Law

Latin America

A federal judge dismissed drug-trafficking and corruption charges, granting an extraordinary request prosecutors said was made out of foreign-policy concerns and driven by Attorney General William Barr.

Politics

The president’s continuing election challenges and late-night firing of a cybersecurity official rankled some Republicans in Congress, where lawmakers are negotiating pandemic aid and trying to avoid a shutdown.

Election 2020

President Trump and his allies have filed lawsuits alleging election irregularities or improper ballot-counting procedures in five states where President-elect Joe Biden leads. Here is a guide to the lawsuits.

Politics

The judge overseeing the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google said he hoped to set an initial schedule for the case in December, while a government lawyer indicated the department had more than 100 potential witnesses.

U.S.

The Army will reconsider thousands of cases of soldiers who left the service under less-than-honorable conditions, part of a class-action settlement that could allow for expanded access to federal and state veterans benefits.

Election 2020

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed in federal court that the presidential election had been marred by voter fraud, particularly because of the prevalence of mail-in ballots.

Risk & Compliance Journal

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, in a report published Tuesday, lauded the U.S. for raising the level of enforcement of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act since its last evaluation by the group in 2010.

Crime

From Jan 1. through Sunday, the city has recorded 1,359 shootings, an increase of nearly 95% from the same period last year, according to NYPD data.

Television Review

The first installment of Steve McQueen’s five-film anthology about Black life in Britain during the ’70s and ’80s looks at a criminal trial that revolved around a small restaurant and a West Indian immigrant community.

Politics

President Trump’s bid to contest Michigan’s election results has fueled a fierce partisan dispute over allegations of misconduct at Detroit’s absentee-ballot counting center.