Crime & Justice |

Trump And McConnell, Via Swath Of Judges, Will Affect U.S. Law For Decades

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| Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been advancing the White House's judicial candidates with single-minded focus. Two hundred have been confirmed.

Supreme Court: Montana Can't Exclude Religious Schools From Scholarship Program

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The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's other conservatives, is a win for parents who wanted to use the state tax credit to help send children to religious schools.

Supreme Court Clears Way For Federal Executions To Resume

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Four men are scheduled to be executed in the coming weeks, which would be the first use of the federal death penalty since 2003.

Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case

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Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals, citing the court's adherence to precedent, to invalidate a law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting.

Supreme Court Gives President Power To Fire Key Independent Agency Chief

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But the court left intact the rest of the statute that created the CFPB. The decision was a victory for President Trump and others who have long sought to trim the sails of independent agencies.

3 Men Indicted In Death Of Ahmaud Arbery, Shot While He Jogged In Georgia

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Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son, along with William "Roddie" Bryan, face nine counts, including malice murder, felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Judge Allows Bolton Memoir To Proceed, Despite Trump Administration Objection

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The request for an injunction to block publication says the book compromises national security. But after a federal court order Saturday, the tell-all remains on track for a Tuesday release.

Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney Who Prosecuted Trump Allies, Says He Won't Quit

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Attorney General William Barr announced that Berman is stepping down as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. But Berman says "I have no intention of resigning."

'Sigh Of Relief' Or 'Slippery Slope': Advocates and Opponents React To DACA Ruling

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"I couldn't believe it," says one DACA recipient. "The writing on the wall was that we were all going to be mourning and not celebrating today." Immigration opponents are blasting the decision.