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Who Is Barbara Lagoa, A Top Contender For Trump's Supreme Court Pick?

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| The Florida judge has been on the federal bench for just about a year. She became controversial for not recusing herself from a felon voting rights case.

Maryland Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison After Shooting Black Man In Hate Crime


Brandon Higgs, the white man sentenced, reportedly told the Black man he shot to "go back to Africa." The prosecutor said police found that Higgs has links to white supremacist groups.

Justices Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 'A Jurist Of Historic Stature'


Many of Ginsburg's Supreme Court colleagues, including current and former justices, praised her tenure. Chief Justice John Roberts called Ginsburg "a tireless and resolute champion of justice."

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will Likely Be Introduced With Fanfare


The process is shrouded in secrecy, but the president's flair for the dramatic has introduced a sense of showmanship to the highly choreographed roll out.

Judge Refers Prosecutors For Possible DOJ Investigation In Rebuke Over Botched Case


Judge Alison Nathan wrote she fears government lapses in an Iranian sanctions case may have revealed broader problems with how prosecutors disclose evidence to defendants.

In A Tribute To Justice Ginsburg, Obama Calls On Senate Delay Naming A Successor


In his statement, Obama said Republicans should "apply rules with consistency, and not based on what's convenient or advantageous in the moment."

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87


Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died from complications from cancer. Her death will set in motion what promises to be a tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her.

Omaha Grand Jury Indicts Bar Owner Over Fatal Shooting Of Black Protester In May


Jake Gardner faces four charges, including manslaughter. While local officials initially ruled he had acted in self-defense, a special prosecutor said on Tuesday that new evidence suggested otherwise.

Backup Driver Of Autonomous Uber SUV Charged With Negligent Homicide In Arizona


Rafaela Vasquez was watching the television show The Voice when the car struck a pedestrian walking her bike across a Tempe street at night.