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Migrants from Venezuela prepare for relocation to a refugee shelter Dec. 23 in Matamoros, Mexico. The Supreme Court is keeping pandemic-era limits on people seeking asylum in place indefinitely, dashing hopes of immigration advocates who had been anticipating their end this week. The restrictions, often referred to as Title 42, were put in place under then-President Donald Trump at the beginning of the pandemic to curb the spread of COVID-19. – AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File

US Supreme Court keeps asylum limits in place for now

The Supreme Court is keeping pandemic-era limits on asylum in place for now, dashing hopes of migrants who have been fleeing violence and inequality in Latin America and elsewhere to reach the United States.
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Chief Justice Theis officially sworn in with warm words ahead of session

Fresh off a retention victory in last week’s general election, Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis was officially sworn in Monday to her new leadership role, which she has held since Oct. 26.
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Foxx says ‘justice has been served’ by R. Kelly’s previous sex-abuse convictions

A Cook Circuit judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of county State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

Trial Notebook

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Special deadline stymied claim against lawyers

Two of Walter “Skip” Starck’s children and the administrator of the third’s estate relied on evidence gathered during a Cook County will contest to support a lawsuit against a lawyer and his firm for alleged malpractice and tortious interference with their inheritance expectancies.

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