Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Faces Tough Decisions on Pending Bills as Deadline Approaches

Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp faces a series of crucial decisions as he approaches the May 7 deadline for signing or rejecting bills. Since taking office in 2019, Kemp has proven himself willing to veto measures, having already vetoed 14 bills in 2023 alone. Additionally, he has flexed his power by freezing over $200 million in state budget spending in the past year. Now, as the deadline looms, Kemp must carefully consider a number of pending measures that have landed on his desk. Among the measures awaiting Kemp’s decision is a budget that … Read more

Jury Deadlocked in Champaign Attempted Murder Case, Verdict Pending for Shooting That Left Man Partially Paralyzed

URBANA, Ill. – A Champaign County jury was unable to reach a verdict on Wednesday in the attempted murder trial of Coreyon A. Duncan, a Champaign man accused of a May 2020 shooting that left another man partially paralyzed. After eight hours of deliberation, the jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision on the charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Duncan shot the victim multiple times on the evening of May 26, 2020, outside a house on Ridgewood Drive. The victim, who … Read more

Judge’s Unprecedented Order Raises Doubts About Trump’s Pending Trial on Mishandling Classified Documents

Washington, D.C. – Lawyers and former judges have expressed confusion and concern over a recent order issued by the federal judge overseeing Donald Trump’s upcoming trial on charges related to mishandling classified documents. The order, issued by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon, instructs the defense lawyers and prosecutors to submit proposed jury instructions based on two scenarios that experts claim misstate the law and facts of the case. This has led legal experts to believe that the trial may be significantly delayed. The order requires the parties to craft jury instructions around competing interpretations … Read more

Cook County Judge Orders Removal of Donald Trump’s Name from Republican Primary Ballot, Pending Appeal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Former President Donald Trump’s name has been ordered to be removed from the Republican primary ballot in Illinois by Cook County Judge Tracie Porter. However, the order has been stayed until Friday to allow for an appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. In a detailed decision, Judge Porter stated that the Illinois State Board of Elections had reached the wrong conclusion when rejecting a petition by five Illinois voters who objected to Trump’s candidacy. The objectors argued that Trump’s involvement in the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol constituted an “insurrection,” … Read more