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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."

Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman On Plane Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison

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Prabhu Ramamoorthy cried after the sentencing in Detroit on Thursday. His lawyers had called for leniency from the judge arguing, "He will suffer long after this sentence is done."

Head of sheriff oversight panel wants to know about secret cliques

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The head of the civilian commission that oversees the L.A. County Sheriff's Department says in 2019 the panel will focus on use of force, discipline, deputy behavior in the jails and investigations into reports that some deputies are still participating in secret cliques identified by tattoos.

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Judges Ask ICE to Make Courts Off Limits To Immigration Arrests

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Courts should be added to the list of "sensitive locations" that ICE officials are to avoid, judges say, arguing the justice system depends on safe and equal access to the court system.

Sgt. Killed By Friendly Fire At Borderline Shooting

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The bullet that killed Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus was fired by a California Highway Patrol officer who responded with him.

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Supreme Court Declines Key Planned Parenthood Case

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The case means women can continue to use Medicaid money to pay for non-abortion, pregnancy-related health care services at Planned Parenthood. Two states tried to block that.