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Immigrant father faces deportation, dozens rally behind him

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| Hermelindo Che Coc was separated from his 6-year-old son in May. His backers gathered at his ICE check-in on Tuesday hoping to prevent his deportation.

Judge Rejects Trump Administration's Bid To Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

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The Justice Department had requested changes to a settlement that bars the detention of children for more than 20 days. But a judge dismissed the move as a "cynical attempt" to shift responsibility.

LA supes consider $2.5M settlement of fatal deputy shooting suit

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed $2.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the family of Johnny Martinez, shot and killed in a confrontation with four sheriff's deputies in Oct.

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Brett Kavanaugh Supported Broad Leeway For Presidents Under Investigation

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President Trump's new nominee for the Supreme Court argued that presidents should be protected from lawsuits and investigations while they're in office.

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LA County Board to decide on $1 million settlement

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The Board of Supervisors decides whether to approve a $1 million settlement for a lawsuit over a sexual assault case in a juvenile detention facility.

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Trump Administration Will Miss Deadline To Reunite Migrant Kids Under 5 With Parents

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Of the 102 young children in custody, the Justice Department says at least 54 will return to their parents by Tuesday as ordered by a court. But a judge still voiced optimism about "real progress."

Religion, The Supreme Court, And Why It Matters

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With President Trump set to name the next justice to the high court soon, it's worth noting it was once dominated by Protestant Christians. Now, it is now more Jewish, Catholic and conservative.

Trump administration loses in California sanctuary law case

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A federal judge in Sacramento rejected the Trump administration's argument that S.B. 54, the state sanctuary law, impedes immigration agents from doing their jobs.

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Trump Narrows Supreme Court Shortlist To 3 — With 2 On The Inside Track

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The president could decide as early as Friday between judges Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge for his high court nominee. Kavanaugh and Barrett appear to be the top two.