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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., leaves a briefing in February. Feinstein, 89, asked Wednesday to be temporarily replaced on the Judiciary Committee, saying her extended absence has damaged Democratic efforts to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominees for federal courts in a narrowly divided chamber. – AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

After calls to resign, Feinstein seeks Judiciary replacement

Recuperating U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California asked Wednesday to be temporarily replaced on the Judiciary Committee, shortly after two House Democrats called on her to resign after her extended absence from Washington.

ComEd bribery trial comes to a close after attorneys have last words

Before jury deliberations begin on the fate of four ex-Commonwealth Edison officials after a six-week bribery trial, an attorney for one of the defendants got emotional Monday afternoon when imparting the weight of the jury’s task.

Illinois Supreme Court hears oral arguments at Chicago State University

As part of its annual “Ride the Circuit” event, the Illinois Supreme Court appeared at Chicago State University Thursday to hear oral arguments in two criminal cases before an audience of nearly 400 students and attorneys.

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Michigan judge ponders legislative entrenchment

Relying on the rule against “legislative entrenchment” to counter a clever maneuver by Disney Co., Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law on May 5 that ostensibly authorizes the Central Florida Tourism Development District, formerly known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, to ignore a long-term development agreement that was approved by Disney-appointed board members shortly before they were replaced by DeSantis’ appointees.

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