WASHINGTON – Nomination hearings for U.S. district judges tend to be dry affairs that offer little in the way of mass entertainment – in other words, they’re not typically the stuff of viral videos. But a clip of one of ...Read More »
A Florida jury this week rejected a professor’s claim that he lost his job and had his free speech rights trampled because he insists the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax. The verdict in a case that raised ...Read More »
Three Kansas men accused of plotting to massacre Somali-Muslim immigrants have asked a federal judge to make sure that jurors from parts of the state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump are included in their upcoming trial. In court ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court passed up a chance Monday to decide whether federal workplace protections on sex discrimination extend to sexual orientation. The question has divided lower courts and presidential administrations as well. When Barack Obama was president, the ...
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A panel of federal appeals court judges on Monday expressed skepticism over the Trump administration’s request to halt a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by 21 children, which had been scheduled to begin early next year. An administration attorney asked ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of a dozen-plus lawyers and investigators have proven stealthy in their wide-ranging Russia probe. They have surprised the White House with one indictment after another, and summoned President Donald Trump’s confidants ...Read More »
On the day that set in motion former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea and cooperation with the special counsel, President-elect Donald Trump was ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago resort, contending with the latest news from the Obama White House. ...Read More »
A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, called her into his office several times and pulled ...Read More »
The teenaged “sexting” case that attracted national attention in 2014 is now enshrined in federal case law. A police detective who obtained two search warrants to photograph a teenager’s genitalia violated the teen’s Fourth Amendment right not to be unreasonably ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – In a stunning close to his congressional career, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., on Thursday announced that he will resign amid multiple allegations that he touched women inappropriately, becoming the second lawmaker to step aside over such accusations in ...
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