Crime & Justice |

Tough Decisions Ahead For Biden's Incoming Solicitor General

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| At issue is whether the new administration should reverse course in cases where the Trump administration outlined a legal position. But the justices do not look kindly on the government flip-flopping.

U.S. Military Moves To Try 3 Guantanamo Suspects Linked To Indonesia Bombings


The men have been held in U.S. custody since 2003, accused of planning and helping to carry out the deadly bombing attacks at a Bali nightclub in 2002 and at a J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta.

Judge Rejects NRA's Bid To Throw Out Or Transfer Lawsuit That Could Shut It Down


The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.

Portland Police Charge 8 After Demonstrators Vandalize Democratic Party Offices


Demonstrators in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday were said to be anti-fascist protesters. They vandalized the Democratic Party of Oregon's office and held signs rejecting Biden's presidency.

DOJ Drops Insider Trading Investigation Into Sen. Richard Burr


Officials launched a probe into Burr's business dealings after the senator warned a group of constituents in February to prepare for the coronavirus then sold off $1.7 million in stocks.

New Program Aims To Bring More Civil Rights Lawyers To The South


The scholarship program, sponsored by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, intends to support the next generation of civil rights advocates working in the South.

U.S. Executes Dustin Higgs In 13th And Final Execution Under Trump Administration


Higgs had been sentenced to death for the 1996 killings of three women in Maryland, which has since abolished the death penalty.

Response To Capitol Riot Could Hurt Minorities, Civil Libertarians Say


They say new police and surveillance powers could, if history is a guide, be used against Blacks and other people of color in the justice system, not the white rioters who stormed the Capitol.

Supreme Court OKs White House Request To Limit Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic


The case was the first abortion-related decision faced by the new conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court after Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in last year.