired Maryland prosecutor was disbarred for withholding exculpatory evidence he received after trying double murder case in 1981 and then falsely claiming in court that the evidence wasn’t exculpatory.
CVS Health Corp., Giant Eagle Inc., Walgreens, and Walmart Inc.—facing claims that they helped fuel the nationwide opioid crisis—sought a mistrial from a federal judge in Cleveland after a juror returned to court with pamphlets that allegedly contradicted their testimony.
A state lawsuit alleging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) retaliated by firing four former high-ranking employees for blowing the whistle on his allegedly illegal efforts to aid a real estate investor in civil and criminal matters can go forward, a state appeals court in Austin ruled.