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Trump's Judicial Appointments Were Confirmed At Historic Pace In 2018

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| The Trump administration has achieved remarkable success in confirming federal judges, while left-leaning groups are sounding alarms about diversity and other concerns.

Here's how LA's sheriff plans to deploy body cameras for a lot less money

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L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he can outfit thousands of deputies for $13 million a year, compared with the $55 million annual price tag on a plan floated by former Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

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More Police Officers Died From Gunfire Than Traffic Incidents In 2018, Report Says

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"Firearms-related fatalities were the leading cause of officer deaths, with 52 officers shot and killed in 2018," the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says.

Acting Attorney General Whitaker Won't Recuse Himself From Mueller Inquiry

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed the special counsel, continues to oversee the Russia investigation and says it will be handled appropriately no matter who is in charge.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery For Lung Cancer

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Short of complications in recovery, doctors say prospects look good for a full recovery for Ginsburg, 85. She hopes to be back on the court for the start of the new term in early January.

Federal Panel Of Judges Dismisses All 83 Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

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The judges acknowledged that the complaints are "serious" but noted there is no existing authority for lower court judges to hold Supreme Court justices accountable.

As Parkland Cases Begin, Duty Of School And Deputy Come Under Scrutiny

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The criminal and civil cases related to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are just beginning — and they raise a number of thorny questions about who is responsible for a tragedy.

Justice Department Bans Bump Stocks, Devices Used In Deadly Las Vegas Shooting

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New regulations will bar the sale of the accessories that enable rifles to fire faster and require current owners to turn them in or destroy them.

Trump To Examine Murder Case Against Former Green Beret Who Said He Killed A Prisoner

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President Trump called the Army major a hero and vowed to review the case. To a military law specialist, it looks like "the commander in chief is putting his thumb on the scales of justice."