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Mueller indictment of Russians suggests audience beyond court

Mueller indictment of Russians suggests audience beyond courtJoyce Vance, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about what is unusual about Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians, and whether the indictment is purely legal or something more.



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Mueller indicts Russians for election meddling, but will they be brought to court?

Mueller indicts Russians for election meddling, but will they be brought to court?Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential election. NBC News’ Ken Dilanian and Andrea Mitchell discuss what this really means and why theseRussians will likely never be brought to court.



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Report: Court to release documents from Bill Clinton probe

Report: Court to release documents from Bill Clinton probeFederal court is reportedly set to unseal long-secret documents stemming from former Independent Counsel Ken Starr's investigation into then-President Bill Clinton; reaction and analysis from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.



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Mother sobs in court while testifying about 8-year-old daughter's rape and murder

Mother sobs in court while testifying about 8-year-old daughter's rape and murderThe mother of a young girl who was abducted by a man posing as a good Samaritan in 2013 sobbed in court as she faced her daughter's accused killer.



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Attack On Pennsylvania Supreme Court Is An Attack On The Rule Of Law Itself

Attack On Pennsylvania Supreme Court Is An Attack On The Rule Of Law ItselfCongratulations of a cynical sort are in order for Republican Pennsylvania state Rep. Cris Dush, who has accomplished something notable.



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Father who tried to attack Nassar in court doesn't want donations

Father who tried to attack Nassar in court doesn't want donationsA man who tried to attack former sports doctor Larry Nassar in a Michigan courtroom is thanking people who donated $ 31,000 online but says he doesn't want the money.



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Pennsylvania's Supreme Court Explains Why It Struck Down Congressional Map Favoring GOP

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court Explains Why It Struck Down Congressional Map Favoring GOPThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court offered a lengthy and long-awaited explanation on Wednesday of its decision to strike down the state’s congressional map, saying the districts violated a state constitutional guarantee of “free and equal” elections.



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New Hampshire woman takes state to court to keep her $560m lottery win a secret

New Hampshire woman takes state to court to keep her $  560m lottery win a secretA woman from New Hampshire is taking legal action against the state to prevent her identity becoming public after winning $ 560 million (£404m) in the lottery. The woman, given the pseudonym "Jane Doe" in court filings, bought the winning ticket in the town of Merrimack on January 6.  The owner of the convenience store in the historic riverside town, 50 miles north west of Boston and with a population of 25,000, was so proud of selling the ticket – and his $ 75,000 bonus for doing so – that he made national headlines. “Can you believe someone just walked into my store and won?!" said Sam Safa, as the mystery over the winner grew.  "Most of my customers are local, and I'm hoping it's someone local. But whoever it is, congratulations to them." The winner was indeed a local woman. And last week she went to court to try and prevent her identity being made public. “She is a long-time resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member,” her lawyer, Steven Gordon, wrote in the court documents.  “She wishes to continue this work and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars.” Lottery officials insist that the law is clear, and that the integrity of the game depends on public identification of the winners. New Hampshire lottery rules require the winner’s name, town and amount won be available for public information, in accordance with open-records laws. Mavis Wanczyk, another lottery winner, clinched $ 758.7 million in August 2017, the largest ever jackpot in US history Credit:  Josh Reynolds/AP She could have avoided identification only if she established a trust and asked a trustee to sign her name on the back of the ticket – something she did not know. Altering the signature on the back of her ticket would make it void. She says she made a "huge mistake" when she signed her real name on the back of the ticket before contacting a lawyer, who told her she could have remained anonymous had she established the trust. Charlie McIntyre, executive director for the New Hampshire lottery, said the commission consulted with the state’s attorney general’s office and that the Powerball winner must abide by the disclosure laws “like any other.” “The New Hampshire Lottery understands that winning a $ 560 million Powerball jackpot is a life-changing occurrence,” the statement said.  “Having awarded numerous Powerball jackpots over the years, we also understand that the procedures in place for prize claimants are critically important for the security and integrity of the lottery, our players and our games.  “While we respect this player’s desire to remain anonymous, state statutes and lottery rules clearly dictate protocols.” Mr Gordon and his team are hoping that the courts will take into account the myriad examples of lottery winners being conned or physically endangered. They even claim that the state’s opioid crisis proves that there is danger in the state, writing that New Hampshire, "despite it's bucolic beauty… is not immune to crime." How to pick lottery numbers and win: 8 ways to increase your chances The lawsuit states that the woman now joins a small group of big jackpot winners that "has historically been victimized by the unscrupulous". Indeed, the US has a history of violence against lottery winners. In November 2015, Craigory Burch Jr won $ 434,272 in Georgia. Two months later, police said, Burch was killed in his home by seven masked men who kicked in his front door. His family members said the public announcement of the lottery winnings had made him a target. “When they came in, he said: ‘Don’t do it, bro. Don’t do it in front of my kids. Please don’t do it in front of my kids and old lady,’” said his girlfriend, Jasmine Hendricks, at the time.  “He said, ‘I’ll give you my bank card.’” And a Florida man, Abraham Shakespeare, won a $ 30 million lottery prize in 2006, only to be approached two years later by Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore, who said she was writing a book about how people were taking advantage of him.  She soon became his financial adviser and slowly siphoned away his money, then killed him. “She got every bit of his money,” said Jay Pruner, assistant state attorney, in closing arguments. “He found out about it and threatened to kill her. She killed him first.” She was found guilty in December 2012 of his death, and sentenced to life in prison.



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Pennsylvania Republican Wants Democrats On State Supreme Court Impeached Over Gerrymandering Decision

Pennsylvania Republican Wants Democrats On State Supreme Court Impeached Over Gerrymandering DecisionA Pennsylvania Republican is calling for the impeachment of five Democrats on the state Supreme Court who ordered lawmakers to draw a new congressional map because the current one so severely benefits the GOP that it violates the Pennsylvania constitution.



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Powerball winner of $560m fighting in court to remain anonymous

Powerball winner of $  560m fighting in court to remain anonymousThe New Hampshire woman, identified as Jane Doe, said she made a “huge mistake” by signing the winning ticket without consulting a lawyer. Last week, the woman filed a complaint in Hillsborough Superior Court in Nashua saying she signed the back of the ticket after the 6 January draw and now wants a court order allowing her to stay anonymous. The woman showed lottery officials a photocopy of the front of her ticket, who said they would be compelled to disclose her identity if someone filed a Right to Know request.



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