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'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' As Government Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

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| The government shutdown has led the budget of federal court systems to run dry, causing disruptions to the pursuit of justice. Court officials fear that things could get worse in coming weeks.

Supreme Court Takes 1st Gun Case In Nearly A Decade, Possibly With Big Consequences

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Depending on how narrowly or broadly the court rules, it has a majority now to affect gun rights and restrictions in a dramatic way.

U.S. Will Seek To Extradite Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, Canadian Diplomat Says

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In response, China warns it will retaliate if Canada tries to send Meng to the U.S., where she is suspected of committing bank fraud while trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran.

For Seventh Consecutive Year Visa Overstays Exceeded Illegal Border Crossings

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A study also finds that the unauthorized population from Mexico has declined by 1.3 million people since 2010.

Gunman Who Fatally Shot Chicago's Hadiya Pendleton Sentenced To 84 Years In Prison

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Micheail Ward did not receive a life sentence as Hadiya's mother had asked the court but he is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of the 15-year-old girl.

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown

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The union for the IRS workers criticized the Trump administration for forcing them to work "in exchange only for an IOU." Employees have been promised back pay when funding is approved.

Government Shutdown Leads To A Spike In Canceled Immigration Hearings

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The backlog of more than 800,000 immigration cases awaiting hearings, which has grown almost 50 percent under the Trump administration, is forecast to grow even larger.

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Policy In 13 States And D.C.

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The policy makes good on Trump's promise to peel back the requirement that employers offer contraception coverage at no cost. The rule is on hold in D.C. and the 13 states that challenged it.

California Jury Agrees To Strip Trademarked Logo From Mongols Biker Club

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The motorcycle club, whose members have a history of violence and drug dealing, considers its trademarked logo central to its identity. Federal prosecutors say the logo is linked to criminality.